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King Kotton (arched) / KORN (text appears within a frosted image of a corn cob) / A STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY / 100 PROOF / 4 QUARTS $3.00, PREPAID / HELLER BROS. / BRISTOL,VA., - TENN. / DUKE OF BOURBON / 4 QTS. $3.00 PREPAID / (final line of text unknown)

The obverse of the glass has dose measures and a frosted image of a hog at top.

ID#: RWM184
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-5/8" x 1-13/16" x 1-1/2"
Edmonson:Not listed
State:VA, TN
Heller Bros. listed from 1901-1914.

Listed 1901-1914. Heller Bros. claimed to be the "Largest and Oldest Mail Order Liquor House in the Entire South". A flyer has them at 507 State, a jug shows them located at 511 State, and a 1906 ad has them at 513 State St, Bristol.

The Bristol outlet was run by A. B. Heller and a second outlet in Knoxville was operated by M. A. Heller. They also had outlets in Jacksonville, FL and Middlesboro, KY. In 1907 they bought out James Co. Inc., a Macon GA wholesaler. State Prohibition forced them to move their business to Chattanooga.

Brand names used by this company include: "Duke of Bourbon", and "King Kotton Korn."

Company name timeline:
Heller Bros.

Address timeline:
511-513 State

Find out more about Heller Bros.

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