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INVENTORY OF THE F. WEBER & COMPANY, INC. RECORDS, 1865-1973
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Description
Manufacturer of artists' materials, including paints, papers, and other supplies. Records contain trade catalogs and price lists, paint formula books, sample books, and business papers, trade catalogs and sample books of other companies, and lectures written and delivered by F. Weber.
Background
Successors to Janentzky & Weber Manufacturers & Importers, F. Weber & Company, Inc. was established in 1853 and incorporated in 1920. The company manufactured artists supplies, including painting and drawing supplies, mathematical instruments, materials for gilders, sign and coach-painters, china decorators, engineers, lithographers, etchers and engravers, as well as materials for pyrography or wood burning, and wax and paper flowers. Their main office was located at 1125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and branch houses existed at 709 Locust St., St.Louis, Missouri, and 5 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Extent
18 lin. ft. (41 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.