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Catalog Number 1971.243
Description Aug. J. Lang & Co. Lager Beer Bottle, n.d. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a narrow lip with a bulbous base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Aug.J.Suny & Co / San Francisco California / LAGER BEER" embossed on side in rectangular frame. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Beer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Aug. J. Lang & Co. Lager Beer Bottle, n.d.
Date c. 1906-1913
Creator August J. Lang Company Lager Beer, San Francisco
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Aug. J. Lang & Co / San Francisco / California / C & L / LAGER BEER" (embossed on side within a raised rectangle); "721" (embossed on bottom)
Provenance Dug up at Sixteen Mile House.
Notes "Lang Bros. had moved several times in the 1880’s, from the Polk Street location to 1318 Scott Street near O’Farrell Street in 1883, and then in 1890 to 1510-12 Ellis Street near Fillmore, where it remained until 1906. After the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, August bought out Otto and Leonhard to form August Lang & Co., which owned and operated the Fredericksburg Bottling Company. He relocated the bottling operations to 18th and Alabama Streets, with a branch at the corner of Geary and Baker³...
"August Lang and his sons must have recognized that the beer industry as they knew it was finished. In 1913 August Sr. started Lang Realty and Company, and his sons gained employment in the real estate business."
[http://www.brewerygems.com/aug-lang.htm 4/18/2017]
Dimensions H-7.625 W-2.25 D-2.25 inches
Search Terms August J. Lang Company Lager Beer, San Francisco
Beer
Bottles
Breweries
Glass
Glasses
Glassware
Lang, August J.
San Francisco
Subjects August J. Lang Company Lager Beer, San Francisco
Beer
Bottle industry
Bottles
Bottling industry
Glass industry
Glassware
San Francisco
People Lang, August J.