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BIGBIE BROS & CO.
Lynchburg, VA.
1890-1915
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An invoice dated 1888 shows the company to consist of W B Bigbie, J D Bigbie, and P T Withers Jr. They also claim to be "successors to Jos Lawson & Son." Interestingly, Jos Lawson & Son are operating at the 100 9th St address after Bigbie Bros. & Co. have moved to main St. P T Withers Jr was also involved in that company and they were using the Old Velvet and Glenwood brands also.

Display ad, 1896, p 4-8

"Old Velvet" was orginally registered by J & G Butler Co. of Columbus, OH.

Read more about this company in the following article:
Shots Through Virginia, by Jack Sullivan

The company used the brand names:
"Glenwood", "Natural Bridge", "Old Bigbee", and "Old Velvet."

Business name timeline:
Bigbie Bros & Co. (1888-1907), Bigbie Bros & Co. Inc. (1908-1915)

Address timeline:
100 9th (1888), 1018-1020 Main (1890-1908), 815 Main (1911-1915)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W


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



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Appearance in directories:
1890-1891, 1892-1893, 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1899, 1902, 1904-1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915

Directories consulted:
1890-1891, 1892-1893, 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1899, 1902, 1904-1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915

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

Wholesale 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1899, 1902, 1904-1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912; Wines & Liquors Retail, 1896, 1899, Saloons for 1897-1898

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