Several brands of whiskey have been labeled
"Acme" over the years.
The only one known as "Acme X" was sold by The Hannis Distillery of Baltimore, MD.  [Snyder reference: sx01].
"Distillers of the unrivalled Mount Vernon and Hannisville Pure Rye Whiskies
Offices: 218 S Front St., Philadelphia., 50 Beaver St., New York, Hannisville Office Martinsburg, WV"

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The brand "Victor" was registered with the US Patent Office, ca. 1895 .  
It was registered to John A. Gill
of Philadelphia, PA.  [Snyder reference: sg61].

According to the Snyder brand database, the business was begun in 1832 by J. A. Daugherty (Dougherty?). Thomas H. Gill ran it from around 1844 until his death on 2/15/1894. John A. Gill, a Philadelphia native, then took over. The business premises, located at 840 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia (about 1Ĺ miles from Hannis' offices) were 3 stories, plus basement, 30 x 128 feet in area. It's not inconceivable that whiskey was not actually distilled at this location.
The business directories originally list the company as Thomas H Gill (1870-1894), then Thomas H Gillís Son (1895-1898), finally Thomas H Gillís Son (John A Gill) from 1896 to 1918.

Other than Hannis' own claim of "Victor" as being one of their brands, we have found no reference to any connection between this company and the Hannis Distilling Company.

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The brand "Tidal Wave" was registered with the US Patent Office, ca. 1906 .  
It was registered to Edward Weil
of Houston, TX.  [Snyder reference: sg59].

We were unable to locate any information at all concerning Edward Weil and a brand of whiskey called Tidal Wave. Other than Hannis' own claim of "Tidal Wave" as being one of their brands, we have found no reference to any connection between this Edward Weil and the Hannis Distilling Company.

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Interestingly, the Snyder reference database shows the brand "Mount Vernon" itself as also having been sold by Forster, Muller & Co. of Baltimore, MD
That company existed for only five years, from 1883-1888, and used, in addition to
"Mount Vernon",  the brand names, "Allston Club", "Atlas", "Elevator", "John A Bates", and "Wilson."
Their business address is given as 38 South Street (1885-1886), 44 South Street (1887-1888)

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The following is a transcription of the Hannis Distilling Company's entry in the journal, "City of Philadelphia - Leading Merchants and Manufacturers", published in 1886 by the Historical Publishing Company, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

 


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