GROUP OF FOUR BROADSHEETS ADVERTISING "KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE," AND "PROF. FLINT'S HORSE AND CATTLE CONDITION AND RENOVATING POWDERS." Dr. B. J. Kendall.

GROUP OF FOUR BROADSHEETS ADVERTISING "KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE," AND "PROF. FLINT'S HORSE AND CATTLE CONDITION AND RENOVATING POWDERS."

[Enosburgh Falls, VT: B.J. Kendall Company, 1880s-1900s]. The small broadsheets include:
1) FACTS TO BE CONSIDERED. [Text begins] "Ten years ago Kendall's Spavin Cure was practically unknown...." [and on verso] CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE WILL DO ALL THAT IS CLAIMED FOR IT. [followed by two columns of testimonials, dated between 1886-1889]. 28 cm. Old fold lines, short split along one fold, extending slightly into text. [OCLC dates this 1889, and lists copies at Texas A&M; VT HIst. Soc.].
2) KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE HAS NO EQUAL!! [Text begins] "For Spavins, Ringbones, Splints, Curbs, and all forms of Lameness...." [followed by three columns of testimonials, dated between 1901-1903], [and on verso] FACTS TO BE CONSIDERED. ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR CLAIMS.... 29 cm. Two small cuts of horses, their blankets advertising the liniment. Old fold lines, else very good. [OCLC lists one copy at National Lib. of Medicine].
3) PROF. FLINT'S HORSE AND CATTLE CONDITION AND RENOVATING POWDERS. HOW CAN YOU EXPECT GOOD RESULTS UNLESS THE MEDICINE USED IS ABSOLUTELY PURE! [followed by more advertising text], [and on verso] PROF. FLINT'S HORSE AND CATTLE CONDITION AND RENOVATING POWDERS. [Text begins] "Having thoroughly tested the virtues of these powders...." [etc.] plus an advertisement for "Kendall's Treatise on the Horse and his Diseases," and testimonials, dated between 1885-1889. 28 cm. Small cut of a horse on recto. Close cropped along top margin, old fold lines, with some short separations at folds (not affecting text). [OCLC dates this 1890, and lists copies at Univ. of VT; VT Hist. Soc.].
4) PROF. FLINT'S HORSE AND CATTLE CONDITION AND RENOVATING POWDERS. HOW CAN YOU EXPECT GOOD RESULTS UNLESS THE MEDICINE USED IS ABSOLUTELY PURE! [a second copy, but with testimonials on verso lacking any dates]. 29 cm. Small cut of a horse on recto. Old fold lines, else very good. Item #63916

Dr. Burney James Kendall, an 1868 graduate of the University of Vermont Medical School, was the proprietor of a small drug store in the town of Enosburgh Falls, Vermont in the 1870s. He developed a formula for a liniment he named "Kendall's Spavin Cure," designed to cure lameness in horses. After marketing it himself for a number of years, he formed a partnership with a wealthy local farmer, incorporated and built a factory in the town to produce it on a wider scale. According to an article by Kevin Graffagnino, written for the Rutland Herald in April 2008, by 1883 "what began as a one-man operation in Kendall's barn had grown into a thriving business with 20 employees. Two-man teams drove distinctive Kendall wagons from Enosburg [variant spelling for Enosburgh] as far west as Kansas City and as far south as North Carolina. By the turn of the century the company was spending more than $75,000 a year just to promote the products that its 40 to 50 employees stirred, blended, ground, mixed and packaged in the Enosburg factory."

Price: $125.00

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