M. Wertlieb


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  M. Wertlieb, 300 14th Street, S.E. Washington DC (1926-1931)
  Wertlieb's, Corner 14th & C Streets, S.E. Washington DC

Notes:
Morris Wertlieb was a Grocer in Washington DC from 1926-1931. His name may have originally been Maurice. He was born about 1878 in Russia, and was married to Ethel.
There was another Morris Wertlieb in Washington DC who was a shoemaker, so it's tricky to keep track of who was who.
All known Wertlieb bottles seem to be machine-made (even the blob-tops)2. The bottles below list the address as "Corner of 14th & C Streets SE", and "300 14th Street SE". From looking on a modern map, it looks like these 2 addresses refer to the same building (currently home to Payne Elementary School).

Bottles:

wertlieb_02 book # 714
This is a 10.5" clear blob top bottle with a very wide (4.125" diamater) base, and a porcelain lightning-stopper. The bottle is embossed:
round slug plate: M. WERTLIEB / 300 - 14TH ST. S.E. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
wertlieb_03 book # 715
This is an 11" clear blob top bottle with a porcelain lightning-stopper. The bottle is embossed:
round slug plate: M.WERTLIEB / WASHINGTON, D.C.
wertlieb_01 book # 716
This is an 11.5" clear crown top bottle with a porcelain lightning-stopper. The bottle is embossed:
round slug plate: WERTLIEB'S / COR. 14TH & C STS. S.E. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
below slug plate: THIS BOTTLE IS REGISTERED / NOT TO BE SOLD / MIN CONTENTS 24 OZ.
back side on heel in small letters: D.O.C.45-12


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)
2 Antique Bottles from the Washington DC Area by Potomac Bottle Collectors, 5th edition



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This page last updated on November 14, 2015.