Goin Fishin today with Sally @http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. Wish I was really!!!
I picked up this blue bottle a few months ago at a sale and had no idea what it was except I liked the color. I decided to show it today on Blue Monday and thought I would look it up first just in case I could find out anything about it.
I found plenty. In 1866, doctors would carry a mixture around in a glass jar shaped like a fish. ( FISCH BITTERS). The mixture was for patients with dyspepsia, loss of appetite and an antedote to alchohol, plus other ailments.
Fish has been seen known to represent health, hence the fish shape.
In 1922, as with this bottle it was produced again in Melville, NJ by the Wheaton Company. It is 7 3/8" tall and was used mainly for cod liver oil.
Inscribed on the bottle is DOCTORS FISH BITTERS. I paid $2.00 for it and they are worth anywhere from $50.00 up to thousands. If you find a bright yellow one you have hit the jackpot.
Hope you enjoyed my BLUE MONDAY FISH STORY today. Have an excellent one.