Simon’s Centennial Bitters and the 4th of July

4th of July Post Card

Simon’s Centennial Bitters and the 4th of July

03 July 2011

Apple-Touch-IconAOld George pretty much says it all on the 4th of July. What a great bottle! According to Ring & Ham, “There are many reproductions of this bottle. Some are faintly lettered, some have no lettering. Some bottles have pontils and some do not. Many have unusual color. Most have different dimensions. Many were made as real reproductions. Others are ornamental bottles with no intent for exact reproduction. Still others were used as whiskey bottles. They were made at Clevenger.”

S 110 SIMON’S CENTENNIAL BITTERS, Circa 1876 – 1878,

SIMON’S CENTENNIAL BITTERS / TRADE MARK // Bernard Simon, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 9 3/4 x 4 1/4, Bust of George Washington on a pedestal, Aqua and Amber, DC, Applied mouth, Scarce, Patented December 14, 1875 by Bernard Simon, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Simons Centennial Bitters Pair

Simon’s Centennial Bitters pair – 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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