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WARNING Beware of reproductions of these bottles currently being offered.

The name Old Sachem come from a Great Indian Chief.

It is uncertain when this product originated but it was advertised as early as April 1859 but most likely earlier.

Below is a Lithograph. "Lith. Of Sarony. Major & Knapp 449 Broadway, N. York. Deposited in Clerk's office. Southern Dist. New York, Aug, 5 1859 and then Stamped Nov 25, 1859".

old achem poster

William Goodrich was the proprietor of the Old Sachem Bitters & Wigwam Tonic. The firm was located at 145 Water Street New York, New York.

Between the years of 1864 to 1867 the New Haven City Directories lists Merrick and Moore Company as the proprietor.

Below are photos of a barrel in the color amber.

sachem 1.sachem 2

sachem lite honey . Heres one in a lite amber. old sachem lite amber

These barrels are sought after by advanced bottle collectors and come in an array of colors. To view color runs of these barrels


Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.

sachem 1a

sachem lite honey a

old sachem lite amber a

lot of 2 sachem a

old sachem red

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