Frederick C.J. Wiss Exhibitor's Pass to the 1876 International Exposition in Philadelphia. It has his picture. He was 18 years old at the time. He attended for five days in November.
An 1888 Christmas card. When the factory moved up the hill in 1887, the retail store stayed behind at 26 Bank Street. Then in 1888 Prudential Insurance bought the Bank Street corner and the store moved to 755 Broad Street.
Jewelry Store Moving Card. A card announcing the move to the new and commodious salesrooms of J. Wiss & Sons at 683 Broad St, Newark, NJ. A sidebar inside notes that they carry: Silverware in Sterling and Plate, Watches, Clocks, Clock Sets, Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry, Opera and Field Glasses, Leather Wares." On the inside there are pictures of the items they carry, and in a side bar: Increased Selling Space, Greater Varieties, Improved Displays. It has been stamped Rec'd JUN 5-1903. Opens to 4" × 9-7/8". Original 300 DPI jpgs: outside and inside.
Wiss Picnic, 1916 pin. Picture is of Frederick C.J. Wiss. 1916 was the 250th anniversary of the founding of Newark. The Wiss family was involved in the ceremony.
100th Anniversary Celebration Photo of the head table. Taken at the celebration dinner on September 18, 1948.
Matches from 1948.
High-Ball cocktail glass from the late 1950s. Same story as prior entry.
Scissor tie clasp, made by Swank. 1 3/4" long. This is a newer version with a spring and alligator clip back. This is the one that will appear on eBay once or twice a year.
Razor Pin. A promotional label pin with the slogan: Wiss Razor: For A Smooth Shave.
Payroll Cash Pouch
Cash Pouch. Presumably for payroll. Circa 1918, from 70 year reputation.
Holgate Business Card. From the 1950s. It was stapled to some dealer sales literature. Not a true business card. It lacks contact information. Also in 300 DPI.
M1 Advertising Plaque. A wooden plaque with a raised Metalmaster tin snips. Purpose unknown. On the back is a 1981 date. This would be from after J Wiss & Sons.
A Decal strip. A strip of 10 water slide decalcomanias with the Wiss logo. Not a memento, but a part used in the production of an item. I have seen it on a Model 700 grass clippers. Don Wiss picked it up when he worked there for a couple Summers in the late 1960s.
Wiss wrench. I stumbled upon this picture in 2003. It made no sense. I saved the picture. I've now found in the 1925 through 1937 catalogs that shears fitted with the Wiss “Facile” Screw-Bolt had a small wrench furnished free to adjust the tension. This must be one of them. This bolt was discontinued by 1941 and in 1916 the bolt existed, but the wrench was not offered. See 1934 catalog: page 14.