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E N COOK & CO.
Buffalo, NY.
1879-1893
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A letterhead dated 1888 shows Cook & Co. to consist of Edward N Cook and Gustav Fleishmann. It also shows them to own two distilleries. No. 1 (the "grain distillery") was located at Spring, Champlin, Tousey & Mortimer Streets, No. 2 (the "rum" distillery) at Pratt, William & Spring Streets.

Cook & Co apparently continue trading under the name of the Buffalo Distilling Co. until at least 1918.

The company used the brand names:
"Cooks Rye", "Four - Cel", "Frontier Pure Rye", "Golden Grain", "Pure Rye Malt Gin", and "Rye Malt."

Business name timeline:
E N Cook & Co.

Address timeline:
32 Main (1879-1883), 86 Main (1884-1893)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
D, W (1887)


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Buffalo directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1891, 1893

Directories consulted:
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

Buffalo directory notes:
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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