Waterloo Brewing Co, Wiggle Wagglegraph, Waterloo, IL. Circa 1905

A TOY AND BEER? THE WATERLOO, IL BREWING COMPANIES UNUSUAL ADVERTISING GIVEAWAY

A NOVELTY SO NOVEL IT APPARENTLY WAS NOT A BIG SELLER!  One of my favorite small town brewery collectibles is a rare toy from the Waterloo Brewing Company in Waterloo, Illinois, called The Wiggle-Wagglegraph.   Research on this game and for the manufacturer maker shows this item was produced by the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company in Jersey City,…

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Griesedieck Bros. "Old Scenter Rye" Cardboard Sign 1898

UNIQUE PRE-PROHIBITION GRIESEDIECK WHISKEY SIGN 1898!

Griesedieck’s “Old Scenter Rye” Whiskey Sign 1898 I recently acquired this unique Pre-Prohibition cardboard sign advertising a long forgotten whiskey brand called Old Scenter Rye. To my knowledge, this antique advertising sign is the first one of its kind known to exist. This particular whiskey was made by H.L. Griesedieck and Company, a distillery based…

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