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Mortimer Spiller Company
Date: 1940s - 1990s
Remarks: Mortimer Spiller Company was in business from the late 1940s through the early 1990s, initially in New York City, then in Batavia and Le Roy, New York. They ultimately established their headquarters in Eggertsville, a suburb of Buffalo, and maintained a manufacturing plant in Batavia. The company was run by Mortimer Spiller (1922–2014) and his wife Harriet Enid Spiller (nee Eisenberg, 1926–2008). The Spillers manufactured advertising and sales promotion products for companies of all sizes. Mortimer Spiller worked for Emil Mogul and Grey Advertising in New York City before striking out on his own to pioneer in cast-iron newsstand paperweights, which he sold to Time, Life, Buick, Saturday Evening Post and other companies. The Spiller Company archive is held by the New York State Museum, with additional material held by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, division of work and industry.