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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Can anyone help me identify the manufacturer, other than name and location I can't find any more info on it?

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the love Bellin
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Beaux.
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 years ago
      Although this advertisement is on a framing square and you would think it was a hardware store or building supply store it is neither.
      Stein Simon & Co. is a wholesale clothiers in San Francisco, and according to the Crocker-Langley Directory, they were located on the SE corner of Market St and 2nd St.
      I also found a Julius Tourney who was a traveling salesman for Stein Simon & Co. in the mid to late 1800's (1855-1886).
      They were advertising to the craftsman of the day. While at work, they would constantly be remind to order their "Go to Sunday Meeting Wear".
      Thanks for showing this,
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 years ago
      Here is the bio on:


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      was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, April 10, 1839, and came to New York in 1863, where he remained two years, then came to California in 1855 and located in San Francisco. In 1858 he made the trip overland to Fraser River in British Columbia, but soon after returned to San Francisco, where he resided the most of the time till 1869, when he took a trip to Germany. He was married, in 1860, to Sophia Fritz, a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She died in 1869, leaving three children. He was again married, in 1870, to Helen Kress, a native of Fort Madison, Iowa, where she was born in 1851. She came to California with her parents in 1855. They have three children. Mr. Tourny was a traveling salesman for Stein, Simon & Co., wholesale clothiers, in San Francisco. He bought his present place near Los Gatos in 1882, and moved upon it in 1886. He has twenty-five acres, about ten acres being under cultivation, mostly in prunes and apricots, with a few of other varieties, the trees being from one to five years old. The view of the surrounding country is excellent. He owns a nice spring about one and one-fourth miles from his place, which is about 100 feet above his house. He has a vineyard of two acres, mostly in table grapes. His Muscats are four years old and in full bearing.

      Just a little added info,
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Thanks Dave for all the info, I did know that Stein Simon & Co. was a wholesale clothiers in San Francisco.
      The part that I find odd is that there name is on this type of an item, it's not prominent enough for promotion or advertising.
      I wondered if they also imported other goods besides wool & silk etc.

      That is an interesting bio on their salesman.
    6. Motoolz, 2 years ago
      Consider the possibility that this is a tailors square , not a framing square
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
      Thanks Motoolz, I'll look into that.

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