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O! SO GOOD (arched) / (monogram JR&Co within a shield outline) / (next two lines reverse arched:) RIEGER'S WHISKEY / J. RIEGER & CO. KANSAS CITY, MO.

ID#: RRP55
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label, gold rim
Dimensions:2-5/16 " x 1-7/8 " x 1-7/16"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 143, entry #9
City:Kansas City
Jacob Rieger & Co. listed from 1899-1918.

Edmonson lists variants with and without a gold rim, but the rimless versions all have specks of gold remaining that can be seen when examined under a loupe. There may be no true rimless variants.

An letter dated 1914 shows Alexander Rieger as the sole owner of J. Rieger & Co. They claimed to be the "largest mail-order whiskey house in the United States".

Brand names used by this company include: "Canadian Process", "O - So - Good", "Prairie King", "Rieger's Atlantic", "Rieger's Monogram", "Rieger's Monogram 1875 Brand", "Rieger's Monogram 1888 Brand", "Rieger's Monogram 1890 Brand", "Rieger's White", "Rieger's White Corn", "Rieger's Yellow Corn", "Shady Brook", and "Tiger's Head."

Company name timeline:
Jacob Rieger & Co. (1899-1917), Alex Rieger Mercantile Co. (1918)

Address timeline:
1527-1529 Genesee

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