International Society of Label Collectors & British Brewery Research

Mystery Label #22

A stopper label sent in by Denis Macbrew. Now if this is a mystery to Denis, then it really is a mystery. Perhaps we need to get the big guns out for this one. Unlike many other Mystery labels this one does give us at least 2 clues.

J Bell

2 Responses to Mystery Label #22

  • I have searched my entire reference library and can find no reference to a J. Bell Brewer, York entry. Someone with a more extensive library or knowledge is going to have to pipe in to solve this one!

  • The very last directory of British Breweries produced by Friedrich, this name is not listed. The only Bell mentioned in York is William M Bell 1877.
    Mannfred produced his directories by searching ALL of the trade catalogues in the British Library; but of course not every firm or individual paid to be listed in the individual directories.
    The strap looks to be 1920’s/1930’s – could it be from a home brew pub?

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