Tag Archives: Cure

Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic!

Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic! Dundas Dick & Co. – New York 15 January 2019 I have an amber rectangular embossed Congress Bitters bottle in my collection (pictured at the top of post) that I know nothing about. … Continue reading

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Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters

Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters 21 December 2018 Dr. William Henley is associated with a wide variety of products ranging from bitters to various types of patent medicines. His bitters bottles, typically round cylinders, are highly prized collectibles … Continue reading

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Caldwell’s Wine & Iron Bitters – Medina NY

Caldwell’s Wine & Iron Bitters – Medina NY 13 September 2018 The other day I did a post on the triangular Caldwell’s Herb Bitters which was centered around York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It reminded me of another Caldwell named product … Continue reading

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Big Advertising Pays for Paine’s Celery Compound

Big Advertising Pays for Paine’s Celery Compound 01 November 2015 I did a post yesterday on Paine’s Celery Compound that revealed some super-sized advertising in various newspapers across United States. I would have to believe that taking full-page or almost full advertisements had … Continue reading

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Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well

Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well 31 October 2015 (R•110115) I think many bottle collectors and diggers start out with an amber Paine’s Celery Compound in their collection. It actually looks just like a bitters bottle. I know when I was first … Continue reading

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Warner’s Label Fraud?

Warner’s Label Fraud? 23 September 2015 A series of e-mails from noted collector and researcher Michael Seeliger from Brooklyn, Wisconsin. The person he references is not a member of the FOHBC. After review, I am red flagging. [E-mail #1] I have … Continue reading

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The little C.C.C. – Certain Chancre Cure from Palestine, Texas

The little C.C.C. – CERTAIN CHANCRE CURE from Palestine, Texas 13 December 2013 I really like this bottle now appearing on ebay for a princely sum. The C-C-C Certain Chancre Cure put out by C.R. Thomasson in Palestine, Texas is a … Continue reading

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Reeds Gilt Edge Tonic Clocks

REED’S GILT EDGE TONIC CLOCKS “Cures Malaria and Indigestion” 15 December 2012 (R•101813) “This Regulator Clock is Presented by The Geo. W. M. Reed Bitter Co. of New Haven, Conn. thru their Wholesale Agents, as a gift to our patrons, … Continue reading

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A mysterious little Reeds Bitters Vial

R E E D ‘ S   B I T T E R S A mysterious little Reed’s Bitters Vial 13 December 2012 (R•102518) Incoming question about a Reed’s Bitters sample vial. I haven’t seen this before. Most bitters collectors … Continue reading

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Jim Schmidt – C. H. Mason’s Vegetable Cancer Cure – 1908 Letter

Please make SURE you follow the writings and posts of Jim Schmidt at CIVIL WAR MEDICINE (AND WRITING) blog. I met Jim in Houston recently. He is really passionate about his work. You put him and Dan Cowman together and watch … Continue reading

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