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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1907

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As a specimen of fine lithographing, the calendar of Parks Bros. & Rogers, makers of the American lever cuff and collar button, Providence, R.I., is highly commendable. Twelve sheets, each for a month, are attached to a large pasteboard displaying a handsome design. The reverse of the board discloses illustrations of the Krementz "onepiece" collar button, in exact sizes, in 14 K. gold, 10 K. gold, 14 K. solid, gold tops on solid silver button, solid silver, 14 K. plated top and post with solid silver shoe. 14 K. rolled gold plate, 14 K. rolled gold plate full pearl backs, 14 K. rolled gold plate burnished in pearl backs. The process of manufacture at different stages is also illustrated. Parks Bros. & Rogers are sole agents to the jobbing trade for the Krementz "onepiece" button.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th January 1895

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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1907

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Source: The Science of Business: Being the Philosophy of Successful Human Activity Functioning in Business Building Or Constructive Salesmanship -
Arthur Frederick Sheldon - 1917

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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1918

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Incorporation papers have been filed for Krementz & Co., Inc., manufacturing jewelers at 49 Chestnut St., one of the largest and oldest in the industry in Newark. The registered agent is Carl H. Lester and the company's office is the legally registered office. The authorized capital stock is $2,000,000. The incorporators are Carl H. Lester and Richard and Walter M. Krementz. The Krementz concern not only has a large domestic trade, but a large export business as well.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 10th May 1922

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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1922

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OBITUARY NOTICE

In the death of George Krementz, founder of the firm of Krementz & Co., one of the leading jewelry manufacturers in the country, the trade has lost a man who may be termed one of the most successful in the business. Starting out in the usual way as an apprentice after coming to this country from Germany, Mr. Krementz served his time with Alling, Hall & Dodd, of Newark. He then entered the employ of Smith & Ford and from there to Ford and Mulford of New York City. In April 1866, he came back to Newark and began the manufacture of jewelry on the second floor of 14 Olive Street. From a very small beginning the business grew until it occupied a very prominent place in the ranks of the trade. Mr. Krementz did much to popularize jewelry and his one-piece collar button was made famous by national advertising. Popularity of this one-piece button induced many people to attempt infringements and after long discussion in courts, a final decision was rendered in favor of Krementz & Co. Mr. Krementz had a number of inventions to his credit in addition to the one-piece collar button, others being a seamless wedding ring and the bodkin clutch fastener for military and other buttons.

The funeral of Mr. Krementz was held from his home, 1072 Broad Street, Newark, and all branches of the trade were represented. He is survived by two sons, Walter M. and Richard Krementz and three daughters, Mrs. Frederick J. Keer, Mrs. Charles I. Taylor and Miss Louise Krementz.


Source: Metal Record and Electroplater - March 1918

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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1913

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Some detail of Andreas Becker, who was with Krementz & Co. for ten years:

ANDREW BECKER

The city of Newark is justly celebrated as a manufacturing center and the business of manufacturing jewelry is connected with one of its most important industries. Prominently identified with this particular branch of manufacture is Andrew Becker, senior member of the firm of Charles A. Becker & Company, gold chain manufacturers, at No. 445 South Tenth street.

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He was born in Baden, Germany, in 1857, and is the son of Jacob and Augusta Becker, his father having been a farmer. Mr. Becker received his school education in institutions of learning in his native city, and upon its completion he was sent to the city of Pforzheim, where he learned the trade of jewel setting. Having mastered this thoroughly, he came to America at the age of twenty-two years, and at once located in Newark, which he has made his home since that time. He found employment at his trade with the firm of Krementz & Company, with whom he remained for a period of ten years.

Thrifty and industrious by nature and by training, at the expiration of this time he had amassed sufficient capital to enable him to start in business for himself, which he accordingly proceeded to do. He established himself as a manufacturing jeweler at No. 158 Oliver street, subsequently engaging in his present business with his son, Charles A. They take rank among the largest gold chain manufacturers in the country, employing upwards of one hundred men, and their output is in demand in all parts of the United States. They sell chains to the manufacturers only. These chains, of which they manufacture all styles and qualities, are sold in a rough and unfinished state, the finishing touches being put on them by the buyers.

Mr. Becker was married in Newark, in 1880, to Julia, daughter of Philip and Sophie Schweitzer, both of German birth. They have been blessed with one son, Charles A., mentioned above. The fraternal associations of Mr. Becker are with Schiller Lodge, No. 66, Free and Accepted Masons; the Harmony Singing Society, and the Jewelers' Alliance. He is regarded as one of the conservative business men of the city, yet is progressive and modern in all that he undertakes. The social and political affairs of the city are given their fair share of his attention, and he is an unostentatious yet generous patron of any plan that is afoot to better the cause of humanity.


Source: A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey - Frank John Urquhart - 1913

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All of the Newark shops are running full time, and at many of them business is unusually brisk. Krementz & Co., Carter, Sloan & Co., Bippart & Co., Enos Richardson & Co., and several other large concerns have been advertising for additional help. Many new and elegant designs in jewelry are now ready for the fall trade.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 9th September 1891

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"Krementz" Infringed by "Kremo"

According to a decree handed down by the United States District Court at New York, Krementz & Co., of Newark, N. J., secured a permanent injunction against John S. Sampson & Son, of New York, for unfair competition and infringement of the trademark ''Krementz" on collar-buttons. By the terms of the decree, the defendant concern is enjoined from "directly or indirectly manufacturing, selling, advertising or offering for sale, collar-buttons bearing the mark "Kremo," or mounted upon display cards similarly printed in green ink, or from directly or indirectly manufacturing, selling or offering for sale, showcases bearing thereon the name 'Kremo' or any imitation of the said trade-mark 'Krementz,' and from displaying or offering for sale, their said collar-button therein."


Source: Printers' Ink - 16th September 1915

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DEATHS

J. A. LEBKUECHER

Julius A. Lebkuecher, formerly mayor of Newark, N. J., died May 13, 1913, in his home, at No. 160 Clinton avenue, that city, after five years of illness from a complication of diseases. He was born in Baden, Germany, on February 9, 1844. He learned the jewelry trade and in 1869 he and his cousin, Mr. George Krementz, formed the jewelry manufacturing firm of Krementz & Company.

In 1894 Mr. Lebkuecher was elected mayor of Newark on the Republican ticket, having been selected as a compromise candidate by warring factions of the party.

He was a member of the Newark Board of Trade, vice president of the Union National Bank, director of the Franklin Savings Institution and director of the Fourteenth Ward Building and Loan Association. He was a member of the Essex Club, Oriental Lodge of Masons, Royal Arcanum, Arion and Eintracht singing societies and German Pioneer Society. A wife and two sons, Messrs. Frank A. and Carl L. Lebkuecher, survive him.


Source: The Metal Industry - June 1913

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Krementz & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1904

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On Monday last burglars entered the residence at 1,072 Broad St., of George Krementz, of Krementz & Co., by forcing a rear cellar window. They stole some clothes, and several small pieces of silverware. It is believed that three men were concerned in the robbery.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 25th October 1893

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Postby dognose » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:03 pm

The one-piece collar button, manufactured exclusively by Krementz & Co., 182 Broadway, New York, has now a world-wide reputation and is seen alike on the Egyptian pasha and Parisian dandy. One thing that has helped to make this button so widely known is the fact that the manufacturers will replace any of their buttons that become broken with a new one.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 12th August 1891

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