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J. H. Rowe & Co. Anyone know?

My friend Gail McDonald would like to know more about this wooden box she acquired. It's a beautiful box. This is what I know: Joseph H. Rowe founded his oiled clothing company in 1884 in Gloucester. He improved apparel technology to be waterproof, especially useful for fishermen. His "Mother Ann" brand manufactured coats, pants, Sou'westers (hats), boots, horse covers, and wagon covers. We have a Rowe's Wharf, where Cruiseport is now. Any additional information will be appreciated.

My friend Gail McDonald would like to know more about this wooden box she acquired. It’s a beautiful box. This is what I know: Joseph H. Rowe founded his oiled clothing company in 1884 in Gloucester. He improved apparel technology to be waterproof, especially useful for fishermen. His “Mother Ann” brand manufactured coats, pants, Sou’westers (hats), boots, horse covers, and wagon covers. We have a Rowe’s Wharf, where Cruiseport is now. Any additional information will be appreciated.