Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Providence Flint Glass Company 1831-1834

The Providence Flint Glass Company 1831-1834 by Stephen Atkinson 01 October 2013 This short lived company was established in 1831 on land owned by the Dyer family of Providence, Rhode Island. On January 12th 1831, the company was incorporated by … Continue reading

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Dr. Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters – Grand Rapids

Dr. Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters Grand Rapids, Michigan 30 September 2013 The cure-all in vogue was Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters, “not a whiskey or stimulating beverage, but medicine within reach of all.” Charles N. Shepard was born in New York … Continue reading

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C. K. Wilson’s Original Compound Wa-Hoo Bitters

C. K. Wilson’s Original Compound Wa-Hoo Bitters 29 September 2013 (R•031214) A purely mineral and vegetable compound free from all mineral poison, also free from all poisonous drugs as morphine, heroin, opium, cocaine, nux vomica or strychnine. Perusing the trade … Continue reading

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September 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

Three Masonics – Mike Newman I thought I would take a moment to group some of the really remarkable photographs that have been posted on Early American Glass and Bottle Collectors on facebook this past month. The composition, lighting, content … Continue reading

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Christian Xander and his Melliston Bitters

He was a member of the Lutheran Church, and for many years led the singing in the congregation. He had an excellent voice and was very fond of singing; yea, he was proud of his musical talents. When quite a … Continue reading

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Wheat Bitters Co. – 19 Park Place, New York

Wheat Bitters – Wheat Bitters Company 19 Park Place, New York 27 September 2013 Today we will look at what most bitters collectors consider a common bottle. I am speaking of Wheat Bitters, put out by the Wheat Bitters Co., … Continue reading

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Caspar Wistar and The Red Rose Rent

Caspar Wistar and “The Red Rose Rent” by Stephen Atkinson 26 September 2013 Read: The United Glass Company located at Wistarburgh Caspar Wistar was the first American immigrant to establish the “red rose rent” that Baron von Stiegel followed over … Continue reading

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Human Extermination Bitters

Puck Magazine Back Cover; Vol. VI No. 141, November 19, 1879 HUMAN EXTERMINATION BITTERS Quackery – Medical Minstrels Performing for the Benefit of their Former Patients – No Other Dead-Heads Admitted. 25 September 2013 Hi Ferdinand, I found this print … Continue reading

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The United Glass Company located at Wistarburgh

The United Glass Company located at Wistarburgh PART 1 by Stephen Atkinson 24 September 2013 In 1739, the United Glass Company, located at Wistarburgh, was America’s first successful glass factory and the first cooperative manufacturing business venture in the Colonies. … Continue reading

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Norman C. Heckler & Company’s Auction #106

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Norman Heckler, (860) 974-1634, info@hecklerauction.com Norman C. Heckler & Company’s Auction #106 – “A Premier Absentee Auction of Early Glass, Bottles & Flasks” – will be held November 4th-13th 152 rare antique bottles will be sold … Continue reading

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