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A "JOEL B. FRAZIER" (letters decrease in height toward center of line) / OR / "BONNIE RYE" / (two lines) / HighBall (slanted script) / (two lines) / IS GOOD

On the reverse of the glass is a circle outline enclosing three grain stalks, bound at their base, pictured against a barrel end. To either side of the stalks is tsp TRADE MARK. A panel slanted across the design reads BONNIE, and arched above the circle outline is REG.IN.U.S.PAT.OFF.

ID#: RRP2413

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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled highball, 19 inside panels
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:4-7/16" x 1-15/16" x 1-13/16"
Edmonson:Not listed
Bonnie Bros. listed from 1872-1919.

In 1892, "Bonnie, Murphy & Co." were drawing liquor from warehouses of the J B Wathen & Bro. Co. distillery (RD #363, 5th Dist. of KY) and the Fern Cliff Distillery (RD #409, 5th Dist.): see the respective distillery listing pages for more details. They also had an involvement in the Crystal Springs Distilleries (RD #3 and RD #78) in Louisville.

Bonnie Bros. cited 1874 as the date that they were established, even though the company was in business under a different name prior to that date. They ultimately purchased the J G Mattingly & Sons' distillery in Louisville (RD #6, KY 6th District) to supply liquor for their wholesale business.

Brand names used by this company include: "Belmont", "Big Rock", "Bonnie", "C. C.", "Dog On Good Whiskey", "Joel B. Frazier", "Kentucky Turf", "Nelson Club", "Old Trenton", "W. H. Kirby", "White Drost Gin", and "Woodford Co.."

Company name timeline:
Bonnie, Murphy & Co. (1872-1873), Bonnie & Co. (1874-1877), Bonnie Bros. (1878-1919)

Address timeline:
29 4th, betw Main & River nr Water (1872-1874), 182 Main, nr 5 th (1875), 66 2 nd nr Main (1876-1881), 224 2 nd (1882-1887), 139 W Main (1888-1902), WS 34, S of Bank (D: 1902), 316-318 W Main (1903), 139-141 W Main (1904-1909), 125 W Main (1909-1919)

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