Monday, October 15, 2012

More Dr. Harvey's

Over the weekend I had a chance to really get a hands on look at the Dr. Harvey's Blood Bitters. The curved R's on the Harvey's are identical to the Choice Old Cabinet and the Dr. Miller's Ratafia. The font on the Harvey's, with the serif's, appears to be the same as on the Alpine Bitters. 
What I can't explain is the time frame of the advertising and the appearance of the bottle. The bottle looks to be manufactured in the late 1870's or early 1880's and the only documentation is the 1889 - 1900 advertisments by  Dudley & Company. Dudley and Company was located at 111 Minna in San Francisco and listed as a syrup manufacturer. From the little amount of information that is available, at the present time, I can't even make an educated guess on the date of manufacture of this bottle. Any information  on the Dr. Harvey's or Dudley and Co. is welcome.
1899 Sanborn
   1890 S.F. Accurate Index Directory
Thanks to Bruce Silva for the Sanborn map and Dudley advertisement

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