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
Here is an early tin sign from the Pierce corporation, an early and very successful gasoline and motor oil manufacturer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. This particular sign advertises their flagship Pennant brand of grease. The Pierce Company also produced an oil rocker drum, which are a highly collected category by the gas and oil collectors today.