WILLIS SAWEN : LIFE INVIGORATING BITTERS & HOP & IRON BITTERS
In the early 1870s Willis and Gilbert S. Sawen were wholesale and retail druggists located at 171 Genesee St. in Utica, New York. The company at that time was called Dr. W. Sawens & Co. The firm would be relocated in 1878 to 183 Genesee St. By 1886 Gilbert was no longer listed as part of the Dr. W. Sawens & Co. The firms name would change in 1886 to Dr. Sawens Medical Company. Below is a photo of their DR. SAWEN'S / LIFE / INVIGORATING BITTERS // UTICA, N. Y. This bitters claimed to be a dyspeptic remedy and blood purifier.
Below are photos of two of their HOP AND IRON BITTERS // UTICA, N. Y. one is a little taller than the other.
Other products that the Dr. Sawen & CO. produced were Sawens New Blood Remedy, Sawens Cough Balsam, Sawens Magic Nerve Pills, Sawens Cordial Elixir, Sawens Magic Balm, Sawens Oil Liniment, Sawens Arnica Liniment, Sawens Heave Powders, Sawens U.T.K. Powders, Sawens Hoof Ointment, Sawens Horse Blister, Sawens Pervious Plasters, Saens Worm Candies, Sawens Cough Remedy, Sawens Poormans Cough Cure, Anderson's Buchu Compound, King's Magic toothache Cure, King's Corn Cure and U.T.K. Hop and Iron Bitter which is listed in the Bitters Bottle book as U.19.
Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.
Bitters Bottles supplement by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.
Utica, New York City Directories.
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.