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Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:28 am

A topic for recording information regarding the firms of Henry Muhr and Son, H. Muhr's Sons and J. Muhr & Bro. of Philadelphia.

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


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Trade marks registered in the United States to H. Muhr's Sons:

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An example of the work and marks of H. Muhr's Sons:

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:12 am

Henry Muhr, of the New York wholesale jewelry firm of the H. Muhr & Sons, is oppressed with the belief that his wife and mother-in-law with
others, have formed a plot to kidnap him under pretext of insanity, and obtain his fortune of $250,000.


Source: The Seattle Post Intelligencer - 8th July 1888

The above report should refer to Joseph Muhr, not Henry Muhr.

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1884

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:23 am

New York, July 7. - The mysterious story relative to Joseph Muhr, senior member of H. Muhr & Sons is still a mystery. Henry Riche, New York agent of the firm, was seen on the subject this morning and said the matter looked mysterious, but was susceptible of such explanation as would soon set it at rest. The published story, he said, was a mistake, the telegram referring to something of no general interest. Muhr had never shown signs of mental weakness. Rich avoided direct questions, saying he would be better able to speak on the subject when expected advices had been received from Philadelphia.

Source: The Salt Lake Herald - 8th July 1888

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1897

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

Postby dognose » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:06 am

IN DANGER AT LONG BRANCH

A Wealthy New York Jeweller Telegraphs Here for a Detective


The name of H. Muhr's Sons, the wholesale jewelry firm of 14 Maiden lane, came up at Police Headquarters last night in a rather startling manner. The Muhrs do a large business. Their headquarters Is in Philadelphia, where they have two stores, one at 146 North Broad street and the other at 629 Chestnut street. The members of the firm are Jacob, Joseph, and Simon Muhr. Joseph lives at 22 Trinity place, Philadelphia, but of late has been attending to the business in this city and has occupied a cottage at West End, Long Branch, with his family.

Louis Froesheim, who said he was the confidential clerk of the firm, hurried Into Police Headquarters last night and told Inspector Conlln that Mr. Josoph Muhr feared that relatives were trying to prove him Insane. Mr. Joseph was very nervous about it. Mr. Froeshelm said, and had made an arrangement with him to come to West End at once with a detective in case. Mr, Muhr sent word that he was in danger. That Mr. Joseph thought he was in danger Mr. Froesheim proved by exhibiting a telegram that was dated at Long Branch and read as follows:

"Send Heidelberg or able bodied man here at once Danger."

Heidelberg Is a detective sergeant. The Inspector told Mr. Froesheim that he could not send a public officer out of tho State, and advised him to procure tho services of a private detective. Mr. Froesheim succeeded In doing this, and he and the detective started for Long Branch at 10 o'clock last night.


Source: The Sun - 7th July 1888

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1884

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The Late Henry Muhr’s Firm Faith in his Sons

Philadelphia, Pa., Nov 30.—The will of Henry Muhr was admitted to probate yesterday. The document provides for bequests of $500 each to the Jewish Foster Home and the Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, and then devices the balance of the estate of $60,000 to Simon and Jacob Muhr, the two sons of the deceased, in trust, “to manage it to the best advantage and to apply the income in such way and manner as they may deem best during the lifetime of my wife.”

Proceeding, the writing says: “While I thus practically give them the ownership of the whole income during my wife’s life, and expressly direct that no accounting in respect thereof can in any wise be demanded of them, yet I do so in the firm faith that they will during my wife’s lifetime do everything that can be calculated for her comfort and happiness.”

After the death of the widow the will directs that the property be divided into eight equal parts, one share to be given each to the decedent’s sons, daughters and grandchildren.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 7th December 1892

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Another example of the work and marks of H. Muhr's Sons:

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1893

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The numerous friends of Harry Schimpf and Ralph Binder, for the past 16 years connected with H. Muhr’s Sons’ jobbing department, will be pleased to hear that they have decided to open one of the finest stores in Chestnut St., as importers of diamonds and fine watches.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th October 1894

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1874

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 am

E. J. Hertz, formerly with H. Muhr’s Sons, opened on Monday, last, a fine line of diamonds, watches, jewelry and silverware at 726 Chestnut street, second floor.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th February 1891

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

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H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia - 1891

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:08 pm

Jacob Muhr Welcomed Home From Europe

Philadelphia, Pa., June 5. —Jacob Muhr, of H. Muhr's Sons, returned yesterday from a four months’ European trip. He arrived on the City of New York on Wednesday evening, but could not get ashore until the following morning. Then he came over to this city on the Limited, arriving at his Chestnut St. establishment about noon. The traveler was given a royal welcome by the employes, and shortly before leaving for home. Manager Schimpf, on behalf of the men, presented him with a large and magnificent basket of flowers. Mr. Muhr is in the best of health, and looks as though he thoroughly enjoyed his long vacation.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th June 1891

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

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Simon Muhr Goes Surety for a Large Amount

Philadelphia, Pa., June 17. —Henry H. Yard, who was arrested in Trenton, N. J., on Friday afternoon on the charge of complicity in the ex-Treasurer Bardsley embezzlements, gave bail in $10,000 and Monday entered security in the same amount before Magistrate Cole for Court. Simon Muhr, of H. Muhr’s Sons, was one of his sureties.

As soon as he was legally released Mr. Yard jumped into the waiting hack and was driven to the Market St. ferry for his New Jersey home.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th June 1891

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

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J. Muhr & Bro. - New York, Chicago and Philadelphia - 1895

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Re: Information Regarding H. Muhr's Sons of Philadelphia

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:54 am

H. Muhr & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. have agreed to reduce the working time of their jewelry workers from ten hours a day to nine without a reduction in wages.

Source: The Labor World - 29th November 1902

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