Schlitz


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co, 615 D SW (1887-1891)
  Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co (Samuel C Palmer agent), 615 D SW (1892-1897)
  Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co, 615 to 621 D SW (1898-1909)
  Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co, 3d c Randolph pl NE (1910-1915)
  Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co, 1705 3rd street NE (1916-1917)

Notes:
Schlitz was one of the giant brewing companies that had a branch in Washington DC. Numerous Washington Star newspaper ads from 1914 tout the fact that Schlitz comes in a brown bottle, which protects the beer. I presume that means the aqua colored bottle below is from before 1914.


Bottles:

schlitz_1 book # 626
These are 9.7" BIM crown-top bottles. The left is aqua, the middle is amber, and the right is light-amber. They are all embossed:
slanted script: Schlitz
below that: WASHINGTON BRANCH / REGISTERED
schlitz_2 book # 626
This is similar to the above bottles, but it's got a lady-leg neck. It's embossed:
slanted script: Schlitz
below that: WASHINGTON BRANCH / REGISTERED
base: 0128 / 2


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)




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