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
A fantastic chipped glass sign from one of the premier early sign makers, Rawson and Evans out of Chicago, Illinois and New York City, N.Y. The Rawson and Evans Company did quite a few bank signs and many chipped glass outdoor signs in their era. Eventually the chipped glass process was replaced by reverse on glass signs, which were much cheaper to produce.