Manuscript Group 1277, Wiss (J.) & Sons Company, Newark, NJ, Records, 1880s – 1970
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
1277. WISS (J.) & SONS
COMPANY, Newark, N.J.
Records, 1880s-1970s. 7 ft.
This manufacturer of scissors was begun by Jacob Wiss in 1847 and
was carried on by several Wiss descendants through 1973. In 1976,
Cooper Industries purchased the company and transferred the
operations to Georgia. The collection contains a great deal
of advertising, marketing, and promotional materials,
photographs, ledgers, and account books, and correspondence which
detail the history of the Wiss Cutlery Company of Newark.