Your probably thinking what is he talking
about, I use or have used these breath mints, period, I don't
think so. Guess again period history buff, read on .......
The Original Celebrated Curiously Strong Mints,
were first produced in England at the turn of the 19th century
during the reign of King George III.
Smith & Co. (est. 1780), the small London
firm which developed the original "curiously strong"
recipe, later became a part of Callard & Browser, a
prestigious English confectioner founded in 1837. Coming to the
New World the following year and appearing on the tables of the
finer homes and eating establishments throughout Saint Louis and
surrounding settlements on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers
in 1838. New business whether in Europe, the far East, or in
America was not letting a chance go by to move merchandise to
the new frontier.
Still made to the same exacting standards as the
original peppermint ALTOIDS developed almost 200 years ago.
A favorite of ladies, gentlemen, and business people throughout
the world, and found in Phila. to St. Louis and points west by the
late 1830's. A specially formulated mint lozenger pleasing to the
taste, used to sweeten ones breathe or settle an uneasy stomach.
It was reported in their later years Miller
and Catlin would take these mints by the handfuls when
addressing groups engaged in looking at their work of the
For the reenactors doing late Fur Trade or Indian
Wars, this is what the trader/factor or traveling gentlemen would
have used as an after dinner mint in the presence of ladies,
offering them to his guests as they sat in camp, at a fort, or at
a factors house discussing the events of the day or made plans for
a new day.
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you find a spelling error, just think of a few of Mark
Twain’s statements on this subject;
a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to
spell a word.”
tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and
they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
for your time. Buck