Great source, Gary! I have a link to the Robert E. Snyder database (http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/qbrand_search.php
- enter Kahn
at the search prompt), which I just realized is part of the pre-pro sight. Both the database and the home site should be part of every whiskey enthusiast's URL collection. There are other databases (including the shotglasses that were the original focus of the site) as well, and I've used their information often in trying to track down the history of long-forgotten brands.
Bob, apparently Freiberg & Kahn (and Harry Kahn, separately) were listed as distillers and wholesalers in the city directories of my own fair Cincinnati from 1901 to 1918. The database shows no less than 15 brands, one of which was "F & K Special Old 92". I imagine the 92 referred to 1892 (as was the custom then) rather than to 92 proof. That would mean it isn't from before 1892 (they were distributors of the whiskey; it could easily have been made before 1901), but the general look of the label tells me it isn't from after 1906 (labels from after the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act tended to be more precisely engraved and printed; the other two are good examples). That's a really nice item, but unlike the Large (which is not as uncommon), I think the Old 92 would serve better as an unopened display item than to be tasted. It is not likely that it was a particularly "fine" whiskey to begin with, and may well have been one whose demise resulted from the truth-in-packaging laws.