Saturday, June 9, 2012

EHCO origins

While our knowledge of the bigger pen companies has advanced considerably over the years, little is known about most of the smaller players. EHCO (Eggens-Hambler) is just one example, and the announcement of the firm's foundation reproduced above nicely documents the company's origins. It provides an exact foundation date -- Feb 1, 1922 -- and details how the two principals were both veteran employees of Waterman, and that they set up their new firm just down the street from their old employer -- EHCO at 180 Broadway, Waterman at 191. The article comes from Office Appliances, March 1922, p. 52.

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