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CALIFORNIA / CLUB / WHISKEY / BRAUNSCHWEIGER & CO. / SAN FRANCISCO / CAL. (all tsp on a frosted panel embellished with scroll work at top and bottom)

ID#: KWS869
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-1/16" x 1-3/4" x 1-5/16"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 32, entry #3
City:San Francisco
Braunschweiger & Co. listed from 1882-1913.

Thomas (PCSF) suggests that the company was created in 1878 when Amandus Fenkhausen, who had prior experience as a liquor dealer in San Francisco, took on a partner in the form of Herman Braunschweiger. Their store was at 414 Front St.

Braunschweiger learned the trade quickly and by 1882 became senior partner in a new business with Bumsted.

Bumsted was bought out by 1885 and the firm continued as Braunschweiger & Co. The 1906 quake destroyed the company premises but Herman rebuilt and continued the business until retirement in 1913

Brand names used by this company include: "Bear Grass", "Bear Valley", "California Club", "Extra Pony", "Golden Chief", "Golden Cupid", "Golden Rule", "Golden Rule XXX Sour Mash Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey", "Oak Valley Distilling: Brunswick Extra Pony Pure Bourbon Whiskey", "Old Pioneer", and "Silver Wedding."

Company name timeline:
Braunschweiger & Bumstead (1882-1885), Braunschweiger & Co. (1886-1913)

Address timeline:
223 California (1882-1892), 5-7 Drumm (1893-1906), 1328 Howard (1907-1913)

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