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.
On June 7, 1909, a “letter received from John T. Burt, proprietor of the Burt bottling plant in East Stroudsburg, who has been in a sanitarium at Clifton Springs, N.Y., for some time, contained the pleasing intelligence that he is greatly improved. Mr. Burt has been in ill health for some time. It will afford great pleasure to Mr. Burt’s many friends to know that he is getting along so well.”
Check out local historical events for the week June 2-8, 1909
History of another local firm: Stroudsburg Bottling