Ultimate OLD quack medicine RARE PURPLE bottle GREAT Dr Kilmer's SWAMP ROOT CURE

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,048) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372714636678 A LARGE 8 3/8" tall rectangular-shaped exquisite DEEP PURPLE LAVENDER AMETHYST colored antique patent ( quack ) medicine SWAMP - ROOT bottle. This is the REAL THING, NOT a made up replica or reproduction but an original, TOTAL QUACK MEDICINE SNAKE OIL type bottle. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand Blown Into Mold bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating back to the late 1800's. Bottle embossed: "THE GREAT / DR. / KILMER'S / SWAMP - / ROOT / KIDNEY / LIVER & / BLADDER / CURE". Then on one side it is embossed, "DR. KILMER & Co", and on the other side, "BINGHAMTON, N.Y." Condition: This bottle is in GOOD SOLID condition. It has stain and wear from age and use though there is nothing specifically wrong with it. It has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. PLEASE see pictures for overall idea of bottle's appearance. Age: An early hand Blown Into Mold (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) bottle with a tooled-top, ca. very 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. What makes this a genuinely great bottle is the SWAMP ROOT CURE embossing, not to mention the "GREAT" Dr. Kilmer embossing. And then too, see the sunken panel that holds the embossing? It is shaped in the exact shape of a kidney, one of the body parts that this concoction was called on to cure. This also puts this bottle into the category of collecting "picture" embossed bottles, a category of bottle collecting all in itself. Yes, just a great looking bottle, climaxed by the deep purple color. You will RARELY find one of these bottles in any color other than aqua, as 99.999% of them were blown in aqua glass. Yet here is one of the very few of them that was not blown with aqua glass but is a very flattering rich purple GRAPE Violet LILAC wine JAM orchid BOYSENBERRY plum-purple AMETHYST lavender MAGENTA colored one. You hear about old purple or SCA (sun colored amethyst) glass, and in general terms, here is how it works: The purple color 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. It really isn’t important 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 the same chemical reaction taking place. But what really is important is the bottle itself, such as this one, it has to have manganese in it in the first place, to even turn this purple color. And it has to be a true antique bottle as, with few exceptions, only glass blown before 1914 has manganese in it and will turn sun-colored-amethyst. So a bottle has to be old enough and had to be blown with manganese in the glass, in order to turn purple. But it's all worth it as, 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 then, last but not least, the impressive large (OVER 8 inches tall) PINT size, this bottle has all of the right stuff to make it a great 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!7500-03x, 7613-16x, 7640-43x 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~, More color:: GRAPE Violet LILAC wine JAM orchid BOYSENBERRY, Country of Manufacture: United States, Item Description:: Antique SWAMP ROOT quack CURE bottle, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Color: Plum PURPLE amethyst AMETHYSTINE lavender MAGENTA, Volume: Large PINT size - Over 8 inches TALL, Era:: Antique (Late - 1800's), Desirable Features:: Swamp Root embossing KIDNEY shaped panel

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