The ULTIMATE quack medicine bottle SNAKE OIL - The REAL THING over 100 years old

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,033) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392366591497 A 6 3/8" tall clear-glass square-shaped antique SNAKE OIL patent medicine (quack! medicine) bottle. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand Blown Into Mold bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating back to the 1800's. Bottle embossed: "CLARK STANLEY'S SNAKE OIL LINIMENT / CLARK STANLEY'S SNAKE OIL LINIMENT / CLARK STANLEY'S SNAKE OIL LINIMENT", on three sides and "4 FL. OZ." on the top shoulder of the fourth side. Condition: This bottle is in good sturdy condition. It has patches of stain (patina) and areas of wear from over a century of existence! It has a shallow open bubble on one side which is not damage but a manufacturing flaw that adds to the overall crudity of its hand made appearance. There are NO cracks, dings, bruises, damage, etc. PLEASE see pictures for good idea of overall appearance. 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.Way back when, in the 1880's, Clark Stanley spent some time cowboyin' way out west, in Texas. He did not want to engage in the cattle business as it was such hard work but while out there, he came across rattlesnakes and got the idea that if the venom from these wicked looking critters could kill people so bad that certainly the oil from something so mean and ornery ought to be strong enough to kill the 'microbes' that cause affliction and pain. So he decided to experiment with it. Originally from the east coast, he went back to Providence, Rhode Island, with a wagon load of rattle snakes and started his "Clark Stanley Snake Oil Liniment" business. He extracted the oil from them, boiled, blended, and bottled it then advertised this concoction as the "BEST HORSE LINIMENT IN THE WORLD". He soon realized he could get a greater share of the market if he widened out his target audience and started advertising it as "Good for Man or Beast", so now it was not only the BEST HORSE LINIMENT in the world, but the BEST LINIMENT in the world. As a matter of fact, a labeled example of this bottle states, it was used for "Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lame Back, Contracted Muscles, Sprains, Swellings, Frost Bites, Chilblains, Bruises, Sore Throat, Bite of Animals, Insects and Reptiles". The paper label on the bottle had a picture of Clark Stanley with a 5 - gallon cowboy hat on, a large handle-bar mustache, and surrounded by 2 rattlesnakes, all the right stuff. If that isn't enough, look at the color of this bottle, deep purple! This purple color of this one is the result of having manganese in the 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. We had a friend of ours accelerate the sun color purple process by running this bottle through an industrial food sterilizer which has the same affect as the sun, but a lot faster. And it really doesn't matter whether a 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 the bottle as, with few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1914 has manganese in it and will turn sun-colored-amethyst. So a bottle has to be old enough, blown with manganese in the glass, in order to turn purple. Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make this a great looking antique bottle, but it also authenticates it as being truly antique and makes one great old 'snake oil' patent medicine bottle, the ORIGINAL and TRUE antique 'Snake Oil' bottle, 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!7995-98xALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN WYOMING. 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 total QUACK MEDICINE bottle, Era:: Antique (Late-1800's), Desirable Features:: Great sounding SNAKE OIL LINIMENT !, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Color: Plum PURPLE amethyst AMETHYSTINE lavender MAGENTA, Volume: 4 oz., MORE color:: GRAPE Violet LILAC wine JAM orchid BOYSENBERRY

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