BLACK, STARR & FROST, Jewelers and Silversmiths, No. 251 Fifth Avenue. — This business was established forty years ago by Messrs. Ball, Black & Co., who conducted it till 1875, when the present firm succeeded to the management. The members of this co-partnership Messrs. R. C. Black, C. W. Starr and A. N. Frost bring great practical experience to bear, and possess an intimate knowledge of every detail and feature of the jewelry trade. The premises occupied are spacious and are elegantly equipped with every convenience for the display of the carefully selected stock. The firm keep constantly on hand a superior assortment of gold and silver watches, clocks of the best American and foreign manufacturers, diamonds and other precious stones, mounted in the most unique and novel manner, ladies' and gentlemans' vest chains, bracelets, lockets, charms, lace pins, ear-rings, scarf pins, finger rings of every imaginable style, silverware, etc., and many other articles too numerous to mention. Messrs. Black, Starr & Frost devote great attention to silverware and keep in stock handsome tea, coffee and tete-a-tete sets, waiters in all sizes, urns, ice pitchers, also dinner, breakfast pickle and individual castors, butter dishes, cake baskets, fruit stands, berry dishes, card receivers, etc. In fact everything in the jeweler's line may be had at lowest prices from Messrs. Black, Starr & Frost, whose high reputation for integrity is an ample guarantee of their ability to fill all orders to the letter. Customers no matter in what part of the country they reside, may always rely upon receiving the same advantages and faithful care and attention to the details of their orders, when ordering by mail as though they made their selections in person. Messrs. Black and Starr are natives of New York, while Mr. Frost was born in Massachusetts. They justly merit the signal success achieved by them in the jewelry trade.
Source: Illustrated New York: The Metropolis of To-day - 1888