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Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am

A topic for recording information regarding E.G. Webster & Son of Brooklyn and their earlier entities.

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E.G. Webster & Son - Brooklyn, N.Y. - 1906

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OBITUARY

FRANCIS COLEMAN VAN TASSELL

70 years old, of 264 18th st., a retired engineer, fomerly in the employ of E.G. Webster & Sons, silversmiths of Brooklyn, for thirty-two years, died yesterday, after an illness of seven years, of paralysis. Mr. Van Tassell was born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y. on April 23, 1848. He is survived by his wife, Lucretia M. Jordan; a son, Frank C., a daughter, Florence M., and two grandchrildren, William R., and Marjorie A. Van Tassell. The funeral service tomorrow afternoon will be conducted by the Rev. Warren I. Bowman, pastor of the Eighteenth Street M.E. Church and the internment Monday will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 8th February 1919

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Postby dognose » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:45 am

An example of the work and one of the several marks used by E.G. Webster & Son:

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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E.G. Webster & Bro. - New York and Brooklyn - 1876

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E. G. Webster, of E. G. Webster & Son, silver plate manufacturers, Brooklyn, last week received an unexpected tribute from his employes. Mr. Webster completed his fortieth year as a manufacturer on Thursday. On the evening of that day he was surprised at his home, 394 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, by a call from a number of his employes, representing the 204 employed. The men brought an open pitcher of sterling silver, beautifully wrought from one solid piece and hand chased, and with this was a parchment roll containing the names of all the employes, one of whom has been with the firm for 37 years and a dozen for 25 years. All the names were subscribed to the following expression of good will:

"This token of respect and affection for you has been most cheerfully contributed by all, thus testifying to your unvarying kindness, cheerfulness and sincere interest in our welfare It is truly remarkable and worthy of mention that not one remembers a harsh word or unmerited rebuke from you. We wish you many years of health, happiness and prosperity."


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 28th June 1899

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Postby dognose » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:06 am

Another example of the work, this one in the 'Old Dutch' style, and one of the several marks used by E.G. Webster & Son:

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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E.G. Webster & Bro. - Brooklyn - 1877

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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HE WAS LOADED WITH PLUNDER

When a Pair of Detectives Swooped Down Upon Him

E. G. Webster & Sons, who have a large silver plating factory at 622 Atlantic avenue, did not know that they were being systematically robbed until Captain Kenny, then of the Tenth Precinct, informed them of the fact early in January. Then they instituted an examination of their books and stock, and discovered that silver plated ware, of an approximate value of $600, for which no accounting had been made, was missing. Later developments showed that the stealings had been carried on for a period extending over eighteen months, during which time the members of the firm had no suspicion that they were being robbed. The thefts have been traced to one of their trusted employes, who is now languishing behind the bars in Raymond Street Jail.

The fact that the firm was being robbed was first discovered by Detectives Curran and Ryan, of the Tenth Precinct. In their visits to pawnshops in the city during the holidays they noticed that an unusual quantity of silver plated ware in the shape of spoons, forks and knives was being pledged. Their suspicions wore aroused and they made an investigation. They discovered that the goods were manufactured by Webster & Sons, who, after an examination, said that the articles were stolen from them. The two detectives then applied their energies to the capture of the thief. Feeling very much convinced that he was an employe of the firm they established an espionage on all the workmen in the factory. The thief, however, suspected that he was being watched and suspended his operations for a time. At noon yesterday the two detectives had their attention attracted by an employe whose coat bulged out at one side as he stepped from the factory. The man boarded a Seventh avenue car going to the ferry. The detectives followed him. He alighted at Myrtle avenue and made his way to Martin's pawnshop, whore he tried to pledge two dozen tablespoons, four dozen forks and two dozen knives. The clerk, in the absence of his employer, refused to advance any money on them. The man left the store, but as soon as he reached the sidewalk he was placed under arrest by Curran and Reynolds. Taken by surprise, he broke down completely and admitted that he had stolen the goods from Webster & Sons. He confessed that he had been robbing the firm for eighteen months.

The prisoner was Richard Dolan, a silversmith in the employ of Webster & Sons. He is 35 years of ago and lived with his wife and children at 78 Underhill avenue. He told the detectives that he had two dozen tea and one dozen table spoons, which he had stolen, at his home. The detectives went to his house, taking with them a letter from Dolan to his wife, and secured the spoons. They do not believe that Mrs. Dolan was cognizant of her husband's stealings. Dolan had been in the employ of Webster & Sons for seven years. He was arraigned before Justice Walsh this morning and remanded for examination.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 20th April 1889

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E.G. Webster & Bro. - Brooklyn - 1877

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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CLERK ACCUSED OF THEFT

An Employe of Webster's Silver Factory Under Arrest - Goods Valued at $1,500 Missing


Charles Kosseck, stock clerk in E. G. Webster & Son's silver manufacturing concern at 622 Atlantic avenue, was arrested when he went out to lunch at noon to - day by Detective Sergeants Roche and Hamberger of the headquarters force charged with larceny. The complainants were the members of the firm by which he was employed. Kosseck was locked up in the Adams street police station.

The police say that E. G. Webster & Sons complained to them some time ago that portions of their stock were mysteriously missing. The value of the stuff that has disappeared within six months was said to be about $1,500.

Kosseck's duties require him to keep record of the articles shipped from the factory to the company's various retail stores. He was in a position to make away with some of the silverware without detection. When arrested there were found in his pockets four silk belts with silver clasps, two silver thermometers, one plated picture frame and one silver chatelaine bag.

Detective Hamberger says he expected to find most of the silver articles taken from the factory within a day or two. The prisoner is 22 years old and of respectable appearance. He in said to be well connected. He boards at 666 Warren street. Kosseck refused to make a statement about his case. He will be arraigned before Judge Brenner tomorrow.

At the detective bureau at headquarters where Kosseck was taken before being locked up he is said to have admitted that he took other articles than those found in his possession when arrested. The officers think that he has been giving some of the stuff to a young woman to whom he has been paying attentions. Kosseck made the remark upon being taken into custody. "The wedding is postponed on account of darkness."


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 18th November 1897

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Postby dognose » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:41 am

Another example of the 'Old Dutch' style, and one of the several marks used by E.G. Webster & Son:

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E G W & S

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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E.G. Webster & Bro. - Brooklyn - 1877

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DEATHS

WEBSTER, GEORGE A., on Monday, Nov. 10, in the Walter Reed Hospital, Wasington, D.C., son of the late E.G. Webster and brother of Hawley T. and Frederick H. Webster of Brooklyn. Interment in Arlington Cemetery, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 11th November 1930

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Postby dognose » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:48 am

Another example of the 'Old Dutch' style, and one of the several marks used by E.G. Webster & Son:

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E G W & S

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Gas Explosion Hurts New York Firemen

An employe of E. G. Webster & Sons, silver platers, at Fifth and Atlantic avenues, Brooklyn, started to look for a leak in a gas meter with a lighted match in the cellar of the factory building one day last week. The odor of gas was very strong there. The fumes were ignited by the match, and immediately there was an explosion that shook the building and hurled William Laggett of 188 Lexington avenue, an employe, several feet backward. He was carried a few minutes later to the street, dazed and burned on his face and arms. Five minutes later, while three companies of firemen were in the cellar fighting a blaze caused by the first explosion, there was another, louder than the first. The firemen were knocked in all directions. Eleven of them were injured, and eight were taken to the Brooklyn Hospital, suffering from burns on the face, arms, and hands. No fire was caused by the second explosion. Firemen were in the street, and some of the less injured in the cellar assisted their unfortunate comrades out into the open. The second explosion occurred because some one carelessly forgot to turn off the gas in the main leading from the street into the building. The force of the first explosion opened a feed pipe in the cellar, and during all the time the firemen were there the gas flowed freely from this break. Deputy Fire Chief Lally, who was directing operations from the street, as soon as he learned that there was a leak somewhere in the feed pipe, ordered the men out of the cellar. His order came just a minute too late. Battalion Chief John A. Dooley and Lieut. Daniel Harrigan of Engine Company 126 entered the cellar at the head of the men of the engine company and Truck 55. Dooley was burned slightly on the hands. He returned to his quarters after he was treated by the ambulance surgeon. But Harrigan and Foreman George Kline of Truck 55 were burned on the face, arms, and hands, and were removed to the hospital. The fire loss was small.


Source: Fire and Water Engineering - 2nd August 1911

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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E.G. Webster & Brother - Brooklyn - 1879

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Postby dognose » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:11 am

Another example of work and one of the several marks used by E.G. Webster & Son:

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E G W & S

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Re: Information Regarding E.G. Webster & Son

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267,191. PITCHER. George Gouge, New York, N.Y., assigner to E.G. Webster and A.A. Webster, same place. Filed Sept. 26, 1882. (No model.)


Claim.-1. A pitcher having two opposite spouts, a, valved at the bottom and connected by a tubular passage, as shown and described.

2. The combination, with the double-spouted pitcher A and stand B, of the bail C, adapted to tilt the pitcher in opposite directions, as set forth.

3. The combination, with the pitcher A, formed with the spouts a a and provided with the studs d d, of the bail or handle C, hinged to the stand B, the studs coming upon opposite sides of the bail, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

4. The pitcher formed or provided with the flanges h h, with or without stops, in combination with the cover D, provided with the headed studs g g, substantially as described.


Source: Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office - 7th November 1882

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Postby dognose » Fri May 04, 2018 2:12 pm

At a recent meeting of the directors of the Hamilton Trust Company, Mr. Frederick H. Webster of the silverware manufacturing firm of E.G. Webster & Co. was elected a member of the board to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Willard F. Smith.

Source: Brooklyn Life - 3rd August 1912

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