J. B. Wise Company cartridge packaging


#1

I suspect the answer will be dead silence or no, but does anyone have a sample of cartridge box or other packaging for any of the WISE-headstamped cartridges: .30-06, 7 x 57 mm, 7.62 x 54R and .30-30 Winchester? If so, I badly need a picture of it and permission to use said picture in an IAA Article.


#2

John, I’ve never seen a package of a Wise cartridge and the only reference of the existence of one I’m aware is a brief comment made by John Hintlian in “The Cartridge Trader” issue 7 of February 1957, where he said to have “a box top indicating manufacture of sporting ammo”. I don’t know the whereabouts of this “box top” mentioned more than 50 years ago but at least is a hint.

My friend, you couldn’t find a more brief and obscure company, doesn’t you?

Cheers,

Fede


#3

Fede - well, actually the article will deal with the connections between J. B. Wise Co., Maxim Munitions Corporation and the U.S.C.Co. I was handed this project because of my research into the 9 mm Glisenti cartridge and the discovery that U.S.C.Co. had actually made most or perhaps even all of the MAXIM Glisenti rounds for Italy. I found that out through clues and follow up research on those clues, independently. I say “independently” because I don’t claim that no one knew this until my “discovery,” but it was NOT well known, and I didn’t know it at all until my own research.

It is a difficult article for me since the general subject is not too much in my own interests, but I was supplied with a tremendous amount of material by two others who did a lot of research into the company in advance of asking me to write the article. I was very slow to get started on the actual writing due to conditions beyond my control, but I am actually writing it now and hope to be through with it by the middle of February. How much interest it will be to the membership, I just don’t know. I will say this - there aren’t too many ammunition companies like Wise and Maxim about which so little seems to be generally known among our hobby.


#4

Never seen any either.
With the many lots of 21 grain primers (mine go from “1718-1” to “1718-100”) that they made you’d think perhaps some of that packaging might still exist.