According to the National Archives, Company No: 71283; Bailey and Evans
Ltd. were incorporated in 1901. It is unclear from the catalogue if this
was the same company. They did not appear in the newspapers until 1907.
Bailey and Evans were a very short lived company of Botanical Brewers in St. George, Bristol who used half gallon stoneware jars and stoneware ginger beer bottles.
Wednesday 21 August 1907 they were advertising for a drayman who was used to the "aerated" trade. Their premises at the time they referred to as "Quarry", St. George.
When the company closed the goods and effects were advertised for auction on the front page of the Western Daily Press of Saturday, 3 October 1908 (the advertisement stated the year incorrectly as 1907):
THE BOTANICAL BREWERY, STIBBS LANE,
AIR BALLOON HILL, ST. GEORGE.
EDWARD T. PARKER & CO.
have received instructions from Messrs
Bailey and Evans, who are relinquishing business,
to SELL by AUCTION, as above, on WEDNES-
DAY Next, October 7th, 1907 the Practically
NEW PLANT, HORSE, CART, AND
Comprising: Vertical Boiler, with Fittings, by T.
Goodhand, Kent; Enamelled Steam Jacket Pan,
to hold 50 Gallons; Two Vats to hold 220 Gallons
each, Wooden Tank, Bins, Casks, Pans, about 2,000
Half-Gallon Jars. Bottle Boxes, 12 dozen Stone
Ginger Beer Bottles; Capital CHESTNUT COB,
Set of Harness, and Light Lorry by Simpson,
together with quantity of Sundries.
Sale at One o'clock precisely.
Auction and Estate Offices, St. Stephen Street,
Bailey had been trying to sell the steam-jacketed pan, which cost £14,
for £8-10s privately the previous August.
|Half Gallon Flagon|
|Printed to front:
BAILEY & EVANS / 07 / BOTANICAL BREWERS / BRISTOL
Potter: Pearson Co., Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.
|Half Gallon Flagon|
|Printed to top:
BAILEY & EVANS / BOTANICAL BREWERS / BRISTOL
Printed to front: This Bottle is the property of / BAILEY & EVANS and any person / damaging or illegally using it / will be prosecuted. / PLEASE INSERT CORK WHEN EMPTY / 1908
Potter: Pearsons / Whittington Moor / Chesterfield.