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Nearly three hundred members of the J. E. Caldwell & Co. Association had an outing at Ocean City, N. J., on Saturday afternoon and evening Sept. 9. When the store closed at noon the hundreds of happy employees of shop and store hurried to Chestnut St. wharf where they boarded a ferry of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway and were taken down the Delaware River to the Reading Station on the Camden side of the river. At 1 o'clock the "Caldwell Special" with the right of way left Camden and made the trip to Ocean City at the rate of nearly a mile a minute. Upon arriving at Ocean City the excursionists hurried to Goff's bath house and got into their bathing suits. Caldwell men and women frolicked in the surf all afternoon and got well sun burned. Dinner was served from 5 to 7 P. M. at the beautiful Ocean City Yacht Club at the northern end of Ocean City. The dinner was followed by a dance which lasted until 9:30. Though tired, but happy, after their outing, they left Ocean City on their special train at 10 o'clock and arrived in Philadelphia shortly after 11 o'clock.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th September 1922

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Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1879

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Proceedings of the Horological Society of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa., June 3.—The regular monthly meeting of the Horological Society of Philadelphia was held Thursday evening. June 1, at its rooms in Bank Hall. ......

......Louis Schaeberle, 2105 Diamond St., with J. E. Caldwell & Co., was elected financial secretary.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th June 1899

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1904

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1919

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The greatly expanding jeweler interest in glass and china was given further expression recently in Philadelphia when the well-known firm of J. E. Caldwell & Co. had a special exhibit of Orrefors glass from Sweden. Both window and table displays were arranged, and extensive newspaper advertising drew both customers and "lookers" from all parts of the city and suburbs.

Source: Jewelers' Circular Keystone - August 1950

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1912

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. display in their windows the cups to be awarded as prizes at the White Marsh races, which are to be held at Erdenheim, near Chestnut Hill.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th October 1911

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William Lang, of J. E. Caldwell & Co., and Frank Kursh, of Pearce, Kursh & Co., are spending their vacations at Atlantic City.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 7th August 1895

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Prizes were awarded Saturday by the Artists' Week Association for the best windows shown during the Chestnut Street Art Exhibition. The prizes were awarded on the basis of the window making the most artistic presentation of the work, either painting or sculpture, lent to the merchants during the week. J. E. Caldwell & Co., Juniper and Chestnut Sts., was awarded second prize and a silver medal. This award was based on the showing of "Inspiration of Music," by Georgianna Brown Harbeson. Honorable mentions were awarded to S. Kind & Sons, 1110 Chestnut St., jewelers and silversmiths, showing "Winter Landscape," by John H. Folinsbee; "Petunias," by Joseph Sacks; "The Old Lady," by Ralph McLellan; and J. E. Limeburner & Co., 1720 Chestnut St., opticians, showing "Agnes," by Robert Henri; "The Shopping District," by Nancy Ferguson; "Seascape," by Fred Harer, and "The Fountain" and "The Spinning Wheel," by Alex Blum.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd May 1922

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. are exhibiting in their window “The Rudder Cup,” a silver trophy presented by “The Rudder” to the Yokohama Yacht Club of Yokohama, Japan, as a prize for an ocean race. The design of the cup is classic, tall and graceful in shape, with Greek handles, and is fitted with a cover. On the front are the crossed flags of the Yokohama Yacht Club and The Rudder, the colors being in enamel. The title of the cup and presentation of inscription also appear on the front, while on the reverse is the plate with the words “Won by.” The cup will be shipped to Japan in a few days.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th May 1909

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1905

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James Riley, of James E. Caldwell & Co., is recovering from his recent critical illness and from the effects of the severe operation he was obliged to undergo.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th July 1898

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J. E. CALDWELL & CO.

Among the great emporiums scattered along Philadelphia's chief thoroughfare like so many monuments to mark the city's wealth and commercial importance, the house of Messrs. J. E. Caldwell & Co. is pre-eminent in all that pertains to every branch of the jewelry and silversmith's business. The firm, one of the oldest in this line in the United States, and perhaps the oldest in its continuous firm name, was founded in 1838 by James E. Caldwell. From the beginning the house acquired a reputation for enterprise and honorable dealing and firmly established itself in popular favor.

Mr. Caldwell first associated with himself Mr. Bennett, under the firm name of Bennett & Caldwell. On May 1, 1848, the firm of J. E. Caldwell & Co. was organized, consisting of J. E. Caldwell and John C. Farr.

In May, 1856, Mr. Farr retired, and Messrs. Edwin Langton and Richard A. Lewis became Mr. Caldwell's partners. In 1866 Mr. Langton retired, Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Lewis continuing the business until the following year, when Messrs. J. Albert Caldwell, Joseph H. Brazier and George W. Banks were admitted members of the firm. A few years later Mr. Hugh B. Houston was admitted and the firm was continued until 1875, when Mr. Lewis retired from active participation in the business. Two years later Mr. Banks retired, and Mr. Frederic Shaw and Mr. Richard N. Caldwell, a younger son of Mr. James E. Caldwell, became partners in the house.


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Mr. James E. Caldwell, the founder of the house, died in 1881, after a long and useful career, leaving a highly honored and respected name in the commercial annals of the city.

The firm was then continued by Messrs. J. Albert Caldwell, Joseph M. Brazier, H. B. Houston, Frederic Shaw, Richard N. Caldwell and James Riley.

January 1, 1891, Mr. Richard N. Caldwell, who was held in the highest esteem, died.

Messrs. Caldwell & Co.'s establishment at 902 Chestnut street, constructed of white marble, is a very handsome building, thirty-three feet front on Chestnut street by two hundred and thirty-five feet in depth, four stories in height and basement, five floors in all, in which the different departments of the business are conducted.

The interior fittings and furnishings are inharmonious keeping with the magnificent display and valuable stock. Messrs. J. E. Caldwell & Co. was the first house in Philadelphia among jewelers to introduce and establish the one price system which has become so popular as the only fair and just method of dealing. It was also one of the first firms to introduce and perfect the system of shorter and regular hours in business, resulting finally in the early closing movement, now so general, especially in the summer season.

The firm have acquired a national reputation for their elegant designs in silverware, which have been presented on many occasions as testimonials for distinguished services and kindly remembrance.

In this as well as in the manufacture of jewelry and ornaments generally to meet the requirements of the most refined taste, designers and artisans of the highest order of merit are engaged, and it is safe to say their productions are not excelled in America. The stock of the firm is carried on different floors of the spacious building, and comprises every article for personal and home adornment and use, in every form of beauty and device that has been conceived. It is not our intention to describe the magnificent collection of elegant goods to be found in every department. The salesrooms of the firm are always open to the visitor, and courteous salesmen show and describe with pleasure the merits and value of any article required. Diamonds and precious stones, fine watches, objects of art, such as marble statuary, bronzes, fine porcelain, modern and antique cabinet furniture in choice and rare woods, decorated lamps, fancy goods, and an almost endless variety of miscellaneous articles are to be found in the stock.

The firm have lately added a department for the exhibition of paintings in oil and water colors, upon the second floor of the building, in which the works of the leading artists are a source of public attraction.

The members of the firm devote personal attention and direction to every detail of the business, which is continually growing and extending to all sections of the United States, and is to-day the leading representative jewelry house in Pennsylvania. With long experience, sound judgment, refined taste, they always keep in advance, seeking in every way to promote any enterprise which has for its object the advancement of Philadelphia.


Source: Philadelphia and Popular Philadelphians - 1891

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1897

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. have designed and made a handsome loving cup as a trophy to be competed for by the schools in the local Inter-Academic Association.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th May 1901

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Jas. E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1876

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:42 am

J. E. Caldwell & Co. has been awarded the contract for the $1,000 silver trophy which is to be presented to the American Automobile Association by the citizens of Anderson, S. C. This house has also furnished the plaque and medals for the speed boat races to be held on the Delaware River, Sept. 22 and 23, by the Delaware River Yacht Racing Association.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th September 1911

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Postby dognose » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:17 am

The driver of a delivery motor car of J. E. Caldwell & Co., jewelers, Chestnut and Juniper Sts., was attacked recently by two men who, after beating him, escaped. D. J. Runge, 440 No. Orianna St., the driver, said that as he was turning into Irving St. on Juniper, two men jumped on the running board. One hit him with his fist and the other with some hard implement, inflicting scalp wounds. They ran away immediately without making an attempt at robbery. He is at a loss to account for the attack, which is under investigation by Detective McDevitt, of the 15th and Locust Sts. station house.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th November 1919

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