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WICHMAN, LUTGEN & CO.
San Francisco, CA.
1877-1919
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Snyder notes that the Gilt Edge brand was first registered in 1877 to Woolner Bros, of Peoria, IL. It was again registered in 1899 to Wichman - Lutgen Co. of San Francisco. HSG (p. 73) also has a Gilt Edge glass branded by Loeb, Bloom & Co., of Paducah, KY.

The Autocrat brand was contested between the CA firm and Edwin Schiele of St. Louis, MO (OASG)

The company used the brand names:
"Autocrat", "Foerster's Whiskey Co.", "Forest Lawn", "Forester's Malt Whiskey", "Forrest Lawn Whiskey", "Gilt Edge", "Gilt Edge", "H & H", "Identical", "Marin County Club Bourbon", "Marin County Club Special", "Old Identical", "Pomona", "Romona", "Silver Edge", "Silver Plover", and "Silver Plover Gin."

Business name timeline:
Wichman & Lutgen (1877-1893), Wichman, Lutgen & Co. (1894-1916), Wichman, Lutgen & Co. (Inc) (1917-1919)

Address timeline:
809 Montgomery (1877-1878), 321 Clay (1879-1888), 314-322 Clay (1889-1903), 29-31 Battery (1904-1906), 431-439 Clay (1907-1911), 134-140 Sacramento (1912-1919)



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