Tablets On Williamson Bottles & Bullets

by: Kenneth Hark

Advertising was a great way to encourage sellers of beer, wine and liquor to give-away corkscrews with purchases of quantities of these imbibables.  One of the more popular give-away was the roundlet form manufactured by Williamson both in the form of a bottle (fitting for the use) and less frequently in bullet shape.  The Williamson Company patented the piece in June 1, 1897.  Fred O'Leary in his excellent book on U.S. Patented Corkscrews, simply titled: "Corkscrews" has this to say about it: "A 'bullet', 'bottle' and plain versions of the Williamson roundlet, distinguishable by having the helix pivoting on a sliding plug contained in the base.  The bullet and bottle were often applied with an advertising plaque; bottle and plain roundlet 2.8" closed and bullet 3.0" closed"  So it is fitting that this research be done to see how many different plaques there were.  Of course, I probably did not get all of them, so please e-mail me any that you have found that I don't have below.

Tablets on Williamson Bottles & Bullets as of November 2000

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Research and Content by Ken Hark, formatting by Don Bull, webpage created by Joe Paradi

Brand

Advertising

Bottle=B Bullet=T

Plate Size H=HorizontalV=Vertical

Stanhope

Jorres Patent

Abbott

G. W. Abbott & Co., Baltimore, Md., Manufacturers The Original Angostura Bitters

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Adolff

Monogram Pure Rye Whiskey, Chas. A. Adolff, Buffalo, N.Y.

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

American

Compliments of American Liquor Co. 57 E. Park St. Butte,Montana

B

.

.

.

Anderson

Anderson & Co., Compliments of, Blue Bonnet Whiskey, Waco, Texas

T

.

.

.

Anderson

Anderson Distillery Company, Louisville, Kentucky, Hand Made Sour Mash Fire Copper Whiskey

B

V 1 1/8"

Yes - No Pic

.

Anheuser Busch

Anheuser Busch Malt Nutrine

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Anheuser Busch

Anheuser Busch (Spread Wing Eagle)

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Anheuser Busch

Anheuser Busch (Closed Wing Eagle)

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Arata

S.A.Arata & Co. Wholesale Liquors, 104 3rd. St Portland, Ore

T

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Arata

S.A.Arata & Co. Wholesale Liquors, 264 1St. St, Portland, Ore

B

.

.

.

Barney

Compliments of Barney 1899

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Bauer

A.Bauer & Amp.Drink Bauer Kidney Gin, Chicago

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Berges

J. B. Berges O.K. Whiskey, Bakersfield, Ca.

B

V 7/8"

No

Yes

Bohemian

Bohemian Brewing, Chicago

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Bronson

Compliments of A. Bronson, Wines, Liquors, & Cigars, 823 2nd. Ave, Seattle

B

.

.

.

Brotherhood

Emerson's Old 5 X Rye, Brotherhood Wine Co., New York

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Brown Forman

Old Forester Whiskey, Brown Forman & Co., Louisville, Ky.

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Brown Forman

Old Forester Whiskey, Brown Forman & Co., Louisville, Ky.

T

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Buffalo

Buffalo Co-operative Brewing Co., Extra 6 - Special Brew

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Pic

.

Burns

Burns & O'Donohue Agts. Call For Kentucky Whiskey Bangor, Me.

B

H

No

Yes

Cape Brewery

Cape Brewery and Ice Co., Cape Girardeau, Mo.,

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Carta Blanca

Carta Blanca, Cerveceria Cuauhtemol S. A. Exquisita Monterrey, N. L. Pilsener Mexicana

B

V 1 1/8" Odd Shape

No

.

Churchill

Churchill's Rye

.

.

.

.

Columbian

Columbian Souvenir (Pic of Christopher Columbus)

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Cunninghams

Compliments of Cunninghams & Co., Ltd., Pittsburgh, Pa, Glass Bottle Mf'rs

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Daleiden

Compliments of P.Deleiden, Old Harper Whiskey, Chicago

T

V 7/8"

.

.

Daleiden

Compliments of P.Deleiden, Old Harper Whiskey, Chicago

B

V 7/8"

.

.

Dallamand

Dallamand & Co. Cream Pure Rye, Chicago

.

.

.

.

Delany

Compliments of D. J. Delany, 35 Adam St. Chicago

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Devil

Crooked but he's got pull

B

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Dewar

John Dewar & Sons (Distillers) Ltd.,Old Highland Whisky,Perth, N.B. & London

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Dewar

John Dewar & Sons (Distillers) Ltd., Old Highland Whisky Perth, N.B. & London

B

H 1 3/16"

No

.

Dewar

Dewars Whisky, White Label Finest Highland Whiskey John Dewar & Sons Distillers Scotland

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Dewar

White Label

B

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Dewar

White Label Whisky

B

V 1 1/8" Embossed

.

.

Eastern

Eastern Liquor Co., Portland, Ore

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Eisner

H & A Eisner, 94 Market St. Newark, N.J.

B

.

.

.

Eldredge

Compliments Eldredge Brewing Co., Ale, Lager Beer, Brewers, Portsmouth, N.H.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Eliston

Eliston Brand Whiskey, Eliston Distilling Co., Cincinnati, Ohio

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Five Oak

Five Oak Rye

B

.

.

.

Flynn

J. J. Flynn & Co. Carbonated Waters, Quincy,ILL.

B

.

.

.

Friday

Wm . J. Friday & Co., 630 Smithfield St. Pittsburg, pa.

T

.

.

.

Frisch

Compliments of Frisch & Co., 346 East Water Street, Milwaukee Wis., Established 1869

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Gerisch

Louis Gerisch, 1873 PureOld Maryland Cabinet Rye

B

V 7/8"

.

.

Grahams

Grahams, 330 & 332 4th Ave., Pittsburg

B

.

.

.

Greil

B. S. Greil & Co., Wholesale Liquors, Montgomery, Ala.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Gunshole

Compliments of Straus Gunshole, Maryland Rye, Richmond, Va.

B

.

.

.

Habich

Bottled by C. Habich & Co., Indianapolis, C. Maus Topaz

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Pic

.

Hanks

J.B. Hanks - Wrecking

B

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Hamburger

The Hamburger Co's, Hoffman House Pure Rye, Chicago

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Harp

Harp Lager

.

.

.

.

Hays

L. J. Hays, Sweet Briar Whiskey, Toledo, O.

B

V - Oval

No

.

Hicks

Jacob E. Hicks, Wholesale Liquor Dealer, 507 Dickson St., Homestead, Pa.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Hochstadter

TheHochstadter Co. New York, Hockstadter's Leipziger Burgunder Wein Bitter

B

V 7/8"

No

Yes

Home

For a pure beer drink Home Brewing Co's Imperial Pale Bottle Beer, St. Louis

.

.

.

.

Howe

Webb Howe, Hub Café, Syracuse, N.Y.

B

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Indiana

Indiana Brewing Co., New Albany, Ind., Export and Lager Table Beer

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Brewing Co., Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.A., Tonica

B

V 1 1/8" Odd Shape

No

.

Jackson

Jackson's, Drink Napa Soda

B

V 1"

No

Yes

Jewett

Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks, Coal Detroit, Mich.

T

.

.

.

Joliet

Joliet Bottling Co., Joliet, Ills.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Jones

Simeon Jones Ltd., St. John, N.B., XXX Ale & Porter

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Keller

Keller & Horting Pure Rye Whiskey, Lancaster, Pa.

B

V 7/8"

Yes - Pic

.

Kellerstrass

Compliments of Kellerstrass Distilling Co., Kansas City, Mo.

.

.

.

.

Kelly

Call for D. Kelly's Private Stock, Finest Whiskey Sold, Columbus, O.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Kolb

Kolb Bros. Crystal Export Lager, West Bay City, Mich.

.

.

.

.

Lemp

Drink Lemp St. Louis

T

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Liquor

Liquor Trades Gazette

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Live Oak

Live Oak Rye, The Live Oak Distl'y Co., Cincinnati, O. 1870

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Looker

Compliments of Turner Looker, Cincinnati

.

.

.

.

Mahan

Mahan Supply Co., Wichita, Kas., Budweiser, Schlitz

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Malakoff

Malakoff

B

.

.

.

Martin

E. Martin & Co., Argonut Whoskey, S. F.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Maryland Rye

Maryland Rye, Compliments Straus Gunshole, Richmond, Va. (Trade mark - pic of Gentleman)

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Matthews

N.M. Matthews & Co., Altamont Pure Rye, Finest American Whiskey, Baltimore, Md.

B

H 1 1/8"

.

.

McAvoy

McAvoy Brewing Co., Chicago, U.S.A.

.

.

.

.

McCarthy

McCarthy's Oyster & Chop House, 505 Wood Street, Pittsburg, Pa.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Melchers

Melchers & Effler, Redistillers & Wholesale Dealers, Wines & Liquors, 509 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio

B

H 1 1/8"

.

Metropolitan

Metropolitan Distributing Co. Old Hickory Rye, 108 8th Ave. N.Y.

B

V1 1/8"

No

Yes

Mihm's

A Merry Xmas, Mihm's Café & Bar, 628 Smithfield St. Pittsburg, Pa.

B

.

.

.

Miller

Compliments of B. Miller, 501 N. 4th St., Harrison and 200 Grant Ave, Newark

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Molter

H. T. & J. N. Molter, Providence, R.I., What Cheer Lager Beer

B

V - Oval

Yes - No Mag

.

Monahan

Monahan's XXXXX Whiskey 108 210 Friend St., Boston, Mass.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Moorman

J. H. Cutter Old Whiskies, C. P. Moorman & Co.

B

V - Oval

No

.

Napa

Napa Soda & Spring

B

?

?

.

O'Keefe

J. E. O'Keefe & Co., Distillers, Hazelwood Pure Rye

.

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Old "76"

The Old "76" Distilling Co., Medallion Whiskies

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Old Whiskey

Old Whiskey

.

.

.

.

Our Very Best

Our Very Best

B

V 1 1/8"

.

.

Peebles

Peebles Old Cabinet Whisky, Cincinnati, O., Trade Mark 1840

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Peebles

Peebles Old Cabinet Whisky, Cincinnati, O., Trade Mark 1840

B

V - Oval

No

.

Peebles

Peebles Cabinet Whisky, Cincinnati, O.

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Pepper

Pepper Distillery, Hand made Sour Mash, Established 1780, Mas. E. Pepper & Co. Distillers, Lexington, Ky., Trade Mark, Jas. E. Pepper & Co.

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Pepper

Pepper Distillery, Hand made Sour Mash, Established 1780, Mas. E. Pepper & Co. Distillers, Lexington, Ky., Trade Mark, Jas. E. Pepper & Co.

B

V 1 1/8"

Yes - Pic of Trademark

.

Person's

Call for C. Person's Sons, Buffalo Club Whiskey, The Finest, Try It.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Pfeffer

Jacob J. Pfeffer, Tippecanoe Doublefire Copper Whiskey

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Pierce

S. Pierce & Co., Old Crow Whiskey 1881, Boston

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Pittsburg Bridge

Compliments of Pittsburg Bridge Co., Pittsburg, Pa.

T

H Engraved

No

.

Powers

James G. Power's & Co., Old Parchment Whiskey, New York

B

.

No/Yes

.

Produce

Produce Exchange Café, Rome & Miller 2 Broadway N.Y.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Reliable

The Reliable Grand Union Wholesale Liquor House, 27 So. Main St., Wilkes Barre, Pa.

B

V 1/18"

No

Yes

Reliable

W.M. Co. 07, The Reliable Grand Union Wholesale Liquor House

.

.

.

.

Riebel

Compliments of Jacob Riebel Cafe, 43 Water St., Elmira, N.Y.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Ross

Charles H. Ross & Co., Thompson Pure Rye Whiskey, 339 Registered Trade Mark, Baltimore, MD.

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Rowley

Rowley's Cafe, The Palm, W. R. Rowley, Prop., W.Middletown, N.Y.

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Rueckeisens

Rueckeisens Cafe, Nickel & Osthoff props, 144 Sixth St., Pittsburg, Pa.

b

*V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Schoenhofen

P. Schoenhofen Brewing Co., Chicago, Edelweiss

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Seifert

Compliments of John R. Seifert, San Diego, Cal.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Smith

C. D. Smith Drug Co., St. Joseph, Mo. Bulk Goods, King Korn & Windsor Bottled goods. Thoroughbred & Bobby Burns Pts. & Qts.

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Special

Special Brew Extra 6

.

.

.

.

Stagg

The Geo. T. Stagg Co., O. F. C. Whiskey, Frankfort, Ky.

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Mag

.

Standard

The Standard Brewery's Chicago Premium Export

B

.

No

.

Steinecke

Louis Steinecke The trade, Kansas City, Mo.

B

H

.

.

Steinhardt

Compliments of Steinhardt Bros. & Co.

B

.

.

.

Steurnagel

Compliments of Peter Steurenagel, 63 Chestnut St, Alleghany

B

H 1 1/8"

.

.

Stroh

Compliments of B. Stroh Brewing Co., Detroit

B

H 1 1/8"

Mp

.

Sunstein

Compliments of C. Sunstein

B

V 7/8"

Yes - Photo ****

.

Symes

Compliments of Symes Building Buffet, Symes Bldg. Denver

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Tennessee

Tennessee Liquor Co. Drink Ivydale Rye, 4 Qts $2.99 Atlanta, Ga.

.

.

.

.

Terre Haute

Terre Haute Brewing Co., Terre Haute, Ind., Velvet

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Pic

.

Texas

Texas Brewing Co., Brewers &; Bottlers of Fine Beer, Fort Worth, Texas

B

V 7/8"

No

.

White

White, Hentz & Co., Philadelphia Old Tremble Whiskey

B

V 7/8"

No

.

White Elephant

White Elephant Saloon, Keystone W VA

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Whitney

Whitney Glass Works, Philadelphia

B

V 7/8"

No

.

Western

Western Bottler, Chicago

.

.

.

.

Wilkinson

W. C. Wilkinson, Philadalphia, Stylus Club Whiskey

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Wilson

Laurence A. Wilson & Co., Wilson's Old Empire Rye, Aged In Oak Casks , Government Gaurantee 1890, Sole Proprietors, Montreal

B

H 1 1/8"

No

.

Windisch-Muhlhauser

Compliments of the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewing Co., Ask For Lion Beer, Cincinnati, O.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

.

Wise

Armitage Rye Whiskey, David Wise & Co., Distillers, Chicago

B

V 7/8"

Yes - No Pic

.

Wolcott

Cornhills Rye, James E. Wolcott & Co., Rochester, N.Y., Established 1827, James E. Wolcott & Co.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes

Wolcott

Cornhills Rye, James E. Wolcott & Co., Trademarked Rochester, N.Y., James E. Wolcott & Co.

B

V 1 1/8"

No

Yes


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