Yankee Bottling Co


Company Names, addresses, dates1,2:
  Yankee Bottling Co, 640 C Street NE (c.1924-c.1936)
  Yankee Bottling Co, 521 Morse Street NE (1939)

Notes:
The only years the Yankee Bottling company shows up in the city directories are 1925 (at 640 C Street) and 1939 (at 521 Morse Street). But I've seen mentions of the company at 640 C street in newspaper ads between 1924 through 1927, and again in 1936.
Newspaper ads say that the Yankee Bottling company bottled Gunther's near-beer in the 1920s (during prohibition), and Gunther's regular beer in 1936. Gunther's beer was brewed in Baltimore. The Gunther's beer ads depict a plain, smooth, un-embossed bottle with a label, so I don't think any of the ornate bottles depicted below held Gunther's beer.
The address 640 C Street NE was previously occupied by another bottler, Henry L. Otto, from 1890 to 19211.
A descendant of the owner of the Yankee bottling company tells me that they also had a plant in Waldorf MD.

Bottles:

yankee_01 book # 726
These are 8" deco machine-made bottles embossed:
front/back shoulders: (star)
front vertical: YANKEE BOTT. CO. / 640 C-ST. N.E. (star) / WASHINGTON, D.C.
front horizontal: CONTENTS 6 1/2 OZ.
back horizontal: THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD
base: D.O.C. 252-2
The left one is clear; the right one is aqua, and differs in that the base embossing says "D.O.C. 252-1".
yankee_05 book # 727
This is a 9.25" deco machine-made bottles embossed:
front: YANKEE
back: BOTTLING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
base: 8 FLU. OZS. / 2
yankee_04 book # 728
This is a 9" machine-made bottles embossed:
front shoulder: YANKEE / BOTTLING CO. / CONTENTS 8 FLU. OZS.
rear shoulder: YANKEE / BOTTLING CO. / CONTENTS 8 FLU. OZS.
base: 640 C ST. N.E. / 7543-1 / B42 / WASHINGTON, D.C.
yankee_03 book # 729
This is a 9.25" deco machine-made bottles embossed:
upper ring: YANKEE BOTTLING CO.
lower ring: WASHINGTON, D.C. CONTENTS 8 FLU OZS.
base: D.O.C. 252-2
yankee_02 book # 731
This is a 9.25" deco machine-made bottles embossed:
front: NORTH POLE BRAND / REGISTERED / YANKEE BOTTLING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
back: NORTH POLE BRAND / REGISTERED / MIN CONTENTS 10 FLUID OZS. / D.O.C. 575-2


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)
1 Evening Star newspaper (Washington DC), various issues



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