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OLD JUDGE (arched) KENTUCKY BOURBON (reverse arched, both lines etched in tsp letters within a circular frame. The frame encloses a picture of a elderly, moustachioed man in legal hat and robes. He has a glass of whiskey in his upraised right hand) / S.B.ROTHENBERG & Co. (reverse arched)

         ID#: RCL104

Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Red-etched, gold rim
Dimensions:2-1/4" x 1-7/8" x 1-7/16"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 133, entry #3
City:San Francisco
Brand Registration:1902
S B Rothenberg Co. listed from 1899-1915.

The Old Judge brand was supposedly originated in 1857 by M.T. Mitchell (Snyder, 2007). Mida shows that it had been used since 1866 by Emil Stern's Son & Co. of NY. The brand was acquired in 1899 by S C Herbst, a Milwaukee wholesaler, who produced both Old Judge and Old Fitzgerald at RD #11, KY 7th district.

Old Judge was distributed in the West by Sara Rothenberg and by her son, Samuel B. Rothenberg, who took over the business in 1898.

The Gladstone brand was owned by Rosenfield Bros & Co of Chicago, IL, 1891-1818, who also owned the Sunny Brook Distillery in Louisville, KY.

Brand names used by this company include: "Old Judge", "Quaker Club", "Rosemond", and "Rosemond A."

Company name timeline:
S B Rothenberg & Co. (1899-1901), Rothenberg Co. (1902-1906), The Rothenburg Co. (1907-1915)

Address timeline:
117 Battery (1899-1906), 140 Front (1907-1915)

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