Category Archives: Soda Bottles

Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi

Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi 04 March 2017 Hi Ferdinand! Just checking in to say hello and to send you some pics from the best pit of Hutch sodas ever dug in Mississippi. We found a brick lined cistern … Continue reading

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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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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … 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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J. Grosman & Sons not J. Grossman & Sons

J. Grosman & Sons not J. Grossman & Sons New Orleans, Louisiana – Marshall, Texas and Dallas, Texas 25 July 2014 Ferdinand, enjoyed seeing you again at the Houston show, especially enjoyed the fish bitters in your display. I have attached two pictures pertaining … Continue reading

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Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery?

Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery? by Ken Previtali 16 July 2014 Reading the most recent Electric Bitters post on PRG got me thinking about this “zapping” thing. With the … 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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California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco

California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 11 February 2014 Here is another, what appears to be, unlisted “Orange” bitters from San Francisco, California. The California Aromatic Orange Bitters was put out by Irishman, … Continue reading

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More on the Color Orange in Antique Glass

More on the Color Orange in Antique Glass by Ken Previtali 09 February 2014 By the way, the word orange is one of the few words in the English language for which there is no effective rhyme. What is interesting … Continue reading

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Is there elegance and mystique in a milk glass soda bottle from Massachusetts?

Is there elegance and mystique in a milk glass soda bottle from Massachusetts? by Ken Previtali 21 January 2014 The post(s) on Gary Katzen’s remarkable white milk glass collection (Read: Why White? or How the %$#@! did you choose that Category?) were … Continue reading

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