Category Archives: Publications

The back story to Saving the Fizz

How an interest that started almost 50 years ago manifested into a book on patent bottle closures The back story to Saving the Fizz 09 July 2017 My name is David Jones, a name that has always brought some comment … Continue reading

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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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TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide

TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide by Joe L. Mathews Jr. – 2016 26 July 2016 As noted within my Houston Antique Bottle Show report yesterday, I said I would be reporting on a new book by Joe Mathews called TeaKettle … Continue reading

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Is there really a Burton’s Bitters?

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Is there really a Burton’s Bitters? 14 December 2014 I quite innocently posted the above picture on PRG and Facebook earlier in the week and said, “Anybody ever heard of a Burton’s Compound Vegetable Bitters? New to me. Can anyone … 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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Dr. Thos. H. Barnes Anti-Dyspeptic & Family Bitters

Dr. Thos. H. Barnes Anti-Dyspeptic & Family Bitters Keeping House & Selling Bitters 03 February 2014 (R•031815) James Viguerie mentioned in a recent e-mail, “For example for B 25 (Dr. Thos. H. Barnes Anti-Dyspeptic & Family Bitters), I have the full patent record … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Bitters Bottles Supplement 2

Looking forward to Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 02 February 2014 (Updated 09 February 2014 with Bill Ham Response) The following e-mail came in from James Viguerie that poses some questions that some of you may be wondering yourselves. Bill will be … Continue reading

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Antique Bottle Books up for Auction!

Lot 493. (Lot of 19) Bottle Related Reference Books, including, ‘For Bitters Only’ by Carlyn Ring, ‘Collecting Bottles’, by Cecil Munsey, ‘The Bottle Book’ by Fike, ‘Collector’s Guide to Old Fruit Jars, Red Book #7’, by Doug Leybourne, ‘Sarsaparilla Bottle Encyclopedia’ … Continue reading

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The Ladies’ Home Journal Endorses Beer as Opposed to Patent Medicines

The Ladies’ Home Journal Endorses Beer as Opposed to Patent Medicines 08 December 2013 “A mother who would hold up her hands in holy horror at the thought of her child drinking a glass of beer, which contains from two … Continue reading

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The Ginger Ale Page – Ken Previtali

The GINGER ALE Page Ken Previtali 19 October 2013 (R•102713) (R•110213) One of the neat things about Peachridge Glass is the opportunity and doors it opens to correspond with collectors. I am constantly receiving new material and updating posts which … Continue reading

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