The text below recounts an encounter between Sydney Nevile* and some temperance thinkers during WW I.
"Seventy Rolling Years", by Sydney Nevile, 1958, page 107.
Depressingly, this could have happened yesterday.
* Sydney Nevile was a fascinationg character who worked in the brewing industry for more than 70 years, starting in 1886. During WW I he worked for a brewer at Brandon's, a small London brewery, but was also a member of the Central Control Board, a body which controlled many aspects of the brewing trade.
Wouldn't that label make a great sign for the Gunmakers?