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SPRING HILL (arched) / PERFECTION (picture of a semi-naked woman walking with upraised arms, a piece of sheer fabric streaming from her right hand) WHISKEY (ital.) / CENTER CO. PENN. / L.&A.SCHARFF, / ST. LOUIS, MO / PROPRIETORS.

ID#: RRP4025
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Acid-etched
Dimensions:2-1/16" x 1-13/16" x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:Not listed
City:St. Louis
L & A Scharff listed from 1883-1918.

This is an acid-etched glass and probably an old one. Note the position of the woman's hand relative to the brand name compared with the other such glass in the database.

The two Scharffs were Lazarus and Adolph (thanks to Mark Buscher for providing the information). They were drawing liquor from RD #112 (Anderson Co., KY): see the distillery listing for more details

Directory Notes: Sole agent Royal Pepsin Bitters, US and Canada (1902). "Pretoria Rye, None Better" (1904).

Brand names used by this company include: "Ameliorated", "Blue Lodge", "Camp Spring", "Captain Jack", "Delmonico Rye", "Eagle", "Maple Hollow", "Nelson Creek", "Pretoria", and "Spring Hill ."

Company name timeline:
L & A Scharff (1883-1903), L & A Scharff, Distillers (1904-1906), L & A Scharff Distilling Co. (1916-1918)

Address timeline:
215 N Main (1883-1887), 15 S 2 nd (1888-1900), 20 S Main (1902-1918), 201-203 S 4 th (1904-1906), 515 Clark Ave (1916-1918)

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