|Text on Button||CONSUMERS BEER & ALE BREWING COMPANY VACCUM TRADE MARK ERIE, PA.|
An emblem featuring the name of the brewery. Inside the emblem is an eagle carrying an American flag.
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(union bug) Buttons made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J., U.S.A. Pat. April 14, 1896 July 21, 1896
|Curl Text||THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO, NEWARK, N.J.|
Consumers Brewing Company was a pre-prohibition brewery in Erie, Pennslyvania. The company was only open for a few years near the turn of the 19th/20th century and was actually the result of a merger between many local brewing companies. Pennslyvania through the end of the 19th century saw a sharp rise is breweries, which by the 1930s had merged into but a few companies - most notably the Pittsburgh Brewing Company and the Indepedent Brewing Company of Pittsburgh.