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FIRST PRIZE (arched) / OLD TIMES (arched within a globe. At center of the globe is a frosted image of the World's Fair Old Times Distillery exhibit hall) / WHISKEY / LOUISVILLE,KY. (reverse arched at the bottom of the globe) / WORLDS FAIR. (reverse arched below the globe)

ID#: RRP5407
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label, gold rim
Dimensions:2-5/8" x 2-1/16" x 1-9/16"
Edmonson:Not listed
State:KY
City:Louisville
Brand Registered:1869
Notes:
Old Times Distillery Co. listed from 1886-1914.

The Old Times Distillery and Old Times brand were established in 1869 by John G. Roach and sold to Anderson Biggs in 1878. On Biggs' death in 1889, his widow, disapproving of the business, sold to the first bidder for $17,000. The new owners were Chas. Lemmon, pres., formerly with F. G. Paine & Co., D, Meschendorf, VP and A. W. Bierbaum, secy-treas. Operating as The Old Times Distillery Co., their brands were Old Times and Gladstone.

Bierbaum was succeeded by Meschendorf when the former died in 1890. In 1897 Meschendorf withdrew, having bought the Mayflower Distillery. Lemmon died in 1908 and was succeeded by J. J . Beck, who in turn was succeeded by D. H. Russell, previously listed as Secretary and Treasuer

After Meschendorf withdrew in 1897, Ferdinand Westheimer, operator of large distributing houses in St. Joseph, MO, and Cincinnati, OH., purchased his interest and changed the name to the "Number One Distillery Co."

The Old Times brand won a gold medal at the 1893 World's Fair that was held in Chicago. The Old Times distillery in Louisville (RD #1 of Kentucky's 5th District) changed hands and number around the turn of the century (see the distillery listing page for more details) and production was moved to a new facility across the street. Old Times was also being produced by the Goosehorn distillery (RD #263). Sales and distribution during the early 1900's was apparently handled by The Old Times Distillery Distibuting Co., also in Louisville.



Brand names used by this company include: "Dr. Russell Gin", "Gladstone", and "Old Times."

Company name timeline:
Old Times Distillery Co.

Address timeline:
Office: 104 E Main (1886), 142 W Main (1887-1889), 107 W Main (1890-1891), 205 W Main (1892-1894), Broadway, NE cor 28 th (1895-1897), 126 E Main (1907-1908), 745 W Main (1910-1911), 830 W Main (1912), 55 Am Nat Bank Bldg. (1914)

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