The Corner Forum
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Issue #69

HISTORY: A.G. Herrmann Bottle Found in Md.

By Eric Bernard, 1223 E St. NE

A few days ago I received a phone message from Richard Wagner resident of Solomons in Southern Maryland. Mr. Wagner is doing some renovation on his house and discovered three old A.G. Herrmann bottles in a crawl space under his house.

Logging on to the Internet and performing a search, he hit the Corner Forum and its two articles in late 2002 discussing "my" A.G. Herrmann bottle. Mr. Wagner's bottles have the same logo as mine, although his bottles are amber-like, as opposed to the clear bottle I dug up.

Mr. Wagner's house is about 100 years old, and at one point was a confectionery/ice cream store. Perhaps in the early 1900s the A.G. Herrmann plant, now the site of the playing field by John Tyler Elementary School on Capitol Hill, shipped bottles to the store for resale!

Anyway, the Corner Forum is alive and well on the Internet, thanks to Marc. §