Small EARLY hand blown Dr PETER'S OLEOID quack Purple PATENT MEDICINE bottle

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,035) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391941608056 A 5 1/4" tall square-shaped beautiful DEEP PURPLE AMETHYST colored antique patent QUACK MEDICINE bottle. This is a very early hand Blown Into Mold bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating it all the way back to the 1800's. Bottle embossed: "DR. PETER'S / OLEOID - PREPARED BY / DR. P. FAHRNEY & SONS Co. / CHICAGO, ILL. U.S.A." Condition: This bottle is in shiny clean condition. It may have a scuff or scratch, a wisp of stain, and it does have a small thin flake from top of lip and a smaller pin-head sized nick on side of lip, a little weathered though NOTHING SIGNIFICANTLY wrong with it. (See photos for overall condition). Age: An early hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. 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. Dr Peter's OLEOID? Just the name alone would scare off most germs and viruses. Dr. Peter's had quite the line up of QUACK REMEDY bottles back in the 1800's. There was Oleoid, Oleolo, Oleum, Hoboko, Magolo, Komocko, Hoboko, Heil Oil, Oleolo, Gomozo, Lecivy Olej Liniment, Blood Vitalzer, even Alpenkriiuter Blut Beleber, and that's not all, I just can't remember them all. Starting with the advent of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, the newly formed FDA started to put the kibosh on such things just as this, quack cures that claimed or at least alluded to cures and even hopes of immortality that were untrue or down right impossible. So all that is left are funky old bottles like this, which is the ORIGINAL and REAL thing, an 1800's quack snake-oil elixir-of-life type OLEOID QUACK medicine bottle. Not a commonly found bottle, ESPECIALLY in this DEEP PURPLE COLOR ... We've all heard about old glass turning purple in the sunlight? ... This beautiful purple amethyst color is the result of this old bottle being blown with manganese-glass. Manganese is a mineral, a rock, that was mined, crushed, and pulverized into a powder, then added to vats of molten liquid glass, and acted as a decolorizing agent to turn the natural aqua-tinted glass into a pure crystal clear colorless glass. But when exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, it triggers a chemical reaction and the manganese oxidizes and turns a wonderful amethyst color. Though some may suggest that this lavender color has been artificially produced or altered if it was purpled by any other source than natural sunlight, the only thing that may be altered is the time it took to turn purple. It really doesn't matter whether an old bottle has turned purple by the sun or UV rays in a controlled environment, they all turn the same purple color as it is all the same chemical reaction taking place. But what IS important is the age of this bottle, as with few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1914 has manganese in it and will turn sun-colored-amethyst. Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make this a great looking antique bottle, but it also authenticates it as being truly antique!! Dr. Peter's Oleoid? 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~, Desirable Freatures:: Dr PETER FAHRNEY CHICAGO ILLINOIS ILL Ill IL, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Color: PURPLE amethyst AMETHYSTINE lavender MAGENTA plum, Volume: 5 1/4 inch tall size, Item Description: Dr Peter's OLEOID quack patent Medicine bottle, More Color:: GRAPE Violet LILAC wine JAM orchid BOYSENBERRY

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