B&O Bottling Works


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Brinkley & Osborne, 17 D Street NE Washington DC (1890)
  Brinkley, W H & Bro, 17 D Street NE Washington DC (1892-1893)

Notes:
Brinkly & Osborne is a bottling company that appears in a Washington DC city directory in the year 1890. My guess is that Brinkley & Osborne is the same bottling company as the one embossed on the bottle below.
William H. Brinkley & James B. Osborne were grocers in Anacostia, who were granted a liquor license in 1889. Brinkly didn't stay in the bottling business long, but continued as a grocer until at least 1895, when a group of Washington DC bottlers attempted to sue him for using their bottles. 2
William H. Brinkley shows up as a grocer at the following addresses & dates1:
  Brinkley, William H., Anacostia (1885-1889)
  Brinkley, William H., 107 Monroe, Anacostia (1895-1898)
  Brinkley, William H., 141 Monroe, Anacostia (1899-1908)
  Brinkley, William H., 141 Nichols Ave, SE Washington DC (1909)
  Brinkley, William H., 2115 Nichols Ave, SE Washington DC (1913-1914)
  Brinkley, William H., 2115-17 Nichols Ave, SE Washington DC (1915-1919+)
(I haven't checked the directories past 1919)

Bottles:

bando_01 (enlarge) This is a 9.5" aqua blob-top bottle, embossed:
round slug plate: B&O / BOTTLING / WORKS / WASHINGTON, D.C.
base: M C


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)
2 Various articles in the Washington Post newspaper




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