Another Home Bitters Variant

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Another Home Bitters Variant

02 January 2014 (R•042419)

Apple-Touch-IconAA 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?

Hi Ferdinand,

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.

Frank Wicker

The new listing by Bill Ham for the forthcoming Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 is:

H 157.8  HOME BITTERS // HOME BITTERS (over peened out line) / (peened out line) / COMPANY (over peened out line) // sp // PROPRIETORS / (peened out line) / ST.LOUIS.MO. // f // b // X
9 x 2 3/4 (8 3/4)
Square, Amber LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Very Rare
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H 157.8 – Home Bitters sketch – Frank Wicker

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H 157.8 – Home Bitters embossed panel – Frank Wicker

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H 157.8 – Home Bitters embossed panel – Frank Wicker

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H 157.8 – Home Bitters embossed panel – Frank Wicker

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H 157.8 – Home Bitters embossed panel – Frank Wicker

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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