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DINGENS BROS
Buffalo, NY.
1870-1901
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The brothers were Joseph A Dingens, John C Dingens, and Eugene Bertrand Jr. (from a letterhead, ca. 1878).

The company used the brand names:
"Napoleon Bitters", and "Persymons' Pure Rye."

Business name timeline:
Dingens Bros

Address timeline:
77 Main (1870-1875), 597 Main (1875-1879), 333 Main (1881-1895), 375 Washington (1899-1900), 601-603 Main (1901)


597 Main St.

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
V-R (1870), R (1873), V (1881), W (1885), I (1899)


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Buffalo directory notes



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1875

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Appearance in directories:
1870, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1899, 1900, 1901

Directories consulted:
1870, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Buffalo directory notes:
V-R = Liquors (1870) R D = Rectifiers, Distillers (1870) W = Liquors, Wholesale (1875) D= Distillers, V = Wines, Wholesale (1879), I = Wine & Liquor Importer (1897)

1875 directory identifies Liquors listings as Wholesalers. No Distillers/Rectifiers for 1877, 1887 and 1889, wholesale liquors missing for 1889. 1891, 1893, 1895. Display ads start showing up in 1895. 1897 - Wines & Liquor Wholesale merge into one category. 1908: no distillers/rectifiers., Importer listings end after 1908. Distiller only for 1916., no distiller for 1917 (possible that 1916 and 1917 listings were confused)

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