Hamlin's Wizard Oil Co.
From Kook Science
Hamlin's Wizard Oil Co. was a patent medicine manufacturer and distributor, originally founded in 1862 by John A. Hamlin and Lysander B. Hamlin as J. A. Hamlin & Bro. and reorganized in 1881 as Hamlin's Wizard Oil Co. They were most well-known for Hamlin's Wizard Oil, the product for which their company was named, and promoted with travelling sales troupes who performed medicine shows across North America.
Hamlin's Product Line
- Hamlin's Wizard Oil
- Hamlin's Cough Balsam
- Hamlin's Blood and Liver Pills
- Aunt Dinah's Old Virginia Herb Tea
- "Humorous and sentimental songs: as sung throughout the United States by Hamlin's Wizard Oil Concert Troupes in their open air advertising concerts" (archive.org) — a collection of lyrics and lectures about the benefits of Hamlin's Wizard Oil.
- Origin, growth, and usefulness of the Chicago Board of Trade. Historical Publishing Co. 1885. p. 359. http://books.google.com/books?id=jHxQAAAAYAAJ. (Entry under "Hamlin's Wizard Oil Co.")