Southern Cooperage Company, Paperweight, St. Louis, MO. Ca. 1900

Pictured is a neat advertising glass paperweight from the Southern Cooperage Company which was at 110 Victor Street near downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.  This company produced many wooden barrels used in the brewery and whiskey distillery business sectors.   Wood barrels were the handiwork of coopers who were skilled artisans in barrel making.  Circa 1900.