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Re: Save the baby

Posted by ESC on July 03, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Save the baby...... I have some!! posted by R. Berg on July 03, 2003

: : Hi,
: : I just bought a bottle of "save the baby" It still had the medicine in it in the original box with the direction slip. I have never heard of it and I thought it was really neat as a collectable. How old do you think it is?? I would love more info, Thanks

: For your sake, I hope you find out how old it is before drinking any.

: Have you seen this post in the archives:

: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/18/messages/780.html

: (link below)?

It was used during the 50s. I don't know when it was first used. I tried previously to find something about it online and couldn't. Who produced it? Was it Watkins? The reason I'm asking is that the "Watkins man" used to go door-to-door in my part of the country (West Virginia) and sell vanilla and other flavorings, medicine, etc.