......A Baltimore Brewery 1904 (note the wooden Barrels)
B287 Late 19th century Wooden Beer Keg from The Gunther Brewing Company O'Donnell Street in Baltimore, Maryland. with old green paint the bands are held in place with iron bands , very tight stamped on the bottom and sides Gunter Brewing Co. Baltimore Md. circa 1890 -1900. Gunther was a long established Baltimore brewery, with a heritage that pre-dated Prohibition (when it was spelled "Guenther"). The brewery operated until 1959, when it was purchased by Theodore Hamm, a large Minnesota-based brewery. Hamm was attempting to expand its territory into the East and bought Gunther as its first outpost. Rather than continue to brew Gunther for local customers and introduce it's own brands over time, Hamm's instead eliminated Gunther's brand immediately (negating all the local loyalty). Hamm's only stayed for three years before selling the brewery and brands to Schaefer, a large Brooklyn-based brewer. Schaefer reintroduced Gunther as one of its budget brands and won back some of the local customer base.