The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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SANDERSON MANUFACTURING Co.

Temple and Public Streets, Providence, Rhode Island


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Sanderson Manufacturing Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1922

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MAX HOLL

Palma de Mallorca


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Max Holl - Palma de Mallorca - 1922

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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THOMAS A. WEISS

47-49, Maiden Lane, New York


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Thomas A. Weiss - New York - 1911

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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BRESLAVSKY BROS.

51-53, Maiden Lane, New York


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Breslavsky Bros. - New York - 1915

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Breslavsky Bros. - New York - 1915

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RELIABLE PLATING Co.

41-43, Maiden Lane, New York


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Reliable Plating Co.. - New York - 1915

The business of Samuel Levy.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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AUTOMATIC MESH Co.

Providence, Rhode Island


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Whiting & Davis - Plainville, Mass. - 1922


The Whiting & Davis Co., Plainville, Mass., has purchased the entire plant, business and good-will of the Automatic Meshbag Co., Providence, R.I. The taking over of the Automatic Meshbag Co. is of more than usual interest to the trade, as it marks another step in the policy of the Whiting & Davis Co. toward the standardization of both manufacturing and selling practices in the industry; and toward the eventual elimination of conditions detrimental to the best interests of all concerned.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th October 1922

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H. MEYERHEIM & SOHN

Leipziger Strasse 33, and Adalbert Strasse 40, Berlin


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H. Meyerheim - Berlin - 1902

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H. Meyerheim - Berlin - 1903

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H. Meyerheim - Berlin - 1904

Established in 1868.

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MILLER & RICK

43, John Street, New York


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Miller & Rick - New York - 1922

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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A.A. LUPIEN

4, Bagley Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts


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A.A. Lupien - Attleboro, Mass. - 1917

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

Postby Aguest » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:50 am

When the company "Carter & Howe" became "Carter & Gough" in 1915 (which lasted until 1922), I believe I have found their hallmark for 14k gold in which the "ARROW + C" hallmark has been replaced with an "ARROW + G" hallmark, a very subtle difference, but I believe it is there:

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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Carter, Howe & Co. / Carter, Gough & Co.

Newark, NJ

Originally began business as Pennington, Carter & Doaremus in 1841, and after numerous partnership and name changes the company Carter, Howe & Co. was formed in 1902. A final change occurred in 1915 becoming Carter, Gough & Co. The firm closed in 1922. Primarily manufacturing jewelers, both companies used the mark shown.

I have noticed a few 14k Gold Mesh Bags made by both Howe & Co and the short-lived Gough & Co...

The much-more-frequently-seen hallmark of Carter, Howe & Co is the "ARROW + C" in honor of Carter, I would assume:

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

Postby Aguest » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:04 am

A closer look at the "ARROW + G" hallmark in honor of Gough, I would assume:

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

Postby Aguest » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:57 pm

Research into Carter & Howe and Carter & Gough has continued, and it is quite interesting:

Aaron Carter Jr. was the driving force behind this company, the first to use a steam engine, and the largest jewelry company in the world for a time....

1) Pennington, Carter & Doaremus founded in 1841.
2) Carter runs the company alone for a few years after the original partners accept other offers from other companies.
3) Carter gets new partners and becomes "Carter, Hawkings & Dodd".
4) Carter gets new partners and becomes "Carter, Sloane & Company".
5) Carter gets new partners and becomes "Carter, Hastings & Howe" and this is the company we refer to as "Carter & Howe".
6) Carter gets new partners and becomes "Carter, Gough & Company" in 1915.

The available literature claims that "Carter, Gough & Company" closed in 1922, however, I have discovered evidence that it survived until 1925:

In the newspaper "The Jeweler's Circular," on January 23rd 1923, a meeting of the leading regional jewelry companies was held, and the president and the two vice presidents failed to appear, so in their absence William T. Gough was appointed "Pro Temp" on a temporary basis to fill the position of president. The article states that William T. Gough presently heads the company of "Carter, Gough & Company." So, in early 1923, it appears that the company is still in business. Not only is the company still in business, but the article goes on to state that William T. Gough was elected to serve as a representative of this board of regional jewelry companies for the entirety of the year 1923. It seems to me that Gough was still in good health, and his business was still running strong, otherwise why would he have been appointed as a representative of this board of regional jewelry companies for the entirety of the year 1923? I believe he was held in very high esteem by the community of Jewelers, as he approached his 75th year on Earth, he was still very active in his company and his regional community of jewelers.

However, in January of 1925, we have the passing of William T. Gough:

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It would seem to me that this passing was quite sudden, since William T. Gough was elected to serve as a representative of the aforementioned board for the entirety of the year 1923. At the time of his passing in early 1925, there must have been a substantial inventory of jewelry still waiting to be shipped out, and some pieces which were under contract for completion. After all, this was the largest jewelry factory in the world, so there must have been pieces which had not yet been hallmarked. I believe the "ARROW + G" hallmark which I found was in honor of William T. Gough, who had just passed away, or perhaps his passing was imminent in late 1924. I believe the "ARROW + G" hallmark was purposefully created to resemble a "G", and it is not just a slightly misshapen letter "C," but I suppose you could argue the latter. That is a possibility, but I truly think the item in question was made in 1924 or 1925, due to its Art-Deco styling which has absolutely nothing to do with the Art-Nouveau styled purses of 1890-1920. This particular purse seems firmly rooted in the 1920s, and this is the first example of the type I have ever seen. Of course, they had many different purse designs, so it is not surprising to find a particular purse form which has not yet been documented. However, due to the "ARROW + G" hallmark, which has never been documented, at least not to my knowledge, I believe this piece was made in 1924 or 1925, in honor of William T. Gough.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

Postby Aguest » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:24 pm

Aaron Carter Jr. died in 1902, having been recognized as being the leading force in establishing Newark New Jersey as a leading Jewelry Manufacturer.

The company kept the name "Carter" probably because he was the leading name in all of New Jersey, and had a legion of fans and admirers.

It was noted in 1902 that Carter had paid every single one of his debts, and had outlasted hundreds of competitors.

When Gough died in 1925, I believe the company knew it was closing, as there was no potential successor to Gough.

I am still looking for any surviving papers on the liquidation of "Carter & Gough" to prove that it closed in 1925 and not 1922 as stated in the literature.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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THE MARVEL ELECTRO PLATING & STAMPING WORKS Inc.

Marvel Building, 109, East 116th Street, New York


The Marvel Electro Plating & Stamping Works, Inc.. has located in the Marvel building, 109 East 116th St., New York City. Thomas S. Stretch, the superintendent of the plating department, advises that they are especially equipped to handle jewelry plating, such as mesh bags, etc.

The floor space is 5,000 square feet. Departments operated are plating, polishing, buffing, lacquering, burnishing and stamping. The equipment is up-to-date and they have just installed four new tumbling barrels and a new dynamo.

Mr. Stretch started as an apprentice in the plating department of Bradley & Hubbard Company, Meriden, Conn., and has followed the same business for a period of forty years. He is a popular member of the New York branch of the American Electro Platers' Society.

I. N. Seldes is treasurer of the company.


Source: The Metal Industry - April 1921

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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HOLBROOK Mfg. Co.

Attleboro, Massachusetts


The Holbrook Mfg. Co., of Attleboro, Mass., have commenced the manufacture of silver plated mesh bags.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - October 1910


Founded by Harry R. Holbrook and Charles L. Holbrook.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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PAUL ETTLINGER

4, Holborn Circus, later, 176, Regent Street, London


DARING BURGLARY

JEWELLERS' SAFE OPENED

VALUABLE GOODS REMOVED

London, April 1. Burglars entered, through a skylight, a shop adjoining Messrs. Ettlinger, jewellers, in Regent-street. They then cut huge holes in three walls into the jewellery establishment, apparently intending to remove a safe, but finally prized it open, and stole £13,000 worth of jewellery.

April 2. The thieves, who bored into the jewellery establishment from the premises of a firm of artistic fabric dealers, took a quantity of dress materials and cushions with which to deaden the sound of their tools. The robbers abandoned several electric motors, which had formed part of their automatic electric drilling outfit.


Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - 3rd April 1912



Paul Ettlinger was an importer of gold and silver mesh bags and purses, jewellery etc.

An example of a 9ct mesh purse imported by Paul Ettlinger, weighing just over 60 grams, the dimensions are 10.5 x 6.9 cm not including the suspension chain. It was assayed at the London Assay Office in 1913:


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Paul Ettlinger entered his marks 'PE' contained within an oblong punch, with the London Assay Office on the 15th March 1900, and on the 30th April 1904.

Paul Ettlinger is doubtlessly to identified with Joseph Ettlinger, who entered a mark with the Chester Assay Office from the 176, Regent Street address, and also used the services of the London Assay Office as 'Triefus & Ettlinger'.

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Re: The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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JENNINGS SILVER Co.

Irvington, New Jersey


The Jennings Silver Co. of Irvington, N. J., has been reorganized and the following officers elected: President. Cyril Johnson of Stafford Springs. Conn.; vice-president. Henry Schuerin; secretary, treasurer, and general manager, Silas Schuerin. About 40 hands are now employed. Silver mesh hags will shortly be a new product of the company.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - November 1909

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ACCURATE RHINESTONE NOVELTY WORKS

106-112, Spring Street, New York


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Accurate Rhinestone Novelty Works - New York - 1915

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HIRSCH, BLOCH & Co.

125 & 127, Sansome Street, San Francisco


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Hirsch, Bloch & Co. - San Francisco - 1903

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