This is a collection of various soda bottles from the towns of Waterloo, Millstadt and Valmeyer, Illinois. The Charles Boeke bottle from Waterloo, IL is a Hutchinson or “hutch” style soda bottle which would have required a porcelain stopper in the top held in place by the wire bail
Pictured is a metal charger sign from the Stone Hill Winery Co. in Hermann, Missouri. Circa 1900. This metal charger has two small holes on the rim area designed to allow it to hang on the walls of a local establishment which was selling their product.
Pictured is a stoneware syrup dispenser with a brass nozzle advertising Anheuser-Busch beverages for 5 cents. Circa 1905. This may have been used for their Malt Nutrine drink possibly which was a pre-prohibition era and prohibition era drink put out by the brewery.
Pictured is an early Victorian era die cut lithograph from the Steeleville, IL Milling Company advertising their Banner brand of Flour. Circa 1910.
This Reverse-on-Glass Corner Sign is from the Heim Brewery in East St. Louis, IL, Circa 1905. The sign’s glass is reverse painted red with brilliant gold lettering outlined in black and reads, “Heim Beer Made in East St. Louis.”
Colorful metal sign advertising the Cook’s Pride Brand of roasted coffee from the Edward Westen Tea and Spice Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Circa 1900. This sign has a colorful deer head on the logo.
This is a early metal serving tray advertising the Heim Select Beer brand which claims it is the “The Best Table Beer”. The Heim Brewery was in East St. Louis, IL & in Kansas City, MO. The East St. Louis location was the first, but one of the brothers moved to KC and started the second location in the 1890’s.
Budweiser “Ganeymede Bringing Budweiser to the Gods” Meyercord Wood Sign, Anheuser-Busch. Circa 1905
A nice example of a Meyercord Wooden Sign advertising the Budweiser beer brand from Anheuser-Busch. The depiction shows an eagle carrying a young boy with the description “Ganeymede Bringing Budweiser to the Gods
Vat Pilsener Pride of St. Louis Tin Sign, Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewing Co., St. Louis, MO. Circa 1915
A beautiful metal sign advertising the Vat Pilsener beer brand from the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Circa 1915. The Schorr family was very active in brewing in the United States with breweries in St. Louis, MO, Waterloo, IL, New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN and Hannibal, MO.
Pictured is a beautiful porcelain sign advertising the Pleasing and Refreshing Kola Bru brand made by the Richard M. Schlesinger Bottling Works in New Athens, Illinois. Circa 1925. The Schlesinger soda company started in New Athens in the 1880’s by Richard’s father Michael and the family remained in business until the 1950’s.