The Real Thing = KICKAPOO INDIAN OIL antique QUACK MEDICINE bottle IN orig. BOX

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,041) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392174606882 A 5 1/2" tall cylinder-shaped light TURQUOISE AQUA MARINE colored antique PATENT (quack) INDIAN MEDICINE bottle. What's is absolutely exceptional about this bottle is that it is EMBOSSED, comes with FULL LABEL, is still CORKED with SEAL over cork, FULL CONTENTS, and comes in the ORIGINAL BOX! This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand Blown Into Mold bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating OVER 100 years old. Bottle Embossed: "KICKAPOO OIL". Condition: This bottle is in IMMACULATE PRISTINE - PERFECT CONDITION as it has been protected in its original box for over a century. It has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Please see pictures for overall appearance of bottle, bottle's label, pamphlet, and the box it comes in. The box is MISSING the top flaps. Age: An early hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. early 1900'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. What a great sounding old patent medicine with the 'KICKAPOO OIL' embossing. Note that some of these bottles are also embossed Kickapoo "INDIAN" Oil. Back in the day when this bottle was in circulation, the Native American Indian was looked upon with much mystique. Many early-day patent medicine men used them as a symbol to sell their medicines and suggested that their medicines had secret age-old formulas that had been concocted over the centuries by the Native American. This is one of them, Kickapoo Indian Oil, that supposedly had some kind of miraculous healing powers from the ingredients that were extracted from different roots and herbs that the Native American Indians had used for centuries to treat such things, plus a little Indian spiritism added to the allure. Instead of this 'Indian Oil' being an authentic age-old native American Indian cure, derived from some naturally occurring herbs and roots, this concoction was developed by a pair of shysters (Healy and Bigelow; whose signatures are on this box) in an industrial city in the eastern part of the country. It was a quack cure concoction composed of nothing more than an oil based liquid with flavoring added, a few herbs and sprigs mixed in for good measure, and laced with Ether or other narcotic ingredients so that a user really would feel 'cured'. Then it was promoted as containing some secret ancient Native American healing tonic, or in this instance, Kickapoo Oil, and marketed as the golden medical discovery of the century, KICKAPOO INDIAN OIL. And the 'KICKAPOO' title, an Indian tribe? OR was the oil so loaded with Alcohol and Ether that it 'kicked butt'? Who knows ... except one thing that did become known later on is that the original proprietor's this concoction (Healy and Bigelow) were among the early patent medicine men whose products were later tested and exposed as truly fraudulent as far as their ability to treat any type of sickness. As a result of such quacks, in 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Administration was formed to keep this type of medicine from ever being marketed, and it was the beginning of the end of the patent medicine - quack medicine era. And here it is, a prime example, the Real Thing, of one of these medicines from a bygone era, 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! 6461-66x 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 Features:: Embossed - labeled - contents - in box, Color: Light TURQUOISE AQUA MARINE color, Volume: A 5 1/2 inch tall bottle, Country of Manufacture: United States, Item Description:: Antique KICKAPOO Indian OIL bottle, Era:: Antique (Early-1900's)

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