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08 April 2018 | Sunday
Found this ad in a 1860 Gardiner, Maine newspaper. Not sure if its unknown but found no reference online or in For Bitters Only. Not sure if you keep unknowns in a database somewhere but here it is if you do. Thanks, really enjoy your research.
From the Gardiner Home Journal, published in Gardiner, Maine on Thursday, March 22nd, 1860.
[FM] Nice!, this appears to be unlisted. I will get with Bill Ham for a listing. Testimonial from a Dr. W. Pincon in 1859 stating that he made these bitters at home and started using on patients in 1831. Checking further, we are taking about Dr. Welcome Pincin who was born in Massachusetts in 1800. He died on 08 November, 1864. His wife was Deborah (Croker).
[FM] Update from Bill Ham.
P 97.5 DR. W. PINCIN’S JAUNDICE BITTERS, Sold in Gardiner (Maine) by C. A. & J. D. White, March 23, 1859
Dr. Welcome Pincin’s testimonial stated that he made these bitters at home and started using on patients in 1831.
04 April 2018 | Wednesday
Ferd: I just posted your piece on Buhrer on my Whisky Men blog. Thanks for letting me use it. Have you thought about putting it in the Cleveland National Souvenir Program Book. Jack (Sullivan)
02 April 2018 | Monday
What are the chances… stumbled across this reader’s letter in the 6/86 issue of Antique Bottle & Glass Collector. Sheds a little more light on the elusive DR. JOHNS STOMACH BITTERS. “Digger” and Jim Hagenbuch had never heard of it in 1986. – Jeff Burkhardt
Jeff: Not sure if you knew, but I was able to add a complete example to my collection recently.