The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

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The Mesh Bag and Bag Frame Industry

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:48 pm

A topic for recording those involved in the mesh bag industry.

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If you have any details of the above trade, advertisements, examples of work, marks, etc., anything that you are willing to share, then here's the place to post it.

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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BELINE & GLASSER

49, Second Street, later, 1352, Bryany Avenue, Bronx, New York


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Beline & Glasser - New York - 1908

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Beline & Glasser - New York - 1908

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Beline & Glasser - New York - 1909


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KIDNAPPED AND ROBBED

Salesman Representing New York Concerns Has Thrilling Experience and Misses Gems and Jewelry Worth $67,900.

The kidnapping and robbery at Albany, N. Y. of Hyman Glasser, salesman, representing several New York jewelry concerns is still baffling the police of the State Capital, according to reports received in the Metropolis as The Jewelers' Circular is going to press. The victim, who disappeared last Thursday morning, was found Sunday morning by the police lying in a dazed condition on a bridge just at the outskirts of Albany, N. Y.

Inability to communicate with Mr. Glasser, caused a Jewelers' Circular reporter to canvass the trade during which investigation it was found that the salesman represented Eli Beline, manufacturing jeweler, 986 Jennings St., Bronx; Lowy & Kasdan, manufacturers of platinum and diamond jewelry, 45 Lispenard St.; R. Tunkel, maker of platinum mountings, 71 Nassau St., and S. Kaplan & Co., dealers in diamonds, 64 Fulton St., New York. As far as could be ascertained these firms lost a total of $67,900, all of which is said to be covered by insurance.

Since the police found Mr. Glasser the salesman has been busy assisting the authorities in trying to solve the robbery. Mr. Glasser came to New York on Monday but could not be reached at his home before he left again for Albany, N. Y. , According to Mr. Beline, who was called to Albany, when Mr. Glasser was found, the salesman alighted from a train with his grips at Albany, about 3 o'clock Thursday morning. While going to a hotel Mr. Glasser, so it is claimed, heard the screams of a woman coming from a passing taxicab. Upon hearing the screams, Mr. Glasser rushed to the taxicab and pulled open one of the doors. As he did so he say he was struck on the head and dragged into the taxicab and whisked away. Mr. Glasser, it is asserted, does not knew where he was taken and cannot recall what happened until he was taken to the police station on Sunday morning. His suitcase containing the jewelry was gone.

He believes, however, he was taken to a cellar and has a faint recollection of lying on a couch. Sometime early Sunday morning he was apparently taken from his prison and carried in an automobile to the bridge near Albany where he was dropped. As far as could be learned Mr. Glasser was unable to get a description of the men.

Inquiry Showed that Eli Beline lost gold bags, vanity cases, cigarette cases, platinum goods and loose diamonds, worth $30,000; Lowy & Kasdan, platinum and diamond jewelry valued at $20,000; R. Tunkel, platinum mountings, $10,000, and S. Kaplan & Co., loose diamonds, $7,900.

Mr. Glasser has been in the jewelry business for many years and is well known in the trade. He was formerly in business with Mr. Beline under the style of Beline & Glasser, but since the dissolution of this concern has traveled for Mr. Beline. Only recently he took over the lines of the three other concerns.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th December 1920

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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WHITING & DAVIS Co.

Plainville, Massachusetts


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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1908

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1909

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1918

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1920

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1920

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1922

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Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, Mass. - 1922


The Whiting & Davis Co. was represented by 20 floats and automobiles in the big community parade held on July 4 in Plainville. The prize for the best decorated float went to the mesh department, and for the best decorated automobile to the Whiting Chain Co. Charles A. Whiting acted as marshal of the division, and in his automobile rode the members of the Old Guard, who have been in the employ of the firm for 40 years or more. All the processes of the manufacture of a mesh bag were shown on the various floats. The float showing the various publications used by the firm to advertise their products was especially worthy of mention. The parade committee from the shop consisted of Harry Rowan, Horace J. Cheever and Oscar Soderstrom.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th July 1922


The Whiting & Davis Co., Plainville, Mass., has purchased the entire plant, business and good-will of the Automatic Meshbag Co., Providence, R. I. The taking over of the Automatic Meshbag Co. is of more than usual interest to the trade, as it marks another step in the policy of the Whiting & Davis Co. toward the standardization of both manufacturing and selling practices in the industry; and toward the eventual elimination of conditions detrimental to the best interests of all concerned.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th October 1922


The Whiting & Davis Company, of Plainville, have had an immense sign erected near the Wrentham line with the greeting, "Welcome to Plainville, Home of the Mesh Bag."

Source: The Metal Industry - October 1922


DEATH OF WALTER F. RICE

Typhoid Fever Claims Prominent Eastern Manufacturer After a Short Illness

North Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 2.–Walter F. Rice, president of the Whiting Chain Co. and vice-president of the Whiting & Davis Co., died last evening at his home at Lake Archer, Wrentham, Mass. Death was due to typhoid fever.

The death of Mr. Rice was a shock to his host of friends. He was born in Saranac. N. Y., on April 4, 1889, and after attending the public schools in that place entered Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., where he graduated. He accepted a position with R. Blackinton & Co., of North Attleboro, and later became associated with the Whiting & Davis Co.

He married Miss Whiting, daughter of Charles A. Whiting, president of the Whiting & Davis Co. In addition to the officers above named he was a director of the New England Jewelers' & Silversmiths' Association, a trustee of the Attleboro Savings Bank of North Attleboro, director of the Plainville Savings & Loan Association, member of the Excelsior Masonic Lodge of Franklin, member of the Royal Arch Chapter of Franklin.

The deceased was a young man of sterling qualities and of great promise and his untimely demise will be regretted by all who came in contact with him.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th December 1922


See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W4.html

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

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

Postby Aguest » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:00 pm

That 14k gold "Sunset Mesh" bag looks amazing in that advertisement, wish I could see an actual example ::: I always see these mesh bags in movies that take place in the 1920s, like The Great Gatsby et. al. ::: I assume The Great Depression wiped out the market for these mesh bags, and they probably went out of style eventually on their own anyway :::

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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RAUSCHER & Co.

Kronprinzenstrasse 8, Pforzheim


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Rauscher & Co. - Pforzheim - 1907

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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WEIZENEGGER BROTHERS

358, Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey


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Weizenegger Bros. - Newark, N.J. - 1908

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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BRISTOL MANUFACTURING Co.

Attleboro, Massachusetts


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Bristol Manufacturing Co. - Attleboro, Mass. - 1908


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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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THE LEEDIN SILVER Co.

High Cor., Borden, Newark, New Jersey


The Leedin Novelty Company, making metal novelties, have a much improved factory since they moved to Boyden place. The factory is larger, better equipped, more machinery and turn out considerably more work. Their output will be doubled this year. The firm has also taken up the making of German silver mesh bags.

Source: The Metal Industry - April 1911


Turton Brothers, proprietors of the Leedin Novelty Company, making silver-plated toilet goods and mesh bags, have changed the name to the Leedin Silver Company.

Source: The Metal Industry - October 1912


The Leedin Silver Co. are recorded in Fogerty's Directory of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades in the United States - 1917

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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STEVENS & LEITHOFF

Arlington Street, Newark, later, Cottage and Grace Streets, Irvington, New Jersey


Stevens & Leithoff, late of Arlington street, have built a new factory for themselves at Cottage and Grace street, Irvington. near this city. New machinery was put in and the force was doubled. They used to make lorgnettes, vanity bags and match safes of gold and silver. but are now making a new line of gold and silver mesh bags. They are in the new building.

Source: The Metal Industry - April 1911

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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CHARLES HAHN

520, Eighteenth Avenue , later, 20, Mercer Street, Newark, New Jersey


Charles Hahn moved his factory from 520 Eighteenth avenue to 20 Mercer street, making ten to fourteen-karat gold and platinum chains. He also expects to enlarge the factory and has also taken up the manufacture of silver and German silver mesh bags. Salesmen will be put out and a lively business is looked for.

Source: The Metal Industry - October 1910

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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W.H. SAART Co.

Attleboro, Massachusetts


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W.H. Saart Co. - Attleboro, Mass. - 1907

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W.H. Saart Co. - Attleboro, Mass. - 1908

Succeeded by Saart Bros. Company. See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_S.html

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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R. BLACKINTON & Co.

North Attleboro, Massachusetts


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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1907


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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1908


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Established in 1861 by Walter Ballou and Roswell Blackinton.

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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THE ROSENBAIRD MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Newark, New Jersey


The Rosenbaird Manufacturing Company have given up the manufacture of novelties and now make only brass, German silver, silver and gold mesh bag frames.

Source: The Metal Industry - December 1912

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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B.M. SHANLEY, Jr., Co.

Newark, New Jersey


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B.M. Shanley, Jr., Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1909

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B.M. Shanley, Jr., Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1911


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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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PAYE & BAKER Mfg. Co.

North Attleboro, Massachusetts


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Paye & Baker Mfg. Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1909


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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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BERTRAM E. CLARK

109, Oliver Street, Newark, New Jersey


Bertram E. Clark, late of 51 Maiden Lane, New York City, opened a plant at 109 Oliver street. He makes 14-karat gold and platinum chains, sterling silver mesh bags and novelties.

Source: The Metal Industry - March 1913

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ALFRED SANDAZ

56, Stratford Street, later, 97, Chestnut Street, Newark, New Jersey


Alfred Sandaz has much improved his facilities and output of gold and silver chain, mesh bags, vanity cases and novelties since moving from 56 Stratford street to 97 Chestnut street.

Source: The Metal Industry - December 1913

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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OPPENHEIMER-BRUSSEL IMPORTING COMPANY

New York


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Oppenheimer-Brussel Importing Company - New York - 1911

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Oppenheimer-Brussel Importing Company - New York - 1911

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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CLARK & COMPANY

51-53, Maiden Lane, New York


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Clark & Company - New York - 1911

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Re: The Mesh Bag Industry

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JOSEPH LANDSMAN

51, Maiden Lane, New York


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Joseph Landsman - New York - 1911


Joseph Landsman, who has been carrying on at Maiden Lane a plating, repairing and special order jewelry business for the past ten years, has now moved into his new factory at Newark, N. J. This factory is a modern three-story building of yellow brick trimmed with red brick and sand stone, and is 35 by 85 feet deep. The second and third floors have been given over to repairing, special order work and gold, silver and platinum plating, while the firm's offices will be located on the second floor and the ground floor will be occupied by the receiving and shipping departments.

Source: The Metal Industry - July 1913


Newark, N.J.

Joseph Landsman, of New York City and the Wordside Sterling Company have combined as the Globe Art Company, with factory at 69 Winthrop street, and will manufacture silver goods and silver deposit ware.


Source: The Metal Industry - August 1914

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