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Listed in the June 18, 1900 Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office is a H. Tielkemeyer. He would file for an application for a patent on Dr. Washington American Life Bitters label. The patent for the label was issued on July 10, 1900.

Listed in the 1884 - 1885 St. Louis Directory is a Louis Uffeln of the St. Louis Valley Liquor Company.

In 1885 Henry Tielkemeyer would have a two story house built located at 1200 Tyler Street in St Louis for the sum of $3200.00 dollars. This was quite a bit of money at the time. Today the house is on the National Register of Historical Places.

By 1887 the company's owners are Tielkemeyer and Uffeln. The business was located at 1213 Morgan Street. Also in the 1890 Polk Gould Business Directory of St. Louis lists H. Tielkemeyer & Uffeln at 1213 Morgan St. St. Louis Wine & Liquor Co.

Sometime before 1900 Henry Tielkemeyer would become the sole owner of the St. Louis Wine & Liquor Co. Henry was born in St Louis in 1865 and would die in September 15, 1915.

Between 1913 and 1918 the St. Louis Directories lists the St. Louis Wine & Liquor Co located at 1145 South Broadway Street owner unknown.

Below are photos of this amber in color square shape bottle. It is embossed DR. WASHINGTONS /AMERICAN / LIFE BITTERS. This bottle has a different style of neck.

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Below is a photo of a shot glass from the St. Louis Wine & Liquor Co.

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1900 Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office.

St. Louis Directories 1884-1918.

Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.

Frank & Frank (Wicker) Jr. Bottle Collection.

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