Category Archives: Revolutionary War

The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont

The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont 31 May 2014 I always like opening my well worn Bitters Bottles books by Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham. Even though I’ve looked at the two books a million times, I always find something new and … Continue reading

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The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters

The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters 27 May 2014 Oh, if I could only just see this bottle, let alone have it sit proudly in my collection. To my knowledge, the Martin’s Bermuda Bitters, is a one-of-a-kind, only example, residing in the … Continue reading

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Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show 30 April 2014 (R•050114) Darrin Irwin (Erie, Pennsylvania) has been sending me these cryptic images from a book talking about Houck’s Patent Panacea. I thought I would take a moment and look at Houck. I immediately found this … Continue reading

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J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore

J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore 29 January 2014 John M. Laroque, a Frenchmen, was the proprietor of Laroque’s Drug Store at 20 Baltimore Street from 1817 until his death in 1864 making the drug store one of the … Continue reading

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Glass House Farm (Glass House Co) 1758 – 1772

Glass House Farm  (Glass House Co) 1758 – 1772 Part 3 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 10 September 2013 A farm that ran from Fitzroy Road to the Hudson River in what is now the West 30’s in New York City … Continue reading

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Figural Cannon Bottles – J T GAYEN / ALTONA

Figural Cannon Bottles – J T GAYEN / ALTONA 12 March 2012 I wanted to start a new series on Figural Cannon Bottles. These wonderful and powerful shapes bring back all of the imagery and weaponry of the early American … Continue reading

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Bunker Hill Monument Figural Colognes

Bunker Hill Monument Figural Colognes 05 February 2012 Yesterday I spent the day recording and moving some new bottle acquisitions around. One bottle that was a conversation piece on facebook was my new citron, SKILTON, FOOTE & COMPANY BUNKER HILL … Continue reading

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