Marathon Enterprises, Inc. (Sabrett Hot Dogs)
Marathon Enterprises, Inc. (Sabrett Hot Dogs)
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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from Marathon Enterprises, Inc. dating back to the 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by Hasbrouck, Thistle & Co. and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).
This certificate's vignette shows the company's House O' Weenies logo featuring a chef holding a large hot dog.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Samuel Ogus (1891-1970), who emigrated from Latvia in 1909, started the wholesale bakery, the Star Baking Company, later to become Sabrett Food Products, in 1928 with a partner, Fritz Frankel. Mr. Ogus was what they used to call the "inside" man - running the factory and even designing much of the equipment, and Mr. Frankel was the "outside" man, dealing directly with the sales force and the customers. A few years later in the 1930s, the two men realized there was an increasing demand for hot dog rolls - their slogan was "largest hot dog roll manufacturer in the world!" - and they decided to manufacture hot dogs as well.
They planned to call the combined company Star but the meat company Armour/Star objected, so they chose Sabre with the slogan "keen on quality.” They couldn't use that name either because there was a Sabre tuna fish company. So they decided on Sabrett, a little saber, "small and sharp." The company was located on the lower East Side, on East 3rd Street in Manhattan. During the Great Depression hotdogs were particularly popular because you could get a meal for twenty-five cents. Sabrett moved the bakery and then the hot-dog factory to Jersey City in the late forties.
Sabrett was known for spicy, all-beef casing kosher-style hotdogs. The ubiquitous hotdog carts bought exclusively from Sabrett's but were independently owned. Sometimes one owner had several carts. Major Sabrett customers also included Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, Papaya King and the Stevens Company who supplied hotdogs to all the ballparks. Eventually, Sabrett expanded to supermarkets and went national.
Mr. Frankel had a daughter, Pearl and a son, Jules. Pearl married Kurt Teitler and both Kurt and Jules Frankel joined Sabrett. Mr. Ogus had one daughter, Marilyn, who married Maurice B. "Mac" Katz (1927-1990). Mac Katz joined the business in 1958 and ran it with Mr. Ogus, Kurt Teitler and Jules Frankel. After Fritz Frankel and Jules Frankel died, Pearl and Kurt's two daughters, Ellen and Cherri, had married, and their husbands, Eric Merlin and Boyd Adelman entered the business in the 1960s. For over thirty years, Sabrett was run by the son-in-law (Mac) and the grandsons-in-law, (Eric and Boyd) of the two original founders. Hans Mueller, a German immigrant, was a sausage maker at Sabrett from 1956-1994, and the 'working foreman' from the mid-1970s until 1994. When Sabrett was sold to Gregory Papalexsis of Marathon Industries in 1989, only Boyd Adelman remained in management. Marathon bought rights to retain the Sabrett name which is synonymous with hotdogs in New York City.
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