Category Archives: Hair Tonics

Beriaults Hair Bitters – Hair Bitters Manufacturing Company

Beriaults Hair Bitters – Hair Bitters Manufacturing Company 21 March 2015 Bill Ham recently purchased a collection of primarily labeled bitters that he put on a table for the first time yesterday at the Morro Bay Bottle Show. The Beriaults Hair … Continue reading

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Outlandish Fellow Dressed in a Suit with Top Hat and Umbrella

Outlandish Fellow Dressed in a Suit with Top Hat and Umbrella Early Snake Oil Salesman 08 February 2015 “A young woman in Lynn, Mass., was induced to try Dr. True’s Elixir. As a result she was relieved of a tape … Continue reading

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The Wiggs Brothers and their Fabulous Figural Cabin Bottle

The Wiggs Brothers and their fabulous figural cabin bottle 10 May 2014 As you might imagine, I have quite a few bitters in my collection, many being quite rare. It has gotten to the point that when I see a picture … Continue reading

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An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters

An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters 18 April 2014 (R•041914) You may have remembered the 1836 Russell’s Stomach Bitters post from Vermont the other day. Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd, saw the post and went looking in his collection. He … Continue reading

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2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show

2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show San Luis Obispo Bottle Society 05 April 2014 I have always heard that the Morro Bay, California bottle show, put on by the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, was an experience. This quaint show, in … Continue reading

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Why White? or How the %$#@! did you choose that Category?

Why White? or How the %$#@! did you choose that Category? Part 2 – Medicine Types: The Katzen Milk Glass Collection Read Part 1: Gary Katzen Milk Glass Collection by Gary Katzen Bottle Photography by Jesse Sailer 13 December 2013 (R•122813) … Continue reading

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Julius Falke’s Manual for Barbers and Hair-Dressers

Julius Falke’s Manual for Barbers and Hair-Dressers 10 December 2013 Thanks to Joe Gourd for the Against Prohibition trade card post yesterday. On the reverse of one of the trade cards (see above) was some valuable and elusive information on the manufacturer, J. Falke … Continue reading

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The Morley Brothers – Austin, Texas

The Morley Brothers Austin, Texas 30 October 2013 (R•110113) I like to stay in touch with my bottle friend, Brad Seigler, another Texan, in his pursuit of great and elusive Texas medicine and drug store bottles. We see each other … Continue reading

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Dr. Wynkoop’s Sarsaparilla – New York

DR. WYNKOOP’S SARSAPARILLA New York Dr. Wynkoop’s Katharismic Honduras Sarsaparilla Wynkoop’s Tonic Mixture Warranted to Cure Fever and Ague Wynkoop’s Iceland Pectoral Lyon’s Kathairon 07 October 2013 With the recent posts on the New York ‘big bottle’ sasparallia’s (Masury’s Compound … Continue reading

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Xavier Bazin, Steam Fancy Soap Works and Perfumery

Hello Ferdinand: Have enclosed some pictures of an interesting bottle that I dug in St. Louis. I dug this large flint glass pictured hair bottle from a pontiled era privy. It is a large bottle 8 1/2″ tall and 4″ … Continue reading

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