Wendell & Co.
Chicago, IL 1885-1940+
New York, NY (branch office)
Kansas City, MO (branch office)
Founded by Maurice Wendell. Upon Wendell's death in 1922, his brother Emanuel V. Wendell took over as head
of the company.
Flatware production began in 1885. To separate the jewelry manufacturing operations from flatware production, the
Wendell Mfg. Co. was formed in 1890.
Aug. 8, 1894, The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review:
Important Changes in Wendell & Co. and Wendell Mfg. Co.
Chicago, Ills., Aug. 4. -- D.S. Simon, a Chicago business man, formerly engaged in the wholesale clothing business
in this city, has purchased an interest in the firm of Wendell & Co., and stock in the corporation of the Wendell
Mfg. Co., and becomes an active partner in both concerns. The business interests of the firm had become so
extensive that Mr. Wendell found his time required almost entirely in looking after the manufacturing branch of
the business. Mr. Simon’s taking charge of the office management and accounts will give Mr. Wendell the time
required for manufacturing interests.
Mr. Simon is a young and successful business man who impresses one very favorably as well qualified to properly
look after the duties that will devolve upon him. He is thoroughly familiar with the handling of accounts and will
devote his entire time and energies to the affairs of the companies. No change will be made in the style of the
firms and no further change in the management.
The firms are now settled in their new quarters, 4th floor, Champlain building, N.W. corner Madison and State Sts.,
in the very center of the jewelry district. The jewelry manufacturing department adjoins the spacious offices and is
complete in all its details for the production of any article of jewelry or for repairs. The workrooms are finely lighted
and excellently arranged, and the facilities are admirably adapted to the increased business for which the firms will
strive and which they hopefully look forward to.
1885 Chicago Dir.: listed as jewelers, 70 Madison, Chicago, IL
1886 Chicago Dir.: listed as manufacturing jewelers, 65 & 67 Washington, Chicago, IL
1889 Chicago Dir.: listed as jewelers, 67 Washington, Chicago, IL
1892 Chicago Dir.: listed as jewelers, 67 Washington, Chicago, IL
1895 Chicago Dir.: listed as manufacturing jewelers, 126 State, Chicago, IL
1904 The Jewelers' Circular Trade-marks of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades: 93 William St., New York, NY and
57 Washington St., Chicago, IL