A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 06, 2006
Manske Rolls

Manske rolls (a trademarked name) are big cinnamon rolls, filled with sugar and butter. The San Marcos company has been around since the 1940s. Manske rolls were a favorite of Lyndon B. Johnson.


Gil’s Broiler/Manske Rolls
We’ve been around since the 1940’s

Gil’s Broiler is the home of The Manske Roll. It all started here in the early 1940’s. It has always been our tradition to serve Central Texas residents & Texas State students a fresh, hot, quality meal in a clean & friendly environment.

Austin Chronicle
HOME: JANUARY 3, 2003: NEWS
Things aren’t so sweet at the Manske Roll Co.; the San Marcos-based baker filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection in Austin on Dec. 27.

(Trademark)
Word Mark MANSKE ROLL
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: SWEET ROLLS. FIRST USE: 19660601. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19750601
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73317809
Filing Date July 6, 1981
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) RAINOSEK, GILBERT D. GIL’S BROILER INDIVIDUAL 328 N. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS TEXAS 78666
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark MANSKE ROLLS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: Cinnamon Sweet Rolls. FIRST USE: 19660600. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19820400
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73409334
Filing Date January 14, 1983
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 21, 1984
Registration Number 1302941
Registration Date October 30, 1984
Owner (REGISTRANT) Rainosek; Gilbert D. d.b.a. Gil’s Broiler INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 328 N. L.B.J. Dr. San Marcos TEXAS 78666
Disclaimer No claim is made to the exclusive right to use “Rolls”, apart from the mark as shown.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date August 6, 2005

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, November 06, 2006 • Permalink