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Special (script) / DEEP SPRING / "The Whiskey without an Unkind Thought!"

ID#: RRP330
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot, 20 inside panels
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:1-7/8 " x 1-13/16 " x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 168, entry #8
Brand Registered:1901
Deep Spring Distillery listed from 1903-1915.

"J W Kelly & Co., Props." (1903)

The distillery was owned by J.W. Kelly Co. and listed under this name 1903-1915 or later. It was located at 13-15 W 9 th (1903-1904), 910 E Missionary Ave (1905-1915).

Kelly goes back further than this. The business was established in 1866 but first shows up in Chattanooga directories as Kelly & Davenport (1882-1889), then J W Kelly (1890-1902), becoming J W Kelly & Co. in 1903 (1903-1915). A display ad from 1903 reads"J W Kelly, Carl White. Deep Spring Lincoln County Tenn. Whiskey. The Standard of Excellence. J W Kelly & Co., Distillers. Wholesale Liquor Dealers and Jobbers of Cigars and Tobacco. "

They were located at the W 9 th St address noted above for the duration.

Company name timeline:
Deep Spring Distillery

Address timeline:
13-15 W 9 th (1903-1904), E Missionary Ave & Belt Ry (1905-1909), 910 E Missionary Ave (1911-1915)

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