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J. P. FARLEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY. According to the 1883 through 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located at the corner of 6th and White. Salesman for the company traveled as far east at Seneca, New York. (1)

In 1890 the company was sold to the American Biscuit Manufacturing Company. (2)



1. "Caught on the Fly," The Dubuque Herald, January 22, 1885, p. 4

2. "Big Fish Eat the Little," Dubuque Daily Herald, July 15, 1890, p. 4. Online:https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=_OG5zn83XeQC&dat=18900715&printsec=frontpage&hl=en