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Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:51 pm

A topic for recording information regarding the Shreve, Crump & Low Company, and their earlier entities, of Boston, Massachusetts.


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Shreve, Crump & Low Company - Boston - 1937


If you have any details of the above company, advertisements, examples of their markings, etc., anything that you are willing to share, then here's the place to post it.

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:57 pm

Benjamin D. Shreve, treasurer of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., was married, Thursday, Jan. 31, in the historic old North Church, Salem, Mass., his home city, to Miss Katherine Sanders, of Salem. There was a large attendance of society people from Salem, Boston and suburban cities.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th February 1907

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Postby dognose » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:06 am

The jewelry firm of Shreve, Crump & Low Company dates from the days of John McFarlane, who in 1809 came from Salem, to Boston and purchased the business of Fletcher & Gardner at 43 Marlborough street. His name appears in the first Boston Directory published in 1796 as keeping a shop at 51 Marlborough street, the Washington street of to-day. After buying out Fletcher & Gardner and continuing business at their store for a short time, he removed to 59 Cornhill. His business was finally purchased in 1813 by Jabez Baldwin of Salem, who formed a firm under the name of Baldwin & Jones and continued the business for one year at 59 Cornhill, after which they moved to 37 Market street.

Among other apprentices who learned the trade in those days were John J. Low and Edward Putnam, who, under the firm name of Putnam & Low, started business for themselves at 33 Cornhill. Three or four years later they separated and the firm of John J. Low & Co. appeared. In 1839 the firm name became Jones, Low & Ball, and the year afterward there was another change, the firm becoming Low, Ball & Co. In 1846 the firm changed again and became Jones, Ball & Poor. Several more changes occurred, until in 1860 the firm of Shreve, Stanwood & Co. was formed, which was succeeded by the firm of Shreve, Crump & Low. In 1888 the firm was incorporated as Shreve, Crump & Low Company, under the laws of Massachusetts, with Benjamin Shreve as president, George D. Low as vice-president, C. H. Crump as manager, and W. P. Shreve as treasurer. The old store was located at the corner of Washington and Winter streets until the Boston fire of 1872, when the company removed to temporary quarters at 158 Tremont street, where it remained a year and then removed to 432 Washington street. Owing to the death of the owner of the property, the firm was obliged to move again and selected the corner of West and Tremont streets for the location of its new building of six stories, which was occupied July 1,1891.

This is, in brief, the development of this firm, which to-day is one of the leading jewelry firms in New England. Some of the various features of the business of this company are a large stock of jewelry and silverware, watches, chains, plated ware, britannia ware, japanned trays, military goods, papier mache, glass, china, astral lamps, and watchmakers' tools. The company also owns and operates a factory where not only gas and electric fixtures are made, but also mural tablets and all varieties of high-grade metal goods upon order. In 1875 a stationery department was added. But the unique feature of the stock of to-day is the antique department that has grown up in the last few years. In it are to be found furniture, tapestries, paintings, china, glassware, bronzes, mirrors, engravings, and fabrics.


Source: Commercial and Financial New England - Boston Herald - 1906

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

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Shreve, Crump & Low Co. - Boston - 1895

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Postby dognose » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:25 am

The Shreve, Crump & Low Co.’s employes had their annual dinner, Oct. 26, the participants being R. Stanley Sanderson, William A. Lee, Charles S. Patten, Frank I. Sample, Adolph J. Lins, Victor J. Hyde, Albert Strobell, R. LeRoy Harlow, Waldo S. Greene, Oswald Housman, William H. Kahle, Joseph Lynch. William B. Morris, Percival Nichols, William T. Simpson, Harold Dayton, John Gore, William S. Wittnauer, George C. Cath, George Fleming, Charles E. Walker, A. S. Norris, Andrew F. Geddes, William H. Hannam, William J. Toppan, Curtis W. Pierce and G. Morton. W. S. Wittnauer was toastmaster, and the remarks of the speakers were interspersed with vocal and instrumental music by members of the party. The affair was one of unalloyed pleasure for all who took part.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th November 1908

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:01 am

The Shreve, Crump & Low Co., who have furnished some of the finest club houses and residences in Boston with light fixtures, among the latter being the mansions of Ex-Gov. Oliver Ames and his late brother F. L. Ames, Hon. Richard Olney and F. L. Higginson, has just placed a set of elegant chandeliers and lights throughout the beautiful new building of Boston’s swell business men's association, the Exchange club, located in the heart of the wholesale district.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 22nd August 1894

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:31 pm

R. S. Sanderson, head of the silver department at the Shreve, Crump & Low Co.’s store, has been in New York on business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 10th November 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:15 am

The Shreve, Crump & Low Co. have made arrangements with the Archer & Pancoast Mfg. Co., makers of gas fixtures, chandeliers and metal goods, whereby they become their exclusive agents for Boston and vicinity. The business will be continued under the new agreement at the long established Boston headquarters, 12 West St., notwithstanding that two entire floors in the Shreve, Crump & Low Co.’s new building have also been set apart exclusively for similar goods of that company’s own manufacture.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 6th May 1891

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:13 am

A very enjoyable dinner was spread last evening for a gathering of upward of 25 clerks from the jewelry establishment of Shreve, Crump & Low Co. at one of the leading hotels. The after-dinner exercises were under the direction of R. Stanley Sanderson as toastmaster, who proved to be an unqualified success in that position, happily introducting the various participants to make a speech or contribute in some other entertaining manner to the pleasurable features of the occasion. There were musical numbers of much excellence, including some well rendered vocal solos by R. L. Harlow and R. G. Randall. Although the assemblage was composed of male employes only, the ladies were remembered with a toast to them at the close and the singing of “Good Night, Ladies,” the company dispersing just before midnight. It was suggested and unanimously approved that the custom be adopted of having similar gatherings semi-annually. Much credit was given to W. S. Wittnauer for the success of the dinner, arrangements having been under his direction. Those present were: Gus. Henckle and William Kahle, guests, and R. Stanley Sanderson, Charles S. Patten, Waldo S. Green, Ralph L. Harlow, Frank Supple, Russell G. Randall, William T. Simpson, Julian Dunlop, Victor J. Hyde, William B. Morris, William J. Toppan, William S. Wittnauer, Lewis L. Knott, Fred Gowdy, Percival Nichols, Charles P. Fowler, Harold Dayton, F. V. Braun, Charles Walker, George Cath, Adolph Lins, Andrew F. Geddes, W. Kilb, Joseph D. Young, George Fleming, W. Armington, William Lee, William B. Morton.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th February 1908

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Postby dognose » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:54 am

Ralph Leroy Harlow has left the employ of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co. and has gone to New York to engage in other business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th August 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:22 am

Maj. C. H. Crump, of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., sailed for Europe on the Cunard Line, last week. He is accompanied by Mrs. Crump, and they will be abroad several weeks. Major Crump makes a buying trip to England and the Continent annually.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st July 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

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RECENT DEATHS

EDWIN H. POOR

Mr. Edwin H. Poor, an old employee of the Shreve, Crump & Low Company, dropped dead of heart disease yesterday afternoon. He was born in Charlestown and was over sixty years of age. For over thirty years he was with Shreve, Crump & Low as clerk. He was also a stockholder in the company. He lived a very retired life at Hotel Kempton, 237, Berkeley Street. He was to have left Boston for New York tomorrow, from which city he was shortly to sail to Europe for the summer.


Source: Boston Evening Transcript - 22nd June 1906

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:32 am

Shreve, Crump & Low Co. furnished the magnificent chandeliers which adorn the Hotel Touraine and most of the bric-a-brac was also supplied by them. The silver plated ware came from Reed & Barton.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th October 1897

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:18 pm

William T. Simpson, of Shreve, Crump & Low Co.’s stationery department, is on an outing trip to New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th September 1911

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:45 pm

A report has it that the estate at present occupied by Shreve, Crump & Low will next year be used by A. Shuman & Co., the clothiers.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - November 1889

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:24 pm

Shipping Clerk Charged with Stealing and Destroying Yachting Trophy and Selling the Silver

Boston, Mass., April 25.—Alexander B. Mills, assistant shipping clerk for Shreve, Crump & Low Co., was arraigned to-day in the District Court and held in $500 bonds for the Grand Jury. He is charged with thefts from his employers amounting to about $500 in value, and is said to have confessed his guilt.

Discovery of the larcenies was brought about by the disappearance of a yachting trophy which had been placed in storage in the custody of the concern. Detectives from police headquarters located pieces of the cup, which had been cut up by the culprit, in pawnbrokers’ hands, and the description of the man who had pawned them tallied with that of Mills.

The cup was the property of Robert W. Emmons, the former Harvard football player, whose yacht, the Humma, won it in a New York Yacht Club race in August, 1906, and was valued at upward of $100, aside from the sentimental value attached to it as a prize.

Curiously enough, although Mills was well recommended when he entered the employ of the company last December, it has been learned by Major Shreve since his arrest that he has a previous court record, knowledge of which was kept from the Shreve, Crump & Low Co. when he was engaged. Mills is married and has a family. He is 34 years old.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th April 1908

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:10 am

One of the clerks at the store of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., thought he detected a customer in the act of stealing a locket, set with a $75 diamond, last Friday afternoon. The man when questioned regarding the missing locket denied all knowledge of its whereabouts. Later it was found on the floor, where it was dropped by the suspect. He was placed under arrest, not being able to give a satisfactory account of himself. The city is overrun with thieves and burglars at the present time, and the police are extra careful with suspicious characters.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th September 1895

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