S. P. Kernick had two main products – the worm lozenges advertised here and the “Vegetable Pills,” which were for headaches, bilious attacks and constipation. Although the medicines weren’t widely advertised beyond the Cardiff area, they were still going strong at the end of the 19th century.
K E R N I C K ‘ S V E G E T A B L E
may be taken by children of all ages with perfect safety, and are
also useful for children of delicate stomachs and pale complexions.
“SIR,—A woman gave two of the lozenges for five mornings,
and by doing so the child got rid of no less than eighty worms.—
DANIEL MORGAN, Nelson.”
“W. Harriss, of Cefncoed, miner’s child, had got rid of 140
worms in a week, whilst taking a box of your worm lozenges, and
also has improved wonderfully in health since.”—JNO. PRICE, Cefn,
“A customer of mine, a short time ago, bought a box of your
worm lozenges to try their effect on his child, who was very ill.
The little boy got rid of forty large worms and so many small
ones that they could not reckon them.”—JAMES MEYRICK.
From Mr. Morgan, Pondarran.—“Send me 12 dozen of your
valuable worm lozenges; they are curing all the children in this
Prepared only by
S.P. KERNICK, MANUFACTURING CHEMIST,
Sold in Boxes, at 1s. 1½. and 7½., by the appointed Agents, and
most respectable Chemists and Druggists.
Source: The Western Mail (Cardiff) Monday 18 December 1871