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#41 Ade

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:05 AM

Richard, i think you have made Mike a very happy man.

.........and so the journey begins!!!!!

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:57 AM

Very very very cool Mike(score)

#43 mulejd

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

wonderful history, mike you make those history dectives on tv look bad, .

#44 JimmyandJen

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

Awesome Richard. Thanks for the pictures. Looks like proof to me. I am bringing in my Bettertons bottles from the shed. ;D/>

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:48 PM

Cool ad Richard! This is an awesome thread!

#46 JimmyandJen

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

I thought it would be a good idea to tie these threads together. Here is a link to the "Other Collections" page on the forum that has a few various Betterton, Kelly, and Deep Spring bottles.

http://maxwellshouse...241567084/s-60/

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

very informative, thanks, I have an old Deep Springs bottle, now I have a bit of history to go with it!

#48 JimmyandJen

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:42 AM

Mike and I noticed this the other day while leaving the Squire Room. It looks as though The Tennessee Distilling Company used to sell Jack Daniels out of Nashville. I wonder what other companies sold Jack Daniels? :-//>

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

I put this post under our collection too, but figured it might me better suited here. :)/>

Jen went out hunting today. She ended up all the way up in Kentucky. She came home with this half gallon jug in mint condition. It is not Jack or Gunter, but we now know Tennessee Distilling Company sold Jack.

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#50 JimmyandJen

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:50 AM

Here is a closeup of the stencil

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#51 JimmyandJen

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:51 AM

It is hard to see the embossing in the picture, but The Tennessee Distilling Company also sold out of Birmingham, Alabama and Evansville, Indiana.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

:clap/> (huba)/> very nice items, Jimmy!!! ;)/> (thumup)/> thanks for sharing the pics

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:59 PM

:clap/> (huba)/> very nice items, Jimmy!!! ;)/> (thumup)/> thanks for sharing the pics


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:34 AM

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Very nice :)/>

#55 JimmyandJen

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:47 AM

Jen found this on the internet today. Hopefully we can find a real copy of this someday.

Jimmy
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:32 AM

interesting history read Mike!!!

thanks for the informations and the great Pict´s from the old Bottles :thumbsup/>

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:33 PM

What a cool list!!!! Can I order some bottles from you, PLEASE????????????? :B/> :B/> :B/>

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

A very good read, thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:22 PM

Very interesting thankyou for sharing . great piece of history.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:57 AM

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E R BETTERTON
Chattanooga, TN.
1870-1915





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Est. 1870.
Elijah Roach Betterton returned from a Yankee prison camp to his home in Naruna, VA., in 1866, where he married, and operated a grist mill on Hat Creek. A portion of the corn the farmers brought in was retained as a fee for milling, and he converted this to whiskey using a small pot still. In a few years he was able to move to Chattanooga where he opened a bar and purchased whiskey from many small distillers in Tennessee, including Jack Daniel.

In 1880 he sold out, intending to "go respectable" in the wholesale drug business in Dallas. He entrusted $500,000 and the power to write checks to his bookkeeper who was to rent a warehouse and purchase inventory. The book-keeper acquired a building and some stock, but ran up bills and absconded to Mexico.

Betterton then moved back to Chattanooga and took a partner (J.O. Martin) to become E.R.Betterton & Co. In 1885 the built a wholesaler business at 100 W 7 th. In 1895 they established the White Oak Distillery near Valdeau and then another in 1899 on the south bank of the Tennessee River east of the present Market St. bridge. It closed in 1913 and Betterton went into the shoe business. His name continued to be used by a wholesaler in Rossville GA until 1917 (OASG).

They also had a branch in Cincinnati, OH.



Directory notes:
"E R Betterton & J O Martin: E R Betterton & Co., Wholesale Liquor Dealers, Specialities Pennsylvania Rye and Kentucky Bourbons, Duffy's Pure Malt. Agents for the Celebrated Tannhaeuser Export Beer" (ad 1892). "Sole agents Cascade Whiskey" (ad, 1899, 1900), "Overholt's Old Pennsylvania Rye, Gibson's XXXX" (1900). "E.R. Betterton, President, J. O. Martin, Treas. & Gen Manager, C.W. Cox, Secretary. Est 1870, Incorporated 1905. (Display ad featuring the distillery and a bottle of White Oak, 1906, 1907, 1915) Elijah R Betterton, Jr (1915)




Business name timeline:
E R Betterton (1876-1882), E R Betterton & Co. (1883-1915)

Address timeline:
141 Market (1876-1882), 517 Market (wholesale & retail: 1883-1908) & 812 Broad (wholesale: 1890-1891), 110-112 W 7 th (wholesale: 1892), 114-116 W 7 th (wholesale, also distillers in 1898: 1894-1899), 717 Market (wholesale, also distillers: 1900-1909), 532 Market (1911), 511 Market (1912-1915)


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