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Old 04-26-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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has anyone mentioned Staats??

or Orange Crush??

or Sambo's Chocolate Milk??

I took some pictures tonight of some really old bottles I have.

I'll post them if there is any interest in seeing them.

They are unusually shaped. and unique.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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has anyone mentioned Staats??

or Orange Crush??

or Sambo's Chocolate Milk??

I took some pictures tonight of some really old bottles I have.

I'll post them if there is any interest in seeing them.

They are unusually shaped. and unique.
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I'd like to see them! I remember when Orange Crush came in brown bottles.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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has anyone mentioned Staats??

or Orange Crush??

or Sambo's Chocolate Milk??

I took some pictures tonight of some really old bottles I have.

I'll post them if there is any interest in seeing them.

They are unusually shaped. and unique.
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King Mud....or was it the Mud King... I would love to see them!

Outafocus.....can you take a picture of the Miller bottle you found? I read a little on Frederick Miller....interesting he started his brewery in 1854...and he died of cancer in 1888. The brewery was not known as Fredererick Miller Brewery until his sons took over. That also sort of implies the age of that bottle if it says Fred Miller on it! It might belong in a museum.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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found the best dump at Medina Lake, circa 1979 - 1989!!! Found the best bottles, ever!!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:00 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I'd like to see them!

I remember when Orange Crush came in brown bottles.
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OC in brown bottles is the only way I remember them.
I liked OC.

Orange Crush is the bottle on the left.

Staats in the middle.

SamBo on the right........................
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King Mud....or was it the Mud King...
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King Mud - that would be Hannibal.

I don't remember the Lily Pond pictured below.

Looks like a duck perched in the bird bath.....................................
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:45 AM
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What a difference between Jefferson and the prison looking schools they build today.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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Great bottles. Did you find them locally?

I suppose you're right about Hannibal. I'm still in awe of your talent however. That reminds me that I owe you some information. I'll make a note to send it later tonight.

BTW - loved the photos behind them....Pianta? And!...that awesome pot metal textured wall. What is that? Something in your studio. I thought they were raindrops at first glance.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow!. DeWinne's Belgium Inn. This has to be the same DeWinne that owns the Tip Top Cafe. I wonder how many other restaurants DeWinne owned?

There is a nursery on Bandera near 1604 that has a DeWinne's very similar to the one on top of Tip Top. I think the nursery is the DeWinne's Nursery. I wonder if its the same family?
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well, just found there was the DeWinne's Belgium Inn on Commerce and it was a famous beakfast eatery for SA politicians and lawyers. It later became DeWinne's Cafe. Not sure if they moved out to Fredricksburg road and became Tip Top or if they were different restaurants. The family also ran a restaurant called De Winne's Capt'n Jims. I seem to vague recall that name....
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It looks like the DeWinne's were brothers from Belgium, Earnest and George, who by 1951 had been in the restaurant business for 15 years. I also found a few articles on two other brothers named Camille and Rudolph DeWinne. Not sure they were cousins or what the relationship really was. Camille and Rudolph came here either before or at the start of WW2.

I found an add from 1952 claiming they were newly remolded. They specialized in Pit Barbecue, steaks, fried chicken and sea food. Not sure which band of brothers started the DeWinne Belgium Inn 1951, but by the 1952 remolding, Earnest and George were running the restaurant. A 1948 article about Camille and Rudolph's sister surviving the German army invasion of Belgium does not mention the restaurant.

It must have been a real inn. A 1967 classified add was looking for hotel managers and asking them to appear the DeWinne's Courts which was the same address as the 3119 W. Commerce Street restaurant. Weren't the motor courts that used to be on the corner of San Pedro and Jackson-Keller also called DeWine's courts? I know someone posted on it earlier on this thread, but can't find it. (it was probably me, I am getting senile!)

Curiously, a 1931 advertisiment for a fully furnished apartment on broadway called the Madrid lists a Jules DeWinne as the owner and builder. I'm sure there has to be a relationship of some sort there. Maybe Jules was the first to arrive as an immigrant to SA, made it big, then sponsered the rest of his family to come over? It's a pretty typical immigrant experience at the time, and even today.

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