Category Archives: Civil War

U.S.A. Hospital Department bottles

U.S. Army Hospital Department bottles 31 March 2019 I’ve always wanted to create a gallery of U.S. Army Hospital Department bottles. The molds, colors and use during the Civil War and later years epitomizes the history and stunning glass in our … Continue reading

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Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush

Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush 27 February 2019 Isidor Bush (or in Europe, Busch) has his name on the extremely rare Missouri IXL Bitters bottle which to me is quite amazing. I’ve only personally seen this bottle once and … Continue reading

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Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters – Ball, Lyons & Co.

Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters Ball, Lyons & Co. and I. L. Lyons & Co., New Orleans 24 February 2019 Did you know that Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters was named after an Irish tune for drinking and a quickstep dance? The … Continue reading

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Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters John Brown Adkins – Council Bluffs, Iowa 09 December 2018 I recently received an email and newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters. He found the ad below in The Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Kohn & Adler’s Bitters – Rock Island, Illinois

Kohn & Adler’s Bitters Rock Island, Illinois 08 December 2018 I recently received an email and 1866 newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Adler’s Celebrated Anti-Cholera Bitters which led me to do a search for “Adler” information. This … Continue reading

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Jacob & David Hostetter – Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters

Jacob & David Hostetter Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters 30 October 2018 (R•033119) David Hostetter was a millionaire manufacturer of one of the most, if not the most famous and successful bitters ever produced, the Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated … Continue reading

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Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters

Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters 08 June 2017 (R•022219) Dale Mlasko recently posted pictures of a whittled and mint, red amber, Barnett & Lion’s (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Lyon) “Grey Jacket Bitters” bottle from a collection that was boxed … Continue reading

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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters – Richmond, Virginia

Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters – Richmond, Virginia 19 October 2015 (R•102015) The Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters is an unlisted bitters that crossed my radar screen the other day. At first I thought it might be related to Jackson’s Aromatic Life Bitters, Stonewall Jackson Stomach Bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg

Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi 05 June 2015 (R•060615) “and none got too excited about it, but they wanted to buy it.” Incoming e-mail about an interesting sarsaparilla bottle from an old Mississippi collection. See low res pictures at … Continue reading

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