Early Monroe County newspaper advertisements preserved an unique piece of local history such as that of the Burt Bros. bottling company at 45 Kistler St., East Stroudsburg.
But Burt Bros., established 1868, did more than just bottle beer as this 1913 Morning Press advertisement for Bartel’s bottle beer leads us to believe.
On Dec. 30, 1902, Burt Bros., “the bottlers,” butchered five hogs that averaged 599 pounds each, according to a brief published in the Stroudsburg Daily Times.
Tidbits about Burt Bros.:
In 1910, the “progressive firm” of Burt Bros. purchased a large auto truck in anticipation of the upcoming “good summer,” reported “The American Bottler,” which was published during the same year.
Six years later, the “Industrial Directory of Pennsylvania” listed the company as having five employees, all male and none under the age of 16.
By 1913, Burt Bros. was still “AT YOUR SERVICE,” distributing brand name beers and ales, as promoted in this ad published in The Morning Press.