Flint & Co. (Henry S.
& Ezra H. Flint) were involved in all sorts of
housewares such as furniture, stoves, crockery,
glassware, etc. at 102 Broadway in 1864.
In 1868, Alonzo Flint,
another partner at 124 Broad St., claimed to have
the largest junk store in R.I. at 134-138 Dorrance
When Ezra died in 1867 there
were three stores in operation. Harvey Flint, a
cashier for Flint & Co., quit in 1872 and
started putting up Quaker Bitters at 197 Broad St.
with his two sons, Geo. H. and Harvey J. as clerks.
They retained the name Flint & Co. with Henry
and Alonzo as partners.
In 1876, Henry, who was by
then a physician, became proprietor of Old Dr.
Warren's Quaker Bitters which was made from choice
roots and herbs. Henry changed the name of the
product to Dr. H.S. Flint & Co. Quaker Bitters
and was located at 197 Broad St.
The bitters, sold by the
leading druggists of the time, purified the blood,
took care of dyspepsia, jaundice, loss of appetite,
headache, back pains, dizziness, fevers, liver
ailments, and practically all ailments which
In 1881, the Dr. H.S. Flint
& Co. was out of business and all of the Flint
names were back in the furniture
Harvey died a year later and
Henry acquired the Providence Furniture Co. at 189
Weybosset St. He retired in 1887.
Flint & Co. Furniture
remained in business and by 1920 had become the
Flint-Adaskin Furniture Co. located at 245
Weybosset. They were considered the largest of
their kind in R.I. until the 1930's.