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PHILIP FREILER / PROPRIETOR. (both lines arched) / ELGIN ILLS. Between penultimate and final line is a frosted circle with embellishments resembling a crown cap. Upon it is a winged figure with halo and a scythe carrying a medallion-like clock inscribed P.F. The circle is also inscibed with tsp text: FATHER TIME (arched) / OLD ELGIN (to either side of figure) / RYE / WHISKEY (reverse arched).

ID#: RFV109
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-5/16 " x 2-1/8 " x 1-9/16"
Edmonson:OASG, p. 79, entry #2
Phil. Freiler listed from 1884-1914.

Listed first (1884-1887) as Phil. Freiler, redistiller & wholesale wine & liquor mechant and Prop. of Elgin Boss Sample Room. Later listings show him as Philip Freiler, Wholesale & Retail Liquors.

Elgin was the home of the world-reknowned Elgin National Watch Co. Their symbol was Father Time which is where the name of Freiler's famous whiskey comes from. Philip Freiler, was a respected, community-minded Elgin businessman despite whiskey being the source of his wealth.

Elgin went dry in 1914 and the business was closed. Freiler died in 1916.

Brand names used by this company include: "Belle of Navarre", "Bluff City", "Century Club", "Congress Club", "Dr. Schenk's", "Father Time", "Freiler's 1869 Elmwood", "Freiler's 1880 Congress Club", "Freiler's 1883 Fine Old Little Joe", "Freiler's Old Bluff", "Freiler's Old Little Elgin", "Freiler's Silver Tide", "Kentucky Queen", "Old Elgin", "Old Father Time Rye", and "Ready Money."

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