ROSE BROTHERS & COMPANY
14, East King Street, later, East Fulton Street and 221-223, East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
There is a very large business here in making umbrellas. Rose Bros., and Follmer, Clogg and Company, each make about 10,000 a day. The handle tips make quite an industry, being made of brass, gold, bronze, silver, pearl and wood. The Rose Bros. Company, who manufacture umbrellas, will also branch out in the line of making metal lamp shades.
Source: The Metal Industry - September 1913
Established in 1882 by Jane Rose and her son, David Rose, who were later joined by James Rose and Herbert W. Hartman and the business styled Rose Brothers & Hartman. In 1892 it entered into a short-lived merger of several umbrella manufacturers, including Follmer Clogg & Co, styled 'The Umbrella Company' but this proved unprofitable and the companies soon reverted to their former status in 1894 and the business now styled as Rose Brothers & Company. Production of umbrellas is thought to have ceased in 1930.