National Bitters (Ear of Corn) Inspiration

ear of corn inspiration

Ear of Corn Table Prop

Some quick thinking at the FOHBC National Show this past August 2010, and since we were surrounded by corn fields in Wilmington, Ohio, prompted the addition of the inspirational source for the famous National Bitters (ear of corn). This table addition added more traffic on conversation at my table. Oh well.

N 8   NATIONAL BITTERS // c // // b // PATENT / 1867 Walton & Co.   9 North 7th St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12 5/8 x 2 3/4 Ear of Corn, STCR, Applied mouth, Amber – Common; Yellow and Puce – Very scarce; Aqua – Rare   Circa 1866 – 1875

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The Real McCoy - National Bitters in Golden Amber - Meyer Collection

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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