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H & A C VAN BEIL (1871-1875), HENRY VAN BEIL (1877-1878), HENRY VAN BEIL & CO. (1878-1897), MASSEY & CO UNTIL 1918
Philadelphia, PA.
1859-1897
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PO&N: The business was established by Henry and A. C. Van Beil. In 1878 it became Henry Van Beil & Co, with the partners being Henry, his son Hermann B. Van Beil, and Thomas Massey. All were Philadelphia natives. They were the largest importer of liquor and cigars in the city. The premises were a 4 story and basement building, 20 x 112 feet in area.

In 1892, Van Beil joined with several other prominent Philadelphia wholesalers to build the Philadelphia Pure Rye Whiskey distillery in Bucks Co., PA.

Van Beil & Co. continues as Massey & Co. until 1918

The company used the brand name: "Imperial Cabinet."

Business name timeline:
H & A C Van Beil (1871-1875), Henry Van Beil (1877-1878), Henry Van Beil & Co. (1878-1897),

Address timeline:
1310 Chestnut & 244 N Broad

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W


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

Appearance in directories:
1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897

Directories consulted:
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Philadelphia directory notes:
V= Wine & Liquor (Wholesale), V-R = Wine & Liquor (Retail), W = Whiskey (Wholesale), L = Liquors (Wholesale) D = Distiller, DA = distiller's agent


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