A SOUVENIR OF NEW YORK'S LIQUOR INTERESTS
AND ENGRAVING COMPANY, NEW YORK,1893.
Produced for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, this book
contains descriptions of around 400 Manhattan alcohol wholesalers, retailers,
bars, restaurants and hotels.
THOS. CLOKE & CO., Wholesale Liquor Dealers, No. 326 Spring
Among the many excellent and trustworthy houses in the wholesale branch of this
line, especial attention is directed to the establishment of Messrs.Thomas Cloke
& Co., located at the above address, with a branch house at No. 204 East One
Hundred and Twentieth Street. They are direct receivers of all the leading
brands of whiskies from the prominent producing centers, and few houses have the
facility and ability to exercise better taste in the selection of prime stock
than is possessed by them. Mr. Cloke is a middle-aged gentleman, born in
Ireland, and a resident of the United States for about twenty-three years.
Though only established since 1888, Mr. Cloke can point with justifiable pride
to a thriving business of enviable proportions. He has ten men in his employ,
and keeps in stock a very complete line of all varieties and grades of wines and
liquors, which are the best value in the city for the moderate prices asked. The
main part of the trade is done in the city and surrounding country, and goods
are sold either in bulk, in bottle or case lots. Mr. Cloke is also an extensive
dealer in the best grades of China, Japan and India teas, and choice domestic
cigars. The trade in these lines forms an important item in the aggregate of the
business. Cigars are sold in no smaller lots that five hundred, and from that
figure up to any amount that is ordered. The brands offered are faithfully
maintained at the highest standard of excellence, and for fine flavor, finish
and quality, challenge comparison with any similar goods in the market. Mr.
Cloke is an experienced man, standing in the highest esteem with the business
world for his energy, ability and probity.