UNLISTED AUBURN INDIANA BEER BOTTLE
The picture below is of a topaz amber color blob top beer bottle from Auburn, Indiana. This bottle has a very nice whittle to the glass and is quite a bit lighter then the normal beer bottle amber that you usually see on beer bottles. Its embossed S. Rogers Auburn, Ind. in a slug plate. On the reverse side at the bottom is embossed E.H.E. 28. The height is 11 ¾ inches. The E. H. E. was the glass bottle manufacture. This was the Edward H. Everett Company (Newark Star Glass Works ) Newark, Oh. 1880-1904. The last of this companies glass bottles would have had E. H. E. Co. The S. Rogers Brewery was owned by Sylvester Rogers and was located in northeast Auburn near Cedar Creek. It is thought that the brewery was from 1857 to 1880. There are no listings for S. Rogers as a Brewery or a Bottler according to the 1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance map. It would have been quite rare for a brewery to bottle there own brew back then. The federal Government placed a special tax on all brewed alcohol levied by the barrel. The tax prevented you to brew and bottle in the same building. The Federal Government revised the law in 1890 . This meant that you could brew and bottle in the same building on the same line.
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