"Bohemian - Malt Tonic - Pale Export - Zacherl"
Tray Manufacturer:
The Tuscadora Adv. Co.
Coshocton, OH
Est. Mint Value:
Date of Manufacture:
Professionally Restored
Size, Shape & Style:
12" x 0.5"
Round - Plate - Litho
Date & Where Purchased:
October 2003
Stock Tray:
Northwestern Brewing Co.
Chicago, Illinois
Comments: An amazingly tough tray. Subject matter on this tray is wild, but certainly fits the feel of the Midwest in the early 1900's. Based on this tray indicating the Northwestern Brewery and the timing of Tuscadora (1888 - 1901) changing its name in 1901, this is possibly the oldest tray in my collection. Truly an antique at over 100 years of age. This tray has been professionally restored, but until I see one that has not, I do not know to what extent. Certainly devalues the item over an original one in excellent condition, but still an awesome piece in my collection. Doubt I will want to part with the cash for an original. Even with the restoration this is one of the top 10 trays in my collection. Amazing Tray!!! Oh and finally - this tray was a Buy It Now on eBay. Sometimes you just get lucky - this would be one of those times for me. Fair price, but certainly did not steal it.
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