Austrian Eagle on Chicago Brandy (Pre-Pro)

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I got this one off the bay the other day. I picked it up only because I liked the Austrian Eagle on it (see close-up as compared to an Austrian heller).
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I've been unable to find out anything on either the company or names present on the bottle.
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The address, 1433 Wells Street, Chicago, was a boiler place from at least 1917 into Prohibition.
It is, International Liquor Co., Chicago, Illinois.
The Brandy once in here was Eggs Brandy, owned by what looks like:
F. Wagner & Ch. Sack of Th?????? (Illinois?). It's too tiny of print to read smudged.
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While it is tooled, it shows one seam (pictured above) being moved rather than obliterated. An interesting feature, albeit I've seen it before on newer (1900s) tooled top whiskey bottles.
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The Brandy is now syrup.

So, questions are:
Anything on the company
Age
Scarcity
Was it a sample (see compared to other Whiskeys)
Eggs Brandy-- Eggs?
 

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Thank you, Jim. The purple background was also interesting.

I usually can find something in Google Books' directories, but those turned up empty.
 

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Here's another thought: Austria and Russia have a nearly identical eagle, except neither has a bird on the shield. The Germans have a bird on the shield (identical) on an eagle very similar, except the German eagle is singular-- not two-headed.
So is this some kind of mistake on the label designer's part?
 

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