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THE WM EDWARDS CO.
Cleveland, OH.
1874-1919
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The company used the brand names:
"Avondale Old Rye", "Belle of Paris", "Full Weight Pure Rye", "Newport Club", and "Pioneer Pure Rye."

Business name timeline:
Edwards, Townsend & Co. (1874-1886), William Edwards & Co. (1888-1905), The William Edwards Co. (1906-1919)

Address timeline:
151-153 Water (1874-1882) & 318-326 Spring (1882-1903), 137-147 Water (1883-1905), 1430-1452 W 9th NW (1906-1910), 1300-1324 W 9th NW (1911-1919)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
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Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Cleveland directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1874, 1876, 1877, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919

Directories consulted:
1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919

Cleveland directory notes:
W = Wines & Liquors, V =Wines, V-R = Wines & Liquors Retail, D = Distiller, DA = Distiller's Agent. The 1870's & 1880's directories were erratic and inconsistent in classifying the wholesalers and retailers, until 1883. In 1881 or 1882, Pearl Street and Detroit St (and possible others) were renumbered. 1886: listings for distillers. V-R is missing for 1895, 1896 directory pages are totally absent. There is a city-wide street renumbering that is hinted at in 1904, begins in earnest in 1905 (many numbers are the same but designated as "old"), and takes full effect in 1906.

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