Category Archives: Bottling Works

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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Henry Ferris Porter Bottle

Henry Ferris Porter Bottle 27 February 2015 The following e-mail was in my in-box from last month and I haven’t had a chance to pursue until now. It is represented below from a fellow in Florida. Pretty neat old ale bottle of some … Continue reading

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Is the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle a bitters bottle?

Is the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle a bitters bottle? 01 February 2015 (R•020215) No, the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle is not a bitters bottle so let’s get that out-of-the-way, right quick. Most new bitters collectors, including myself, remember seeing a Bitterquelle either … Continue reading

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Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 14 October 2014 (R•101514 – McGuire) The Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one tough brand to figure out. I mean, who is Dr. Forest and why is Bacon and Miller embossed … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars 09 August 2014 This group of pictures come from the Seminars that occurred on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until noon. There were three sets of paired seminars to give attendees a choice. All seemed to … Continue reading

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Lash’s Bitters – PART TWO | History

Lash’s Bitters | San Francisco – Chicago – New York PART TWO | History 26 July 2014 (r•072914) Yesterday I posted Part ONE of this series dealing with the various Lash’s bitters bottles and today we will focus on Lash’s history and a … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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The Swan Bitters from Meadville, Pennsylvania

The Swan Bitters from Meadville, Pennsylvania 17 March 2014 Glass Works Auctions, in their “Winter be Gone” Auction 101 that ends this evening, has an interesting bitters square that I have not seen before. The Swan Bitters seems to have … Continue reading

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A. Vogeler & Company, Baltimore, Md. – March 1881 Scientific American Illustrations

A. Vogeler & Company, Baltimore, Md. March 1881 Scientific American Illustrations AMERICAN INDUSTRIES – No. 68 PROPRIETARY SPECIALTIES 13 January 2014 Yesterday, while working on the post for the wholesale druggist, A. C. Meyer & Company in Baltimore, Maryland, I … Continue reading

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Thomas Pepper’s Sons – Pepper’s Laxative Stomach Bitters

Thomas Pepper’s Sons Pepper’s Laxative Stomach Bitters Ashland, Pennsylvania 21 November 2013 Perched on ebay is this nice example of a labeled, Pepper’s Laxative Stomach Bitters. The grand description says “Mint* Pepper’s Laxative Stomach Bitters”. Still a great example and fun … Continue reading

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