Monday, 17 August 2009
Brewers' star update
I found this (while looking for something else, as is usually the way).
I don't have too much to say about it other than to note it as further evidence of the existence of the six-pointed star as a brewers' symbol in Britain as well as Germany.
This Younger's of Edinburgh bottle is from 1961 whereas the Usher's label I posted back in June is from 1968. Two brewers in the same city were using the same symbol as a trade mark within seven years of each other. Brewers were clearly less litigious back then.
Younger's were using the star as early as 1942 and possibly before. I wonder when Youngers stopped and Ushers started?