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Eugene J. Jacobs
  • Eugene J. Jacobs

    Reconsidered Trifle - Small edition ceramic cast, of antique bottles.

    Eugene J. Jacobs Pharmacist

    Bottle Circa: 1890's-1900's

    Origin: Atlanta GA

    Dimensions 5 1/2  x 2 1/8  x 1 5/16 inches

    Eugene J, Jacobs graduated from the Philadelphia collage of pharmacy and science in 1879, and founded Jacobs’ Pharmaceutical Laboratory, a horse and buggy pharmacist. After 5 years of resounding success he was able to buy a brick and mortar drugstore that had been in operation since 1854 and promptly changed the name to Jacob’s Pharmacy Company. Jacobs Pharmacy is best known for being the first location that Coca-Cola was sold (may 8, 1886). Funnily though the soda fountain was owned and operated separately by a Willis E Venable whom should Jacobs his shares in coca-cola as payment on a loan. There was a clause in the stocks where Pemberton (inventor of coca-cola) received a 5 cent royalty per gallon. Jacobs was displeased by this and recalled coca-colas inventor “seems to be pressed for money pretty much all the time and was having money advanced constantly based on potential royalty.” Having only sold 25 gallons in its first year Jacobs was pleased to sell his stocks to fellow pharmacist Asa Griggs Candler whom made coca-cola what we know today. Jacobs can be accredited with giving exact change. At the time (1884) there were no pennies in Atlanta, so Jacobs asked J.H. Porter, president of the merchants national bank. Order $25 worth of new pennies from the mint. Thus after Jacobs Pharmacy gave exact change. Moto/ sign “Jacobs Pharmacy, the Birthplace of the Cut Prices!”




    Food Safe, Hand Wash Only.

    Each Piece is handmade and as such each piece has the slight imperfections of the human hand. Colors may vary and sizes are approximate. Individual pieces in a set will vary slightly.

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