Crowley & Coleman


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Crowley & Coleman, D south n 3rd West (1862-1863)
  Coleman & Crowley, H south n 4 1/2 West (1865)
  Crowley & Coleman, H south n 4 1/2 West (1866-1867)

Notes:
John Crowley and Thomas Coleman are listed as Mineral Water bottlers in the 1862 and 1863 directories. In the 1864 directory, they are both listed separately (both living at "D south n 3rd West"), with no mention of a mineral water business. Then in 1865, they're back together, but this time as "Coleman & Crowley", and at a new address. That may have been a mistake, because in 1866, Crowley once again had top billing.
In 1902 Crowley was listed as a Saloon owner.2

Bottles:

crowley2 book # 199
This is an aqua 7" squat blob top bottle embosseembossed:
front: CROWLEY & COLEMAN / WASIIINGTON / D.C.
back: C & C
crowley_mistake Were you paying attention to the above bottle? It doesn't say "WASHINGTON", it says "WASIIINGTON"! The "H" was not crossed. Here's a close up view. Other examples of this bottle have the "H" crossed properly (see bottle below). So the mistake was noticed and fixed, but I wonder how many bottles like this one were made?
crowley_03 book # 199
This is a similar aqua 7" squat blob top like the above bottle, but without the mistake. It's embossed:
front: CROWLEY & COLEMAN / WASHINGTON / D.C.
back: C & C
crowley_05 book # 200
These are aqua applied-lip blob top bottles. Left is 7.2" and right is 6.8". I wonder if the difference in height is due to the way the blob-tops were applied?
They are both embossed:
front: CROWLEY & COLEMAN / WASHINGTON / D.C.
back: C & C
crowley_04 book # 200
This is 6" dark-green shard. Presumably it was a short-blob like the bottles above. It's embossed:
front: CROWLEY & COLEMAN / WASHINGTON / D.C.
back: C & C


Other Items:
crowley_1867 This is an advertisement from the 1867 Boyds Washington DC city directory.


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)
2 Merchants, Tradesmen and Manufacturers Financial Condition for District of Coumbia 1902




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