Friday, June 10, 2016

Revisting the Nabob

A few years back we ran an article that cleared up the mystery of "Nabob".

Recently, the State of California opened up the digital doors to the State Archives. Located in the archives are a myriad of trademark copyright applications. These include high resolution photos of the applications, as well the labels which were the subject of the application.

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across the following;



You can access this patent application, along with pages upon pages of other whiskey related material at the following link;

It's fascinating! Aside from the Nabob, it helps clear up the mystery of many "maverick" brands that we always thought were western, but had no way to prove it. This is especially helpful to pre-pro shot glass collectors who have nothing but a brand name etched on the glass to determine if it's western or eastern.

Access the site, run your favorite search and see what pops up. Enjoy!

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