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WAS MANUFACTURED AND TRADED:
JENNINGS BROS. MANUFACTURING CO

FACTORIES, PLANTS, SALESROOMS,SHOPS AND WORKSHOPS: OLD IMAGES

The firm was founded in 1890 in Bridgeport (Conn.) as manufacturer of jewelry boxes, candelabra, clocks, bookends, statues and silverplate flatware. In 1906 a salesroom was opened in New York.
Jennings produced a large variety of items made in "ormolu" (trademark J.B. 'Ormolu Gold') and bronze ('Nouveau Bronze'). In the 1890's/1900's the firm patented various design in 'Art Nouveau' style for clock cases and candelabra bases.
Jennings Bros. Mfg Co production is marked J.B. accompanied by a factory or catalog number (3 or 4 digits). In some cases the item is marked "Trademark J.B. Signifies the Best".
The firm went out of business in 1953 and the dies were purchased and used by another company to manufacture cheaper replicas of the original production.

Jennings Bros. Manufacturing Co, factory image (c. 1903)

Jennings Bros. Manufacturing Co, factory image (c. 1903)


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