Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yesterday's dig

This very nice dark green small letter variant of the Dr. Renz's Herb Bitters was liberated yesterday afternoon from it's 140 yr old resting place in the confines of a vintage privy. I had no hand in this find, other than the one in the photo. The bottle, along with numerous other late 1860s and early '70s vessels, was uncovered by "Chalmers", a knowledgeable and very persistent digger. Let's suffice to say that this Bitters was found in an outhouse along a major thoroughfare down the valley a piece. A super "score" to say the least, it will only require a short "muriatic nap" to cleanse itself of the privy residues.Photobucket


  1. Wow!
    Great bottle, super find, thanks for letting us in on the news. Now I reckon the offers will start rolling in?

  2. G.O.Blake- I'm keepin this one- what a gas!

  3. Killer, any post-bath photos ?

  4. When will we see pics of the recently dug olive Wonsers ?