c.1920s Quack Medicine Youth Elixir EL ZAIR Inc. New York Bottle with Label NICE

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Seller: jamesdouglasgallery (13,375) 100%, Location: Montgomery, New York, Ships to: US, Item: 163877992764 C.1920s Quack Medicine Youth Elixir EL ZAIR Inc. New York Bottle with Label NICE I did a little research, and found this review of the product in the November 1923 West Virginia Medical Journal, as taken from the Sept. 1923 JAMA: El Zair. — This is quackery’s latest offer of an elixir of life. The nostrum is brought to the attention of the public by El Zair, Inc., New York. The firm claims that the elixir of youth has at last been found. Much is made of the endorsement which the late W. T. Stead is stated to have given the nostrum. El Zair is to be dissolved in water and applied by sponging the body with it daily. The A. M. A. Chemical Laboratory analyzed El Zair and reported that essentially it may be considered to consist of one part of glacial acetic acid and three parts of magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt) perfumed with oil of bergamot. The contents of a bottle of El Zair are to be dissolved in a pint of water and, therefore, an etisentially similar solution can be made by dissolving 2 1-2 ounces of Epsom salt in a pint of distilled vinegar. (Jour. A. M. A., Sept. 1. 1923, p. 76S.) A quite scarce corked bottle of the stuff, with some still inside. Height is about 4-1/4 inches, bottle diameter almost 2 inches. Condition is good as shown (some bubbles in the glass, not damages) 190923 / 1035 R9/24/2019 AUS Additional purchases will be combined if bought same day, for one low shipping rate. Sales Tax may apply. Please read and accept my terms of sale below before you bid. IN YOUR COMPUTER BROWSER, RIGHT-CLICK ON A PHOTO AND SELECT "VIEW IMAGE" TO SEE THE ORIGINAL LARGE IMAGE: You will find that the originals of the photos below are often larger than what ebay provides above. BY BIDDING ON OR PURCHASING THIS ITEM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING SELLER TERMS: 1) COMBINED SHIPPING/POSTAGE: I happily combine shipping where possible, but DUE TO LIMITATIONS OF THE EBAY PLATFORM, THERE IS NOW ONLY ONE WAY TO RECEIVE ANY POSSIBLE DISCOUNTS FOR COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES ON MULTIPLE ONE-DAY PURCHASES, both Auction and Buy-It-Now formats. There are no longer Paypal refunds for postage once payment has been made. a. Auction Purchases: Wait for combined shipping invoice on multiple auction wins prior to payment. This may take up to a day based on my schedule, and does not affect your prompt payment status. The message line of the invoice will reflect that the postage has been combined. b. Buy-It-Now Purchases: If you plan to buy more than one item from me, add them to your shopping cart, DO NOT USE BUY IT NOW. Once you're completed purchasing from me, go to the cart and click on the button at top of cart page that says "Request Total From Seller." You will be prompted to commit to the purchases, at which point nobody else will be able to buy them. A notice will be sent to me to package your items and combine your shipping charges as much as possible, and send a hopefully reduced invoice. This may take up to a day, depending on my schedule. c. International Buyers: You must be logged in to the US eBay site (www.ebay.com) in order to use the shopping cart to request combined shipping invoice. Log out of your country specific eBay and log in at the US site. Note: listings using the eBay Global Shipping program are not subject to combined shipping. d. No refunds will be made for those who cannot wait for a combined invoice. Please don't bid/buy if you don't agree to this. 2) POSTAGE: All USPS postage rates are calculated using the most affordable (not the quickest) shipping class, based on a pre-sale estimated weight and size of the package. If you want to upgrade to a quicker, more expensive postal class, you must let me know BEFORE you pay. 3) SALES TAX: Ebay has taken over all duties for sales tax collection for New York State purchasers, and buyers from any other state that is enrolled in the online retailer tax program. I have no control whatsoever over who pays sales tax, it is out of my hands. Please direct all questions/complaints to the good folks at Ebay. 4) INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. We won't under-value merchandise or mark the item as a gift on customs forms. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws. Condition: Used, Condition: If you are on a mobile device, you are not seeing the FULL item description. Click the arrow to the right of the small description paragraph to see the full item description and better photos for actual condition assessment.

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