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Information Regarding Burr, Patterson & Co.

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:40 pm

A topic for recording information regarding Burr, Patterson & Co. and Burr, Patterson & Auld Co.of Detroit.


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Burr, Patterson & Co. - Detroit - 1905


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ANOTHER SAFE ROBBERY

Crooks Break Open Strong Box in Office of Detroit Concern and Escape with Gems


Detroit, Mich., Feb. 17.—The offices of Burr, Patterson & Co., manufacturing jewelers, 791 Woodward Ave., were entered by safe crackers some time between Saturday night and Monday morning, who, after breaking open the vaults, succeeded in getting away with small diamonds, pearls, opals and other gems of considerable value.

The robbery was not discovered until Monday morning. William B. Frey, secretary and treasurer, came to the offices early and found the vault doors pried open and the inner compartments rifled. The tools used by the cracksman were left behind. From all appearances, two men did the work.

The offices of the firm are located on the second floor of the building. The robbers gained an entry through the second story window by means of a ladder. Apparently the men worked for many hours, jimmying open the vaults. No explosives were used. It is thought that the men did not blow open the doors of the vaults for fear of being detected. That they were expert professionals at the business was shown by the methods used by them to pry open the huge doors.

A more detailed account of the robbery will appear in next week's issue of this paper.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th February 1919

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Burr, Patterson & Co. - Detroit - 1910

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Detroit Jewelry Concern Places Loss at About $30,000

Safe Burglars Visit Burr, Patterson & Co.'s Offices in Detroit and Secure Valuable Loot—Police Issue Call to Jewelers to Help Apprehend Robbers


Detroit, Mich., Feb. 22.—The amount of diamonds, pearls, precious gems, and mounted jewelry secured by the expert cracksmen, who looted the safes in the office of Burr, Patterson & Co., manufacturing jewelers, 791 Woodward Ave., on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 16, is estimated to have been about $30,000, instead of from $15,000 to $20,000, as first reported to the police. A brief report of this robbery was given in last week's issue of The Jewelers' Circular.

When it is considered that Burr, Paterson & Co., carried no insurance on their shop or stock of goods, it will be seen plainly that the loss is a serious one for the firm. It will not affect the financial standing of Burr, Patterson & Co., it is said, but rather it may interfere materially with work upon about $75,000 worth of contracts on fraternal, and special order work which they had in hand.

One of the serious results of the robbery, is the fact that the bandits secured $7,000 worth of small pearls, which were used in special order work, and which are veryhard to secure in the American market at this time. These pearls formed a large part of the contracts which the firm had on hand.

It is reported that other firms have offered Burr, Patterson & Co. a share of their stock of pearls in order that they might continue work on their large contracts, but the supply of pearls by other Detroit's firms is said to be very low.

It is said that Burr, Patterson & Co., were one of the few firms in the United States which carried such a large stock of small pearls. It is reported that only nine firms in the country are in possession of these small pearls, most of which are held by one large New York firm on Maiden Lane.

The police have issued a warning to the jewelry trade of the United States to be on the lookout for anyone offering for sale any quanity of small pearls. A circular, with illustrations of the stolen gems is being prepared by the Detroit police department. This circular will be mailed to police departments in every city of the country in the hopes the stolen jewels may be traced.

In the loot taken by the thieves was also $19,000 worth of loose and mounted diamonds. Another large item was about $4,000 worth of manufactured goods.

The stolen jewelry was kept in two large safes of modern design. These safes, however, were not protected by a still alarm system. This fact, coupled with the isolated location of the offices on the second floor of the office building at Woodward and Willis Aves. gave the thieves ample time to work without annoyance from the police.

The police say that the thieves, of whom there are supposed to have been two, entered the building about 12 o'clock Sunday night and worked until nearly morning in prying off with iron crow bars the doors of the two safes. The first report given out was that only one safe had been robbed.

Detective John Donovan, who with Detective William Black, are working on the case, asserts the job was the work of Russian Hebrews, as there were several traces left to show the character of the men. Detective Donovan said that the Russian criminal as a rule always used bars to open a safe or that they used a "can opener" which is the "yeggs" slang for a snarp instrument used in cutting the outer steel frame of a safe. Detective Donovan said that this class of yeggs are afraid to use explosives in gaining entrance to a safe.

The bandits used a ladder against a brick wall at the end of the building which faces on a blind alley. When they gained a footing on the second floor ledge they walked along the coping until they reached the 5th window from the street. They did this so as not to be seen from the entrance of the alley on Willis Ave. They pried the window open with an ordinary "jimmy."

Detective Donovan thinks that the thieves secured the lay of the land by making several small purchases prior to the robbery. No suspicion is attached to any of the employes. The fact that the safes and the offices were unprotected by a still alarm was probably discovered by the thieves through outside sources, think the police.

A. J. Kleffman is president of the company; C. H. Richey is vice-president, while William F. Frey is secretary-treasurer. All of the members of the firm are young men who started in as apprentices in the original firm of Burr, Patterson & Co., and who took over the business themselves about two years ago when Mr. Patterson retired.

The young men have made a splendid success of the business and were just entering a new era of prosperity. They recently placed on the market a service ring for Detroit soldiers which had a large sale. It is reported the young men have an investment of $85,000 in the firm.

This is the first big jewelry robbery in Detroit since the Ralph Dewey holdup a year ago last January. Another outbreak of crime in Detroit has occurred, but so far this is first serious case affecting the jewelry trade here.

It is noted by the police that the Burr Patterson & Co. robbery and the Dewey holdup were both the result of the offices and stores of the victims not being protected by a still alarm system. The location of Burr Patterson & Co.'s offices are in the upper business section of Woodward Avenue., which is bounded east and west by quiet residential neighborhoods. This also was an aid to the bandits during their quiet little Sunday evening job.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th February 1919

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Burr, Patterson & Co. - Detroit - 1922

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FRANK HENRY BURR

Frank Henry Burr, secretary and treasurer of The Eshleman-Burr Company, well known representatives of real-estate interests, has had a somewhat varied and eventful career, in which natural and acquired ability have brought him into prominent relations with the business interests and therefore with the development of Spokane. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, May 21, 1877, and was educated in the public schools of that city and in the Ohio State University, where he took up the study of medicine. He did not, however, complete his course, for at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war his patriotic spirit was aroused and he offered his services to the government, enlisting as hospital steward in the Medical Corps. He was made chief steward of the First Division, First Brigade, Field Hospital, at Chickamauga Park, Georgia, and with his command was sent to the front, serving for five months in Porto Rico.

Following his return to the United States Mr. Burr was for a short time engaged in the drug business in Columbus, Ohio, and then went upon the road as a traveling salesman, representing a jewelry house. The next progressive step in his career was made in 1902, when he organized the Burr-Patterson Company, of Detroit, Michigan, and began the manufacture of jewelry. He was president of the company and as such directed its affairs. He also traveled all over the western country in the interests of the business and frequently visited Spokane. Recognizing the possibilities of the city, he became one of its enthusiastic advocates and at length determined to ally his interests with this progressive metropolitan center of Washington. In 1908, therefore, he severed his commercial and manufacturing interests with Detroit and came to Spokane to join the Eshleman-Harvey-Burr Company. Here the nature of his business changed entirely, for he began operating in subdivisions of city property, applying himself with unfaltering energy to mastering the business situation and acquainting himself with the values of property and the possibilities offered in the real-estate market. In 1910 Mr. Harvey withdrew and the firm name has since changed to The Eshleman-Burr Company. Their success has been phenomenal and yet the secret of it is not far to seek. The partners are both extremely enegretic and progressive men, who recognize and utilize opportunities, who have made it their purpose to thoroughly acquaint themselves with the business in every phase and to establish a reputation for honesty and reliability that shall give them high standing. Indeed, they today rank with the foremost real-estate men in the northwest and their business is constantly increasing in its scope and importance.

On the 10th of June, 1903, Mr. Burr was married to Miss Edith Clark, at Vandalia, Illinois, a daughter of Daniel M. and Rebecca Clark of that city. The young couple are prominent socially, the hospitality of many of the best homes being freely accorded them. Mr. Burr maintains an independent attitude concerning political questions, voting as his judgment dictates. He belongs to Corinthian Lodge, No. 241, A. F. & A. M., at Detroit, Michigan, holds membership with the Spanish-American War Veterans, of Spokane, and is also a member of the University Club. Well descended and well bred he has won for himself a most enviable position in Spokane, enjoying in full measure the confidence and good-will of colleagues and contemporaries.


Source: History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington - Nelson Wayne Durham - 1912

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Burr, Patterson & Co. have taken additional space in the building at 73 W. Fort St., to accommodate their increasing business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th June 1906

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Burr, Patterson & Co. - Detroit - 1911

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Burr, Patterson & Auld Co. - Detroit - 1949

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DETROIT

A. E. Patterson, of the Burr-Patterson Jewelry Co., which recently filed articles of association with the county clerk, is on a purchasing trip to New York. The company’s store will be on Fort St., near Shelby St.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd June 1904

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Mich., Detroit – A. Kahn, Archt... 1000 Marquette Bldg., is receiving bids for the construction of a 2 story, 40 x 106 ft. jewelry factory on Rose and 16th Sts., for Burr-Patterson Co., 4211 Woodward Ave. Estimated cost $40,000.

Source: American Machinist - 29th June 1922

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$10,000 Jewelry Stolen With Auto Parked at Hotel

Sixty-six trays of assorted fraternity Jewelry, valued at $10,000 were in an automobile driven off from In front of the Burlington Hotel last night between 11 and 12 o’clock. The Jewelry belonged to Burr, Patterson & Co., Detroit, and was in charge of W. H. Beck, Jr., representative of the firm.

Beck visited the hotel to keep an engagement with J. Gibson Kinchelo, also a Jewelry salesman, residing in Uppervllle, Va., and it was while he was In the hotel the car was taken.

The Jewelry consisted of watches, pins, rings, bracelets and breast-pins. Report of the theft was made to the local police, and today authorities of other cites were asked to participate In a search.


Source: The Evening Star - 13th December 1924

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Charles Radeke, aged 40, a jeweler, residing at No. 353 Fisher Ave., died Thursday after an Illness of several months with tuberculosis. He was employed for 16 years by Wright, Kay & Co., and for the past 10 years with Burr, Patterson & Co., manufacturing jewelers.

Source: The Detroit Times - 29th September 1911

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Burr, Patterson & Auld Co. - Detroit - 1930

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Burr, Patterson & Auld Company - Detroit - 1940

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