Fri, 04 Nov 2005
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since it came free with the site. Please click
on "post a comment" to sign the guest book.
This is an interesting site, I'll come back to
Nice work. Do you think that anyone will try to
use the recipie?
I hope not. It's not a good idea. Piso's Cure
was poisionous and caused many deaths,
especially in children. One of the main
ingredients was chloroform, which can cause
death or permanent damage to your liver and
kidneys. It can also cause burns if large
amounts touch your skin.
In tests with rats and mice that ate food or
drank water with chloroform developed cancer of
the liver and kidneys and had birth defects and
defects in the sperm of the males.
Some of the other ingredients in Piso's Cure
were Cannabis Indica (marijuana), Morphine,
Opium and alcohol. The creator of Piso's Cure
(formely called Piso's Remedy) wanted people
to "feel" that the cure was working. Guess
they felt it. At least the ones who lived felt
Best site available to date
Excellent gallery pictures. I like the
histories that you attached to each photo. It
helps give a sense of what was going on in the
world at the time these books were active.
I am glad to see that you finished this site.
This is the only place to see the whole
i remember these from my childhood,, and that
was a long time ago,,,,
Need help pricing an almanac
Hi, I have the 1883 one. Do you know how much
it is worth? Thank you, Kathleen Stewart
Need help pricing an almanac
Hi Kathleen. The price of the 1883 Piso's
almanac is probably about $10.00, although a
collector might pay a little more for one in
Need help pricing an almanac
Kathleen, I just looked at ABAA Antiquarian Book
Sellers site and they have a 1883 almanac in bad
condition (cover missing and rough edges) for
$29.00 (plus $6.50 shipping). Here's a link to
Piso Company Almanacs
I have at least two sets of Piso Company
Almanacs dating from 1879 to 1919. All in
excellent condition. I only have one each of the
earliest, 1879,1880,1881. My Grandfather owned
the Company after Mr. Talbott, "Mr. Fisher's
grandfather" one of the original founders died
in 1918. I have tons more info if interested.
In regards to the Almanacs, my father also owns
the worlds oldest handmade matchbook cover
advertising the Piso Company. I have the history
of the company from day 1. I have large
almanacs, pamphlets, original photos, and
newspaper prints and much more.
WHILE DIGGING A HOLE FOR AN ADDITION ON OUR
BUILDING WE FOUND A SMALL BOTTLE WITH THE PISO
COMPANY ON THE FRONT AND HAZELTINE & CO. ON THE
SIDE. DID A WEB SEARCH AND FOUND YOU ALL, ANY
INFO ON THIS WOULD BE FUN TO KNOW.
Piso Company Almanacs
Hi Kathy, It's great to meet you. You have at
least two completed collections? That's
awesome! I just found a 1917, so I now have one
completed collection. If you would like to show
some of your Piso things on this site, send me
some photo's and I will post them. I'd love to
show people your dad's match book collection
Hi Reed, Isn't it fun to find those old bottles?
The guy that can tell you most about the old Piso
bottles is Digger O'Dell. Click on my "links" to
connect to his "Ask Digger". If I remember
right, some colors of Piso bottles are worth more
than others. beverly
TRADE, SELL, BRAG
If anyone would like to use this guest book as a
place to locate/trade/sell or just plain brag
about your Piso books, go for it. Just be sure
to be nice, or your posts will magically
disappear! If this catches on, I will try to
make a seperate website just for Piso collectors.
Piso's of Course
Hello all! I collect Piso bottles and related
items also. I am seeking to purchase the
almanacs from 1879, 1880, and 1881. I am also
seeking to purchase a wooden shipping box that
Piso bottles were shipped in. Thank you! Paul
My 1890 Hazeltine Almanac was sold my J.I. Leas,
Windsor Drug Store, Chadron, Nebraska. This
information was printed on the back. It would
be interesting to know if these almanacs were
more popular in one part of the country than
another. The 50-cent price tag seems like a LOT
of money for those days (even these days --
given the size of the almanac!) Thanks for
publishing this information.
I have a hazeltine's pocket book for 1889 and The
Pisc pocket book for 1901 and I was wondering how
rare are they and their value if you know.
Thanks for getting back with me. i was not asking
about the books because I want to sell them. i
just wondered about how rare the 2 books were,
but thanks anyway.
I was born in Warren, as was my Granfather,
Andrew H. Wickstrom, who posed for Hazeltine in
a poster called "The Homecoming." Can you help
me find a copy?
I have a 1912 pisos pocket book almanac in mint
condition what is it worth
My e-mail address
Hi everyone, I'm having some computer trouble
lately. I'm actually on a borrowed computer
right now. If anyone wants to get ahold of me,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and
put Hazeltine Piso Pocketbook Almanacs in the
subject line. I check that mail about every
day. Sorry for all the problems.
Hi again everyone, I'm still having technical troubles
I can't seem to see anyones e-mail addresses, so
I can't e-mail anyone back. Please contact me at
email@example.com with your questions.
Please remember to put Hazeltine Piso Pocketbook
Alamancs in the subject line so I don't think
your e-mail is spam. Thanks, bj
I also collect Piso's Cure almanacs. I have
some duplicates and might be interested in
trading. Let me know. Thanks, Mary
I have several pocket calander/almanacs is there
a resource anyone can recomend to find out their
your webside is wonderfull! I bought three weeks
ago four Almanacs 1885, 1886, 1894 and 1897. I am
a collector from Germany, member of Sammlerkreis
Miniaturbuch Stuttgart e.V. . You have a link to
us... I found your side yesterday evening. I was
at the side from University Iowa - Charlotte
Smith-Collection. Best wishes from germany -
Have enjoyed your sight. Have been trying to find
approximate price on my 1894 ,Pocket 1 3/4" x 1
1/4", Hazeltine's Almanac. I saw you had one just
like it. Thank you . Rita
Piso Company Map of the US
I have a map of the US that has an ad for Piso's
cure for consumption 25 cents on the back of
it. My great-great aunt had it and recorded the
date of Jan 28, 1908 on the box but I have no
idea how old it is. It shows Oklahoma broken
into 2 parts as OK and Ind Ter'y. Also, where
Saskatchewan is today, it shows Assiniboia. Any
idea how old this might be or any history about
it? I'm guessing it might have been
a "giveaway" with their "cure" but have no
idea. Thank you. Jane
Have a calendar
I have an April-September 1893 Calendar and can't
seem to find it on the internet. It has not been
written in and is in great shape. Any info?
Just checking in..............
Remember, to contact me, e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and put Hazeltine Piso
Alamanac in the subject line..........
January 10, 2008
PISO S CURE
Have a bottle (clear) embossed on one side as
noted in comment. number 29 on the bottom. one
side HAZELTINE & Co on other side. FOR CONSUMPTION
ON BACK.can't seem to find the value !
looking for 3 almanacs
Hi, I just came upon this site and I don't know if
it's still active....
I'm looking for the 1879, 1880 and 1881 almanacs.
Does anyone have those for trade or sale? Thank you!
value of a 1912 pisos pocket book almanac
hi i have a 1912 pisos pocket book almanac in
mint condition and was wondering if you could
tell me how much it is worth? thank you ruby
Have a 1885 Pocket-Book Almanac
I have a Hazeltine's Pocket-Book Almanac for
1885. On the back it says it was sold by H.J.
Phelps, Ontario, WI. Inside on the first page
it says it is a Seyonth Series. E.T. Hazeltine,
Warren, PA. I was just interested in it since I
have had it a long time but have never really
looked at it. Thank You for any info on it.
piso's cure for consumption
have a piso's cure for consumption the bottle has
a blu tint to it and @ the bottom 43 would love
to know more cool site thanks so much. brandy
VALUE OF BOTTLE
IT IS A LIGHT GREEN WITH THE #45 ON THE BOTTOM.
1885 Hazeltine's book..Mint Condition
We have one Hazeltine's Almanac for 1885 in mint condition. If
anyone is interested in buying it, please contact me at
I just ran across it at my parents house.
found a bottle today
Hello all, I found a Piso Company bottle today
while my crew and I were digging in the Tacoma,
Washington area. Just wanted to know where I
could find more information about the bottle we found.
Thank you for your information. I found an 1893
Hazeltine's Pocket Almanac in my grandfather's
belongings. It was sold by the General Store in
I have a miniture book(2" x 3") that is
entitled "The Merchant's Lesson". It looks like
an advertisement book for Piso's Cure for
Consumption. Do you know anything about these?
We have been remodeling an old house and I have
found a Hazeltines Pocket Book Almanac for
1896. I am trying to find out what it is worth.
No Almanacs - Just History
I own no almanacs and just have one Piso's
bottle but I'm E.T.'s great-grandchild and would
have been named E.T. myself (Edward Thomas in my
case - Ezra in his)if I hadn't been female. It's
interesting that this ephemera still lives on.
value of these pocket books
i have 2 books i'd like to find out about. a
Piso Pocket book 1900 and a 1883 hazelton
poket almanac. 22nd series Warren Pa. they are
very small can you tell me anything about these
The things we learn...
While visiting a relative recently, I noticed
among her collection of "treasures" what
appeared to me to be a small medicine bottle.
The thing that caught my eye really was not the
bottle for I'd seen many like it over the years,
what caught my eye was what appeared to be our
sir named debossed onto the surface of the
bottle. How could I have gotten to the age of
fifty-five without ever having heard of the
existance of this artifact and what more do I
not know of the mysteries of this bottle, I
asked my cousin.
Though I have vague childhood memories of my
parents making reference to relatives that
lived, what seemed to me at the time to be, far
to the north of where we lived then. I had all
but forgotten about those relatives until some
years later when, with a friend that was lucky
enough to have access to a car, I would go
fishing along the Allegheny River in
Tionesta,PA. Far to the north wasn't really all
that far after all. It had been a long time
prior to those fishing trips that I had heard
talk of those northern relatives but I
remembered enough to wonder if they might live
anywhere in the area that I fished.
Now, many more years have passed and I haven't
thought of the Northern Piso's at all but for a
passing glance of memory that flashes forth from
some crevasse that holds thoughts that fight to
Of course my cousin had no clue how I had
reached my current age without having heard
anything of the Piso Company. Maybe, she
guessed, she being a bit older than I, was
simply more in tune to the conversations of our
elders. More likely is the truth that I was out
of tune with just about anyone and more in tune
with that "world of my own" that I was accussed
of being lost in so often then. Reading this,
anyone that knows me will say that I'm too often
still there. The fact is, that being there
still, I now have a new place and subject to
look to in this "world of my own"...The Piso
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Piso's Cure Bottle
I have a perfect condition Hazeltine&Co Piso's
Cure bottle and see many people on your site do
but mine has an number 8 on the bottom does
anyone have any information about what year what
it is and about what it would be worth?
Piso's in our collection
I have been blogging about our museum's patent medicine
collection and this week my subject if Piso"s. We have a bottle
in the collection (for Cough due to Colds) and I was surfing the
web trying to find something about it. It led me to this site.
After reading some comments, I will have to examine the bottle
more closely. To see our blog, go to
It's great to see any information on Piso's give
aways,premiums,advertising,etc. LOVE IT !!!!
I have a Piso's Cure bottle. Would like to know
how much it is worth. Small label on the bottom
Hello All! I collect Piso cure bottles in odd
colors and would like to purchase unusual colors
like black, yellow, aqua with amber striations,
mixed colored examples, anything unusual. I am
also interested in Piso go-withs and advertising
items. I have the complete set of almanacs from
1879 to 1919. Please email me at
email@example.com. Best regards! Paul
found a bottle of Piso's digging out our 100 year
old home basement GREAT SITE!
Piso's Advertising Book -Dixie's Land
I have a miniature book that has Pico's
advertising in the front and the back, and then
the sheet music for the song "Dixie's Land" in the
middle and on the front and back cover. Back has
"For sale by "Bunch-Miller Drug Co. Beloit, Kans."
I have dated it to about 1893-1896 based on when
Bunch-Miller was in business.
I have not seen a lot of information about music
books of this type. Are these more rare? How
about values? If anyone can help or is interested
in this, please let me know.
happy to visit your sight here
was looking up a bottle and found your sight and
to my luck I found your site as I have just
inherited three huge boxes of wonderful and
valuable bottles ...great site!!!
1909 Piso's Pocket Alanac
have had this thing in a metal box with many old
documents and just came back acros it. was
wondering if these thngs are worth anything
Came acrossed one of these little books and it
is in a wooden tube. It says 15th series. Wanted
to get some ifo on it. This site has helped a
Haeltines's Almanac 1880
I just came across this almanac and was wondering
what it might be worth... It is in very good
condition.Copyright 1879 second series..
I have a 1895 pocket almanac i found in my attic
in really good condition. I don't collect these
and would be interested in letting it go to
someone who does. Any suggestions?
Piso's song booklet
I have a song book of America from Piso's cure
for consumption. It is personalized and dated
and in excellant condition. I would love to sell
it to someone who is interested. I see that this
blog is older but would love to hear from
It's nice to see your site. The very first
bottle that I ever found and collected was a
Piso Hazeltine. I found it while walking through
the woods, and it was half buried in the ground.
Seems like a weird place for it.
MY HUBBY AND GRANDSON FOUND A GREEN
PISO@HAZELTON BOTTLE AT THE ALLEGENNY RIVER IN
TIONESTA PA.NO LABLE.#11 ON BOTTOM. GREAT
SHAPE.LET ME KNOW IF INTERESTED.
Hazeltines almanac 1896
I have one of these. It was my grandmas pocket
I have an 1882 Almanac from Lousiville, Ohio
I have an 1882 Almanac from Lousiville, Ohio.
O was give out by
"Dr. J. Schilling & Sons
Where may be found
Drugs. Patent Medicines
Toilet Articles & "
I would like to sell it.
I have a piscos cure bottle it has an 11 on the
bottom how old is it?
Hazeltine Almanac Fakes?
Have you encountered an fake Hazeltine Almanacs? I
have a few and some are in such good condition it
makes me wonder if they could be reprints.
I do a lot of research, over 25 years worth, on my
family. Thank you for this page! Learned a lot
about my cousins from the PA branch; Ezra
Hazeltine, etc. Won an eBay auction for an
Almanac, the 1890 one. Feels great to have as a
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