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LAKESIDE CLUB (arched) / RYE (reverse arched: words are tsp on a frosted circle outline. At the center is a monogram WDCo. To either side of the circle are grain stalks and the words TRADE MARK) / WM. DRUEKE CO. / GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

ID#: RRP2911
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-1/2" x 1-7/8" x 1-5/16"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 102, entry #5
City:Grand Rapids
Wm Drueke Co. listed from 1883-1917.

The full history of the business, along with images of many colorful artefacts from the company, can be found on Peter Biggins' website, which details the history of his family. His story on William Drueke begins as follows:

     "In 1883, after working for William Hake for seven years, William Peter Drueke started his own wholesale liquor business with Alexander Kennedy, Drueke & Kennedy, on the east side of the Grand River at 25 Canal Street (now Monroe Avenue NW, north of Pearl). After a year at 25 Canal Street, the business was located at 76 N. Waterloo Street (now Monroe Avenue NW, between Fulton and Lewis), still on the east side of the river.

The Michigan Tradesman for May 9, 1888, reported that William Peter Drueke and Alexander Kennedy had dissolved their partnership of the last five years. William Peter was taking stock and fixtures to 16 and 18 Crescent Avenue on the east side of the river, where he would continue business".

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Brand names used by this company include: "Lakeside Club", "Lakeside Club Bouquet", "Loreley", and "Old Cargo."

Company name timeline:
Drueke & Kennedy (1883-1888), William Drueke (1889-1890), Wm Drueke Co. (1897-1908), Drueke-Lynch Co. (1911-1917)

Address timeline:
25 Canal St. (1883), 76 N Waterloo St. (1884-1888), 16-18 Crescent Ave (1889-1890), 30 N Ionia (1897-1908), 13-15 Ionia Ave SW. (1911-1917)

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