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