Saturday, August 6, 2011


Thats right, I said Salutaris Bitters. This super rare western bitters was recently found in a "barn" in a Nor-Cal mining town. Its a beautiful emarld green color with a nice crude top.
In 1863 D.B. Castree and L.M. Byrne decided to market a new bitters. They called it Salutaris, which means promoting health. Their business was located at 184 Kearny St. San Francisco. It is also one of the first products of the Pacific Glass Works. The Salutaris Bitters dates 1863 - 1866. less than 12 known.


  1. Fantastic find, great leg! How many are known?

  2. Hi Jeff,
    I believe there about 5 Salutaris Bitters in puce, and 3 or 4 in green. Of the green examples, a couple are base embossed only as this example, and maybe one or two which are both base embossed and shoulder embossed "Byrne and Castree" All of the puce examples to my knowledge are base and shoulder embossed. Dale Mlasko