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Catalog Number 1987.184.002
Description John Rapp & Son Brown Beer Bottle, c. 1900-1920. Brown tinted glass bottle that is cylindrical in shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to a bulbous neck with a raised bulbous mouth. Bottle has embossed text on side of body reading, "JOHN RAPP & SON / S.F. CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Beer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title John Rapp & Son Beer Bottle, c. 1900-1920
Date c. 1900-1920
Creator John Rapp & Son, San Francisco
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "JOHN RAPP & SON / S.F. CAL." (Embossed on side of body); "S.F.&P.G.W. / 10" (Embossed on bottom of bottle)
Notes "Bottlers such as John Rapp and Son of San Francisco distributed Rainier Beer to their local areas. The earlier, blob top bottles were usually embossed with only the name of the local agent/bottler, but carried a "Rainier Beer" label on the reverse. Two examples of these embossed bottles are: "K. M., Oakland" or "Kirchner & Mantie - Oakland, Cal." and "John Rapp & Son, S.F., Cal."
"The bottling, as heretofore, will continue to be in charge of John Rapp & Son, who will have the exclusive distribution of the bottled beer. The draught beer, however, will be marketed entirely by the Rainier Brewing Company in the future."
Dimensions H-11.5 W-3.125 D-3.125 inches
Search Terms Beer
John Rapp & Son, San Francisco
San Francisco
Subjects Beer
Bottle industry
Bottling industry
Brewing industry
Glass industry
John Rapp & Son, San Francisco
San Francisco