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METROPOLITAN / Whiskey (script) / Rosskam,Gerstley&Co / PHILADELPHIA

ID#: RRP3052
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-3/16" x 1-15/16" x 1-1/2"
Edmonson:Not listed
Rosskam, Gerstley & Co. listed from 1869-1920.

A company letterhead dated 1883 lists "Isaac Rosskam, Henry Gerstley, Louis Gerstley and William Gerstley", which is confusing given that the directories refer to Isaac Gerstley and Henry, Louis and William Rosskam.

The 1895 directory identifies Louis & William Rosskam and Isaac Gerstley as owning the company, with William Rosskam identified as President in 1900.

In 1907, a US Supreme Court hearing identified Louis and William Gerstley as being the sole remaining partners in the company.

The company continues until 1921 when the directories identify it as being "in liquidation".
William B Rosskam is identified in 1925 as being Vice President of Northern National Bank

The Company had offices in New York (38 Broadway, 1883) and Chicago.

Mida shows brands trademarked since 1872. These included the signature Rosskam Gerstley & Co. in old English script, Old Saratoga, and Keystone monogram (used since 1883). Mida also has "1854 Keystone Malt Whiskey - Eisner & Mendelson - Medicinal Use - Strictly Pure" since 1884, and "Top of the Morning" used since 1869.

Brand names used by this company include: "American Rye", "Faust's Own", "Geo. M Walker V.O.P. Blend", "Gerstley", "Glenkenny", "H. A. Rogers", "Keystone Malt", "Keystone Monogram", "Metropolitan", "No. 6 Monogram", "Old Emporer", "Old Keystone", "Old Saratoga", "Pat Hand", "Philadelphia Club", "Quaker City Monogram", "R. G. & Co.", "R. G. & Co. Monogram", "R. G. & Co. Special Reserve", "Saratoga", "The Register", "Three Lilies", and "Top of the Morning ."

Company name timeline:
Rosskam, Gerstley & Co.

Address timeline:
336 N 3 rd (1870), 402 N 3 rd (1871-1875), 226 S Front (1876-1918), & 133-135 Dock (1876-1897)

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