1890's Frank Jones Brewing Co. Embossed Tin Advertising Clay Pipe Case W/pipe For SaleVery rare and wonderful, original, ca1890's Embossed Tin, Advertising Clay Pipe Case from the Frank Jones Brewing Company of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The hinged Tin Case is embossed with the name of the Brewing Co. as well as the Brewer's Trade Mark and the Case contains its original, unused Clay Pipe!
This outstanding, 19th century embossed Tin Brewery Advertising Trade Card / Show Card Pipe Case measures approx. 6 1/2" long overall and the bowl end measures approx. 2 1/4" tall. It is made of a medium to heavy weight tin substrate with embossed lettering on the stem area that reads "Compliments of Frank Jones Brewing Co. On the front of the bowl cover there is an embossed shield with enclosed text that reads "Frank Jones Ales / Portsmouth. The surface of the Tin Case retains its original, black paint and the Case contains the original Clay Pipe which appears to be unused. The clean and bright Clay Pipe features text on the sides of the stem that reads "McDougall" on one side and "Scotland" on the other as well as the initials "TD" on the bowl.
We have encountered only one other example of this wonderful Frank Jones Brewing Co. Advertising Pipe Case and it also contained a Clay Pipe with the same markings as the one offered here thus convincing us that the Case originally was issued with this Pipe.
This fantastic, 19th century, Embossed Tin Beer Advertising Pipe Case is in very good to excellent condition - clean and crisp and very well preserved. The Case retains 80% to 90% of its original black surface paint and there is no oxidation, denting, repairs or damage of any kind to Case. The friction latch which holds the Case closed is tight and in fine working order. The original Clay Pipe has never been used - the clay is a brilliant white and although it does not exhibit signs of use, there is a crack in the bowl that appears to be a factory defect.
A very rare and wonderful, ca1890's Embossed Tin, Advertising Clay Pipe Case from the Frank Jones Brewing Company of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
A Bit About Frank Jones and His Brewery:
Born in 1832, Frank Jones moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- not to be a brewer, but to work as a tin peddler for his brother Hiram's hardware and stove business -- at age sixteen. Frank was much too ambitious, however, to merely peddle tin for very long. By 1858 he'd involved himself in the brewery of an Englishman named John Swindells. Within little more than a year he owned it. And once he owned it, Frank Jones set out to make his brewery the biggest and best around. He added a malt house in 1863, and a second one in 1879. A new brewhouse was constructed in 1870; in 1878 he added a cooperage department; what were generally believed to be the largest ale and porter storage cellars in the world were built in the early 1880s; and extensive bottling works were constructed in 1900. The Frank Jones Brewing Co. continued in operation until 1917 when it was forced to close because of Prohibition.
Frank Jones himself was twice elected mayor of his adopted city; served New Hampshire as a two-term Congressman; lost in a offer to become governor by a scant 2,000 votes in 1880; was president of the Boston & Maine Railroad, the Granite State Fire Insurance Company, the Portsmouth Fire Association, and the Portsmouth Shoe Company; and was proprietor of two still extant hotels, the Rockingham (in Portsmouth) and the rather colossal Wentworth-by-the-Sea (in nearby Newcastle).
The front side of the Tin Advertising Card features a wonderful factory view of the Burdick & Son Plant with advertising text that reads "Burdick & Son / Plain and Decorated Tin Boxes, Sheet Metal Goods, Screw Caps, Etc. / Estimates Furnished on Sheet Metal Stamping, Decorated Signs, etc.". The front of the "Card" also lists the Company Officers and a slug that reads "Established 1882 / Incorporated 1906". The back of the Card features a gold, japanned surface with extensive advertising text relating to the Company and its products. Overseasshippping is extra and cost will be quoted at buyers request. Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax.
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