Featured is a rather interesting tin sign from the Old Crow Sour Mash Whiskey Brand, made by the W.A. Gaines Company. The W. A. Gaines Company started in 1868 in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky and remained in business until the start of prohibition. The use of rats crawling over the sour mash whiskey bottle baffles me,…Details
Edwin Schiele Autocrat Whiskey Distillery Tin Serving Tray, St. Louis, MO
Circa 1905 Metal Serving Tray from the Edwin Schiele Distilling company in Saint Louis MO. Edwin Schiele started his business in 1905 at 204 S. Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis. The Autocrat brand of whiskey was their flagship brand and is featured in this serving tray. The picture shows an old couple getting ready to drink their Autocrat Whiskey. A great visual tray from pre-prohibition time period. Mr. Schiele went out of business with prohibition and never was able to start the business again when prohibition ended.