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Joseph Brearley / Balmforth's Ointment 
 
This page shows the  'Balmforth's' ointment pot originating from Halifax in Yorkshire 

 
Balmforths Ointment was sold by two chemists based in Halifax, Yorkshire. The first was a Thomas Garlick whose business was taken over by Joseph Brearley, who continued to trade until the early 1900's.
 
The pot is printed on both sides, one side showing the Balmforth's Ointment and its cures, and the other side showing the chemists details and the retail price.
 
One of these very rare pots was dug in 2008, see article in ABC magazine magazine no. 32.  An earlier reference is also made in the BBR magazine no. 77
 
 

 



Balmforth's Ointment

J.Brearley

Price 1s 1½d

Very rare

 
Balmforth's
 
Balmforth's

 

 


   
 
 Auction Sales
  • Balmforths /  J. Brearly, base & rim chips, sold BBR auctions January 2009 for £392 
  • Balmforths /  J. Brearly, Very grey staining (burnt?), large base chip, sold bay March 2013 £371

 

Further detailed information can be obtained from the Historical Guide to Delftware and Victorian Ointment Pots 
book produced by Messrs. Houghton & Priestley, page 46