Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY

The Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY


Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY ~ 1906

Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY ~ 1906

The Manhattan Shirt Company. – The buildings occupied by the company here have been bought by Henry A. Spallholtz, it superintendent. It has been rumored that the company, whose headquarters are in Patterson, N. J., intended to close the plant at Salem N. Y., but the purchase of the property by Mr. Spallholtz is taken to mean that the company will continue manufacturing without interruption.

~ Men’s Wear The Retailers’ Newspaper ~ February 06, 1907

Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY ~ 1910

Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY ~ 1910


A corporation formed under the laws of New York, June 15, 1912. The company took over the property and assets of the Manhattan Shirt Co. of New Jersey and acquired all the stock of the Solway Dyeing & Textile Co. The company owns large factories in Paterson, Passaic, N.J., Salem, N.Y., Poultney, V.T., and Pawtucket, R. I. It also leases factories in Albany, Fort Edward, N.Y., and Pittsfield, Mass. The plants are equipped for manufacturing high-grade shirts, of which it is the largest producer in the United States, also for dyeing, bleaching and weaving shirtings, suitings and dress goods, the weaving mills having a product of upward of 3,900,000 yards of finished material. It also does merchant dyeing and mercerizing of yarns for others.  Stock Par $100 com. $5,000,000 pref. $3,000,000.

The preferred stock is 7 per cent. cumulative with a preference as to assets. It is redeemable in whole or part at 120 and accrued dividends, and cumulative sinking fund is provided for its retirement at up to 120, to amount to $45,000 by January 1, 1913, and $90,000 per annum thereafter. The initial dividend on the preferred was 1 3/4 per cent. quarterly, paid October 1, 1912. The company has no funded debt and no mortgage can be created without the consent of three-quaters of the preferred stock. The tangible assets, exclusive of trade marks, good will, etc., on May 31, 1911 were $485,636 per annum.

President, Lewis Levi, Patterson, N.J. Secretary, Jules C. Levi, Patterson, N.J. Treasurer, Jacob Samuels, New York.

Directors – William Hallowell, Pawtucket, Lewis Levi, Paterson. Jules C. Levi, Paterson.

Corporate office, 236 Fifth Avenue, New York.

~ The Manual of statistics:stock exchange hand-book ~ 1913


Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY

Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY

6 Responses to Manhattan Shirt Mill ~ Salem NY

  1. joe warren says:

    I have a Manhattan white long sleeve dress shirt. It is great. Have not been able to locate where I can buy more. Have tried several national chair stores to no avail. I am in Georgetown, TX 30 miles north of Austin, TX. Please advise if the shirts are still being made. Thank you. The shirt always receives complements. Thank you.

  2. Noa says:

    I wonder what is the value of those shirts, as I have a new neat condition of those shirts

  3. June Baima nee June Craig says:

    My great grandfather, Thomas H. Craig was one of 3 men who started the Manhattan Shirt Company. His wife, Catherine died having their 4th son. Thomas took his sons to Virginia for his sister & her husband to raise them. He left his great estate without looking back and never paid any taxes on it. Eventually the state took it over and made it into Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

    • Tom Craig says:

      June, my name is Tom Craig and my great grandfather was Thomas Hugh Craig. My mom always said he was a co founder of
      the manhattan shirt company. My grandfather was William Craig and I have a cousin named June. Check ouyt Facebook.

  4. Ben says:

    This Manhattan shirt, with a button down collar, is called “The Natural” and has been worn since the late 70’s or early 80’s and
    I have old photographs to prove it! 🙂

  5. rita thacker says:

    I am retiring one of your Manhattan shirts, or maybe it’s not one of yours? It says Manhattan, comfort collar nature knit on tag, then another tag says made in Indonesia RN 51043. My husband bought this probably in the 70/80’s. He wore it, gave it to my dad to wear, then I wore it the rest of its years. Towards the end it was my out door working, weed eating shirt. My husband wrote a poem about the shirt & I cut a piece of it off to attach to the poem because of it’s sentimental value-priceless. Don’t know why I even wrote this other than to tell you what good, long lasting, shirts you manufactured. It surely verifies the phrase of ‘stretching a dollar’! Thank you.

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