O'Sullivan & Greene


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  O'Sullivan & Greene, 628-30 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria VA (c.1897)1,2
  O'Sullivan & Co, 628-30 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA (1900-1902)
  O'Sullivan & Co, Patrick cor Franklin, Alexandria, VA (1902-1909)
  O'Sullivan & Co, 931 Franklin, Alexandria, VA (1910-c.1921)

Notes:
Michael R. O'Sullivan (1863-1852)4 was a grocer and a bottler3.
Martin P. Greene was listed as O'Sullivan's partner in the 1897 & 1899 city directories. Starting in 1900 the residential directories listed O'Sullivan as "O'Sullivan & Co" and Greene as simply "agent". The 1899-1901 directories list O'Sullivan & Co as "grocers & agents for Washington and Pabst Brewing Co's beer and retailers in keg & bottled beer". After 1904, city directories don't mention him as a bottler or liquor seller, only as a grocer.
The address of O'Sullivan's grocery store is sometimes listed as 931 Franlin Street, and sometimes listed as corner of Patrick & Franlin Streets - I assume that was referring to the same address.


Bottles:

osullivan_01 book # 468
This is a 9" aqua baltimore-loop top bottle embossed:
round slugplate: O'SULLIVAN & GREENE / TRADE MARK ('OS&G' logo) / REGISTERED / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
below slugplate: THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO BE SOLD
base: 499
osullivan_02 book # 467
This is a 9" aqua crown-top bottle embossed:
round slugplate: O'SULLIVAN & Co / ('OS&G' logo) / REGD / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
below slugplate: THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO BE SOLD
base: V
It appears this bottle used the a modified version of an "O'SULLIVAN & GREENE" slugplate - the word "GREENE" was peened out, except that they made the "G" into a "C" and the "R" into a raised "o" - see the close-up:
osullivan_03



1 Boyd's Directory for Alexandria VA (various years)
2 Richmond's Directory for Alexandria VA (various years)
3 U.S. Census for Alexandria VA (various years)
4 Certificate of Death 147984 fpr Michael R O'Sullivan, Apr 6, 1952




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