Item 3350

 

Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 5 Gallon Jug made for "Mascaro Tonique for the Hair, 35.5% Grain Alchohol, Manufactured by Martha Matilda Harper, Rochester N.Y."

 

Dating around 1900, this beauty features the Company Advertising in a Circle Surrounding a Cornucopia.  The crown indicates that the jug was made in Zanesville, Ohio.  

 

Excellent Condition.  A 3/8" flake on the spout and shoulder platform, and a 1/2" chip at the base.  Typical manufacturing imperfections.  No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.

 

Ships double-boxed, insured, and for only $22.  

 

Here is a bit more from Wikipedia: 

 

"Martha Matilda Harper (September 10, 1857, Oakville, Ontario – August 3, 1950, Rochester, New York) was a Canadian-American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and inventor who built an international network of franchised hair salons that emphasized healthy hair care. Born in Canada, Harper was sent away by her father when she was seven to work as a domestic servant. She worked in that profession for 25 years before she saved enough money to start working full-time producing a hair tonic she invented. The product, and the creation of special hair salons that utilized it, was successful. Harper began franchising the salon model to low-income women, and by its peak the company included more than 500 franchises and an entire line of hair care products."

 

 

Mascaro Tonique for the Hair, Rochester, New York 5 Gallon Stoneware Jug

$195.00Price

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