TDF was located in the historic Lydia Pinkham Building
in Lynn, MA. It is now located in the Danvers Industrial Park in Danvers, MA.
One of the first female entrepreneurs,
Lydia Pinkham began making her vegetable compound in her kitchen
for the private
use of her friends. After her husband's business failed in the
panic of 1873, she and her sons began marketing the tonic selling
it as a cure for "female complaints." Made from
a variety of roots and herbs in a suspension of 19% alcohol,
compound was sold worldwide and Mrs. Pinkham became one of the
19th century's most recognizable women.
The Pinkham Laboratory in Lynn continued to produce Lydia Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound until the company was sold in 1968. Today,
is home to a variety of businesses, including TDF Metal Finishing.