Tag Archives: English

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London?

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London? 09 June 2014 Some of the earliest American bitters brands and formulas obviously came from Germany, England and other parts of Europe. We saw this the other day with the Hungarian Bitters which led me to Hodge’s Bitters … Continue reading

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Hilltown Glass Works site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1753-1784

Hilltown Glass Works site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1753-1784 by Stephen Atkinson 04 October 2013 The land in Hilltown was mostly taken up by 1720, and was chiefly owned by James Logan, Jeremiah Langhorne, Henry Paxson, probably of Solebury, William Thomas, … 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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Starting at the “Bottom” – The English Royal Privy

The privy and privy chamber were under the control of a minor official called the Groom of the Stool, or stole. STARTING AT THE ”BOTTOM” How the cleaners of English Royalty’s privies became among their most trusted advisers English Castles … Continue reading

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