Patterson, Gottfried & Hunter, Ltd.
Patterson, Gottfried & Hunter, Ltd. (New York, NY) - Incorporated 5/17/1889 by Charles S. Shepard and Robert J. Hunter (among others) to carry on the hardware business. However, an article regarding a missing man, published 11/8/1890 notes the man has worked for this company for the past 9 years, indicating a much earlier date for the company, ca. 1881. The firm appears to have gone bankrupt ca. late 1912 and in 1913, their treasurer Mr. Frederick J. Voss was convicted of forgery. The "Ellis" wrench referred to below is the same wrench manufactured by the Offset Handle Wrench Company - See image below.
Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks
- Ellis (Pipe Wrenches)
- Silver Metal (Socket Wrench Kits)
2/1906 Hardware Dealers Advertisement.