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what was 1st poppers called

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Topic created by Terry
on Sat, 10 May 2014 at 12:38

Terry said on Sat, 10 May 2014 at 12:38...

like i mean what was the name on the label? it was rush or someone told me it was Purple. I am curious as I just found a load of old poppers in the garage last week dunno if they will be any good

FistBud said on Sat, 10 May 2014 at 15:00...

Amyl nitrite was the first name and poppers were snappers or glass capsules in a box. I do not think there were any brands before 1970s

Fletch said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 04:43...

The first poppers was called 'Joe', the second one 'Bill'.

equestrian mistress said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 11:44...

Maybe they are still OK if they were kept cool...what are they? Names of poppers change every month it seems to me. Rush, Jungle Juice, Liquid Gold are the old timers :-)

Jako said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 14:06...

I can't honestly tell you name of the 1st Popper, but I can tell you the name of the latest Popper. It's 'Electrical Contact Cleaner'.


Mr Mick said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 15:56...

You wouldn't be much good in a pub quiz, Jako. Q: What's the name of capital city of Bhutan. A: Dunno, but Eskimos live in an Igloo.

PS. Johnny Vegas to return as The Oracle..oh yes! :-)

Jako said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 20:27...

Mr Mick:
Just stick to what you do best, and don't try to get clever even though you are clearly a crack head.

Eastie69 said on Mon, 12 May 2014 at 21:51...

Earliest I remember was an ad in the back of Hustler for 'Liquid Gold", Early 80's :-)

Maureen said on Tue, 13 May 2014 at 08:17...

Life was so much simpler then! The music was better too...Maggie and Ronnie...Wimpy not McDonalds...bring back the early 80's! Adam Ant. Memories are nice...please tell me some more.

They used to be sold with little paper stickers first. Maybe some will turn up and I can start a Poppers Museum. Like Jako I can't recall the name....was it Ram or something in a long thin bottle?

Jako said on Tue, 13 May 2014 at 10:55...

UK's 'Liquid Gold' has sprung to mind, it's still going after 30 years, but now it's that dreadful Propyl - yuk.

Timmy said on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at 23:59...

Liquid gold - standard issue and probably one of the first in the uk when poppers became one of the first legal highs sold in a bottle not capsules intended for medical use
Before they were marketed and branded they were probably sold in descreate brown bottles passed round in the back of clubs - happy days

Do your research! said on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at 11:29...

To answer the question: the first Popper's were called Franz and Leo; in the sense that these were the first progeny after the family name was changed from Popovski. As is well documented the Popovski family ran a famous gravy factory in Minsk. They fled Minsk in 1814 after a dispute with Tsar Nicholas. Nicholas I of Russia did not like their "Friday Night Dinner" gravy as it contained sage which he claimed caused infertility. The Popovski - Popper family then settled in Strasbourg and were the founders of the famous "gravy train" along with Baron Paresseux -Batard.

Don said on Tue, 6 Jan 2015 at 16:36...

I should think they were originally a patent medicine of some kind. Lots of things that we enjoy today started like that!

motorhead said on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at 22:41...

poppers were not quack medicine they were formulated (amyl) to relive angina. only around late 50s some guys find they are handy for other purposes :-) that word "poppers" is slang anyway. the original amyl was a glass tube and the name of the pharma company, only later stuff like Rush, and even then it was liquid aroma i think, not poppers!

OrSum said on Tue, 19 May 2015 at 10:44...

The OP asked a question! he gets ads and bull about "Popovski" The original poppers had no name, come in a box with glass and metal wire.

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