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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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L. MIKUSCH

Rathausplatz 16, Laibach


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L. Mikusch - Laibach - 1914

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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J.B. PARKER

Umbrella Works, Broom Close, Sheffield


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J.B. Parker - Sheffield - 1896

The business of John Bailey Parker is thought to have been established in 1826.

Other addresses noted for this firm: 189, Glossop Road; 18, South Street, Moor; 19, Broom Close; 39, West Bar; 189, West Street, (all Sheffield).

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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J. STANWORTH & Co.

Defiance Works, Blackburn, Lancashire


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J. Stanworth & Co. - Blackburn - 1910


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J. Stanworth & Co. - Blackburn - 1910

J. Stanworth & Co. were established in 1880.

Some images of their workshops in 1910:


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J. Stanworth & Co. mounted their umbrellas and walking sticks with silver plated, gold plated, and sterling silver mounts.

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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THE STANDARD UMBRELLA Mfg.Co.

69, Bay Street, Toronto, and Rue Lemoine 6, Montreal


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The Standard Umbrella Mfg. Co. - Toronto and Montreal - 1903


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The Standard Umbrella Mfg. Co. - Toronto and Montreal - 1903

Users of the trade name 'SUKRAM' and 'M & F'.

The Standard Umbrella Company, of Montreal, have found it necessary to open a branch warehouse in Toronto, in order to attend to their growing Western trade. The new place will be a convenience to their many friends in Toronto and the West; as much better attention can be given to orders from that part of the country than formerly. A complete line of the company's umbrellas will be found in the new place, which is at 69 Bay street, and customers are invited to call and inspect their stock. The manager of the new place is S.Thompson, whose many friends in the trade will be glad to learn of his advancement.

Source: Style - 1903

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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W. A. HARTNELL & CO.

48-50-52, Russell Street, Melbourne


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W.A. Hartnell & Co. - Melbourne - 1906

W. A. HARTNELL & CO.
Umbrella and Parasol Manufacturer, Russell St., Melbourne.
A Really pretty sight is the making of parasols. The prosaic umbrella does not masquerade in bright colours– except the sun umbrella in white and green–but the feminine parasol spreads itself out in all the colours of the rainbow and sundry others besides. At the factory of Messrs. Hartnell & Co., in Russell Street, Melbourne, all sorts and conditions of umbrellas and parasols are turned out jn bewildering variety–trimmed, untrimmed, flounced, flowered, figured in is the leading umbrella and all colours and shapes. This parasol manufactory of Australia, and its productions are well worthy of the reputation which the firm has secured throughout Australia for first class work and tasteful design.


Source: Australian Industry - 1906

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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McDONALD & DEARING

6 & 8, Scrutton Street, Finsbury, London

John Samuel McDonald and Charles Dearing.

Noted as Stick Mounters during the 1909-1919 period.

McDonald & Dearing entered their mark 'M & D' contained within a oblong with rounded ends and twin borders, on the 9th June 1909 with the London Assay Office.

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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WRIGHT & BROTHERS

125 & 132, Market Street, Philadelphia


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Wright & Brothers - Philadelphia - 1839


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Wright & Brothers - Philadelphia - 1845

At their peak, Wright & Brothers were noted as producing 700,000 umbrellas a years, and employing 450 hands.

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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WILLIAM A. BROWN

86, Market Street, Philadelphia


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William A. Brown - Philadelphia - 1845

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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W.S. MACKIE

Albert and Elizabeth Streets, Brisbane


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W.S. Mackie - Brisbane - 1878

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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HENRY OBERHEIM

157, Aldersgate Street, London

Noted in 1897 as an umbrella and stick mounter.

Henry Oberheim entered his mark 'H.O' contained within an oblong punch, on the 22nd October 1890 with the London Assay Office.

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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L.A. CUPPIA

19, Union Square, New York


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L.A. Cuppia - New York - 1884

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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Ve ANTOINE SUDRE

Kapellplatz, Lucerne


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Ve Antoine Sudre - Lucerne - 1894

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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CRAWLEY & SON

Priestgate, Peterborough


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Crawley & Son - Peterborough - 1885

Established in 1806.

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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G. & J. ZAIR

111-117, later, 123, Bishop Street, Birmingham


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G. & J. Zair - Birmingham - 1881


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Zair - Birmingham - 1905


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G. & J. Zair - Birmingham - 1917


The business of the brothers, John and George Zair is thought to have been established in the 1830's. At some point in time G. & J. Zair were acquired by Swaine & Adeney. The name appears to have still been in use up to the 1960's at least.

Noted as supplying the Winning Jockey's Presentation Whip at the 1904 Melbourne Cup.

G. & J. Zair entered their mark 'G&J.Z' contained within an oval punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office in July 1884.

Users of the trade name 'MERLE & Co.'

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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FEATHERBONE WHIP Co.

Westfield, Massachusetts


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J.H. & F.A. Sells - Columbus, Ohio - c.1900


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Featherbone Whip Co. - Westfield, Mass. - 1919


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Featherbone Whip Co. - Westfield, Mass. - 1919

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Featherbone Whip Company - Westfield, Mass. - 1920

Established in 1883. President: Charles H. Clark

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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R.A. HILL

Napier Tool Works, Cemetery Road, Sheffield


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R.A. Hill - Sheffield - 1881

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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JINBO & Co.

4, Sugatamicho, 1-Chrome, Yokohama


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Jinbo & Co. - Yokohama - 1920

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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KANEKO & Co.

Nakazu, Nihonbashi-ku, and 14, Tomisawa-cho, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo


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Kaneko & Co. - Tokyo - 1917

Established in 1897. Users of the trade name 'PERFECTSHELTER'

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

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THE NEW ENGLAND WHIP COMPANY

Westfield, Massachusetts


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New England Whip Co. - Westfield, Mass. - 1911


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Associated with the history of Westfield is the remarkable growth of the New England Whip Company, which has been notable and unprecedented, and this company is to-day the leading concern of its kind in the world, built on its own original foundation and enterprise, and controlling nearly one-half the entire whip business of the United States.

Organized only about a quarter of a century ago by Eugene Doherty and Daniel F. Doherty it started operations as the smallest of some twenty-odd concerns then engaged in the manufacture of whips, and while Westfield was always the center of the whip business, still many of these concerns were located in other states.

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To-day only a few of these concerns remain and practically none outside of Westfield, so that the entire whip business of the country, to speak, is centered in this town, and Westfield is truly the "Whip City" of the United States.

Through the progressive policy of its management and its manufacture of highest grade goods, the New England Whip Company has established a reputation and character that has successfully secured output of its product with the best trade in every part of this country, and in many of the foreign countries.

Its factory, shown in the cut on the opposite page, has an average daily production of between fifteen and twenty thousand whips, and the name of Westfield borne on their labels is carried through distribution to every city, town, and hamlet in the United States.

Few people realize that the manufacture of whips involves such a wide variety of raw materials, including most of the standard products of the United States in its cotton yarns and sheetings, iron spikes and loads, copper wires and mountings, together with wood products, leather, cornstarch, glue, oils, varnishes, turpentine, and numerous other articles, making a total of over fifty different kinds of raw material used in the manufacture of a single whip. From the Dutch Indies and other points in the Far East comes its basic raw material, rattan, of which hundreds of tons are annually imported, and from Calcutta its India buffalo hides for its rawhide centers, from the Arctic regions whalebone, and it goes to other far parts of the world in the importation of articles in its manufacture.

While motor transportation marks decided effect on the whip industry, still the New England Whip Company has passed through such transition with constantly increasing business, and to-day holds position as one of the important industries of the town of Westfield.


Source: Westfield's Quarter Millennial Anniversary Official Souvenir - 1919

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Re: Sticks, Whips, Canes, Parasols, and Umbrellas

Postby dognose » Sat May 31, 2014 3:38 pm

ISRAEL SLEEPER

167, Main Street, Cincinnati


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Israel Sleeper - Cincinnati - 1834

Thought to be the first umbrella factory in the United States.

The business later became styled Sleeper Brothers.

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