Category Archives: Tonics

TO-NI-TA – Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters

TO-NI-TA – Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters 07 October 2018 I found some neat newspaper advertising for TO-NI-TA, Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters that made me pause and want to know what To-Ni-Ta means. Best I can figure is a play … Continue reading

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Dr. Frank’s Laxative Tonic Bitters

Dr. Frank’s Laxitive Tonic Bitters If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. 01 October 2018 Now here is a cool bitters bottle that up until now, … Continue reading

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Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants

Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants The Great Tonic 12 September 2018 I thought I would circle back to two tall triangular bitters bottles I picked up in 2002 when I first started collecting bitters. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters

Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters Ware & Schmitz, Philadelphia 31 August 2018 I can not believe that I have not definitively written about the original figural fish bitters bottles before so I thought I would … Continue reading

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A nice labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters

A nice labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters 22 February 2018 In the current Glass Works Auctions, Auction 119 there is an excellent example of a labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters prepared by liquor dealers Williams & Newman of Chicago, Illinois. … Continue reading

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Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Panama Bitters – Meeting of the Atlantic & Pacific

Panama Bitters – Meeting of the Atlantic & Pacific 14 October 2017 Recently I watched a neat documentary on the Panama Canal on Netflix (Panama Canal: Prized Possession). A few days later I found a bitters advertisement for Panama Bitters … Continue reading

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A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector

A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector 07 October 2017 Here is an email and bottle images below from fellow bitters collector and friend Gary Beatty down central Florida way. I’m a bit suspicious that … Continue reading

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Dr. Maton’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters

Dr. Maton’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters Reinfried & Lesher – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17 July 2017 I decided to pull the trigger on the damaged Dr. Maton’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters on eBay as it is just so darn rare and I have … Continue reading

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The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters

The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters 21 August 2016 A couple of weeks ago I received a phone message from Adam Koch up in Ohio who said that a shard of an unlisted color for a bitters was … Continue reading

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