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PIRATE CLUB (wave) / (picture of a baseball player within an elaborate oval outline, grain stalks in the background and a frosted scroll containing tsp words PURE and RYE to left and right, respectively) / WHISKEY (line decreases in height toward center) / KLINORDLINGER & WALLACE / (line) / PITTSBURG, PA., SOLE PROPRIETORS.

         ID#: DKW190

Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-3/16" x 1-7/8" x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 149, entry #4
S Klinordlinger listed from 1860-1916.

Sydney Klinordlinger was an old name in the Pittsburgh Wholesale Liquors industry. He shows up in the business directories in 1872 and is still there in 1915 but as Klinordlinger and Wallace.

The following is taken from the "Pittsburgh and Allegheny Illustrated Review: Historical, Biographical and Commercial". It was published by J M Elstner & Co., Pittsburgh, PA., in 1889:

S. Klinordlinger & Co. - Wholesale Dealers in Pure Rye Whisky, and Importers of Brandy, Gin and Wines; 19 Diamond Square.
Mr. Klinordlinger commenced the liquor business in 1860, and has been engaged in the same twenty-eight years, and has established a trade which today ranks him as one of the leading merchants in this line. His business is chiefly done in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, and is thoroughly canvassed by his salesmen. He carries a large stock of pure rye whiskies, free and in bond; also a large line of brandies, gins, wines, etc., which are of the best quality. Special attention is paid to mail orders, and the firm would be pleased to receive from any dealer a trial order, and are confident or their ability to convince him of their superiority in supplying his wants.

Brand names used by this company include: "Happy Moments", "Happy Moments", "Monongahela Golden Rye", "Monongahela Golden Rye", "Pirate Club", "Sensation", "Toll Gate", and "Watch Dog."

Company name timeline:
S Klinordlinger (1872), S Klinordlinger & Co. (1874-1877), S Klinordlinger (1879-1884), S Klinordlinger & Co. (1885-1887), S Klinordlinger (1890), S Klinordlinger & Co. (1892-1897), Klinordlinger & Wallace (1898-1911, 1913-1915), Syd(i)ney S Klinordlinger (1912, 1916)

Address timeline:
19 Diamond (1872-1887), 23 Diamond Sq. (1879), 3... (1890), 5... (1892-1893), 966-968 Liberty Ave (1894-1916)

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