Antique DAVIS Vegetable PAIN KILLER quack medicine bottle TOM SAWYER & Huck Finn

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,040) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391989618859 A 4 3/4" tall rectangular-shaped nice TURQUOISE AQUA MARINE colored antique PATENT (quack) MEDICINE bottle. This was the patent medicine that Tom Sawyer fed Peter the Cat in Mark Twain's book, 'Tom Sawyer'. This is a very early bottle, an original antique hand Blown Into Mold bottle (BIMAL) with an Applied Lip, dating it all the way back to the mid-late 1800's. It has a semi-hinged mold seam mark across the base, another factor that dates it back to the mid-late 1800's. Bottle Embossed: "DAVIS' / VEGETABLE / PAIN KILLER". Condition: This bottle is in very good condition. It has traces of haze and wear, it is a very old bottle, but it has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Age: An early hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIMAL) with an applied-top AND smooth base, ca. mid - late 1800's. Shipping: All DOMESTIC shipping charges INCLUDE insurance. We have enjoyed shipping our items all over the world and are happy to offer most of our items to international buyers. Yet insuring International parcels is very expensive so PLEASE NOTE; we do NOT insure International orders unless winning buyer specifically requests this and we are able to provide an insurance quote. We do not falsify information on the Customs Form, such as a price other than what the actual purchase price is, so please do not request us to do so. We ship several times a week and send payment acknowledgments and shipping confirmations. Your prompt payment will assure a very quick turn-around time. IMPORTANT NOTE: If our shipping charge is much more than the actual shipping cost, we will refund the excess so what YOU pay for shipping/insurance is very close to, if not exactly, the ACTUAL shipping costs! This is especially important for foreign buyers to know as most of our foreign shipping charges are rough estimates. Patent medicine was a medicine that was prepackaged and sold by the local druggist. Perry Davis Vegetable Pain Killer was a very early American patent medicine that was embraced by the masses of American's, starting all the way back in the early 1800's. (Please do not copy my title, my pictures or this next segment of how Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer relate to this patent medicine. It was based on my own research and explanation so again, if you are an eBay seller, DO NOT attempt to copy and paste this information into your listing. For those who are not seller's, I apologize for having to put this negative piece into the listing but I have had to turn several other unscrupulous sellers in to eBay for this, a policy violation, and they are no longer with us.) In Mark Twain's book, Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly got caught up in the patent medicine cure-all claims of the day. Early on in the story, when Tom was being tormented by his conscience day and night on an unrelated matter, and he was as 'dismal as a hearse', she would fill him up with quack cure-alls. She heard of the Pain-Killer and, as the book states, ordered a lot of it at once. It was described as 'fire in liquid form'. Tom decided that as long as Aunt Polly thought he was taking the Davis Pain Killer, things would go a lot easier between them. So he schemed on other ways to dispose of the Pain Killer. After he filled a crack with it in the sitting room, he targeted Peter the cat who was curious about the product. Peter, thinking that if it was 'people' food it had to be good, was agreeable so Tom pried his mouth open and poured the remaining Pain-killer straight down his gullet. Peter shot straight up, delivered a war-whoop, crashed throughout the house, and made his exodus out the window, tangled up in the curtain and taking a house plant along the way as we went out .... and there you have it, Davis Vegetable Pain Killer. This is the smaller example of this bottle, and an older example as well, with a drippy applied 'top' and a semi hinged mold seam mark, check it out! Terms of Sale: Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. Items are sold in a store front format and your purchase is a binding contract, so please don't be hasty when looking over the listing. We find that communication is the key to successful transactions so PLEASE completely read the item description AND ask questions before purchasing, thank you! Condition: Used, Condition: Please DO NOT copy, paste, borrow, or use ANY part of this LISTING INFORMATION; my title, description, item specifics, PICTURES, or format, as I spend a lot of time researching and listing my items and do not appreciate finding my work stolen by another eBay user and now competing with mine, but with a slightly lower price~, Country of Manufacture: United States, Item Description:: Antique PAIN KILLER quack medicine bottle, Era:: Antique (Mid-Late-1800's), Desirable Features:: Same bottle used by TOM SAWYER MARK TWAIN, Color: Light TURQUOISE Aqua Marine COLOR

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