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If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters

If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters Chicago 23 November 2018 (R•032319) Here is what I call a telephone bitters. A bitters product so late that you could call your favorite saloon, liquor or drug store and order a … Continue reading

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A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia

A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia 14 October 2018 (R•110318) Nick Downs posted some great pictures of an “A. Lambert’s Bitters Philada” cylinder from Philadelphia over on the Antique Bitters Bottles Facebook page. His pictures are below. I cropped away the … Continue reading

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Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual

Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual 13 October 2018 It was interesting to come across and read online the New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style. It was published in New York City in 1882 … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles

A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles 29 October 2014 (R•020715) Recently, I have corresponded with Chris Eib regarding various bottle related topics and during this exchange, Chris sent me the picture above of two S. Rosenthal & Co. … Continue reading

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The missing link Universal Bitters by Nicholas Kieffer

The missing link Universal Bitters by Nicholas Kieffer 07 June 2014 (R•060814) (R•082618) I have been monitoring some e-mails this past week or so between Frank Wicker and a person who had contacted him regarding a possible unlisted bitters. This person … Continue reading

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An extremely rare Eclipse Bitters from Louisville, Kentucky

An extremely rare Eclipse Bitters from Louisville, Kentucky Stewart & Kiel – Sole Proprietors 05 May 2014 (R•052815) A large number of Cincinnatians, in view of the fact that the eclipse didn’t consider their suburb of sufficient importance to go … Continue reading

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Here are those four Texas Bitters

Here are those four Texas Bitters 04 May 2014 (R•111714) Reprinted below is an interesting communication from super-sleauth, James Viguerie regarding a few possible leads on unlisted Texas bitters. I spent a few moments trying to find out more information for each … Continue reading

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Dr. G. C. Blake’s Anti-Dyspeptic Bitters from Buffalo

Dr. G. C. Blake’s Anti Dyspeptic Bitters from Buffalo 26 March 2014 With the completion of the Dr. Blake’s Aromatic Bitters post from New York City, it seems logical that we might now want to look at the Dr. G. … Continue reading

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Where is the Jones’ Tonic Bitters from?

Where is the Jones’ Tonic Bitters from? 14 March 2014 I have not thought about my extremely rare, Jones’ Tonic Bitters (pictured at the top of post) for some time until I saw that Glass Works Auctions has an outstanding … Continue reading

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