J. Wiss & Sons Co. 1848-1976
Catalogs, booklets, flyers, and ads from the 1900s.


1907catalog thumbnail This 1907 catalog for the trade covers shears, scissors, razors. Includes 23 pages on straight razors and strops starting on catalog page 37. All items include trade prices. This was a period of very stable prices. Also in PDF.


SuggestionsForAdvertising thumbnail Suggestions For Advertising for dealers. Highlights the free Electrotypes that are provided to dealers if they advertise in newspapers. Includes shears and full ad electrotypes. Presumed to be circa 1906, as that is when they started national advertising. 16 pages printed on newsprint. 6" × 8-7/8".


SolidSteelPruningShears1901 Solid Steel Pruning Shears 1901
Newsprint: 5-3/4" × 6-5/8". Also in PDF.

WantToLearnShearAdvertising Want To Learn Shear Advertising? and make money at the same time?
Offers an advertising plan when a $50 order is placed. Circa early 1900s is assumed. Poster: 7-11/16" × 13-7/8". Also in PDF.

1900s-early-postcard-soliciting-dealer New Dealer Postcard
Postcard for a business to send in to Wiss requesting to buy a sample pack, to start being a dealer.


Beandin-business-card Business Card
With Beandin's name written in as the rep.

letter-1904-01-08-Middleburg-Stone Letter dated January 8, 1904
Louis Wiss asking Middleburg Stone for a quotation, and a request to test the stones before placing an order.

1904-04-16-letter-Middleburg-Stone Letter dated April 16, 1904
Wiss is requesting a credit from Middleburg for a stone that was entirely too hard and impossible to true up - one side being much softer than the other. And then placing an order.

letter-1904-04-20-Middleburg-Stone Letter dated April 20, 1904
Louis Wiss is stating that a little variation is okay, and that Middleburg may increase the order to make th eorder suffient for a car.

letter-1904-06-10-Middleburg-Stone Letter dated June 10, 1904.
Letter from Wiss to Middleburg Stone stating that one grinding wheel arrived broken, and they want to test the stones before paying.

1904-06-14-letter-Middleburg-Stone Letter dated June 15, 1904
Wiss is sending a cover letter for a freight bill.

KornahrensLetter1909 Letter to Arnold Kornahrens 1909
Blaming a local newspaper for not running advertisements. Also in PDF.

1902-envelope Envelope Wiss sent on September 22, 1902.

envelope-1908-03-24 Envelope Wiss sent on March 24, 1908.

Late-1900s-envelope Envelope with Unprinted Date
Wiss sending to Marting Bros. Co., Att. Buyer House Furnings Dept.

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