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OLD DORSEY (arched) / (picture of a middle-aged gent with moustache and hat, all within circle outline) / Bourbon / E.MARTIN & CO.

         ID#: RCL117

Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-1/4" x 1-15/16" x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 127, entry #7
City:San Francisco
E. Martin & Co. listed from *1865-1919.

Thomas (WB, p. 11) notes that Edward Johnson Martin was born in Ireland in 1819 and arrived in San Francisco at the age of 29. He made a small fortune in mining and then returned to San Francisco and in 1859 partnered with Daniel V. B. Henarie, E. P. Rowe and James Mairs in a wholesale liquor business, known as E. Martin & Co.
In 1870, they involved John F Cutter in an attempt to steal the Cutter brand away from Charles P. Moorman.

Although they lost a legal battle over the Cutter brand, they did produce several successful brands.

Brand names used by this company include: "Argonaut", "E Martin & Co.", "J. F. Cutter", "J. F. Cutter Extra Old Bourbon", "J. F. Cutter's Extra Bourbon", "Miller's Extra Old Bourbon", "Miller's Extra Whisky", "Miller's Old Bourbon", and "Old Dorsey."

Company name timeline:
E. Martin & Co.

Address timeline:
604-606 Front (1865-1867), 408 Front (1868-1894), 411 Market (1895-1899), 54-56 1 st (1900-1906), 336 2 nd (1907-1918), Mills Bldg (1919)

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