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Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:19 pm
by dognose
A topic for recording information regarding William B. Kerr & Co.


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.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_K.html

and: http://www.925-1000.com/ax_kerr.html

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:32 pm
by dognose
An example of the work and mark of Wm. B. Kerr & Co.:

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:12 am
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The William B. Kerr Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1917

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:46 am
by dognose
The Wm. B. Kerr Co. of Newark, N. J., manufacturers of sterling silver wares, will erect a new two story factory at 184 Emmett St., and which will be 50 x 100 feet.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - July 1909

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:10 am
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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:46 am
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The William B. Kerr Company - Newark, N.J. - 1922

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:29 pm
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The William B. Kerr Co., manufacturing jewelers, associated with the Gorham Co. of New York, has leased for a term of years the two-story and basement factory building at 263 Washington Ave., formerly occupied by the Pepsin Gum Co. The property has a frontage of 250 feet. For the past 18 years the Kerr company has had quarters in the Straus building, Orange and High Sts.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th November 1922

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:51 am
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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:20 am
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William B. Kerr & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1893

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:34 am
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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:58 pm
by dognose
During the month of May Newark has been celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city. The celebration began on May 1 and will continue through October. On May 13 Secretary of War Baker, as the personal representative of President Wilson, formally opened the big industrial exhibit in the First Regiment Armory, which is one of the celebration events. This exposition continued for three weeks, and was one of the biggest events of its kind held in the East for a long time. Visitors were present from many parts of the world, as far away as Greece and Australia. One of the features of the exhibit was the display by the manufacturing jewelers of Newark which was located in the Tower of Jewels, in the center of the armory. The upper part of this tower served as a band stand, from which concerts were given several times a day. The jewelry display was valued at many thousands of dollars and comprised principally fourteen and eighteen karat gold jewelry, platinum jewelry, rings, mesh bags and toilet sets. The exhibitors and the lines displayed by them were as follows:

Durand & Company, mixed gold and platinum mesh bags, brooches and lorgnettes; Riker Brothers, platinum jewelry set with diamonds, pearls, sapphires and other stones; Jones & Woodland, gold and platinum rings; Larter & Sons, an exhibit of gold and platinum jewelry and rings; Carter, Gough & Company, a display of 14-karat gold jewelry and platinum jewelry, lorgnettes, knives, chains, cigar cutters, etc.; Allsopp & Allsopp, had an exhibit of gold and platinum jewelry. As a part of their exhibit they had a piece of pure gold and one of pure platinum; Krementz & Company, a display of 14-karat and platinum jewelry and novelties; William B. Kerr & Company, toilet goods finished in gold and French enamel of period decoration.

Most of the gold goods displayed by the above-mentioned firms were of the white and green gold, which are so popular at the present time.


Source: The Metal Industry - June 1916

Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:28 am
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William B. Kerr Company - Newark, N.J. - 1914

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:13 pm
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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:29 am
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The plant of the William B. Kerr Co., goldsmiths and silversmiths at 144 Orange St., which has been closed for the past two weeks for inventory, has reopened.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th February 1922

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:47 pm
by dognose
An advertisement issued by the Gorham Interests in February 1922:

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Gorham Interests - New York - 1922

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:43 pm
by dognose
The W. B. Kerr Co., of Newark, had 6 men on strike for 46 days, up to August 1st (strike regarded as still on). Wage loss, $1,134.

Source: Annual Report New Jersey 1916 - Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries - 1917

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:02 am
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Philadelphia

Eddie Eckfeld, of W. B. Kerr & Co., Newark, N. J., was in town last week.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 30th September 1891

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:16 pm
by dognose
A 1905 advertisement from Kerr & Thiery, the forerunner of the Wm. B. Kerr business:

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Kerr & Thiery - Newark, N.J. - 1905

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:47 am
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William B. Kerr Company - Newark, N.J. - 1908

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Re: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:42 pm
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BOSTON

E. Eckfeldt, of Wm. B. Kerr & Co., New York, came into town last week.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 5th September 1894

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