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Stone-Lick (old English)

ID#: PVV165
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot, ca. 14 inside panels
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:Measurements omitted
Edmonson:Not listed
Brand Registered:1905
Chris Sandheger listed from 1866-1918.

1882, 1883: directory has an engraving of the business premises.

According to a Sandheger family history site (, Christopher was born in Herzebrock, Germany on August 17, 1832 (or 1833?).

Sandheger emigrated to the US when he was 21 and settled in Cincinnati. He worked in the accounting office of F. Mueller for two years and then took a similar position with Pothman's Liquors. In 1857 he established his own business on the south side of Court Street. During his years in Germany, he had worked for the Hagedorn distillery in Rheda and hence by now had extensive experience of the liquor business.

Sandheger's obituary notes that "in the early years, Sandheger conducted business on a small scale, but he enjoyed such popularity because of his honesty and customer service that in 1868 he found it necessary to enlarge his cramped quarters. He tore down and rebuilt portions of the building one at a time until by 1874 all parts of the original structure had disappeared.

The first floor houses the distillery with its enormous barrels and vats. They will give even a layman an idea of the size of the business. This is where sprits are in all stages of fermentation. According to public records the Sandheger business is one of the largest of it's kind in German hands.

On the second floor, an area of 80 x 112 feet, are the offices and the warehouse. The upper floors house more offices and the private apartment of Mr Sandheger, plus thousands of barrels of rye and burbon whiskey."

Sandheger's rectifying establishment made the news in 1878 for evasion of tax on spirits received from the Kayser distillery.

Christopher and Bertha Sandheger had two daughters, both of whom returned to Germany and married the sons of distillery-owner Hagedorn. Christopher died on November 2, 1906.

The 64th and 66th annual reports of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce list John Quack as being associated with this company in 1912 and 1914.

During 1914-1920, the company was drawing liquor from the warehouses of RD #270 in Marion Co., KY.

Brand names used by this company include: "Golden Dry Gin", "Old Sandheger Club", "Old Still", "Stone Lick", and "White Lilac Gin."

Company name timeline:
Chris Sandheger (1866-1908), Estate of... (1909), Chris Sandheger (1910), The C Sandheger Co. (1911-1918)

Address timeline:
21-27 W Court (1866-1895), 123-129 E Court (1896-1918)

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