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Object ID 002949

Object Name Lash's Bitters

Object Desc A glass bottle of bitters, with liquid inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002658

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1913

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Lash's Bitters,laxatives,bottles,

Title Lash's Bitters

Description A dark amber glass bottle with two paper labels on front and back. A red twist cap is on top of it and there is a smaller label on the top as well. The front label features "Lash's Bitters" with the company's orange triangle trademark. Active ingredients are listed, as well as a brief history inside of a shield. The back label features text with history and directions for the bitters. The top label describes the law against refilling the bottle. "Lash's Bitters" embossed on one of the glass sides. The bottom of the bottle has the numbers "1" and "59" embossed on the bottom, as well as an embossed hexagon with what appears to be a triangle inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.3

Length 2.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lash's Product Co.

Maker Details Lash’s Bitters brand that was incorporated in 1894 in San Francisco and expanded to Chicago in 1901 and New York in 1904. Lash’s started a bit earlier in 1884 and actually lasted until 1966. (From CMY002646 maker details)

Maker Mark LPCo. Orange triangle


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Image Caption CMY2658



Date FEB 8,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The glass appears to have no chips and no scratches. The labels are discolored and have small rips and folding along their edges. The colors have faded, but the text is still ledgible. The cap on top has old sticker residue.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin