DR. HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BITTERS BOTTLE

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Item Code: 998-1359

Amber colored bottle is embossed, “DR. J HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BITTERS”.

Hostetter's "Celebrated" Bitters was developed by Dr. Jacob Hostetter of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His son, David Hostetter, put the formula into large scale production in 1853 and it soon became a national best-seller. During the Civil War, Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters was sold to soldiers as "a positive protective against the fatal maladies of the Southern swamps, and the poisonous tendency of the impure rivers and bayous." The original formula was about 47% alcohol -- 94 Proof! Hostetter sweetened the alcohol with sugar to which he added a few aromatic oils (anise, coriander, etc.) and vegetable bitters (cinchona, gentian, etc.) to give it a medicinal flavor.

Measures 9” tall x 2 ¾” wide. No chips or cracks.  [sl]

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