My friend, collector and Civil War author Jim Schmidt (pictured signing his latest book on the left) sent me the full text and images of an 1845, 8-page pamphlet for “Oxygenated Bitters.” Enjoy! See pamphlet. This prompted me to pull out my three examples and re-look at them. This includes two, O 99 examples and one, O 100 example (pictured below). Read more on Jim at: Civil War Medicine (and Writing)
The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listings in Bitters Bottles and Bitters Bottles Supplement is noted below. Bill is pictured on the left at the recent FOHBC Reno Expo this past July. The two books are pictured with Bill. These two books are essential for any Bitters collector.
O 99 OXYGENATED BITTERS, Circa 1840’s – 1860’s
sp // OXYGENATED // FOR DYSPEPSIA / ASTHMA & / GENERAL DEBILITY // BITTERS //
L… Dr. Wistar’s Oxygenated Bitters
Seth W. Fowle & Co. Boston, Massachusetts
7 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 (5 1/2) 1/4
Rectangular, Aqua , LTC, Applied mouth, 4 sp, With and without Rough pontil mark, Common
Connecticut Circle: January 1960; article by Clarence Hubbard.
O 100 OXYGENATED BITTERS, Circa 1851
f // OXYGENATED // FOR / DYSPEPSIA ASTHMA / AND / GENERAL DEBILITY // BITTERS //
L… Celebrated Oxygenated Bitters
Dr. Geo. B. Green, Inventor John F. Henry, Sole Proprietor New York
6 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 (4 1/2) 3/8
Rectangular, Aqua, NTC, Applied mouth, Rough pontil mark, Common
Label: Label in English and German on flat panel.
Drug Catalog: 1892 Goodwin
Newspaper Advertisement 1851: Contains no alcohol but is the strongest certified medicine in the world. Cures heartburn. costiveness, asthma, fever, old age, deranged stomachs, consumption and piles.