Sunday, September 13, 2009

Western Bitters displayed at the Downieville Antique Bottle Show

Displayed in this beautiful bottle case were 10 bitters bottles by Ken Edward and Jerry Forbes. The first 5 bitters on the left are from the collection of Ken Edward, they are (L to R), a green variant 1 Lacour's Sarsapariphere Bitters, a yellow-olive Dr. Henley's Wild Grape Root IXL Bitters (square), a green E. G. Lyons Manufacturer SanFco, a dark green Catawba Wine Bitters and a green Cundurango (bitters).
The next 5 bitters are from the collection of Jerry Forbes (R to L), a green variant 1 Dr. Renz's Herb Bitters, a green Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, a yellow-olive T. M. bitters, a amber Dr. Wonser's U.S.A. Indian Root Bitters and a green variant 3 Dr. Henley's Wild Grape Root IXL Bitters (cylinder).


  1. Warren, do you have any close up shots of the T.M. bitters ??

  2. A nice display of stellar glass....I learn a little more everytime I attend and talk to Warren about the history behind these items. the T. M. was an interesting piece.