F.J. SKUCE & CO.
27, Page Street, Providence, R.I.
F.J. SKUCE & CO., Enamelers, Gold, Silver, and Plated Jewelry Enameled in all Colors, Emblem Work a Specialty, No. 27 Page Street.–One of the ablest exponents of the art of enameling in the city of Providence is the responsible firm of F. J. Skuce & Co., located at No. 27 Page Street, whose operations have all along been characterized by the adoption of all the latest improved scientific processes and appliances as they have been introduced from time to time; as also in keeping well abreast of the progressive spirit of the age in all other respects. Thus the methods in use some few years back, whereby the enamel would often crack, fade, or come off bodily, have been discarded in favor of those now in vogue, obviating these unsatisfactory results and producing an enamel of uniform excellence, in permanent colors, that will stand any ordinary usage for many years. Thus the firm's productions are freely recognized as a standard make, and the house is now the centre of a trade of considerable volume and importance, reaching all over the United States, and furnishing regular employment for eighteen skilled workers. Gold, silver, and plated jewelry and silverware of every description are enameled in all colors, a specialty being made of emblem work for societies, and each order is fulfilled promptly and accurately under the close scrutiny of the proprietors. They also manufacture and have for sale a full line of enamels, both transparent and opaque; also emery stones of all grades. The enterprise was founded in 1870 by Messrs. R. and F. J. Skuce, and in 1889 the present firm was formed, the co-partners being Mr. Frank J. Skuce and Mr. John T. King, who have a practical experience in this line at their command of thirty years and twenty years respectively. The third floor, 50 x 100 feet in superficial area, is occupied, and is provided with four ovens, all necessary machines, appliances, and accessories pertaining to the industry, steam-power being the motive force used. Of the able proprietors, Mr. Skuce was born in Massachusetts and came to Providence in 1861, while Mr. King is a native of this city.
Source: Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Rhode Island - 1892