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 a great tin sign from the R. W. Bells Company, which was based in Buffalo, New York. The Bells Company made soaps for years, and they were a dominant seller of soap in the market as early as 1880. The Buffalo Brand of soap was perhaps their top seller for many years, and is the one you will see with advertising pieces still today most often.