Dr. J. M. Benton's Liniment

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Dr. J. M. Benton's Liniment
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Dr. J. M. Benton's Liniment Carson City, Nevada. Aqua patent medicine, three sunken panels, tool top. This is one of the few patent medicine style bottles from Nevada. J.M. Benton was one of the most well-known livery operators in the state through history. He is perhaps best known for owning the stage line that went from Carson City to Placerville, through Glenbrook. His most famous stage driver was none other than Hank Monk. This bottle is believed to have been made sometime around the late 1890s. It is extremely rare, perhaps less than five specimens are known. Benton was also a well known locally because of a high-profile killing on his property. R. L. Higgins, the man who made the rare and wonderful Higgins Ink from Virginia City, had a partner whose name was James Duffy. Duffy and Higgins ran the Nevada Soda Mine, providing soda to Comstock mills. Benton caught Duffy one night trying to rape his wife and shot him on the spot. A very fine example of this rare aqua patent medicine Nevada bottle. See Holabird volume two, pp 57-63. City: Carson City State: Nevada Inventory Number: 39508