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Information Regarding Homan & Company

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:42 pm

A topic for recording information regarding Homan & Company, and their other entities, Flagg & Homan, Homan Silver Plate Company and Homan Manufacturing Company, of Cincinnati.

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Homan & Company - Cincinnati - 1893

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/silverplate_H3.html

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Homan Silver Plate Co. have made application for space at the National Export Exposition, to be held at Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 14 to Nov. 30.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1899

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Flagg & Homan - Cincinnati - 1850

The business of Asa F. Flagg and Henry Homan.

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THE HOMAN SILVER PLATE CO. ARE IN THE COMBINE

Cincinnati, O.. Sept. 16.—The Homan Silver Plate Co. have entered the International Silver Co. and Joseph T. Homan has been made one of the directors of the combination. He will go east in a few days to further complete the arrangement and confer with the interested officials. The Homan company are one of the largest in the west and have prospects for a great business in the near future. Their new building is almost completed, which will make three buildings on 7th St. which they will occupy. It is not likely this house will be closed up, as the profitable concerns will be kept going and the Homan Co. have been on the upward growth for the past few years.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st September 1898

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Homan Silver Plate Co. - Cincinnati - 1897

'SICK-CALL OUTFIT'

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JOSEPH T. HOMAN OF THE HOMAN SILVER PLATE COMPANY

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The consolidation of the silver plated ware industries of the United States brings into prominence the Homan Silver Plate Company of Cincinnati, one of the largest hollowware houses in the West, and one of the very few standard concerns not absorbed by the International Silver Company. The business was established by Henry Homan in 1847. After it's founder's death the business passed partially from the control of the Homan family, but after a few years Joseph T. Homan, whose portrait we give on this page, wishing to enter the business world, purchased the interests of those outside the family, and the original firm name of Homan & Co. was continued as manufacturers of Britannia and plated ware till the firm was incorporated under its present title in 1895. Under Mr. Homan's management the history of the firm has been one of continued progress. While plated ware had been made to a limited extent by the old firm, Mr. Homan soon saw that it would be profitable to broaden out in this direction. Gradually line after line was adopted and developed, until now the company makes almost everything in the way of hollow ware. Last fall a commodious building was added to the plant for the offices and salesrooms of the company, and a year ago a salesroom was opened at No. 32 Park place, New York City. Several domestic salesmen are employed by the house, which has also taken up seriously the invasion of the foreign markets. There are resident representatives engaged in exploiting the principal markets abroad, and the domestic and foreign trade of the house is constantly on the increase. Although the subject of this sketch, Joseph T. Homan, is still low in his thirties, he has proven more than equal to the cares he has been called upon to carry for a number of years. Possessed of keen faculties, his discriminating mercantile sense and manufacturing ability have been developed by virtue of his exacting position. He was born in Cincinnati, and is to-day one of the brightest and most successful business men of the Ohio Valley. Through his efforts, coupled with those of his brother Louis. The Homan Silver Plate Company holds its place of prominence among the foremost houses in their line in the United States.

His education was acquired at St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, and at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind. Finishing his education early he was not called upon for a few years to enter into active business life, and had the benefit of foreign travel, securing in this way numbers of friends in almost every country in Europe. Mr. Homan now resides at Grandview avenue, Walnut Hills, and spends the heated term each year with his family.


Source: The Jewelers Review - 14th June 1899

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HOMAN & Co.

Manufacturers of Fine Electro Silver-Plated Ware. White Metal Goods, Britannia Spoons, and Improved Patented Candle Molding Machinery. Office and Factory, 12 and 14 East Seventh Street.


The reputation which Cincinnati has gained as a city in which all of the finer and more artistic branches of manufacture are carefully fostered, gives to her houses engaged in these manufacturing. branches a commanding importance.

Among the various interests of this kind, none have obtained a greater prominence, or deserve more favorable recognition, than that devoted to the manufacture of fine electro silver-plated ware, and patent candle molding machinery, represented by the large establishment of Homan & Co. For the high artistic character of the work done in its factories, as well as for the reputation which its goods have acquired as substantial and durable, this establishment has taken a foremost position among the business firms of the city as a potent factor in our industrial development.

The past history of the house is one of great honor to itself, and high credit to our industrial life. It was established in 1847, by Mr. Henry Homan, and is consequently one of the oldest Cincinnati houses in this line of business. In 1867, by the death of the elder Mr. Homan, the business passed into the hands of his son, Mr. Frank B. Homan, by whom it was carried on until his death, in 1879, when it was taken by his widow, Mrs. L. Homan, and by Mr. H. Korf, Jr., who are still in charge. The affairs of the house are under the personal management of Mr. Korf, who has had a long experience in this line of manufacture, and who gives his undivided attention and energy to it.

Situated at Nos. 12 and 14 East Seventh street, near Main, within easy reach of the business center of the city, the office, salesroom and manufactory are all closely connected with one another, and have every advantage that can be gained by good location and ready inter-communication. The buildings occupied by the house, though large and convenient, will, however, soon have to be abandoned for more spacious quarters, since the business rapidly outgrowing its accommodations.

If the relative positions of manufacturing establishments are to be determined by the excellence of their facilities, the house of Homan & Co. must stand very high. In the manufactory of the concern may be seen some of the finest and most extensive machinery used by any like establishment in the country. Among the appliances used in the process of manufacture—many of which were first introduced by this house, may be mentioned the fine 24-inch steel rolls, unequaled in size by any in the United States; the improved finishing lathes, of which ten are in use, and the immense power and hydraulic presses—the latter having a pressure of 675 tons. Skilled and experienced workmen are employed throughout the establishment, and the weekly payroll amounts to a large sum. Almost all the tools used by the workers are made in the shops, and the whole manufacturing department is run by a large boiler and a seventy-horse power steam engine.

The work turned out is of the most varied description, embracing all styles and kinds of fine electro silver-plated ware, white metal goods and Britannia spoons. Every thing is manufactured from the best material, metals being bought in bulk. in lots of fifty tons each. All silver-plated goods manufactured by the concern are stamped with the Homan Silver-Plating Company trade mark, thus preventing, to a great extent, imitators from placing goods on the market as of their manufacture.

The firm are also noted manufacturers of candle molding machinery, and for many years controlled and manufactured the Stanthorp machine for molding candles. This machine, however, has been eclipsed by their new and improved patent candle molding machine, invented by Wm. H. Haney, a practical candle-maker, who devoted years to study and experiment in the effort to produce a machine that would mold candles in any temperature. His perfect success is represented in the machine now manufactured by Messrs. Homan & Co. It has a patent adjustable clamp, and a patent adjustable candle gauge, by which candles can be molded of any desired length; also a patent air distributor and channel box, by which an even temperature is maintained. All these improvements are the inventions of Mr. Haney. The new machine is undoubtedly the most perfect machine of the kind in the market, and its adaptability to all climates and seasons renders it specially desirable among candle manufacturers. It is in use in all the leading candle factories. not only of this country, but all over the world, a large and increasing demand being supplied to North an South American, Cuban, and European houses.

The catalogue of Homan & Co., for 1883, recently issued, is one of the finest that has ever been printed for free circulation by a business house. It is elegantly and tastefully illustrated, showing the various classes of work manufactured, and is invaluable as a book of reference to the trade and others.

The high business character of Homan & Co.. and superiority and value of the goods produced from their manufactory, are well evidenced by the emphatic nature of the indorsement given them by the public. Their trade is drawn from every part of the United States, and is particularly large in the West and South, aggregating an enormous sum yearly. We very cordially recommend their establishment to the favorable notice of our readers, as one of the best of its kind in the country, and one of the representative business concerns of the city of Cincinnati.


Source: The Industries of Cincinnati - Albert N. Marquis - 1883

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Homan & Company - Cincinnati - 1893

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Jos. Homan, of the Homan Silver Plate Co., is home from a Summer trip to Cape May.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th September 1895

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Louis Homan, of Homan & Co., has moved into his elegant new house just completed on East Walnut Hills.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 30th May 1894

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Homan & Co., Cincinnati, O., have completed all their improvements and are now quite metropolitan in both factory and counting room. They have all the modern appliances, even to the long distance telephone which costs $7.50 per minute to talk to New York friends. Their factory is running full time on staple goods. They are preparing to make a number of lines which will be introduced during the year.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 7th February 1894

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Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati - 1907

The Homan Manufacturing Company
Findlay St., Western and Hulbert Aves.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Homan & Company - Cincinnati - 1893

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Louis Homan, of Homan & Co., has been quite ill, but is able to go down to the factory this week.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 21st June 1893

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The Homan Silver Plate Co. are putting in new cases for the display of their new goods for the Fall trade. Their sample room will be one of the handsomest in the city, and the visiting trade will find it the most attractive.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th June 1896

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:41 pm

Homan & Co. are surprising not only the trade but their competitors with their new goods. They are turning out such quantities that everybody about the plant is kept on the jump. Business has increased to such an extent that another typewriter has been added to the office force.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 14th November 1894

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Homan Silver Plate Co. - Cincinnati - 1895

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Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati - 1911

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:36 pm

Homan & Co., sent to their Chicago salesrooms last week a sample of their new tea set, which is doubtless the prettiest they ever turned out. Their Easter samples will stir the natives. Among the most attractive is a long pin tray, finely bordered in rococco design, with the words “ Easter Greetings,” beautifully etched on the bottom.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 1st February 1893

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Postby dognose » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:51 am

Homan & Co. are taxing their resources to the utmost limit this Fall to meet trade demands. What bothers Cincinnati people is that their popularity has become so great that they will be induced to move the plant to Chicago, where facilities for greater production have been promised them. These are only rumors and have no confirmation, but their extension is a matter of necessity, either here or elsewhere.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd November 1892

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