Its me; that ‘Guckenheimer Guy’ again.
First I wanted to say that Ellen has done very nice work on the ‘Finding Guckenheimer’ page!
I’m new here, and don’t know how to contact Ellen, so I’ll relay the info from here.
On the ‘Finding Guckenheimer’ page, Ellen writes:
“Although Guckenheimer was Bell's sole customer, the Gazette-Times doesn't indicate whether Bell was the merchant's only provider. What they do say is that, upon Thomas Bell's death, they purchased the distillery itself, although the year of that event isn't given.”
I did a little research, and found the date for Bells decease, and subsequent purchase of the distillery.
This is a poor photo, but I’ll get a better one soon:
http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp30 ... ckbook.jpg
It reads, in part:
“This Distillery was founded in 1846 by Thomas Bell % Co. who operated it successfully ,
in a small way, up to the time of Mr. Bell’s decease in 1865, when the plant was
purchased by the present proprietors, who had to a great extent controlled the output
for several seasons previous and who,…<snip>…..”