Company Names, addresses, dates1,3:
C. Peters, Bottler, [address unknown] (c1859-c1861)
C. Peters, Saloon owner, 233 7th W (1865)
Charles Peters was born about 1820 in Germany2. The 1860 Census listed his occupation as "Bottling Ale".
The earliest reference I have to Peters was an announcement made November 4th, 1859 in the Evening Star newspaper, where Chas Peters, Arny & Shinn , and W.N.H. Maack announced that they had all agreed not to give more than 16 bottles of Mineral Water, Ale, Porter or Cider for half a dollar3. I guess "price fixing" was an acceptable practice back then.
The only place I've seen Peters in the City directories is as a saloon owner at 233 7th Street West in the 1865 directory.
Other saloon owners at that same address include:
Charles M. Floyd (1864)
Lewis Walter (1866)
book # 527
This is a 7" green squat blob top bottle, embossed:
front: C. PETERS / WASHINGTON / D.C.
book # 528
This is a 7.2" green blob top embossed:
front: C. PETERS / WASHINGTON, D.C.