Dr. S.N. Thomas' Eclectric Oil was founded in the late 1840's by S. N. Thomas in Phelps, New York. It was a tonic that could supposedly cure almost everything. It was distributed by the Excelsior Botanical Company during the 1880's. A few years later it was acquired by the Foster, Milburn & Company. The Northrop & Lyman Company sold the product in Canada. The product lasted until the 1950's.