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The Randell Family Bible

the giant Randell Family Bible

the giant Randell Family Bible

photographing the photos in the Randell Family Bible

photographing the photos in the Randell Family Bible – see it really is HUGE!

the Birth entries

the Birth entries

the Marriage entries

the Marriage entries

the Death entries

the Death entries

here's just one of the photo pages in the bible

here’s just one of the photo pages in the bible

DESCRIPTION: This was a bible that was owned by my great grandparents Ella Alice Sinkinson and John Beavis Randell who married in 1899. It is huge, it is heavy (I’d guess about 15kgs), and is starting to fall apart … so great care is needed when handling it.
DATE:
the publication date of the bible is 1881, but going by the handwriting I’d say the bible was either obtained in the 1910s-1920s, or else they had it earlier, and just didn’t write it it until later
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:
A family bible is an jewel of an heirloom to have – particularly if they have inscriptions and/or photos included. With this, my family hist the jackpot, as this family bible has both.

The inscriptions in the Bible begin with John Beavis Randell and Ella Alice Sinkinson, and then details the birth of all of their children, their marriages and a few deaths are filled in as well. it’s been through a few owners, as you’ll see different handwriting.

I hope one day that I’ll be the keeper of this treasure before passing it on to the next generation.

From the Old Medicine Cabinet

Doan's Ointment

Doan’s Ointment

Fama Korn-Solv

Fama Korn-Solv

Salt of Lemons

Salt of Lemons

Zam-Buk Herbal Balm

Zam-Buk Herbal Balm

Zam-Buk Suppositories top of tin

Zam-Buk Suppositories top of tin

Zam-Buk Suppositories bottom of tin

Zam-Buk Suppositories bottom of tin

 

DESCRIPTION: old tins of Doan’s Ointment, Fama Korn-Solv, Salt of Lemons, Zam-Buk Herbal Balm, and Zam-Buk Suppositories
DATE: unknown, but maybe 1920s-1940s
CURRENT KEEPER OF THE ITEMS: Alan and Anthea Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: My family has inherited an old family bureau, you know the kind that has a stack of little drawers and pidegonholes in it (maybe I should document that one … another day). Along with the bureau came a bunch of stuff from its past owners. Items from a past era. In one of those little drawers I found a bunch of tins of ointment and so on, as photographed above.

While the photos above are ok in general, I thought I’d transcribe the details on them, as they are probably a little hard to read.

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DOAN’S OINTMENT for all itchiness of the skin. For piles, itching, bleeding or protruding. For eczema, and itching skin diorders.
Foster McClellan Co.
Sydney, N.S.W.
Directions for using Doan’s Ointment. For Piles, whether Itching, Protruding, Inward or Bleeding, Salt Rheum, Eczema, Pimples, Boils, Hives, Running Sores, and all Itching Skin Diseases.

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FAMA KORN-SOLV
Dissolves Corns and Callouses
The Friendly Societies Medical Association (Inc.)
King William Street, Adelaide
Easily Applied
One Shilling

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Essential SALT OF LEMONS. Poison. For removing iron mould, ink spots, fruit stains&c. from linen.
F.H. Faulding & Co.
54 Great Tower Street, London E.C.
Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney, Australia

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The great herbal balm ZAM-BUK for cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, sprains, piles, pimples, eczema, bad legs, ulcers, ringworm, chapped hands, rashes, sores, insect bites, chafings, chilblains, rheumatism, cold sores. Unequalled for Sportsmen. “Rub it in” as an embrocation.
Healing Soothing Antiseptic.

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Novel, sure and safe ZAM-BUK Suppositories
Prepared for the direct application to internal or blind piles, these Suppositories contain a large proportion for the invaluable Zam-Buk healing balm. Most soothing and curative.
Manufactured by C.E. Fulford (Australasia) Ltd.
Incorporated in England
Box 21, Crown Street, Sydney 1/6 per box

 

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