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MONTEZUMA (tsp on an arched frosted banner. Six grain stalks tied with a ribbon run in the background). / RYE / WHISKEY / JAMES MAGUIRE. / PHILA.

ID#: RRP2277
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot, 13 ground flutes around base
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-3/4 " x 2-5/16 " x 1-11/16"
Edmonson:Not listed
Brand Registered:1894
James Maguire Co. listed from 1872-1915.

This has to be pre-1900 and most likely a product of George Truog's Glass Etching Company.

Mida shows the "Montezuma" Trademark in use since 7/1/1875

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

Brand names used by this company include: "Belle of Nelson", "Montezuma", and "Old Cabinet."

Company name timeline:
James Maguire (1872-1900), James Maguire (Estate) (1901-1904), James (Jas) Maguire Co. (1905-1915)

Address timeline:
3 rd & Noble (1884), 4 th c Callowhill (1883), 301 Market (1883), 470-473 N 3 rd (1884-1915)

Find out more about James Maguire Co.

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