Rammel Mfg Co


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Rammel Manufacturing Co, 408-410 Princess, Alexandria (1910-1915)
  Rammel Manufacturing Co, Wilkes cor Columbus, Alexandria (1916-1919)
  Rammel Manufacturing Co, N. St Asaph cor Pendleton, Alexandria (1920)
  Rammel Manufacturing Co, 119 King, Alexandria (1921)
  Rammel Manufacturing Co, 126 N Royal, Alexandria (1923)
  Rammel E O & Co, 408 Princess, Alexandria (1918-1921)
  Rammel William, 119 King, Alexandria (1923)

Notes:
There were 3 Rammel brothers in Alexandria:
    William Louis Rammel (b. Mar 30, 1883 in Alexandria VA)
    Ernest Ott Rammel (b. Apr 28, 1873 in Germany, d. Oct 7 1951 in Alexandria VA)
    Augusta Rammel
In 1915, August Rammel was the president of the Rammel Mfg Co, and William L. was the Secretary & Treasurer2.
In later years, William L. Rammel was listed as the General Manager, as well as the Secretary & Treasurer, and Ernest Ott was listed with his own separate company1.
In the years prior to 1910, the Rammel Family was listed as owning the Rammel Hotel and Restaurant1.
The 1920 directory lists the Whistle Bottling Co at the same address as the Rammel Mfg Co. Likewise the 1921 directory lists the Christo-Cola company at the same address. So my guess is that these companies were either owned-by or working closely with the Rammel Mfg Co.
One of the bottles below says "SATANET" - this appears to be a brand of soda that was sold in other places besides Alexandria. Satanet may have been created by the Garrett Company in Norfolk VA, which got a copywrite on the phrase "Satan-et. The drink with a wink" in 19153.

Bottles:

rammel_03 book # 575
This is an 8.6" Sun Colored Amythest BIM crown top with a very crooked neck, embossed:
shoulder: REGISTERED
oval slugplate: RAMMEL MFG. CO. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
below slugplate: THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO BE SOLD
rammel_05 book # 576
This is an 8.5" clear BIM crown top, embossed:
shoulder: REGISTERED
oval slugplate: E.O. RAMMEL CO. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
below slugplate: THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO BE SOLD
rammel_1 book # 577
This is an 8.3" clear BIM crown top embossed:
front: RAMMEL MFG. CO. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
base: OW / 1
rammel_2 book # 578
This is a 7.8" clear machine-made crown top embossed:
front: REGISTERED / RAMMEL MFG. CO. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.
rammel_04 book # 579
This is an 8" aqua machine-made crown top with a ring on the neck, embossed:
front slanted in script: E.O. Rammel Co.
front on heel: 7 FLUID OZS.
back slanted in script: Alexandria, Va.
base: A.G.W. / 94-1
satanet satanet_bottom book # 625
This is a 7.8" clear machine-made crown top embossed:
front: SATANET / TRADE MARK REGISTERED / RAMMEL MFG.CO. ALEX.VA.
back: SATANET / TRADE MARK REGISTERED / CONTENTS 7 FLUID OUNCES
base: S
The bottom of the bottle has a manufacturing defect, as it is very lopsided.



Other Items:
rammel_06 This is yellow bottlecap with red writing that says:
RAMMEL MANFG CO. / GINGER ALE / COLORED WITH / CARAMEL / ALEXANDRIA, VA.


1 Various Alexandria VA Directories from the Library of Congress
2 Richmond Times Dispatch, July 1, 1915, p.5
3 Catalog of copywrite entries, part 4, for the year 1914, nos. 1-4, p.197




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