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CONRAD BECHERER & CO.
Philadelphia, PA.
1856-1905
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Est. 1856.
PO&N: Established in 1856 by Emanuel Rice, then became Rice & Becherer, and in 1889 Conrad Becherer & Co. Henry J Fritz, a Philadelphia native, was made a partner in 1889 and took over the business in 1893 when Becherer died. Fritz kept the old name.

The company used the brand names:
"Old Life Pure Rye", "Rotterdam Club Pure Rye", and "Teutonica Aromatischer."

Business name timeline:
Emanuel Rice (1856-?), Rice & Becherer (?-1889), Conrad D Becherer (1883-1886), Conrad Becherer & Co. (1890-1905)

Address timeline:
306 N 3 rd (1883-1885), 232 N 3 rd (1886-1897), 222 N 3 rd (1891), 401 Vine (1898-1905),

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W, I, D R (1898)


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

Appearance in directories:
1883, 1884, 1885, 1895, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905

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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