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This company was called California Extract of Fig Co. They were the sole manufacturers of this product. The company was located at 635 Valaicia Street San Francisco, California. There must have been many agents for this company. They were listed in the New England Almanac & Farmer Friend in 1880 which would be across the country.

There are three variants of this bottle. Below are photos of one variant. It is embossed CALIFORNIA / FIG / BITTERS // CALIFORNIA EXTRACT OF FIG CO. / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

california 1.california 2

There is a 4 ½ inch tall sample bottle which is the rarest of all three bottles.

Below is a copy of a trade card
california trade card

Below is a ad for Fig Syrup.
syrup ad


Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.

Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.

california a..california b

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