[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."