Pop open a bottle from the old Cassel Soda Company and you’ll find surprising stories about Prohibition, Milwaukee’s resort towns, and urbanization in early-1900s Wisconsin.
The Penguin Server, an aluminum household item produced in West Bend, Wisconsin, played a key role in facilitating the rise of suburban cocktail parties following World War II.
In the 1800s, bottle manufacturers began automating the production process, leading to a long line of new bottle designs.
Invented in Chicago and produced in Racine, Wisconsin, William Horlick’s malted milk became a world-famous nutritional supplement.
Operating from Racine, Wisconsin, Horlick’s Malted Milk Company transformed the dairy industry of the upper Midwest and sold its products all across the globe.
The Penguin Server, an aluminum household item produced in West Bend, Wisconsin, graced many patio and picnic tables as suburban households embraced outdoor grilling and recreation following World War II.
A penguin-themed serving bowl dishes out stories about the aluminum industry, postwar consumer culture, and home entertainment in mid-twentieth century Wisconsin.
During Prohibition (1920-1933), the number of breweries in Milwaukee declined from over 100 to just nine. Those that survived, mostly did so by making soda.
After inventing malted milk in Chicago in 1873, British food manufacturer William Horlick made Racine, Wisconsin, the new home for his nutritional supplement empire.