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THOMAS MARTINDALE & CO.
Philadelphia, PA.
1883-1921
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OASG: 1869-1887 Martindale & Johnston were grocers at 10th & Market sts. 1888-1919 Thomas Martindale & Co. at various times 10th & Market sts. or 941 Market st. Listed as grocers or wholesale grocers. They have continued in business to the present time at different addresses, becoming specialists in "health foods."

Letterheads from 1883 show them as "Thomas Martindale and William Johnston. Importers, Grocers, Wine and Spirit Merchants".

By 1890, the city directories show them to consist of Thos Martindale, M. Woolverton Small, William Breitenbaugh, and Heulings F Horner.
In 1900, Small has dropped out and has been replaced by Robert W Atkinson. These officers remain until 1910 or later, but Atkinson is no longer listed in the 1919/1920 directory: they now consist of just Thos. C. Martindale, Wm. F. Breitenbaugh, and Heulings F. Horner.

The company used the brand names:
"Dirigo Rye", and "Weardale."

Business name timeline:
Martindale & Johnson (1883-?), Thomas Martindale & Co. (1897-?)

Address timeline:
941 Market (NE Cor. 10 th & Market) & 3-7 N 10 th St (1883-1920), 25 N 10 th (1921)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W I


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



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Appearance in directories:
x1865, x1870, x1875, 1880, 1890, 1895, 1897, 1900, 1910, 1915, 1919/1920, 1921

Directories consulted:
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Philadelphia directory notes:
V= Wine & Liquor (Wholesale), V-R = Wine & Liquor (Retail), W = Whiskey (Wholesale), L = Liquors (Wholesale) D = Distiller, DA = distiller's agent


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