Drakes 1860 Plantation Bitters Bottle - Inventory Number: BOT 139 / SOLD
Patented 6 Log example. Beautiful dark amber glass. Bottle measures approximately 10 inches in height and 2 3/4 inches at the base.Bitters is an herb-infused alcoholic mixture. Named for its bitter taste, the liquid was originally developed as a medicinal tonic to help soothe stomach complaints or other digestive disorders. During the late-19th and early-20th centuries, patent medicine dealers bottled and sold the elixir. Americans purchased bitters in simple mold-blown bottles or ones shaped like drums, barrels, or cabins.
On front: DRAKES / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS on back: PATENTED / 1862.
Inventory Number: BOT 139 / SOLD