Wrought iron sash originators

To meet growing customer demand for fire-retardant products, in the early 1900s Mesker Brothers Iron Works began to offer fireproof hollow metal windows. In the early 1910s, the product line was extended to include solid section steel industrial sash and casements although the windows remained a minor component among a myriad of still primarily galvanized … Continue reading

La Fontana

Mass-produced Mesker products never attracted attention of leading architects, unless for scorn. Meskers, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind working with architects, either professionally or personally. In fact, George Mesker once commissioned one of America’s best-known architects, Addison Mizner (1872–1933), to design an extravagant mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, by most appearances a folly … Continue reading

Majestic

In order to offer such a vast array of building products, both Mesker companies often relied on other manufacturers for supply of raw material or finished goods. This wasn’t always made obvious to would-be customers nor did it need to. For example, in the early 1900s Mesker Brothers Iron Works sold what appear to be … Continue reading