Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life Aromatic Stomach Bitters

Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life Aromatic Stomach Bitters 28 May 2015 (R•052915) (R•060215) Here is another extremely rare bitters that John Pastor presented in his American Glass Gallery Auction 14 that closed last night. The extremely rare Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life … Continue reading

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Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician

Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician 05 January 2015 Periodically I come across the Demas Barnes name and have wondered about the man. Most recently with John F. Henry (Read: Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters – Burlington, Vermont) who came to … Continue reading

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Dr. Von Cort’s Restorative Bitters (and his Segars for Asthma)

Dr. Von Cort’s Restorative Bitters  (and his Segars for Asthma) 06 December 2014 With this series of Restorative Bitters posts of late, I can not but feel that they are all connected. The brands all contain the word “Restorative”, “Health” or … 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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The labeled Constitutional Beverage (Bitters?) from New York

The labeled Constitutional Beverage (Bitters?) from New York 18 March 2014 I suppose many of you may have noticed that gorgeous, rectangular, yellow-olive, Constitutional Beverage bottle in the Glass Works Auctions “Winter be Gone” Catalogue Auction 101 that ended last night. … Continue reading

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The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856

The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856 Part 3 by Stephen Atkinson 13 March 2014 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Thomas Stanger began building a new … Continue reading

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Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832

Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 1 by Stephen Atkinson 12 October 2013 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Part 3: The Isabella Glass works of Thomas Stanger 1841 to 1856 In 1831, John Marshall purchased … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754-1758

Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754 – 1758 Part 2 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 09 September 2013 A glass works was founded on what would become State Street in the present day Brooklyn, NYC in 1754 by the Glass … Continue reading

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Unlisted M. S. James Family Bitters – a Flea Market Find

This may be one of the shortest posts yet for a bitters bottle, but in my book it doesn’t matter. This is an important find and a post needs to be developed. Hopefully more information and pictures will be added. … Continue reading

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