It's sort of amazing how what was once buried trash, given the passage of enough time, can sometimes turn into treasure. Well, maybe not literal treasure, but a pretty neat discovery.
I recently unearthed this bottle...
...and wanted to find out more.
Fennerty had 7 children and several of them were prominently involved in the business, although given how frequently the elder Fennerty changed residences, per city directory records, from 1 simple flat to another, my guess is that the company wasn't all that profitable. In 1908 a fire destroyed the company's stable along with 500 cases of soda water; 2 horses perished in the fire and the company relocated a short time later to 14th and Clark. Fennerty died in 1915 in Mullanphy Hospital at the age of 59.
So there's a little history on the bottle...maybe next time I'll be lucky enough to find one that's still all there and in a little better shape. Regardless, this was a pretty cool find and I'm definitely gonna hang on to it.