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Bottles and Glass Articles and Related Advertising – Ferdinand Meyer V

Was there really a Dr. Robertson?

Was there really a Dr. Robertson?  30 August 2014 Read: Check these T. W. Dyott bottles out! Read: Dyottville Glass I received an original newsprint copy from Carl T. Hotkowski of the Connecticut Mirror (Hartford) from Monday, June 26, 1820. Within that newspaper … Continue reading

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Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery?

Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery? by Ken Previtali 16 July 2014 Reading the most recent Electric Bitters post on PRG got me thinking about this “zapping” thing. With the … Continue reading

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Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh 16 March 2014 (R•031714) Glass Works Auctions, in their “Winter Be Gone” Catalog Auction 101, presently online, has a nice example of a Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bottle reminds me … Continue reading

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Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of glass.

Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of Glass Washington City Glass Works – ‘Old Glass House’ by Stephen Atkinson 14 March 2014 Unknown to most Washingtonians and other Americans, and particularity we few in the glass collecting … Continue reading

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My Purdy’s Bitters Mystery Solved!

My Purdy’s Bitters Mystery Solved! 14 March 2014 Hiram Purdy was born in White Plains, New York in 1814. He became partners with Adolphus Delahye in 1860 in the wholesale liquor business under the firm name of L. Delahaye & … Continue reading

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What?…more Orange Bitters…..!

What?…more Orange Bitters…..! by James Viguerie 20 February 2014 I think Orange bitters must have been one of the most common varieties produced. I took a look and tried to find the oldest brand of Orange bitters I could. Most … Continue reading

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The rest of the story of Lorenzo D. Youngblood and his Tonic Bitters

The rest of the story of Lorenzo D. Youngblood and his Tonic Bitters by James Viguerie 17 February 2014 I am looking into four patents on Texas bitters. They were patented by Texans living in the following cities: Columbia, Fort … Continue reading

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A Train Load of Health – Dr. Harter’s Family Medicines

A Train Load of Health – Dr. Harter’s Family Medicines 16 February 2014 Joe Gourd sent in this outstanding Dr. Harter’s Wild Cherry Bitters advertising trade card (above) from the John Kemler collection. As the card says, the “Train Load of … Continue reading

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Pale Orange Bitters and PJ Murray’s Ghost

Pale Orange Bitters and P.J. Murray’s Ghost PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 13 February 2014 Is P.J. Murray watching over my shoulder as I write this post? Does he know that I am looking at one of his advertising … Continue reading

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He had a new variety of bitters known as Red Jacket Bitters

He had a new variety of bitters known as Red Jacket Bitters 04 January 2014 As a continuance to: Red Jacket Bitters – Another Chicago ‘Indian’, I add today, an interesting reference to Red Jacket Bitters being used out west, submitted … Continue reading

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