Ricksecker Perfumes

Ricksecker Perfumes (click to enlarge)

One last image from Sherbrooke Village in Nova Scotia.  One of the little houses is a drug store with period bottles, cartons and other goods.  The above image is a row of perfume bottles sitting on a shelf.  I like the names on the bottle, they are not names that one would associate with modern perfumes.

Because you can find anything on the internet, this link provides a history of Ricksecker Perfumes.  According to that website, the Washington is from 1884, I think  That is the only perfume with Washington in the name listed on the website.  That perfume is named after Martha Washington, “after whom Mr. Ricksecker has named “the first perfume of the land””.  The White Rose is from 1889, Jockey Club is from 1909.  I am guessing those are the years perfumes bearing those names were introduced and not necessarily the year of those bottles.

Sherbrooke Village: N45 08 16.67   W61 59 04.23

Telephone Jacks, Sherbrooke Village

On June 9, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Phone Jacks

Phone Jacks (click to enlarge)

Backtracking here a little from Highland Village to Sherbrooke Village.  One of the buildings in Sherbrooke Village has a small telephone museum.  It is pretty interesting and they have one of the old switchboards.  Every time I see one of these I think of The Andy Griffith Show, an old American television show.  I imagine Andy calling Sarah the operator to get connected to Helen.

Anywau, just a little detail form Sherbrooke Village.

Sherbrooke Village: N45 08 17.65 W61 59 06.04

Printing Press Letters

On June 2, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Typeset Letters

Printing Press Letters (click to enlarge)

Here is a wooden bin full of letters for the printing press at Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia.  Look closely and you can see that the letters are backwards.  For baseball fans the K  bin is full of batters striking out while looking; Max Scherzer must have been pitching (sorry for the hometown reference).

The printer spells out text in reverse so that it prints correctly.  You can see an example setup in this post for Joan’s Cinnamon Rolls.  It must be very hard to not only spell backwards right-to-left, but also do it with reversed letters.

Sherbrooke Village Printery: N45 08 17.65 W61 59 06.04

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