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 Post subject: Wm. Enders Tradename Shotguns
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Wm. Enders was a tradename used by both Simmons and Shapleigh Hdw., St. Louis, (Simmons also used KK and Keen Kutter), in several variants; Oak Leaf, Royal Cannon Breech & Western Royale (single barrels) and Enders Royal Service, Royal Field, Royal Western, and Special Service.

Wm. Enders Oak Leaf, Walden, N.Y. J. Stevens (likely) Model 105

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Oak Leaf single barrels were also marked "Patented August 12, 1913" by J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass.

Enders Royal was a Hunter Arms Co. Fulton

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Enders Royal American, possibly by both Crescent and Hopkins & Allen

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Crescent Enders Special Service

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There was an Enders family in Schoharie County, New York. Walden N.Y. is in Orange Co.
In 1854 there was a Enders, Simmons & Co. wholesale clothing store in St. Louis
A Wm. Enders was in St. Louis in 1898
https://books.google.com/books?id=m3I-A ... 6-PA30&lpg
He was a principle (still sale executive?) with Simmons Hdw. in 1912
https://books.google.com/books?id=8Zw7A ... -PA142&lpg
A 1913 Wm. Enders trademark registration lists N.Y. and St. Louis
https://books.google.com/books?id=FWtZA ... =PA685&lpg

Simmons Wm. Enders Oak Leaf tools, 1913
https://books.google.com/books?id=dJs7A ... 6-PA19&lpg

In 1914 Enders was a Vice President
https://books.google.com/books?id=tpY7A ... =PA348&lpg
A trademark was registered for the name in 1919 also
https://books.google.com/books?id=eIixl ... =PA186&lpg
and a patent
https://books.google.com/books?id=CA5WA ... =PA649&lpg

Enders may have left Simmons and started his own hardware line in 1915; Wm Enders Mfg. Co. St Louis
http://www.missouricorps.com/corp/361813.html

In 1942, Mars-Enders Hardware was established in Brentwood, a St. Louis suburb



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 Post subject: Re: Wm. Enders Tradename Shotguns
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:27 pm 
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A Simmons letter dated 1904 listed Enders as "Sales Manager"

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