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The History of Porter's

Porter’s Liniment Salve

Founded in 1871 in Piqua, Ohio, Porter’s continues to run as a small business with a big imprint. We ship throughout the United States and Canada.

Our Story

Founded in 1871 and reformulated in 1916, Porter’s has a long history of happy customers.

Not highly advertised other than by word-of-mouth, the product has gained attention throughout the United States, Canada, and many countries abroad. Known for its healing powers, Porter’s Liniment Salve, gets new customers by recommendations of satisfied users.


The George H Rundle Company was founded in 1871 in Piqua, Ohio where they produced the original Liquid Porter’s Pain King Liniment.

During the prohibition, The Rundle Company was forced to discontinue their original formula due to the alcohol content in the liquid liniment. For many year’s Porter’s continued to be marketed in Canada as Rundle’s Salve.


Market demand brought about the creation of Porter’s Pain King Salve in 1916. The salve formula was based on the original liquid version; but the solid form required no alcohol which allowed sales to continue during the prohibition. Rumor has it that the Rundle Company was so confident in the product that they would only accept payment from satisfied customers!


The name was eventually changed to Porter’s Liniment Salve. The George H Rundle Company went out of business in 1969. At that time W.E Roecker moved the salve production to Covington, Ohio where the Roecker family continued to produce the original formula for 52 years.


The operation was moved to Mechanicsburg, Ohio where the next generation continues the 105-year tradition.

Our satisfied customers want to share with you

This is the only product of any kind that has never let me down. It has always worked on whatever area I use it.
Gordon Sundy
Every time I use your product it brings back such fond memories. I can still hear my Grandmother (Meme) calling it Pain King Salve. She treated every cut, scrap, bee sting, you name it with the salve, so much so that everyone in my family as well as everyone I have introduced it to, calls it Meme’s salve.
Jessica Tassone