Business name timeline:
H F Briggs & Co.
Wash. cor. Quay
Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
V-R R D
Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Buffalo directory notes
1870, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918
V-R = Liquors (1870) R D = Rectifiers, Distillers (1870) W = Liquors, Wholesale (1875) D= Distillers, V = Wines, Wholesale (1879), I = Wine & Liquor Importer (1897)
1875 directory identifies Liquors listings as Wholesalers. No Distillers/Rectifiers for 1877, 1887 and 1889, wholesale liquors missing for 1889. 1891, 1893, 1895. Display ads start showing up in 1895. 1897 - Wines & Liquor Wholesale merge into one category. 1908: no distillers/rectifiers., Importer listings end after 1908. Distiller only for 1916., no distiller for 1917 (possible that 1916 and 1917 listings were confused)
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