With the recent posts on the earlier Dr. Townsend’s, I went back through my digital files to find a bottle that has been resting on a remote window shelf with other Dr. Townsend’s and related “non-bitters” bottles. This fellow was purchased on eBay in 2003 (I started bottle collecting in 2002). I guess I just liked the crudeness and cork. The description on eBay caught my attention too. Now based on information provided by other collectors, I realize where my bottle was probably blown. Now I just need to figure out why I have other pretty green Dr. Townsend’s I purchased from an Australian on eBay during the same period in 2003. Bet someone down under chimes in. Hope so.
DR. TOWNSEND’S SARSAPARILLA ALBANY N.Y. | A real early one with lots of great whittle. Truly an attic find. Came out of a barn this week with original Sarsaparilla remnants. Hand carved cork. Couple of tiny, shallow open bubbles, no harm. Sand chip pontil. Dan Austin on eBay in 2003.