Category Archives: Technology

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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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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Hostetters Base Markings

Hostetters Base Markings 25 June 2014 I have been consumed lately with digitally archiving past issues of Bottles and Extras for the FOHBC membership and came across this pretty cool article from Hostetters Bitters master, Richard Siri, from the Summer … Continue reading

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Looking at some Incoming Bottle Boxes

Looking at some Incoming Bottle Boxes 18 January 2014 Yesterday on Daily Dose and PRG Facebook I posted the above picture and said, “Whew, been away since Tuesday. Very busy. How about a dose every three days? It is nice to … Continue reading

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A. Vogeler & Company, Baltimore, Md. – March 1881 Scientific American Illustrations

A. Vogeler & Company, Baltimore, Md. March 1881 Scientific American Illustrations AMERICAN INDUSTRIES – No. 68 PROPRIETARY SPECIALTIES 13 January 2014 Yesterday, while working on the post for the wholesale druggist, A. C. Meyer & Company in Baltimore, Maryland, I … Continue reading

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From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs

From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs by Ken Previtali 01 December 2013 Regarding the post on “Artificially Purpled Glass” with the link to David Whitten’s fantastic website: David also mentions the effects radiation has on bottles … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial and H. G. Leisenring

Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial and H. G. Leisenring 01 December 2013 (R•053115) I spotted a dug, Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial on eBay and it lead me to thinking about the bottle, the fancy “Snyder’s” script and H. G. Leisenring. This bitters … Continue reading

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The Davidson Feeding Bottle – 19 Milk Street Boston

The Davidson Feeding Bottle 19 Milk Street Boston 18 November 2013 A couple of my last bitters posts have taken me to Boston. It was there that I noticed this cool, 1866 Davidson Feeding Bottle advertisement (see above) by Davidson Rubber … Continue reading

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Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes

Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes 14 September 2013 Michael Seeliger (Brooklyn, Wisconsin) recently visited us at Peach Ridge where Mike took exacting color measurements of my 6-log Drakes Plantation Bitters run and various other bottles using a color … Continue reading

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Quite a lineup of Railroad Flasks

The McKearin Historical Flask Group V – Railroad Flasks Ferdinand, Got close to 60 of the railroad flasks on my new shelves now. With over 125 of them, hard to figure how I am going to display/setup. My wife is … Continue reading

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