BOTTLES AND THERE SIZES
Some companies were offering different sizes of there products to the public. With the bottles appearance being very similar in shape. You could purchase a little or a lot, what ever size you needed or what you could afford. Some companies also offered a sample bottle of there product. This was a good way to get there customer to be devoted to there product. Here are just a few of the bottles below.
Royal Pepsin / Stomach Bitters - L&A Scharff / Sole Agents / St. Louis, U.S.A. & Canada. Sizes ranged from 9 inches down to 3 7/8 inches. Photo above of three of the five sizes offered.
Dr. Petzolds Genuine / German / Bitters / Incept. 1862. (A bitters from Baltimore MD.) Sizes ranged from 10 ¾ inches down to 7 inches. Photo above of three out of the six sizes offered.
Dr. Harters /Wild Cherry / Bitters / St. Louis and Dr. Harters / Wild Cherry / Bitters / Dayton, O. Sizes ranged from 7 7/8 inches down to 2 ¾ inches. Photo above of three out of the nine sizes offered.
Carl Mampe Berlin (Labeled bitters Square style). (A bitters from Germany). Sizes ranged from 8 ¼ inches down to 2 3/16 inches. Photo above of all four sizes of the early square bottles.
Carpathian Herb Bitters / Hollander Bros. Drug Co. Braddock, Pa. Sizes ranged from 9 inches down to 7 3/8 inches. Photo above of all three sizes offered.
Lashs Bitters - Natural / Tonic / Laxative. (This company also offered other kinds of products in different bottle sizes also). Sizes ranged from 9 ½ inches down to 4 ¾ inches. Photo above of both sizes offered.
Hertrich Gesundheits Bitter Hans / Hertrich / Hof / Erfinderallein / Destilleur / Gesetzuch / Geschultzi.( A German bitters). Sizes range from 12 inches down to 5 inches. Photo above of two out of the three sizes offered.
Primleys Iron And Wahoo Tonic Jones & Primley Elkhart, Indiana. (A labeled bitters). Sizes ranged from 9 ½ inches down to 8 ¾ inches. Photo above of both sizes offered.
EDW. Wilders & Co. offered a Bitters, Sarsaparilla and a Worm medicine. All three bottles were semi cabins and different sizes. (Company from Louisville, K.Y.) Sizes ranged from10 ½ inches down to 4 ¾ inches. Photo above of all three bottles.
Steketees Blood / Purifying Bitters (Michigan bitters). Sizes ranged from 9 ½ inches down to 6 5/8 inches. Photo above of both two sizes offered.
L.Q.C. Wisharts - Pine Tree / Tar Cordial / Phila -Trade Mark (embossed pine tree) Mark. Sizes ranged from 10 ¾ inches down to 8 inches. Photo above of three sizes, many other sizes in between.
Electric / Bitters - H.E. Bucklen & Co. / Chicago, Ill. Sizes ranged from 10 inches down to 8 ¾ inches. Photo above of both sizes offered.
Yerba Buena // Bitters S. F. Cal. Sizes ranged from 9 1/2 inches down to 8 1/4 inches. Phote above of both sizes offered. Please note that there might have been a mold change and bottle was not offered at the same time.
References: Bitters Bottles By Carlyn Ring & W.C. Ham Copyright 1998
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection