Category Archives: Article Publications

Bottles and Glass Articles and Related Advertising – Ferdinand Meyer V

Nevada Backbar Letter

Nevada Backbar Letter 01 October 2016 This letter is in response to the “Unicorns and Rainbows” opinion that certain bottles mentioned in an article entitled “Nevada Backbar Bottle Bonanza” (FOHBC magazine “Bottles and Extras, September-October 2016 edition, page 33) are … Continue reading

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The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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Celebrated Crown Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent

Celebrated Crown Stomach Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent 17 January 2016 Here is a nice connection with whiskey and bitters bottles submitted by FOHBC Treasurer, Gary Beatty. I worked on the pictures a little bit to work with the post. … Continue reading

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Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines

Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines Botanic Druggist, Principal Depot, No. 230 Greenwich St., New York 27 November 2015 (R•113015) Working in my “A’s” today trying to see if any unlisted bitters are parked in my “to do” folders. Here … Continue reading

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Bishops Oppose Bitters – The Hydra-Headed Monster Drink

Bishops Oppose Bitters. HYDRA-HEADED MONSTER DRINK 22 November 2015 While patrolling the internet looking for information on Bishop’s Wahoo Bitters, I pulled up the following article from The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) in 1890. With the Temperance Movement in full … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well

Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well 31 October 2015 (R•110115) I think many bottle collectors and diggers start out with an amber Paine’s Celery Compound in their collection. It actually looks just like a bitters bottle. I know when I was first … Continue reading

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My bottle from the Empress of Ireland

My bottle from the Empress of Ireland 08 April 2015 Recently I received a couple of e-mails from Francine Saint-Laurent in Montréal (Québec) with questions about a bottle she had in her possession. The e-mails also referenced the Empress of Ireland which … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bitterquelle. . .

Everything’s better with bitterquelle… by Ken Previtali 04 March 2015 (R•071415) Reading the recent post on Hunyadi Janos reminded me of how the details of what we might consider commonplace can be intriguing. What could be more commonplace than water? … Continue reading

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Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician

Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician 05 January 2015 Periodically I come across the Demas Barnes name and have wondered about the man. Most recently with John F. Henry (Read: Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters – Burlington, Vermont) who came to … Continue reading

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