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Melville (arched, fancy text) / PURE RYE (letters progress from small to large) / M. CORNHAUSER & CO. / CHICAGO. To left of text is a frosted circle embraced by a fancy line design and TRADE MARK reverse arched below. Within the circle is a fancy monogram: MC&Co

ID#: RRP2038
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label, gold rim
Dimensions:2-3/8 " x 2-1/8 " x 1-5/8"
Edmonson:Not listed
The Cornhauser Distilling Co. listed from 1873-1918.

The name on the glass dates it to between 1880 and 1898, consistent with the fact that this is an old design and, although unsigned, the unmistakable hand of George Truog of the Maryland Glass Etching Works.

Morris (Maurice) Cornhauser is listed in directories from 1873 and the company survived until Prohibition. They are shown as The Cornhauser Distilling Co. from 1898-1916.

In 1892, the company was being supplied by the Pleasure Ridge Park distillery of Kentucky's 5th district: see the distillery listing for more details.

Brand names used by this company include: "Cornhauser Rye", "Melville", and "Old Cabin ."

Company name timeline:
Morris (Moritz, Maurice) Cornhauser (1873-1879), M Cornhauser & Co. (1881-1886), Maurice Cornhauser (1887), M Cornhauser & Co. (1888-1897), The Cornhauser Distilling Co. (1898-1916), The Cornhauser Co. (1917-1918)

Address timeline:
393 S Canal (1873-1874), 295 S Canal (1875), 593 S Canal (1877-1878), 589 S Canal (1879), 67 Lake (1881-1884), 204 Jackson (1885-1886), 32-34 W Randolph (1887-1890), 73-75 5 th Ave (1891-1896), 46-48 Lake (1897-1899), 279-281 Madison (1901-1904), 271 Madison, #219 (1905-1906), 71 Madison, #219 (1907), 279-281 Madison (1908), 214-216 E Washington (1909-1910), 138 N LaSalle, #46 (1913-1918)

Find out more about The Cornhauser Distilling Co.

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