Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicago Board of Trade Members: Armour & Company


ARMOUR & CO.
JUL
16
1901
CHICAGO.

Langlois scans



October 5, 1900



July 30, 1898
blue cancel




September 30, 1898
purple cancel



August 28, 1899
green cancel



June 30, 1899

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Berger-Crittenden Company


BERGER-CRITTENDEN CO.
MAY
17
1901

Bart Rosenberg scan


The article below came from the Philadelphia Telegraph in 1913:




New York Evening Post, Feb 1895:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Agricultural Implement Makers: The Standard Harrow Company





THE STANDARD HARROW CO.
JUL
6
1899
UTICA.

Langlois scan



Avery & Pendleton, Brooklyn, Insurance Agents


Avery & Pendleton,
APR
24
1899
B'KLYN, N. Y.

Langlois scan



Agents like Avery Pendleton represented and sold insurance policies for firms like Montauk Fire Insurance.  The advertisement below was published in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 7, 1878:



Monday, August 12, 2013

Silsbee, Baker & Geer, Insurance


SILSBEE, BAKER & GEER,
MAR
20
1901
LYNN, MASS.

Langlois scan



From The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1915:

Frederick Elisha Baker, the son of Ezra and Jennie (Dexter) Baker was born in Lynn, July 13, 1853, and died in Windham, N. H., July 1, 1915. 

After a course in the public schools of Lynn he entered Wilbraham Academy.  During most of his life he made his home in his native city, though he resided for a time in Somerset, Mass., and in Windham, New Hampshire.

Mr. Baker was widely and most favorably known from his connection with the real estate and insurance business and his sound judgment on all matters pertaining to this business was generally recognized. For many years he was associated with his father as Ezra Baker & Son ; then as Baker, Marshman & Baker; but, upon the death of his father, the firm became merged into the company of Silsbee, Baker & Geer; later as Silsbee, Baker, Geer & Ingalls, which became by far the strongest of its kind in Lynn.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Ely Lumber Company


ELY LUMBER CO.
NOV  17  1899
Holyoke, Mass.

David Thompson scan and highlight




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Waxed Paper: Erie Railroad Bill of Lading

As we head towards the holidy season, candy companies are also entering one of their biggest seasons.  In addition to making the candy, the firms also need to worry about packaging.  Over 110 years ago, Rochester Candy Works ordered a lot of waxed paper from The Hammerschlag Manufacturing Company in Garfield, New Jersey, which shipped the lot by rail via the Erie Railroad to Rochester, N. Y. 









ERIE
APR
RR.     19    CO.
1901
GARFIELD,
N.J.

Langlois scan

The Erie RR cancel above takes the diamond form of the Erie RR logo:





Wednesday, July 31, 2013

International Pulp Company


INTERNATIONAL PULP. CO.
JUN
14
1899



INTERNATIONAL PULP CO.
FEB
27
1900

Langlois scans


International Pulp was first featured on this site back in June 2012.  International Pulp, like many forest products firms, also engaged in other industries that took advantage of their large land holdings.  In this way Internatinoal Pulp became an asbestos firm. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

International Paper Company


International Paper's +50 year old brand logo designed in the early 1960s by Lester Beall.  Organized in 1898 of of sixty smaller paper firms, the company continues today as the largest paper and pulp company in the world.  The company is based in Memphis, Tennessee.



INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO.
SEP
17 & 20
1898
NEW YORK.

Langlois scan


Monday, July 29, 2013

Phoenix Paper Manufacturing Company Promissory Note


PHOENIX PAPER MFG CO

Seven 2c stamps placed "tapeworm" style on a promissory note




Seven 2c documentary stamps for a total of 14 cents were used to pay the taxes on this $620 promissory note. 


Very little shows up in the historical record I have access to regarding the Phoenix Paper Manufacturing Company.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

New York Stock Brokers: Jacob Kirkner




J. KIRKNER
JAN
9
1902
NEW YORK.

David Thompson scan & highlight




Jacob Kirkner was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Produce Exchange.


The New York Times, December 15, 1909:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Samuel Simpson & Company


SAMUEL SIMPSON & CO.
1
AUG
1899
PHILADELPHIA.

David Thompson scan & hightlight



There is little history available to me on Mr. Simpson and his company, save for the report of a legal case between owners of the firm Samuel Simpson & Company in the 1901 Pennsylvania State Reports.

Samuel Simpson & Company was reported to be in the business of importing and selling goat skins and other merchandise at 429 North Third Street in Philadelphia. 

Due to legal issues in a firm in which a J. Harry Lyons was involved, he could not become a partner in a new firm.  Samuel Simpson & Company was established when the mother of J. Harry Lyons, Elizabeth J. Lyons, established a firm with Mr. Samuel Simpson in which J. Harry Lyons would be employed with a salary. 

The firm Samuel Simpson & Company would be reasonably successful, but with the end of the partnership in March 1899, Mr. Simpson treated Mr. Lyons as his true partner and refused to open the books of the firm to Elizabeth Lyons.  Hence the court case ensued.

By the date of this cancel in August 1899 it is clear that some aspects of the firms operation were still underway after March 1899. 



Monday, July 8, 2013

F. DeHass Simonson


Front page advertisement
The Newtown Register, May 16, 1911




F. DeHASS SIMONSON
APR
12
1900
ELMHURST, N.Y.

Langlois scan




Tuesday, July 2, 2013

American Telephone and Telegraph Company


AMERICAN TELEPHONE
DEC
19
1899
& TELEGRAPH CO.



XXX Other ATT scans here?

Corporate structure

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1, 1898, First Day of the Tax Period


Farm. & Mec. Nat. Bk
JUL     1     1898
Georgetown,  D. C.

Langlois scan


Check of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Georgetown, District of Columbia from Joseph B. Bailey dated July 1, 1898, the first day of the Spanish-American War tax period. 




Completed in 1922 in the heart of Georgetown at the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, this neoclassical building was once the home of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank.  It became a branch of the Riggs Bank for years, and is now a branch for PNC Bank. 

*****

The user of this check, Joseph B. Bailey, was a dry goods merchant in Washington.  ArlingtonCemetary.net provides a few details about Mr. Bailey:

"Joseph B. Bailey was born in 1848 at Heathsville,Northumberland County,Virginia. He entered service at Richmond on November 23,1864 and served under Captain William Dement, Company D, 1st Maryland, Light Artillery. In the Battle of Dutch Gap and Drewry's Bluff on the James River, he was taken prisoner of war. Paroled at Appomattox on April 9,1865 and Oath of Armesty taken May 29th,1865.  After the war, he was a dry goods merchant in Washington, D.C. and the father of Ralph B.Bailey. Lived at 413 6th Street,Washington, D.C. SW and was a Member of Camp# 171,Confederate Veterans.

Friday, May 31, 2013

124th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood


PENNA R. R. CO.
JOHNSTOWN
DEC   3   1898
STATION.

Langlois scan



May 31, 1889: 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Chicago Board of Trade Members: John Marshall


JOHN MARSHALL,
MAY
22
1900
NEW YORK.

David Thompson scan

Mr. Marshall was CBOT member #6978.  He was in the grain export business and based in New York City according to the list of members of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1900. 


Thursday, May 9, 2013

New York Stock Brokers: Stout & Company


STOUT & CO.
MAR
27
1901

David Thompson scan

The day rotor on the cancel has transfered the 6 from 26 and the 2 from 28, so that 6 and 2 sandwich 27. 





Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New York Stock Brokers: Sutro, Scholle & Company




New York Times, December 9, 1898



Sutro, Scholle & Co.
SEP    21    1898

David Thompson scans








Soon after the canceling of the stamp above, and not too far into the 1898 tax period, Mr. Scholle left the firm Sutro, Scholle & Co.  Lionel Sutro's brother joined the firm and the firm became Sutro Brothers in 1899.  Has anybody seen a Sutro Brothers & Company cancel?  If so, please write to 1898revenues@gmail.com.


From The New York Morning Telegraph of January 5, 1899:




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Insurance Agents: Ferguson & Wallace



Ferguson & Wallace,
MAR
29
1899
Saginaw, M.



Ferguson & Wallace,
APR
6
1899
Saginaw, M.

scans by David Thompson


Ferguson & Wallace were William Wallace and Frank A. Ferguson.  Based in Saginaw, Michigan, their  company sold insurance and surety bonds.