MURPHY VARNISH CO.
Note the two Maltese crosses in the handstamp design
The Murphy Varnish Company was headquartered in Newark, N.J., and had it principle manufacturing plant in Newark. The company must have kept a business office in New York which required this handstamp.
Franklin Murphy, the founder of Murphy Varnish, became the 31st governor of New Jersey from 1902 to 1904.