Another Home Bitters Variant
02 January 2014 (R•042419)
A continuation of an earlier post today on a Saint Louis, Home Bitters variant submitted by Frank Wicker. This one is a mystery with the peened out graphics. Read earlier post: An unlisted Home Bitters?
Here is another mystery unlisted variant of H 155.7 which is listed in the Ring & Ham Bitters Bottles Supplement as HOME BITTERS // HOME BITTERS / COMPANY // PROPRIETORS / ST. LOUIS. This variant has had peening done on two of the three embossed panels. Bottle also has an applied top and has a big ‘X’ on the base and has extra whittle than normal. The ‘X’ on the base reminds me of some of the Drakes bottles. I have had this bottle for many years and can’t figure out what the panels did say at one time. I thought I’d give you a shot at it. Pictures attached.
The new listing by Bill Ham for the forthcoming Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 is: