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Object ID 003496

Object Name Blatz beer bottle

Object Desc Brown glass Blatz beer bottle with labels, no cap.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003132

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Breweries


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 25,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Don Chudnow

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 11

Object Date 1940

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End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords beer,alchohol,glassware,Blatz Brewing Co,

Title Blatz beer bottle

Description Dark brown, see through beer container.Milwuakee's first bottled beer. Established 1851. Gold trimmed logos, with white backgrounds. Brewed in Milwaukee.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Blatz Brewing Co.

Maker Details Brewed in Milwaukee, and established in 1851. This particular bottle is from the 1940s. Valentin Blatz established a brewery in 1850, and upon his neighboring brewer's death in 1852, he merged both of the breweries together. First bottled beer in Milwaukee (1874). Was taken over by Pabst in 1958. Was the first Milwaukee brewery to market its beer nationally.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3132



Date JUL 25,2015

Summary Fair to good condition

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Main logo is slightly worn, but bottle is intact with no chips or cracks.


Date JUL 25,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from Toy Window Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin