Midwest Archives Conference Records, 1972-2014

Container Title
Series: 2. Bottling Plant
Scope and Content Note: The Bottling Plant records are a large part of the collection. Most of these records are from the Milwaukee bottling plant, which was managed by Torchiani & Kremer on a contractual basis. Eventually the bottling plant emerged as a separate corporate entity owned and controlled by the Blatz Bottling Company, but managed by John Kremer, who had married Louise Blatz, the adopted daughter of Valentin Blatz. This series documents the change over time in the items produced, including non-alcoholic beverages that became more prominent as the temperance movement grew in popularity. The records document many transactions that were unique to a bottling plant for this period. For example, empty bottle journals track the empties that customers brought back to the plant. The Bottling Plant general journals, general ledgers and cash books are useful for more details about bottling plant transactions. Order journals contain detailed labeling and bottling information.

Most of the Bottling Plant records date from 1895 to 1900, and include in-depth information about materials such as bottle washing devices or cork barrels that were used in the bottling plant. Of particular interest are the receipts for the bottling plant, which have diagrams of the latest machines, bottle wrappers, and different types of bottles used in the plant. Also included are advertisements and the costs associated with publishing Blatz ads in several national newspapers. The records also include engraved letterhead and receipts with detailed drawings and pictures from companies throughout the United States. The receipt and invoice records clearly illustrate the nature and extent of Blatz's business relationship with other companies in Milwaukee and elsewhere, albeit for only a short period of time.

All are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin unless otherwise noted.
Box   11
Folder   12
Balance Sheet, 1919
Box   12
Folder   1
Beverages Drank on Premises, 1925-1926
Volume   22
Bottling Plant Production Summary Report, 1920-1926
Cash Book
Volume   128-129
1889-1891
Volume   127
1891-1893
Volume   156-161
1893-1918
Cash Sales
Volume   150
1899-1901
Volume   149
1901-1902
Volume   42
1902-1903
Volume   172
1903
Volume   173
1903-1904
Volume   148
1907
Volume   41
1910-1911
City Customer Journal
Volume   190-192
1881-1894
Volume   211
1894-1896
Volume   231
1896-1897
Volume   230
1897-1898
Volume   193-195
1898-1901
Volume   218
1901-1903
Volume   215
1903-1905
Volume   242
1905-1906
Volume   197-198
1906-1909
Volume   200-201
1909-1911
City Customer Ledger
Volume   285-285A
1888-1891
Note: Index to Volume 285
Volume   256-256A
1891-1893
Note: Index to Volume 256
Volume   196-196A
1893-1895
Note: Index to Volume 196
Volume   199-199A
1895-1897
Note: Index to Volume 199
Volume   255
1897-1898
Note: No Index
Volume   281
1898-1901
Note: No Index
Volume   223
1901-1903
Note: No Index
Volume   280
1903-1907
Note: No Index
Volume   224
1907-1912
Note: No Index
Volume   278-278A
1912
Note: Index to Volume 278
Volume   210
1912-1916
Note: Indexed
Volume   306
Day Book of Inventory Transactions, 1907-1908
Note: Unknown Location
Volume   96
Empty Bottle Daily Register, 1916-1917
Note: Unknown Location
Empty Bottle Journal
Volume   130
1903-1904
Volume   184-186
1904-1908
Volume   204
1908-1909
Volume   203
1909-1910
Volume   202
1910-1911
Volume   283
1911-1913
Volume   282
1913-1914
Volume   284
1914-1915
Volume   187
1915-1917
Volume   188
1917-1918
Volume   199
1923-1926
General Journall
Volume   12
1887-1889
Volume   213
1889-1890
Volume   212
1891-1892
Volume   216-217
1902-1919
General Ledger
Volume   73
1887-1889
Note: No Index
Volume   219-219A
1894-1898
Note: Index to Volume 219
Volume   221-221A
1894-1898
Note: Index to Volume 221
Volume   222
1904-1913
Note: No Index
Volume   123
Government Tax Revenue Book for Exports, 1891-1917
Volume   56
Inventory Ledger, 1888-1901
Note: No Index
Volume   56
Inventory Ledger, 1888-1901
Note: No Index
Volume   319
Box   2
Keg Ledger of Barrels Shipped and Returned for Branches and Customers, 1887-1890
Note: No Index
Order Book
Volume   182
1908-1909
Volume   183
1917-1919
Order Journal
Volume   167
1896-1897
Volume   165-166
1897-1899
Volume   162-164
1899-1902
Volume   142
1902-1903
Volume   178
1904-1905
Volume   181
1905-1906
Volume   175-177
1906-1908
Volume   140
1908-1910
Volume   179-180
1910-1915
Volume   141
1915-1919
Receipts and Invoicesl
Box   3
Folder   1
A. Daussa & Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1894-1912
Box   4
Folder   1
A. F. Hinners Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1902
Box   3
Folder   3
Advertising Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   3
Folder   4-5
American Fine Art Company, (Milwaukee, WI), Invoices, 1895-1900
Box   4
Folder   2
American Fine Art Company, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1896, undated
Box   3
Folder   6
American Fine Art Company, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   3
Folder   8
American Sal Soda Works, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   3
Folder   9
American Steel & Wire Co., (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   3
Folder   10
Arcade Manufacturing Co., (Freeport, IL), Receipts, 1895
Box   5
Folder   1
Hayman, (Los Angeles, CA), Receipts,1895
Box   5
Folder   2
B. A. Jacob & Sons, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   5
Folder   3
Baumbach, Reichel & Co, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896-1900
Box   4
Folder   3
Baumbach, Reichel & Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   4
Binney & Smith, (New York, NY), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   5
Bottler's Specialty, (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   5
Folder   6
C. A. Beck & Son, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   4
Folder   4
C. A. Beck & Son, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1900, undated
Box   5
Folder   7
Charles L. Kiewert & Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   8-10
Chas. Baumbach Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1894-1898
Box   5
Folder   11
Chicago & North Western Railway Co., (Milwaukee, WI), 1917-1918
Box   5
Folder   12
Chicago Car Seal & Mfg. Company, (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   5
Folder   13
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co., Receipts, 1894-1900, 1912, 1918
Box   5
Folder   14
Cincinnati Bung-Bush, (Cincinnati, OH), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   15
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co., Receipts, 1895-1897
Box   5
Folder   16
Cook's Advertising Agency, (San Francisco, CA ), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   17-19
Crown Cork and Seal Company, (Baltimore, MD), Receipts, 1894-1900
Box   5
Folder   20
Cumberland Glass Co., (Cumberland, MD), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   21
Cunningham Manufacturing Co., (Philadelphia, PA), 1900
Box   5
Folder   22
Cy Retallack, (Walkerville, MT), Receipts, 1899
Box   5
Folder   23
Davis Bros. Mfg. Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   5
Folder   24
Dever Bros. Paper Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1899
Box   5
Folder   25
Drake Brothers Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   26
Dreyfuss Bottle & Stopper Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   27
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway Co., Receipts, 1900
Box   5
Folder   28
Eagle Sign Co., (San Francisco, CA), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   29
Edward H. Everett Co., (Newark, OH), Receipts, 1899
Box   5
Folder   30
Eick Bottle Cleansing Machine Co., (Philadelphia, PA), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   5
Folder   31
Enterprise Box and Lumber Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896-1899
Box   5
Folder   32
Erie and Western Transportation Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1899
Box   5
Folder   33
Evening Express Co., (Los Angeles, CA ), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   34
Ferdinand Gutmann Corks Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1900
Box   5
Folder   35
Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896-1900
Box   12
Folder   4
Forest Products Mfg. Co., Receipts, 1911
Box   5
Folder   36
Garriga Llado & Son Co., (New York, NY ), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   37
Goldberg, Bowen & Lebenbaum, (San Francisco, CA), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   38
Goodrich Transportation Company, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   39
Great Northern Railway Co., Receipts, 1917
Box   5
Folder   40
Gudewill & Bucknall, (New York, NY), Receipts, 1895-1896
Box   5
Folder   41
H. J. Woolacott Co., (Los Angeles, CA), Receipts, 1895-1898
Box   5
Folder   42
H. Niedecken Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   5
Folder   43
Henry Gugler Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1897
Box   5
Folder   44
Isaacs, Vought & Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1895-1898
Box   5
Folder   45
J. M. Burks, (Lincoln, NE), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   46
J. T. Cowles Co., (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   47
Johnston Tin Foil & Metal Co., (St. Louis, MO), Receipts, 1895
Box   5
Folder   48
Joseph Fixter Cooperage and Cooper Stock, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   49
Kapp & Street, (San Francisco, CA ), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   50
Karl Hutter, (New York, NY), Receipts, 1897-1900
Box   4
Folder   7
Kenneth W. Jacobs, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1900
Box   5
Folder   51
L. Mundet & Son, (New York, NY), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   52
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Co., Receipts, 1895-1897
Box   4
Folder   8
Lightning Bottle Wirer Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1895-1897
Box   5
Folder   53
Lightning Bottle Wirer Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   54
Louis Cahen & Son, (San Francisco, CA ), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   5
Folder   55
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co., Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   56
M. Stein, The Painter, (San Francisco, CA ), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   57
MacFarlane & Co., Ltd., (Honolulu, HI), Receipts, 1899
Box   5
Folder   58
Manhattan Sign Co., (New York, NY), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   59
Marx & Rawolle, (New York, NY ), Receipts, 1894
Box   4
Folder   10
Massillon Glass Works, (Massillon, OH), Receipts, 1889
Box   5
Folder   60
Massillon Glass Works, (Massillon, OH), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   61
Milwaukee Lithographic & Engraving Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1893-1895
Box   5
Folder   62
Mm. Steinmeyer Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1897-1899
Box   4
Folder   12
Mueller & Son, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1899, undated
Box   5
Folder   63
Mueller & Son, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   64
National Distilling Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1897-1900
Box   5
Folder   65
National Glass Co., (Rochester, PA), Receipts, 1899-1900
Box   5
Folder   66
New York, Chicago & St. Paul Railroad Co., (Cleveland, OH), Receipts, 1895-1897
Box   5
Folder   67
Nixon & Costello Co., (Dayton, OH), Receipts, 1896
Box   5
Folder   68
Northern Glass Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1896
Box   5
Folder   69-71
Northern Glass Works, (Milwaukee, WI), Credit Bills, 1897-1900
Box   5
Folder   72-74
Northern Glass Works, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1897-1900
Box   5
Folder   75
Northern Glass Works, (Milwaukee, WI), Statements, 1897-1900
Box   5
Folder   76
Northwestern Collection Agency, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   77
Northwestern Lithography Company, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1891-1900
Box   5
Folder   78
Oregon Short Line Railroad, Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   79
Otto Zwietusch, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1899
Box   5
Folder   80
R. B. Dumont & Co., (Mobile, AL), Receipts, 1899
Box   4
Folder   13
S. S. Wenzell, Dr., Receipts, 1898
Box   12
Folder   10
Second National Bank of St. Paul, (St. Paul, MN), Receipts, 1883
Box   5
Folder   82
Siebe & Green General Advertisers, (San Francisco, CA), Receipts, 1897-1898
Box   4
Folder   14
Solomon Neumann, (Los Angeles, CA), Receipts, 1897
Box   5
Folder   83-84
Streator Bottle & Glass Co., (Streator, IL), Receipts, 1894-1900
Box   5
Folder   81
The Rochester Tumbler Co., (Pittsburgh, PA), Receipts, 1897-1899
Box   5
Folder   85
Times Mirror Co., (Los Angeles, CA), Receipts, 1897-1899
Box   5
Folder   86
Torchiani & Kremer (Bottler), (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1884, undated
Box   5
Folder   87
United States Brewing Co., (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1897
Box   12
Folder   13
Val. Blatz Brewing Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Barma Receipts, 1919
Box   12
Folder   14
Val. Blatz Brewing Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Checks, 1909
Box   5
Folder   89
Val. Blatz Brewing Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1896-1900, 1915-1916
Box   12
Folder   15
Val. Blatz Brewing Co., (Other Branches), Credit Memorandum, 1916-1917
Box   5
Folder   88
Val. Blatz Brewing Co., (Other Branches), Receipts, 1884, 1917, undated
Box   5
Folder   90
Vera Chemical Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1900
Box   5
Folder   91
Vilter Manufacturing Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1900
Box   5
Folder   92
W. M. Frankfurth Hardware Co., (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1896
Box   12
Folder   16
Wells Fargo & Company Express, (Lanark, IL), Receipts, 1916
Box   5
Folder   93
Weiserhorn Carriage Manufacturing, Co., (Helena, MT), Receipts, 1898
Box   5
Folder   94
Willam J. Farrell, Corks and Corkwood, (New York, NY), Receipts, 1896-1899
Box   5
Folder   95-96
William Franzen, Paper Stock & Bottles, (Milwaukee, WI), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   97
Wittemann Brothers Co., (Chicago, IL), Receipts, 1896-1900
Box   5
Folder   98
Yocum & Kacer Management Co., (St. Louis, MO), Receipts, 1895-1900
Box   5
Folder   99
Zehrung Bill Posting & Distribution Co., (Lincoln, NE), Receipts, 1900
Volume   273-274
Sales Journal, 1900-1902