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    Pre-Prohibition Site.

    I was looking at something from National Distilling Co. - Milwaukee, Wi. and somehow stumbled across this, thought I would put it out here for you guys just in case anyone is interested.
    http://www.pre-pro.com/

    Found out this info from this site, how many of you knew this? I have an old stoneware jug from him, very cool to think that it may have been filled with the original OF...
    http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view...php?did=DST494
    Last edited by dSculptor; 01-02-2015 at 16:14.
    Everyday my spirit seems to find its way to the bottom of a glass...... Don

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    Re: Pre-Prohibition Site.

    Nice find. Thx for sharing.
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    Re: Pre-Prohibition Site.

    I have had a lot of fun looking at that site in the past.

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    Re: Pre-Prohibition Site.

    Thought I would share a pic of the jug that I mentioned above, this is a salt glazed jug made by Charles Hermann, who was in business from 1856- 1886 in downtown Milwaukee, Wi. This jug is probably from around the 1880's or so. I started a long time ago collecting stoneware from this period of time.. more specifically from Milwaukee, and have amassed a pretty good sized collection. Back then you just brought your jug to the liquor store (General store) and they filled it for you .. right from the barrel.
    herbst.jpgHere's a pic of a decorated one (same maker) ..this one is a lot earlier, probably more from the late 1850's - 60's. They really liked their jugs back then....I really like them now.
    flower.jpg
    Everyday my spirit seems to find its way to the bottom of a glass...... Don

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    Re: Pre-Prohibition Site.

    Nice set of jugs you've got there!

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    Re: Pre-Prohibition Site.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoldBully View Post
    Nice set of jugs you've got there!
    But they don't match. That always bothers me.
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 01-09-2015 at 10:15.
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