Monday, February 2, 2015
Deutzville Jewelry Works
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION
This business was established by Adam C. Deutz and his nephew, Frank E. Arend, in the spring of 1860. The firm produced gold bracelets that were plain flat bands ranging from one-eigth of an inch to one and one-half inches in width. When the bracelet industry was at its height, from 1866 to 1873, one thousand dollars worth of gold was used on averqge per week. The output was over 15,000 pairs of bracelets per year. Gold breastpins and earrings were also manufactured in considerable quantity. Patrons of the company were dealers in jewelry in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago and St Louois.