Pictured is a neat advertising glass paperweight from the Southern Cooperage Company which was at 110 Victor Street near downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. This company produced many wooden barrels used in the brewery and whiskey distillery business sectors. Wood barrels were the handiwork of coopers who were skilled artisans in barrel making. Circa 1900.Details
Featured is a tough to find early advertising tray from the Deere and Webber Horse Drawn Sleigh Manufacturing Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This particular serving tray is a stock image type of tray, and features a large elk in the image. The Deere and Webber Company was known Bob Sleds which were horse pulled and their Cutter brands of farm equipment or pre automobile people movers. The Company was a fairly large company and at one time also owned The Reliance Buggy Company in St. Louis, MO as well, but sold off that business in 1923 due to the slowdown in buggy sales nationwide.