Beer In Ads #1634: Early American Discovery

Friday’s ad is another one for Ballantine Ale, again from from 1940. This was one a series of historic scenes done in a clay diorama style. This one shows a pathfinder following a somewhat circuitous set of footprints forming three circles. What could it mean? Did he find a beer?

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Patent No. 2756917A: Valve For Counter Pressure Filling Apparatus

Friday’s ad is another one for Ballantine Ale, again from from 1940. This was one a series of historic scenes done in a clay diorama style. This one shows a pathfinder following a somewhat circuitous set of footprints forming three circles. What could it mean? Did he find a beer?

The post...

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Google Fonts: Free Typefaces for Your Site

We’re really happy to announce that we’ve added over 30 free Google Fonts to your Theme Customizer. Even better, you don’t need any upgrades to access them; these fonts are free for everyone.

Patent No. 1235231A: Apparatus For Cooling And Rousing Beer-Wort And For Precipitating Sludge From Same

Today in 1917, US Patent 1235231 A was issued, an invention of Leopold Nathan, for his “Apparatus for Cooling and Rousing Beer-Wort and for Precipitating Sludge from Same.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: In the brewing of beer, especially in...

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Beer In Ads #1633: Early American

Today in 1917, US Patent 1235231 A was issued, an invention of Leopold Nathan, for his “Apparatus for Cooling and Rousing Beer-Wort and for Precipitating Sludge from Same.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: In the brewing of beer, especially in...

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Patent No. 533747A: Beer-Cooling Device

Today in 1917, US Patent 1235231 A was issued, an invention of Leopold Nathan, for his “Apparatus for Cooling and Rousing Beer-Wort and for Precipitating Sludge from Same.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: In the brewing of beer, especially in...

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Patent No. 3749004A: Apparatus For Crushing And/Or Compacting

Today in 1973, US Patent 3749004 A was issued, an invention of William G. Pagdin and Charles F. Constable, assigned to the Schlitz Brewing Co., for their “Apparatus for Crushing and/or Compacting.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The invention...

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Patent No. 1138251A: Mash-Filter Plate

Today in 1973, US Patent 3749004 A was issued, an invention of William G. Pagdin and Charles F. Constable, assigned to the Schlitz Brewing Co., for their “Apparatus for Crushing and/or Compacting.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The invention...

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Beer In Ads #1632: And If You Feel Like Singing …

Today in 1973, US Patent 3749004 A was issued, an invention of William G. Pagdin and Charles F. Constable, assigned to the Schlitz Brewing Co., for their “Apparatus for Crushing and/or Compacting.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The invention...

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