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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:40 am

Wm. B. Kerr was presented with an elegant pocket-book on the occasion of his retirement from the presidency of the Newark Camera Club, a position he has held for the past two years. A very handsome hand-painted card expressing the club’s appreciation of his services, and wishing him a bon voyage on his trip to Europe, was attached to the inside of the pocket-book.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd May 1893

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Postby dognose » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:55 am

Wm. B. Kerr, of Wm. B. Kerr & Co., was erroneously mentioned last week as the recipient of an elegant pocket-book from the Newark Camera Club, upon his retirement from the presidency of that organization. It was his partner, P. L. V. Thiery who received the gift, and who is about to sail for Europe.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th May 1893

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The William B. Kerr Company - Newark, N.J. - 1909

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:23 am

Judge Adams, sitting in the Supreme Court, Circuit, granted a non-suit, last week, in the action brought by Albert Meurer against the William B. Kerr Co. Mr. Meurer is a gold worker by trade and was employed by the Kerr concern. About a year ago he was chiseling a piece of hard alloy when a chip flew and lodged in his right eye, destroying the sight. He sued for the sum of $15,000 damages. The defense contended that he assumed certain risks when he took the job and that the employer was in no way responsible. This contention was sustained by the court.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th June 1909

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Postby dognose » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:58 am

Among the passengers on the Etruria which sailed for Europe Saturday were J. F. Fradley, of J. F. Fradley & Co., and J. A. Thierry, of Wm. B. Kerr & Co., New York.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 4th April 1894

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William B. Kerr Company - Newark, N.J. - 1908

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Postby dognose » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:56 am

C. V. Schuyler, last week, assumed charge of the New York office of the Wm. B. Kerr Co., 320 Fifth Ave. Mr. Schuyler was for (?)5 years with Dominick & Haff.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th February 1907

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Postby dognose » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:47 pm

A man has been visiting a number of the jewelry establishments in Newark, representing himself as Mr. Oskamp, of Oskamp, Nolting & Co., Cincinnati, and selecting goods for that firm. Among those he visited were W. B. Kerr & Co. and David C. Dodd, Jr. The former at once telegraphed to Cincinnati for information and ascertained that no representative of the firm was in the East at that time. So far as ascertained no losses have yet been made.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - July 1890

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William B. Kerr Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1908

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Postby dognose » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:14 am

The William B. Kerr Co., 144 Orange Street, Newark, manufacturing jeweler, has leased the two-story and basement factory at 263 Washington Street for a new plant and will remove to this location.

Source: The Iron Age - 7th December 1922

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Postby dognose » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:16 pm

Among the travelers in Philadelphia the past week were : J. W. Reddall; Ed. Eckfeldt, Wm. B. Kerr & Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 1st March 1893

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

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Two articles which are certain to be among the most salable and popular of the silver novelties of this season have been introduced by Wm. B. Kerr & Co., 860 Broadway, New York. These are the sterling silver hem gauge and match box illustrated on this page. It needs no prophet to foretell that the former will prove a most salable article among the jewelers’ feminine patrons, while the success of the latter is assured by the sale of its predecessors, the “ Psyche and Love” and “Nymphs and Satyr” boxes introduced by this firm last year. The design in this, like those of the other two, is from a masterpiece oi Bougereau, known as the “ Birth of Venus.’’ Unlike the former boxes this is introduced only in oxidized silver, a finish which heightens the rich effect of the design.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 26th March 1894

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:56 am

Donald Lauer Kerr, the infant son of Wm. B. Kerr, of Wm. B. Kerr & Co., died suddenly in East Orange, N. J., Tuesday evening, Nov. 27th. The funeral took place Friday afternoon.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 5th December 1894

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Postby dognose » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:23 am

United States trade mark registration for Wm. B. Kerr & Co., 29th March 1892:

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Postby dognose » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:17 pm

Messrs. Wm. B. Kerr and S. S. Battin, Jr., have formed a co-partnership for manufacturing fine jewelry. Both these men have long been associated with Messrs. Ailing & Co., and are extensively and favorably known to the trade.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - March 1885

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Postby dognose » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:44 am

H. C. Van Ness, San Francisco representative of the Durand Company, and of William B. Kerr & Co., left San Francisco for his spring trip a few days ago. The San Francisco headquarters of Mr. Van Ness are at 120 Sutter street.

Source: The Home Furnishing Review - March 1902

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Postby dognose » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:52 am

Miss Marjorie Kerr, daughter of Mrs. William B. Kerr, of Watson Ave., East Orange, and Rev. Charles Beatty Thompson, of Westfield, N. Y.. were married in the chapel of the Union Theological Seminary, New York. Rev. Alexander Thompson, brother of the bridegroom, of Geneva, N. Y., performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Dr. Robert Brewster Beattie, pastor of the Munn Avenue Presbyterian Church, East Orange. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will live in Westfield.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd February 1922

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Postby dognose » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:16 am

Paul V. Thiery, formerly of the firm of Wm. B. Kerr & Co., Newark, N. J., manufacturing silversmiths, died in Ridgewood, N.J., on July 2nd, aged 52 years.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - July 1911

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:40 am

William B. Kerr and Paul L. V. Thiery, who have been in business as Kerr & Thiery, silversmiths, with a factory at Newark, N. J., and New York offices at 860 Broadway, Monday dissolved partnership by mutual consent. Mr. Kerr bought his partner's interest and will continue the business, resuming the old style of Wm. B. Kerr & Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th December 1905

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Postby dognose » Thu May 16, 2019 3:32 am

WILLIAM B. KERR COMMITS SUICIDE

Broadway Jeweller Ends His Life in Stable in East Orange


William B Kerr of the manufacturing jewelry firm of William B. Kerr Co. at Thirty-second street and Broadway committed suicide at his home In East Orange, N. J. today by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. No cause for the act Is known although there are rumors that Mr. Kerr had been worried by financial matters for some time. He leaves a widow and five children.

Mr Kerr was one of the best known citizens of East Orange. He was a prominent Mason and one of the trustees of the Munn Avenue Presbyterian Church. His body was discovered In a box stall of the stable by Mrs. Kerr. A physician was at once summoned but Mr. Kerr was dead on his arrival.

Mr. Kerr up to a few months ago was in partnership with Mr Paul L. V. Thiery. The firm was then Kerr & Thiery. They separated and the firm
became Kerr & Co.

Mr Kerr for about two weeks had been very much depressed. Last night he appeared cheerful. He attended business as usual yesterday. This morning he ate a hearty breakfast and kissed his children good-by before they went to school. He then declared that he would not go to business to-day as he was too ill with a cold.

He went out to the stable shortly saying that he was going to make an Inventory of the harnesses.

He had been gone half an hour when his wife went out to bring him an overcoat. He was then busy with the harness. She returned half an hour later and was horrified to find her husband's body stretched on the floor of a box stall with a bullet through the head.

She sent for Dr Groves the family physician but Mr. Kerr was dead before his arrival. Mr Kerr was born In New York fifty years ago. For the past twenty years he had lived In East Orange.


Source: The World - 27th February 1906

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