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Title Letter: Bright Star Battery Co., Hoboken, N.J. to W. H. Kemble, Kemble-Cochran Co., Inc., Bristek, Va., Feb. 13, 1932.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2015.001.0069
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Letter: Bright Star Battery Co., Hoboken, N.J. to W. H. Kemble, Kemble-Cochran Co., Inc., Bristek, Va., February 13, 1932. With: product sheet.

Printed stationery in two colors, typewritten text.

Brief letter inquiring about a sample previously sent of the Empire One-Hand Set Spot Flashlight. Sent by Clarke H. Methot.

With: two-side color printed product sales sheet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, depicting product, packaging, display and dealer prices. Form A-641-25M-10-31-C.P.C. (Code suggests that it was from October 1931.) On both sides, the word "Plated" following "Gold" has been overprinted in solid black.

Promotional leaf was for Bright Star flashlight model, "The Empire, One-Hand Set Spot (2 Cell Spotlight)." It was packaged in a printed sleeve with an elaborate printed die-cut display box that was removed from sleeve and folded out, it has a depiction of the Empire State Building. Depictions of the flashlight (spotlight) in detail plus the two packages.


Main Office and Factory, 15th St. and Riverhead, Hoboken, N.J. (see notes for more information.)

Product lines listed at top left on stationery:
Flashlights; Flashlight Batteries; Radio Batteries; Dry Cells; Vitasparks.

Twenty-one Years Building the Quality Line. [The company was founded in New York in 1909 so this dates the printing of this stationery to 1930.]

box / advertising / wholesale /
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Notes The Bright Star Battery Company, Inc. was on the third floor of the Hoboken Terminal building (15th and Washington Streets, also known as the Hoboken Manufacturers Terminal Building or commonly referred to as the Lipton Tea building.) The company was established in 1909 in New York.

It is believed that the company moved out of Hoboken to Clifton, NJ in the 1930s. As of 2010, the company was still in business in the United States.
People Methot, Clarke H.
Date 1932
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1932
Search Terms Bright Star Battery Co.
Fifteenth St.
Washington St.
Hudson River
Hoboken Manufacturers' Terminal
Caption letter
Imagefile 337\20150010069.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce