Antique Rarest, Oldest Form, W.M. RADAM'S MICROBE KILLER Jug Cobalt Blue Letters

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Seller: raisingpigglywigglies (1,027) 99.7%, Location: Rice, Virginia, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 163812724032 Antique Primitive 1 Gallon WM Radam's Microbe Killer, ca. 1886, This was the first form the "medicine" was sold in. One Gallon Jugs Such as This Were Sold at the Texas State Fair in 1886. Please note: Incised Cobalt Blue Lettering, Not Stenciled like late 1800's and 20th Century Radam jugs. A Great Addition to any farm, country or primitive collection, AND quite the "quack" medicine conversation piece. The "magic mixture" was said to contain small amounts of hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid. Now that would kill about anything, including the lining of your stomach. Measures: 11" Tall x 8 1/4" Widest x 7 3/4" Base. No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. The color is normal, and from the contents inside spilling. High quality jugs were not used as they were meant to be disposable. The acid even left a bit of yellow on the rim. We're selling some of our antiques and collectibles to save the original 1742 house on our still working farm that's been in our family for over 240 years. It's been vacant since the 1930's. It's either renovate and repair now or it'll be gone. ALWAYS Combined and best method shipping. If I can ship for less I will refund the difference to your PayPal. I do check different carriers for the best rate. If shipping seems high PLEASE Contact me eBay routinely over quotes on long distance and/or heavy packages. Condition: Excellent Condition: The coloring is from authentic use and wear. No, chips, cracks, or repairs. Solid, tight handle - Easily read blue lettering. Barn found and only wiped down., Style: Naive, Primitive - Americana, Age: 1850-1899, Maker: WM Radam's, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Gray, Blue, Black, a bit of yellow, Country/Region of Origin: United States, Capacity: 1 Gallon, Size: 11" Tall x 8 1/4"Widest x 7 3/4" Base, Refinement: INCISED Lettering - NOT Stenciled

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