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T. F. PHILLIPS. CO. Opened around the beginning of the twentieth century, T. F. Phillips and Company announced in 1902 that it would be distributing the first installment of '''Onward and Upward''', by Archbishop Keane. The book contained "gems" from the archbishop's sermons arranged so that the reader could find one for every day of the year. (1)
 
T. F. PHILLIPS. CO. Opened around the beginning of the twentieth century, T. F. Phillips and Company announced in 1902 that it would be distributing the first installment of '''Onward and Upward''', by Archbishop Keane. The book contained "gems" from the archbishop's sermons arranged so that the reader could find one for every day of the year. (1)
  
A manufacturer of altars and other church furniture, the company shipped goods to all areas of the United States. By 1913, however, the firm was unable to pay its bills and was placed in receivership. Several large orders, however, had been received and it was hoped the firm could be saved. (2) The hopes were not realized and all material assets of the company including stock, material and machinery were listed for sale in December, 1913. (3)
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Originally a sales operation with no manufacturing capability, the T. F. Phillips Company took orders for articles manufactured by the [[DUBUQUE ALTAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY]] using designs provided by the latter company which was a manufacturer. This activity occurred in 1902 and 1903. (2)
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The contract between the two companies terminated in 1904. At that time a new company, T. F. Phillips, was created which, it was alleged, used the designs to manufacture items for sale. In 1905 the Dubuque Altar Company filed suit blocking T. F. Phillips from any further use of the designs. Dubuque Altar charged that many sales had been made under false pretenses. (3)
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By 1913, T. F. Phillips was unable to pay its bills and was placed in receivership. Several large orders, however, had been received and it was hoped the firm could be saved. (4) The hopes were not realized and all material assets of the company including stock, material and machinery were listed for sale in December, 1913. (5)
  
 
The 1909 ''Dubuque City Directory'' located this business at 280 Main.   
 
The 1909 ''Dubuque City Directory'' located this business at 280 Main.   
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1. "Mgr. Keane is Sick," ''Dubuque Telegraph-Herald'', December 15, 1902, p. 2
 
1. "Mgr. Keane is Sick," ''Dubuque Telegraph-Herald'', December 15, 1902, p. 2
  
2. "Phillips Company in Hands of Receiver," ''Telegraph-Herald'', March 19, 1913, p. 5
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2. "Phillips Co. is Enjoined," ''Dubuque Telegraph-Herald'', May 4, 1905, p. 11
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3. Ibid.
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4. "Phillips Company in Hands of Receiver," ''Telegraph-Herald'', March 19, 1913, p. 5
  
3. "Notice of Sale," Telegraph-Herald'', December 19, 1913, p. 16
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5. "Notice of Sale," ''Telegraph-Herald'', December 19, 1913, p. 16
 
   
 
   
 
[[Category: Church Furniture/Art]]
 
[[Category: Church Furniture/Art]]

Latest revision as of 11:53, 17 May 2018

T. F. PHILLIPS. CO. Opened around the beginning of the twentieth century, T. F. Phillips and Company announced in 1902 that it would be distributing the first installment of Onward and Upward, by Archbishop Keane. The book contained "gems" from the archbishop's sermons arranged so that the reader could find one for every day of the year. (1)

Originally a sales operation with no manufacturing capability, the T. F. Phillips Company took orders for articles manufactured by the DUBUQUE ALTAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY using designs provided by the latter company which was a manufacturer. This activity occurred in 1902 and 1903. (2)

The contract between the two companies terminated in 1904. At that time a new company, T. F. Phillips, was created which, it was alleged, used the designs to manufacture items for sale. In 1905 the Dubuque Altar Company filed suit blocking T. F. Phillips from any further use of the designs. Dubuque Altar charged that many sales had been made under false pretenses. (3)

By 1913, T. F. Phillips was unable to pay its bills and was placed in receivership. Several large orders, however, had been received and it was hoped the firm could be saved. (4) The hopes were not realized and all material assets of the company including stock, material and machinery were listed for sale in December, 1913. (5)

The 1909 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 280 Main.

The 1911-12 Dubuque City Directory listed 260 Main.

The 1913 Dubuque and Dubuque County Directory stated that this business was located at 135 Valeria.

The 1918 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed 121 Main.

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Source:

1. "Mgr. Keane is Sick," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, December 15, 1902, p. 2

2. "Phillips Co. is Enjoined," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, May 4, 1905, p. 11

3. Ibid.

4. "Phillips Company in Hands of Receiver," Telegraph-Herald, March 19, 1913, p. 5

5. "Notice of Sale," Telegraph-Herald, December 19, 1913, p. 16