"M. H. Chamberlain and C. H. Ritter" (1879). Ritter continues as Ritter & Co., listing from 1890 on. He also took the Chamberlain Silver Rye brand with him.
Warehouse records from 1901, 1903, and 1904 show that the company was obtaining their whiskey from the Burks Spring distillery.
The company used the brand names:
"Bohemian Club", and "Silver Rye."
Business name timeline:
M H Chamberlain & Co.
26 Woodbridge St W (1879), 51 Woodward Ave (1890-1900)
Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
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1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1900
1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916
W = wines & liquors, wholesale; W-R =wines & liquors, wholesale and retail, I = Importer, G = wine grower (1892), D = distiller (1902)
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