Originally, the pharmacy was open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 24-hour service became the hallmark of Neergaard.Later, Julius's son, William (Bud), became a pharmacist in 1916 and served in WWII for 15 months before returning home and carrying on the legacy. Bud's leadership allowed the business to grow and prosper and included the addition of the surgical department. Bud later had a son, William (Bill), who served overseas in WWll and later became a pharmacist. Bill was instrumental in the renovation on our 5th Ave Brooklyn Neergaard pharmacy. Condition : Item is in very good condition. There is some of wear to hardware due to age. Comes from a smoke free home. A great addition to any collection.