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Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline – Washington, D.C.

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline Washington D.C. 17 May 2019  With new material and research on Cannon’s Bitters, it seems like high time to re-look at this incredible brand. I thought I would lay out what I have discovered and see … Continue reading

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A silver lining in that storm?

A silver lining in that storm? by Jack Klotz 15 May 2016 Here is the story of finding the elusive “Brown’s/ Aromatic/ Bitters/ Hannibal/ Mo” bottle. I knew they were out there, just never expected to dig one up, as … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and a New Bitters for you

Happy Easter and a New Bitters for You! 27 March 2016 Always nice to hear from the digging crews, especially Jeff Milhalik as he has a special knack for finding easter eggs and digging up incredible bottles. Some of you … Continue reading

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S. S. Smith just Dug

S. S. Smith just Dug 30 September 2015 Now here is one of my favorite bottles. Great semi-cabin form and color. Maybe not a bitters but one that I have in my collection. It looks like a pretty decent example … Continue reading

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Chamber Pot from a Privy Twelve Feet Deep

Chamber Pot from a Privy Twelve Feet Deep 16 December 2013 Hello F, Have enclosed pictures of a chamber pot I dug many years ago at Laclade Landing near the famous St. Louis arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Thought I … Continue reading

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Starting at the “Bottom” – The English Royal Privy

The privy and privy chamber were under the control of a minor official called the Groom of the Stool, or stole. STARTING AT THE ”BOTTOM” How the cleaners of English Royalty’s privies became among their most trusted advisers English Castles … Continue reading

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Memphis, Yellow Fever and “The Great Bottle Treasure Map of 1880”

Ferdinand, here is the article on “The Great Memphis Bottle Treasure Map of 1880“. The newly founded National Board of Health conducted a Sanitary Survey in the winter of 1879-1880. Yellow Fever hit Memphis hard in 1878, over 5,000 people … Continue reading

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Strong clues as to depth and location of Baltimore privies

Ferdinand, James (Campiglia) suggested this may be of interest to you and others. Strong clues as to depth and location of privies in some Baltimore neighborhoods. Excerpts from report, and link provided on word doc. Many privies were attached or … Continue reading

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Ordinances Regulating Location, Depth, etc. of Urban Privies

Ferdinand, I have put together a list of privy ordinances from Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and more than 2 dozen other cities.Some of these ordinances will show why it is tough to find bottles in some cities privies, especially when they mandated … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters

Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters 28 November 2012 (R•090615) (R•090218) (R•110718) D R A K E ‘ S    P L A N T A T I O N B I T T E R S There is no bitters … Continue reading

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