Homan & Co. have taken a five years’ lease of the entire fourth floor of 155 State St., increasing their space to more than double that formerly occupied by them. “ Our lines are increasing rapidly,” said manager Chas. J. Jacobs, “ and we required more room. New samples are arriving almost every day, and the increase in business in recent years has been very large. Since I gave up the eastern territory I have been able to give the west closer attention, and what I may have lost in sales in the east, by reason of absence, I have more than made up in the west.” In burnished fluted ware of a high class, the factory is making a large line that commends itself to the trade. Dainty pieces are shown in hexagonal wares in Napoleon style, an Empire pattern that is original with this factory. In candelabra and lamps the stock is especially rich and is expected by July 1 to be more than double in line carried last year. A very good Fall business is looked for, and the factory aims to be fully prepared. Improvements at the factory enable them to ship out large quantities of goods.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 8th May 1895