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06/23/1831 Andrew Albright born in Dryden, Tomkins County, New York to  Elisha & Elizabeth Albright.   Local
04/12/1861 History: American Civil War begins when Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter, a key fort held by Union troops in South Carolina. Web
06/23/1865 History: American Civil War ends when Cherokee leader Stand Watie surrenders.  He was the last Confederate General to surrender his forces. Web
1866 Andrew Albright at the age of 35 leaves his father's farm and began working at the Novelty Rubber Company factory in New Brunswick. Local
1867 Andrew's sister Elizabeth Albright marries Luther Voorhies  in Tompkins County New York. 
She was previously married to
George A. Hamilton who died on April 4th, 1861.
Luther Voorhies is later to become Andrew Albright's business partner.
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02/12/1867 Andrew Albright of Dryden, NY received patent #62,106 for "Improvement in covering harness trimmings with vulcanized rubber". Local
05/07/1867 Kirk W. Holmes of McGrawville, NY and Andrew Albright of Dryden, NY receives patent #64,419 for "Improved mode of coating wood with rubber and gutta percha". Local
Summer 1867 Andrew Albright forms "The Rubber-Coated Harness Trimming Company" in New Jersey, made himself President, and transferred his patents to the company.  Original incorporators: Andrew Albright, Pemberton B. Horton, Joseph Coult, George Slater and Morton M. Drake.  The business is located on Mechanic Street in Newark, NJ. Web Local
Late 1867 or
Early 1868
Andrew Albright buys outstanding shares of stock from Coult, Slater, Morton & Holmes to become sole owner of The Rubber Coated Harness Trimming Company. Web Local
1868 Andrew Albright (age 37) marries Elmira Doughty Crapser (age 28).  Her maiden name is Crapser and she was a widow.  She was Elmira Strong in her previous marriage to Philemon B Strong who died in 1865 after 9 years of marriage. Per the history of Dryden county Philemon was "a soldier in the War of the Rebellion who died in the service."  Elmira and Philemon Strong had two children Ida Strong (born 1857) and Charles Strong (born 1861).  Web Local
04/01/1868 Agreement for parternship between Andrew Albright and Luther Voorhies, later entered into evidence in case as exhibit 1 Local
10/25/1869 Elizabeth Albright (later Spurr) born.  Andrew's mother's and sister's name was Elizabeth. 
In the 1870 & 1880 census she is listed as "Lizzie"
07/09/1870 1870 Census taken for 3 Ward Newark NJ.  Value of personal estate: $500 
Andrew Albright - age 38, born in NY, occupation: works in harness factory
Elmira - age 29, born in NY, occupation: keeping house
Ida - age 14, born in NY
Charlie - age 8, born in NY
Lizzie - age 8 months, born in NJ
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06/22/1870 Moved industry to Newark and located the plant at 56 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ, the corner of Prospect and Ferry Streets.  The land is owned by Andrew's sister Elizabeth. Local
02/13/1872 Andrew Albright in Newark, NJ received patent #123,603 for "Improvement in the manufacture of Rubber-coated harness-trimmings." Local
11/26/1872 Andrew Albright in Newark, NJ received reissue #5,155 for patent #123,603 dated 02/13/1872 for "Improvement in the manufacture of Rubber-coated harness-trimmings." Local
11/26/1872 Andrew Albright in Newark, NJ received reissue #5,156 for patent #123,603 dated 02/13/1872 for "Improvement in the manufacture of Rubber-coated harness-trimmings." Local
12/03/1872 Ralph C. Dunham of New Britain, Connecticut received reissue #5,172 for patent #58,619 dated 10/09/1866 for "Improvement in the manufacture of rubber-coated buckles, rings, etc" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Andrew Albright. Local
12/03/1872 Ralph C. Dunham of New Britain, Connecticut received reissue #5,173 for patent #58,619 dated 10/09/1866 for "Improvement in the process of applying hard rubber to buckles, rings, etc" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Andrew Albright. Local
1873 Rubber & Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company, Rubberset's first factory opens in Newark, NJ (Per company website) Web
04/01/1873 Kirk W. Holmes of Winona, Minnesota and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ received reissue #5,343 for patent #64,419 dated 05/07/1867 for "Improvement in coating wood with rubber and gutta percha, etc". and assigns it to Andrew Albright.   Local
04/15/1873 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #137,872 for "Improvement in vulcanizing rubber-coated articles". Local
04/15/1873 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #137,873 for "Improvement in the manufacture of rubber-coated harness-trimmings". Local
1874 Without solicitation on his part, Andrew Albright was unanimously nominated to represent his district in the legislature.  He was not elected.   Local
01/31/1874 Andrew John Albright, Jr. is born. He is listed on the 1880 census as "John".  Per his WWI draft registration card he has dark brown hair, blue eyes and a medium height and build. Local
05/19/1874 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #150,996 for "Improvement in rubber-coated rosettes, bosses, and other ornaments for harness and carriages".   Local
05/19/1874 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #150,997 for "Improvement in rubber-coated articles for carriage and harness trimmings". Local
02/09/1875 Ralph C. Dunham of New Britain, Connecticut received reissue #6,279 for patent #58,619 dated 10/09/1866, reissue #5,172 dated 12/03/1872 for "Improvement in rubber-coated buckles and rings" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ. Local
09/14/1875 William Ulrich and Charles Hachmeister of Newark, NJ received reissue #6,643 for patent #90,610 dated 05/25/1869 for "Improvements in harness-rosettes" and assigns it to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ. Local
09/14/1875 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #167,600 for "Improvement in horseshoes". Local
09/30/1875 Agreement between Andrew Albright and Luther Voorhies, later entered into evidence in case as exhibit 2
09/04/1877 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ receives patent #194,920 for "Improvement in dies for molding plastic material" and assigns it to the Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company. Local
09/25/1877 Oscar Wiener of Newark, NJ receives patent #195,682 for "Improvement in composition-covered buckles" and assigns it to the Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company. Local
12/01/1877 The Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company is formed from consolidating the Rubber-Coated Harness Trimming Company and the Celluloid Harness Trimming Company .   Local
1878 Rubberset patented the "Genuine Rubberset Process" at their plant in Newark, NJ (Per company web page) Web
05/14/1878 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ receives patent #203,631 for "Improvement in martingale-rings" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company. Local
07/09/1878 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ receives patent #205,880 for "Improvement in strips for coating articles with celluloid and other plastic compositions" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company. Local
04/22/1879 Thomas Kays of Newton, NJ and William H. Halsey of Newark, NJ receives patent #214,665 for "Improvement in lathes for turning rings of celluloid and other materials" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimmings Company. Local
04/29/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #214,905 for "Improvements in furnaces for steam-generators" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
04/29/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #214,906 for "Improvements in parlor stoves and heaters" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
10/14/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #220,528 for "Improvement in mica windows and doors for stoves" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ. Local
10/14/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #220,529 for "Improvement in parlor heating stoves" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ. Local
10/14/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #220,530 for "Improvement in stoves and furnaces" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ. Local
10/24/1879 Case of Andrew Albright, Plaintiff Against Luther C. Voorhies, Defendant is heard in NY Web Local
11/18/1879 William A. Greene of Elizabethport, NJ receives patent #221,808 for "Improvement in boiler furnaces" and assigns two-thirds his right to Edwin R. Cahoone and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
1880 Andrew Albright was unanimously nominated, against his own wishes, as democratic candidate for Congress in his district.  He was not elected. Local
06/08/1880 1880 census - 38 Park Street, Newark, NJ
Andrew Albright, age 49, occupation: celluloid manufacturer
Elmira, wife age 42, occupation: keeping house 
Lizzie, daughter, age 10 
John, son, age 6 
Ida Strong, stepdaughter, age 23, occupation: at home
Charles Strong, stepson, age 19, occupation: works at celluloid factory
Katie Dougherty, age 25, servant
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12/20/1881 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #251,259 for "Process of forming solid rings of celluloid and other plastic materials" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.  Local
12/20/1881 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #251,260 for "manufacture of articles coated with celluloid, proxyline, etc." and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.  Local
05/16/1882 Edward Fox of New York, NY received patent #257,930 for "Manufacture of glucose or grape sugar" and assigns it to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
06/20/1882 Edward Fox of New York, NY received patent #259,753 for "Machine for granulating sugar" and assigns it to himself and Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
12/12/1882 Silas R. Kenyon, a well known inventor and democratic speaker in NJ, committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train.  A letter found in his pocket addressed to Andrew Albright of Newark thanked him for his favors and said he no longer wanted to be a burden on him.   Local
04/24/1883 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #276,435 for "Martingale ring of celluloid or other plastic material" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
10/16/1883 Clark D. Page of Rochester, NY received patent #286,729 for "Brick kiln" and assigns one half to Andrew Albright. Local
05/13/1884 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #14,998 for "Design for a harness Ornament" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. 
Term of patent: 14 years.
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10/14/1884 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #306,408 for "Check hook" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.    Local
May 1885 Case of Andrew Albright, Appellant, Vs. Luther O Voorhies, Respondent. - Award was reversed, judgment set aside, new trial ordered. Web
08/18/1885 Thomas E. Van Ness of Vailsburg, NJ received patent #324,739 for "Hame and clip" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.    Local
09/08/1885 James Boon Finch of Newark, NJ received patent #325,664 for "Horseshoe" and assigns one half of it to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
09/08/1885 Frank Widmer of Newark, NJ received patent #325,892 for "Beer cooling apparatus" and assigns one half of it to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
10/20/1885 Frank Widmer of Newark, NJ received patent #328,554 for "Apparatus for preserving and pressing beer" and assigns one half of it to Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ.   Local
02/08/1887 Francis M. Livingston of Newark, NJ received patent #17,094 for "Design for a bridle-front" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. 
Term of patent: 3.5 years.
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02/08/1887 Francis M. Livingston of Newark, NJ received patent #17,095 for "Design for a bridle-front" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. 
Term of patent: 3.5 years.
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02/08/1887 Francis M. Livingston of Newark, NJ received patent #17,096 for "Design for a bridle-front" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. 
Term of patent: 3.5 years.
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08/23/1887 George Theobald of Newark, NJ received patent #368,862 for "Harness saddle tree" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
11/01/1887 James A. Read of Arlington, NJ received patent #372,385 for "Manufacture of brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
07/30/1889 James A. Read of Arlington, NJ received patent #407,900 for "Manufacture of brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
1890 The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. Almost all the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. in 1921 Web
02/03/1890 Elizabeth Albright (age 19) married Joseph George Spurr (age 26) Web
1894 Andrew Albright donates a $1,250 fountain to the town of Dryden, New York, in memory of his parents.  Web 1
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1895 Andrew Albright Jr. marries Grace Miriam Bedell
04/26/1897 Andrew Albright III is born to parents Andrew Albright, Jr. and Grace Albright in Jacksonville, Florida
11/18/1897 Elizabeth Albright Voorhies M.D., Albert's sister, dies (age 70) Web Local
08/25/1898 Luther C. Voorhees dies (age 75) in Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey Web
09/21/1898 Horace Bedell Albright (son) is born in Newark, Essex, New Jersey to parents Andrew Jr. and Grace Albright.  Bedell is his mother's maiden name.
01/24/1899 Albert Willett Southard of Newark, NJ received patent #618,213 for "Art of converting metallic lead into oxids" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
07/9/1899 Andrew Albright Sr. is charged with assault and sued for $10,000 by Franklin W. Lyon of East Orange. Local
01/29/1901 Andrew Albright of Newark, NJ receives patent #33,992 for "Design for a shaving brush". 
Term of patent: 14 years.
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09/03/1901 Joseph Schreiner of Newark, NJ received patent #681,931 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
09/03/1901 George Walker of Newark, NJ received patent #681,940 for "Harness saddle" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
09/23/1902 Joseph Schreiner of Irvington, NJ received patent #709,610 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
12/27/1904 George Walker of Newark, NJ received patent #778,288 for "Draft eye" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
03/16/1905 Andrew Albright Sr. (age 74) suffers a stroke
03/18/1905 Andrew Albright Sr. (age 74) dies in Sea Breeze, Florida
March 1905 Andrew Albright, Jr. takes over Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company
05/15/1905 First use of trademark name "Rubberset" Web
06/17/1905 Trademark of name "Rubberset" applied for Local
09/26/1905 Fredrick Graul of Newark, NJ received patent #800,291 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
10/24/1905 Joseph Schreiner of Irvington, NJ received patent #802,827 for "Bristle cementing machine" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
05/08/1906 Joseph Schreiner of Irvington, NJ received patent #819,934 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
09/18/1906 Fredrick Graul of Newark, NJ received patent #831,340 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
10/09/1906 David C. Lockwood of Newark, NJ received patent #832,864 for "Comb" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
1907 US patent on "Rubberset" process expires
01/08/1907 Fredrick Graul of Newark, NJ received patent #840,693 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
05/14/1907 George Walker of Newark, NJ received patent #853,568 for "Means for attaching harness trimmings" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
08/04/1908 Ernest Miltner of Newark, NJ received patent #894,968 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
07/06/1909 Ernest Miltner of Newark, NJ received patent #927,421 for "Die for forming plastic compound ferrules or rings" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
07/20/1909 John J. Potter of South Orange, NJ received patent #928,401 for "Manufacture of Brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
08/31/1909 Ernest Miltner of Newark, NJ received patent #932,630 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
12/14/1909 William F. Lott of Newark, NJ received patent #943,228 for "Belt" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
??? Another Rubberset Factory opens under Andrew Albright, Jr at 411 Wilson Avenue, Newark, NJ
1910 Elmira, Andrew Sr.'s widow, is listed in the 1910 census as living with her daughter Elizabeth Spurr in Newark, New Jersey 
The household has:
Joseph (age 45)
Elizabeth (age 40)
Lorraine (age 18)
Joseph (age 15)
Elmira (age 12)
Elmira Albright (age 70)
4 servants: a maid, a cook, a butler and a coachman.
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02/21/1911 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Eatontown, NJ receives patent #984,636 for "Collapsible Foil Tube" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
10/03/1911 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Eatontown, NJ receives patent #41,819 for "Design for a box". 
Term of patent: 14 years.
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03/03/1912 Grace Miriam Bedell Albright (age 40), first wife of Andrew Albright, Jr. dies after 17 years of marriage. Local
04/14/1912 History: The RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage Web  
02/04/1913 Ernest Miltner of Newark, NJ received patent #1,052,081 for "Manufacture of Handles of Plastic Material" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
02/04/1913 Ernest Miltner of Newark, NJ received patent #1,052,082 for "Apparatus for the Manufacture of Celluloid Handles" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
12/17/1913 Andrew Albright Jr. marries Louise L. Vandergraft (maiden name: Lord) in Orange County, California. 
Louise already has a daughter Julia E. Vandergraft (born 8/30/1908).
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05/19/1914 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,097,287 for "Manufacture of Brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
07/28/1914 History: World War I begins Web
11/24/1914 Thomas B. Denton on Newark, NJ receives patent #46,666 for "Advertising Novelty" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.  Term of patent: 14 years.  This display was prominently used at the Panama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco in 1915.   Local
02/20/1915
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12/04/1915
Rubberset has large exhibit at Panama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco where they were awarded the gold medal.  Visitors were given packs of playing cards and tooth brushes. Web
08/03/1915 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,148,565 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
08/03/1915 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,148,566 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.   Local
09/05/1915 Dorothy Albright is born to parents Andrew Albright, Jr. and Lois Albright (She is now using a different spelling of her first name).
10/12/1915 Andrew Albright, Jr. of New York, NY receives patent #47,943 for "Design for a harness ornament".
Term of patent: 14 years.
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Nov 1915 Rubberset wins court case limiting the competition from using "Set in Rubber" without the full name of the manufacturer.  Case was against F.W. DeVoe and C.T. Reynolds Co. Web  
11/24/1915 Andrew Albright, Jr. is described as the President of Rubberset Company and lives in an apartment at Harperly Hall, 1 West Sixty-Fourth Street on the 5th floor New York, NY.  NY Times article of police action at Andrew Albright, Jr.'s home with Mrs. Joseph Kaufman.  She was upset at Mrs. Albright and believed she was the cause of the divorce.   Local
04/18/1916 Archibald Mills Carswell of Newark, NJ received patent #1,179,800 for "Container for Individual Brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
1917 John Albright is born to parents Andrew Jr. and Lois Albright.
01/16/1917 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,212,313 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
1918 The officers of the Rubber and Celluloid Products Company of Newark, NJ, of which the Rubberset Company is a subsidiary, are: Andrew Albright, Jr., President, Thomas B. Denton, Vice-President, T.M. Kay, Secretary, and C.M. Freeman, Treasurer.    
10/08/1918 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,280,940 for "Manufacture of Brushes" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
10/14/1918 The main building of the plant of the Rubber & Celluloid Productions Company, Proprietors of the Rubberset Company, in Wilson Avenue, Newark NJ was destroyed by fire.  Defective insulation on an electric wire is believed to have ignited celluloid stored in the place.  The damage was estimated at $200,000.  The firm was working on government contracts.
11/11/1918 History: World War I ends Web
1919 Jane Albright is born to parents Andrew Jr. and Lois Albright.
1919 Elizabeth Albright Spurr (age 49) becomes VP or Rubberset Company and Rubber & Celluloid Products Company Web
04/22/1919 Charles F. Schuh of Newark, NJ received patent #1,301,509 for "Hot Water Bottle" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
09/02/1919 Thomas F. Barry of Newark, NJ received patent #1,314,939 for "Brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
07/01/1920 In response to Anthrax deaths from shaving brushes all brushes coming into New York City must be clearly marked with the word "Sterilized" after being boiled at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for three hours or steamed in an autoclave for three hours.   Local
07/13/1920 Louis Golly of Brooklyn, NY received patent #1,346,121 for "Bearing" and assigns 51% of it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
04/18/1922 Andrew Albright, Jr. of New York, NY receives patent #1,413,211 for "Manufacture of Brushes". Local
04/26/1922 Andrew Albright, Jr. files for patent for lather brush with detachable bristles. "One purpose of the invention is to provide 'a lather brush whose bristles are held together by means adapting the bunch to be detachably connected with the handle, and also to be separated from the handle and sterilized in boiling water or by other process without injury to the bunch or the means applied to its knot end." Local
June 1922 Rubberset responds to questions on how their brushes are sterilized   Local
August 1923 Andrew Albright listed as Production Manager and Clinton M. Freeman listed as Treasurer of Rubberset Company during Tariff hearing. Web Local
11/27/1923 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Maplewood, N.J. receives patent #1,475,673 for "Lather brush".  This is a detachable lather brush with a very nice shape and design.  It appears to be Rubberset Model 207 lather brush. Local
July 1924 Court Case: Catherine J. Nutley, as Administratrix of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of John Nutley deceased versus Gillette Safety Razor Company and Rubberset Company.  Andrew Albright, Jr. is the President and Thomas B. Denton is Vice President of Rubberset Company. Web Local
11/18/1924 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Asbury Park, NJ receives patent #65,990 for "Design for a lather brush".  Term of patent: 3.5 years.   Local
04/01/1925 Rubber and Celluloid Products Company [Rubberset] makes $600,000 bond offering of 6.5% serial gold mortgage notes.  These mature each April 1st from 1926 to 1935.   Local
07/31/1928 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Miami, FL receives patent #75,892 for "Design for a lather brush or similar article" and assigns it to Rubber and Celluloid Products Company.  Term of patent: 14 years.  This appears to be the patent for Rubberset Model 513 lather brush. Local
10/23/1928 Andrew Albright, Jr. of Miami Beach, FL receives patent #1,688,318 for "Brush".   Local
12/11/1928 Andrew Albright, 3rd. of Maplewood, NJ receives patent #1,694,364 for "Shaving Brush".  This is the first patent I've seen for the Andrew Sr.'s grandson.  It is for a cup-like depression in the bristles to put the shaving cream.  An example of this is the Rubberset model 502 lather brush.   Local
12/11/1928 Andrew Albright, 3rd. of Maplewood, NJ receives patent #1,694,365 for "Shaving Brush".  This is for attaching a knot to the ferrule via a plastic sleeve.   Local
1929 Elizabeth Albright Spurr (age 59) of 500 Mt Prospect Avenue, Newark assumes the presidency in a reorganization   Local
10/29/1929 History: 'Black Tuesday' - U.S. Stock market collapse and the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Web
04/08/1930 Lois Albright is listed as the head of household in the 1930 census taken on this day.  She was living with her daughter Dorothy Albright (age 14) in Miami Beach Florida.  She is listed as "Married" and not "Widowed" or "Divorced".  Possibly living apart?  Local
04/22/1930 Andrew Albright Jr. appears to be listed in the 1930 census as living in Palm Beach Florida.  His age is incorrectly listed as 49 years old when in fact he would have been 56.  It list his wife as Joan; not sure who that is.  He is shown as unemployed (which would have been true if Lizzie took over the company in 1929) after working as a manufacturer at a Rubber company. Local
04/22/1930 Andrew Albright, III is listed as Assistant Manager at a Brush Factory in the 1930 census.  He is the married and head of household living in Millburn, New Jersey. Local
02/03/1931 Thomas B. Denton on East Orange, NJ receives patent #83,190 for "Design for a stencil brush" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company.  Term of patent: 14 years Local
Early 1933 History: Unemployment in the United States  from the great depression peaked at 25% Web
02/21/1933 Andrew Albright, 3rd. of Maplewood, NJ receives patent #1,898,515 for "Colored Plastic Material and Method of Producing the Same" and assigns it to the Rubber and Celluloid Harness Trimming Company. Local
08/071933 Andrew John Albright Jr., age 59, dies.  In his sister's obituary it is incorrectly stated that he died in 1930. Local
08/07/1933 Funeral for Andrew John Albright Jr.  He is burried in the Albright family plot at Evergreen cemetary in Hillside, New Jersey accross from the Newark airport.   Local
July 1934 Bristol-Myers Company acquires the Rubber and Celluloid Products Company of Newark and two subsidiaries, the Rubberset Company of New York and Rubberset Co., Ltd of Gravenhurst, Canada.
08/25/1934 Elizabeth Albright Spurr dies at age 64 one month after her family's company is sold and one year after her brother's death. Local
08/27/1934 Elizabeth Albright Spurr is buried in the Albright family plot at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey   Local
07/20/1937 History: Amelia Earhart's plane disappears over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island Web  
05/06/1941 Barnett Buddish of Newark, NJ receives patent #2,240,547 for "Shaving Brush" and assigns it to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
02/24/1942 Auguste L. Saltzman of Orange, NJ receives patent #2,274,002 for "Paint Brush" and assigns it to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ.   Local
03/18/1942 The town of Dryden, NY votes to scrap the town fountain that had been donated by Andrew Albright in memory of his parents in 1894.  It was no longer operational and had become an eyesore with a leaky base, rusty pipes and missing parts. Web
06/02/1942 Harold M. Schwartz of New York, NY receives patent #132,607 for "Design for a brush" and assigns it to Rubberset company.  Term of patent: 14 years. Local
06/16/1942 Harold M. Schwartz of New York, NY receives patent #132,813 for "Design for a brush" and assigns it to Rubberset company.  Term of patent: 14 years. Local
06/16/1942 Harold M. Schwartz of New York, NY receives patent #132,814 for "Design for a brush" and assigns it to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ.  Term of patent: 14 years. Local
07/21/1942 William A. Ringler of Wayne, PA receives patent #2,290,359 for "Brush Retainer" and assigns it to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
1950 Rubberset Co. sold its former main factory at 56 Ferris St., Newark, N. J.. to the Ferry Realty Co.  They purchased the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company plant in Newark for their executive offices and principal manufacturing facilities.  The plant is located at 146 Haynes Avenue, Newark 5, N.J.  (at Haynes Ave. and Lincoln Highway)
05/09/1950 Newton H. White of Montclair, NJ. receives patent #2,506,821 for "Paintbrush Wrapper" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
05/30/1950 Alfred H. Barnes of Glendale and Frank Grosse, Los Angeles, CA receive patent #2,509,954 for "Apparatus for Applying Paint" and assigns it to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
07/31/1951 Laurence R. B. Hervey of Concord, MA receives patent #2,562,716 for "Brush and Method of Marking Same" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
06/17/1952 Charles H. Barnes of Glendale and Frank Grosse, Los Angeles, CA receive patent #2,600,955 for "Apparatus for Making Paint Roller Covers and the Like" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
04/28/1953 Charles H. Barnes of Glendale and Frank Grosse, Los Angeles, CA receive patent #2,636,252 for "Paint Roller Cover" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Newark, NJ. Local
July 1956 Rubberset Company and Rubberset Company Limited (Canada) are sold to Sherwin-Williams Co.
10/16/1956 John Wesley Thackara of Sewaren, NJ. receives patent #2,766,473 for "Rotary Paint Applicator" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Local
08/31/1957 Rubberset stops making shaving brushes and sells all of the brushes they have in stock   Local
09/17/1957 John Wesley Thackara of Sewaren and William M. Franklin of Summit, NJ. receives patent #2,806,803 for "Method of Making Painting Roller" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Local
12/03/1957 Laurence R. B. Hervey of Concord, MA receives patent #2,814,851 for "Keratin Treating Process and Products thereof" and assigns it by mesne assignments to Rubberset Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Local
1967 Rubberset moved all U.S. operations - except those on the West Coast - to Somerset County, Maryland
June 1985 Andrew Albright, 3rd dies at age 88 in Morris Plains, Morris, New Jersey
05/08/1988 Last Newspaper advertisement found to date for Rubberset shaving brushes - Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Indiana) -  Page 40 Local

 

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