Category Archives: Publications

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 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 (132,233) … 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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Human Extermination Bitters

Puck Magazine Back Cover; Vol. VI No. 141, November 19, 1879 HUMAN EXTERMINATION BITTERS Quackery – Medical Minstrels Performing for the Benefit of their Former Patients – No Other Dead-Heads Admitted. 25 September 2013 Hi Ferdinand, I found this print … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Bitters Spotting – A cross reference of directories

Cincinnati Bitters Spotting A cross reference of directories 02 September 2013 | Ferdinand Meyer V Here on this Labor Day, I have laboriously gone through the William’s Cincinnati Directories, and a few others prior to Williams, to cross-check the bitters … Continue reading

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The amazing, two-tone Warner’s Safe Diabetes Remedy

The amazing, two-tone Warner’s Safe Diabetes Remedy 23 August 2013 In 2012, at either the FOHBC Reno Expo or the 49er Antique Bottle Show in Auburn, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack, Kathy and Michael Craig through an introduction … Continue reading

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Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham

Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham 09 August 2013 Cataloging of bitters by the various authors has been an ongoing and evolving process. Each new publication has added and increased the information. The additional information in each publication has … Continue reading

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