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
The R & G Corset Factory once ruled not only the streets of Norwalk, CT, but basically the entire United States as their brand of corsets was the largest selling brand in the U.S. Norwalk had the reputation of also being one of the biggest hat manufacturing cities in the U.S. also. Interestingly the company didn’t need to advertise anything on the sign, other than place their name on it, simply because they were already a dominating household name when this sign was made around 1900.