Roped Squares – Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters

Roped Squares – Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters

18 November 2011 (R•060114-Michael George)
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I have seen a few of these roped corner DR. WHEELER’S TONIC SHERRY WINE BITTERS in aqua… but aqua can also offer some diverse colors! Here is a BLUISH aqua vs. a GREENISH aqua. I believe these to be a Lyndeborough NH bottles, and both are typical colors. This is one of the BEST Lyndeborough bottles in my opinion! – Michael George

Apple-Touch-IconAThe fourth (4th) in the series of Roped Corner Fancy Square Series (see links at the bottom of article for previous postings) is the Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters. Wow, what a name. This is exactly why I collect Bitters. Look at the embossing, detail and character. An excellent example of an extremely rare, roped corner Bitters. Definitely a Fancy Gent!

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W 87  DR WHEELERS TONIC SHERRY WINE BITTERS, Circa 1872 – 1887

DR WHEELER’S / TONIC / SHERRY WINE BITTERS // motif – shield enclosing ESTABLISHED ( ad ) / 1849 // BOSTON // sp //
9 1/2 x 3 (6 3/4)
Square, Aqua, LTC, Applied mouth, 4 sp, Roped corners, Extremely rare
Lewis Wheeler & Co., Proprietor, 3 Custom St., Boston, 22 Vesey St., New York

Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters – Meyer Collection

Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters – Meyer Collection

Read: Roped Squares – Bakers Orange Grove Bitters

Read: Roped Squares – National Tonic Bitters

Read: Roped Squares – Russian Imperial Tonic Bitters

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.

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