Daily Dose | April • June 2018

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24 May 2018 | Thursday

Rare, later Oregon Grape Root Bitters bottle. See at Western Bottle News.

Brad Seigler submitted auction information on this cool bitters dispenser. Visit Auction.

23 May 2018 | Wednesday

Jeeze, could there be a more pronounced embossing! You could stamp concrete with this puppy. On eBay now.

15 May 2018 | Tuesday

Ferdinand, I picked this up recently. It is an exact match for the bottle described in the last advertisement in your 2014 write-up of the Dr. Langley’s Rocky Mountain Bitters. It was bought in Rochester, New York, so this matched the location of the address listed in the advertisement as well. I have never seen one of these before. It is a striking and big bottle and could not have been cheap to manufacture with the big ground stopper. Brandon DeWolfe, P.E.

14 May 2018 | Monday

Post update with example bottle for Red Jacket Bitters. Read: He had a new variety of bitters known as Red Jacket Bitters

Also: Red Jacket Bitters – Another Chicago ‘Indian’

08 April 2018 | Sunday

Hi Ferdinand,

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.

Mike Kettell

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)

Read: Hon. Stephen Buhrer — Self-Made in Cleveland

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.

Read: The elusive Dr. John’s Stomach Bitters

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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