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COMPLETE SET (Lot of 73) J.C. AYERS AMERICAN ALMANACS 1853-1925 Patent meds.
Lot of 73 COMPLETE SET J.C. AYER's AMERICAN ALMANACS First printed in 1853 - last issue 1925 This is a COMPLETE set of every American Almanac that was publihed by Dr. J.C. Ayer. All are in very good condition. James Cook Ayer 1818-1878 At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to James C. Robbins, a druggist in Lowell, MA. While there he studied medicine, and later he graduated from the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania. Ayer never practiced medicine, but devoted his principal attention to pharmaceutical chemistry and the compounding of medicines. His success in this line was very great, and soon led him to establish a factory in Lowell, Mass. for the manufacture of his medicinal preparations, which became one of the largest of its kind in the world, and was magnificently equipped. He accumulated a fortune estimated at $20,000,000. His patent medicines included Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Ayer's Pills, Cherry Pectoral, Hair Vigor and Ague Cure. Much of his success was due to his advertising, on which he spent $140,000 a year, and he annually published an almanac, distributing 5,000,000 copies each year. Editions in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, were regularly issued. In 1874 he accepted the Republican nomination for the United States Congress in the 7th Massachusetts District, but was defeated. In addition to his patent medicine business, Dr. Ayer was involved in textile production in Lowell, Massachusetts with his brother. Please see photos of almanacs. All are in good to excellent /mint condition. Many have their original hanging string. Free shippin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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