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1930 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald

DUBUQUE SHOW CASE AND CABINET WORKS. Organized in 1906, Dubuque Show Case and Cabinet Works were manufacturers and jobbers of equipment for ice cream parlors, restaurants, drug stores, meat markets and grocery stores. The business was owned by Meyer Goodman.

The show room and factory offered all kinds of fixtures for stores, show cases of many varieties, refrigerators for all lines of retail business and their own specially designed "Frigid-Freeze" meat display cases.

The 1918 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed 163 Main.

The 1942 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed 197 Main.



"Once Small Firm Now Prospering," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, March 31, 1929, p. 67