Worner's Rattler Oil

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Bottles & Insulators Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 300.00 USD
Worner's Rattler Oil
500.00USDto p********e+ (75.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Aug 07 @ 09:17UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Worner's Rattler Oil, Phoenix, Arizona. This small clear rectangular medicine, 3 1/2" tall is one of the all-time classic western bottles. There are two versions of this rattlesnake oil bottle, though both are very similar. Worner probably ran his drugstore business in Phoenix, perhaps from the 1890s-early 1900s. As far as we know, this is the only rattlesnake oil bottle in America, or the world for that matter. This is a perfect bottle to have been made in Arizona. During my time doing fieldwork in Mining Geology, I (FH) can tell you that there were many times in Arizona, Nevada, and eastern California where we were surrounded by dozens or more rattlesnakes, which causes great anxiety. Michael R. Miller published "A Collector's Guide to Arizona Bottles and Stoneware". We highly recommend you get this book if you collect Western bottles. City: Phoenix State: Arizona Inventory Number: 38166