Seth W. Fowle & Sons

Henry Wistar of Philadelphia originated his Balsam of Wild Cherry in 1840. In 1843 Seth W. Fowle of Boston became the manufacturer as well as the proprietor of the product as well as several othes such as Wistar's Cough Lozenges and Peruvian Syrup. Fowle passed away in 1870 or 1871, and the business then was in the hands of his sons, Seth A. Fowle and Horace S. Fowle.

Dinsmore was the New York distributing agent for Fowle's products, as well as Redding & Company's Redding's Russia Salve. It also appears that Fowle sold the Redding product in Boston.

"In Rome thus spoke the Pope:
I'm glad to meet you, I assure you, sir
You are quite well, I hope?
No? Then I know just what will cure you, sir.
What, ho! Request our court apothecary

Stamps were issued for Fowle's products from June of 1869 to January 24, 1883. 373,150 were printed on old paper, 485,680 on silk paper and 195,273 on watermarked paper. The copy shown is on silk paper.