The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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PRYOR NOVELTY Co.

473, Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey, and, 7, Maiden Lane, New York


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Pryor Novelty Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1905

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In 1907 the company restyled their name to Pryor Mfg. Co.. Part of their trade mark was adjusted from 'N' to 'M'

Pryor Manufacturing Company—473 Washington St., Newark. Corp. Act.
Agent, Thomas F. Pryor, Jr.
Name changed from Pryor Novelty Company, February 23, 1907.


Source: Corporations of New Jersey - MacCrellish & Quigley - 1914

See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_P3.html

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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H. WILLIAMSON Ltd.

Farrington Road, Great Saffron Hill, London


An example of a silver mesh bag imported into Great Britain via the London Assay Office in 1913, the sponsor being H. Williamson Ltd.:

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H·W·Ld - London - 1913

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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LOUIS STERN & COMPANY

158, Pine Street, Providence, Rhode Island and 15, Maiden Lane, New York


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Louis Stern & Company - Providence, R.I. - 1911

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Louis Stern & Company - Providence, R.I. - 1911

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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OSCAR BRIAN

Barcelona

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Oscar Brian - Barcelona - 1911

This appears to be the business of Gerardo Wolters, Rambla Santa Bonita 2, Barcelona, by 1918.

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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GUILLERMO CODA

San Manuel E1, Mahon, Minorca


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G. Coda - Mahon - 1918


During the year 1917 there was introduced in the principal markets of the world, and especially in South America and the island of Cuba, a large number of new models of gold and silver mesh bags and purses, very attractive in appearance and of very fine mesh. These novelties received much attention because of their originality in design and perfect finish. The makers state that the buyers of these goods expressed themselves as highly satisfied with them and that numerous letters to this effect have been addressed to the factory.

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Among the qualities that have contributed to create the reputation which these gold and silver mesh bags enjoy are the strength and durability of their mesh. made and soldered entirely by hand, making then far superior to mesh goods made by machinery, which easily become loose and turn, owing to the weakness of mechanical soldering.

In order to guarantee the excellent quality of their goods, and that imitations may be easily detected, the manufacturer protects them with his registered trade mark "Coda." The Coda factory, which was established in the year 1900, has been compelled to largely increase its plant in order to satisfy the demands for its goods. In addition to its numerous novelties in the line of bags, to which a new design is added every day, it also carries
an extensive assortment of cuff links in nine, fifteen and eighteen karat gold, as well as in rolled gold and silver; also an extensive variety of novelties in gold and silver soft collar plus, with genuine and imitation stones; gold and silver cigarette cases and match cases, besides a great variety of other goods in gold and silver.

The accompanying illustrations show some recent creations in gold bags and links. All of these goods are sold with or without cases, as may be desired.

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This concern has a well-equipped export department, with all the necessary facilities for making shipments to every part of the world by the cheapest and quickest routes, all goods being carefully packed and insured against all risks, including war risks. Its various representatives are constantly travelling with great success throughout South America, having with them the most complete and varied assortment of samples ever seen in that part of the world.

In order to attend to the ever increasing demand for their products, the firm has recently purchased ground where a large building will be erected for the installation of new offices and workshops, the latter provided with all modern improvements.

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The firm conducts its correspondence in English, French and Spanish, and catalogues and price lists showing its novelties will be sent free to any importer or merchant asking for them. Correspondence should be addressed to G. Coda, Jewelry and silver goods manufacturer, Mahon, Balearic Islands, Spain.


Source: Dun's Review - June 1918



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G. Coda - Mahon - 1920



CHAIN MESH BAGS FROM MINORCA

As an instance of how an old industry transforms itself to meet the changing needs of the modern consumer, might be cited the firm of Guillermo Coda, situated at Mahon, which is the capital of Minorca, an island in the Balearic group off the eastern coast of Spain. It is on this little island that the making of chain mesh bags first began. The industry dates back to the ages of chivalry, when the knighthood throughout Europe highly prized the steel chain mail which was then made with great labor by the Spaniards inhabiting Minorca. Since then, however, the circumstances of this trade have changed enormously. The firm of Coda, for instance, which is carrying on this traditional occupation of Minorca, now makes chatelain vanity bags in place of braconnières, and the clumsy solleret, which was produced with excessive pains and slowness, has vanished before such things as the engine-turned gold cigarette case. Indeed, along with the introduction of the most modern designs in its platinum, gold and silver work, the company has revolutionized the method of production as well, everything now being done with the most up-to-date types of equipment. This firm now has more than 600 operators engaged in the manufacture of this line of commodities, comprising metallurgical experts, machine engineers and technical directors, besides a large staff of designing artists; its present catalogue lists more than 1,000 different designs of mesh bags.

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The Coda concern has a well-equipped export department with all the necessary facilities for making shipments to every part of the world by the cheapest and quickest routes. Goods are carefully packed and insured against all risks. Its representatives constantly are travelling throughout South America, showing one of the most complete and varied assortments of samples ever seen in that part of the world.

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Though the most modern machinery and equipment is used in their manufacture, it is claimed that neither quality of workmanship nor beauty of design is sacrificed in the production of “Coda” products. Close examination of the gold cigarette case and chain mesh bag illustrated on this page would seem to justify that claim.


Source: Dun's International Review - June 1921

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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SCHANFEIN & TAMIS

45, John Street, later, 71, Nassau Street, New York


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Schanfein & Tamis - New York - 1919


The trade mark of Schanfein & Tamis:

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The business of Bernard Schanfein and Louis Tamis.

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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LEVITT & GOLD

71-73, Nassau Street, New York


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Levitt & Gold - New York - 1919


The trade mark of Levitt & Gold:

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The business of Nathan Levitt and Charles Gold.


Shortly after 6 p. m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, Messrs. Levitt and Gold, of the firm of Levitt & Gold, 71 Nassau St., and also the young woman bookeeper, had a narrow escape from what might have resulted in serious injury. The trio had just left the building at 71 Nassau St. and were in front of it, when they felt what seemed to be raindrops falling on them. Thinking it to be merely a shower, they paid no attention until drops struck their faces, causing a stinging and burning sensation. They then realized that it could not be rain, and looking at their clothes found them burnt in many places with drops of nitric acid. A crowd gathered and a policeman's attention was attracted and accompanied by the officer, an investigation of some of the tenants, occupying quarters facing Nassau St., was made. However, no one could be found who would admit that he maliciously or through carelessness caused the trouble.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th February 1919


Nathan J. Levitt, of Levitt & Gold, 71 Nassau St., has been confined to his bed for the past three weeks with an attack of the grippe. Owing to his illness, Mr. Levitt has been unable to attend to business but the latest reports indicate that he is rapidly recovering.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 17th May 1922

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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THE ROYAL SILVER Mfg. Co.

46, Oliver Street, Newark, New Jersey


The Royal Silver Mfg. Co., has started in the manufacture of sterling-silver novelties and sterling-silver mesh bags at 46 Oliver St., Newark, N. J. W. T. Goldsmith is president of the company and R. Udell, secretary and treasurer.

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

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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CODDING & HEILBORN

3, Maiden Lane, New York


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Codding & Heilborn Co. - New York - 1908

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Codding & Heilborn Co. - New York - 1908

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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COHAN-EPNER Co.

51-53, Maiden Lane, New York


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Cohan-Epner Co. - New York - 1917

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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M.J. AVERBECK

10-12, Maiden Lane, New York


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M.J. Averbeck - New York - 1908

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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JUAN GOMILA RIUDAVETS

Calle Santa Eulalia 86, Mahon, Minorca, Balearic Islands


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Juan Gomila - Mahon - 1908


SILVER MESH BAGS

Silver mesh bags and purses are now very extensively used, not only as a fancy article but also on account of their great convenience for ladies and gentlemen. For this reason the attention of merchants is directed to the products if the firm of Juan Gomila Riudavets. One of the purses made by this concern is shown in the accompanying engraving. These bags and purses are highly appreciated, owing to their solid, elegant and careful manufacture, making them highly artistic pieces of jewelry. They are produced in many different styles, such as Louis XIV, Louis XV, Pompadour, Imperial, Gothic and Modern, thus satisfying the taste of every buyer.

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For many years Mr. J. Gomila Riudavets has devoted his entire energy and capital to the improvement of his silver bags and purses, and his efforts have been rewarded not only with the medals and honorable mention that his products have obtained at numerous expositions where shown, but also with the steady increase in the demand, so that at present the production of his factory exceeds 60,000 bags and purses per year. The general demand for export to various countries has compelled Mr. Riudavets to prepare the silver alloy for the manufacture of his goods in different grades to comply with the law of each country; for instance, for Spain and France at 800 mm.; for England and United States 935 mm., etc., so that these products are now sold very extensively in the principal markets of Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, England, Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, and the republics of North, Central, and South America where the artistic work of these goods is highly appreciated.

Inquiries and orders are invited from established merchants or responsible commission houses, to whom special prices and terms are given, allowing them to resell the goods with large profit in their own market. All correspondence on the subject should be addressed to Juan Gomila Riudavets, Mahon, Balearic Islands, Spain.


Source: Dun's Review - October 1911


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Juan Gomila Riudavets - Mahon - 1915

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Juan Gomila Riudavets - Mahon - 1920

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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CARON BROTHERS

233-239, Bleury Street, Montreal


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Caron Brothers - Montreal - 1920

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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The largest German silver plated mesh bag in existence arrived at the Chicago office of Whiting & Davis, last week. It measures 24 inches square and was woven in one piece by the machine controlled exclusively by this concern.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 15th December 1909

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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W. J. BAILEY COMPANY - CLIMAX MESH BAG COMPANY

407, Mulberry Street, Newark, New Jersey


A fire of unknown origin swept through the Ruesch Building, 401 Mulberry street, about a month ago, causing more than $100,000 damage to building, machinery, fixtures, stock, etc. The following jewelry concerns were burned out: William Link Company; Schmitz, Moore & Company; Myer & Gross; the Climax Mesh Bag Company, and William J. Bailey, Inc. Other firms were caused losses by smoke and water. Since the fire considerable work has been done on the building, and all of these concerns hope to be again running before the first of February.

Source: The Metal Industry - January 1913


William J. Bailey, head of the W. J. Bailey Company, 407 Mulberry street, Newark, N. J., died recently, following a lengthy illness, at 47 years of age. He was born in Verona, N. J. He learned the toolmaker's trade and later organized the Climax Manufacturing Company, and still later the W. J. Bailey Company, one of the largest gold and silver mesh bag manufacturing concerns in the country. During the war he utilized his plant for the manufacture of fuse caps and buttons.

He was an inventor of repute, inventing, among other things, several stamping machines. After the armistice was signed, Mr. Bailey began the manufacture of gold and silver purse frames. The deceased leaves a widow and two daughters.


Source: The Metal Industry - April 1920

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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GOLDSMITH-KOCH Co.

Newark, New Jersey


The Goldsmith-Koch Company have given up the manufacture of mesh bag link for the trade and are now making the complete patented sterling and German silver mesh bag. They have taken two buildings in the rear of 105 Oliver street, have much larger space and better facilities.

Source: The Metal Industry - July 1913


The Goldsmith-Koch Company, making sterling and German silver mesh bags, have been in bankruptcy. The shop has been closed, except for a time it was run by the receiver. Walker E. Smith, who was with Frank Kursh & Son Company, has been the new superintendent. A settlement of 50 cents on the dollar is being made, and the plant will continue business, with some new blood in the firm.

Source: The Metal Industry - December 1913

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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EASTWOOD-PARK COMPANY

Newark, New Jersey


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The trade mark of Eastwood-Park Co.:

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E.P. Co

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E.P. Co


Newark, N.J.

Henry Ziruth who was burned out, making chains at the Shirnan-Miller building, has removed permanently to Halsey and Court streets, with first class facilities and is quite busy. This firm is closely connected with the Eastwood-Park Company, making silver goods.


Source: The Metal Industry - December 1910

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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LIPPMANN, SPIER & HAHN

524, later, 1255, later, 1261, Broadway, New York


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Lippmann, Spier & Hahn - New York - 1922

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Lippmann, Spier & Hahn - New York - 1922

Sole Distributors of 'PICCADILLY MESH BAGS'

The business of Charles Lippmann. Elias W. Spier and Richard Hahn.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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J.W. ROSENBAUM & Co.

71-77, Austin Street, Newark, New Jersey and 5th Avenue, New York


J. Rosenbaum & Company, making German silver mesh bags, vanity cases and toilet sets, have been increasing the output and quality, since moving into their own building.

Source: The Metal Industry - December 1913


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J.W. Rosenbaum & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1914

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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HENRY WIENER & SON

366, Fifth Avenue, New York



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Henry Wiener & Son were the original patentee of the Piccadilly mesh bag.


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Henry Wiener & Son - New York - 1920

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Henry Wiener & Son - New York - 1920

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Henry Wiener & Son - New York - 1921

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Henry Wiener & Son - New York - 1921

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