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Bakersfield Rubber Stamp at 825 19th Street

Bakersfield Rubber Stamp at 825 19th Street

Bakersfield Rubber Stamp first opened its doors in 1941 and, believe it or not, the business still has the phone number it was issued that year. While it was Edna Garrett who first started the business, her daughter, Ruth Garrett Brown, took over Bakersfield Rubber Stamp in 1950. During those first years, stamps were made using linotype machines and by hand-setting individual letters into a chase. The chase was then heated and a form was made by pressing the chase and the matrix board together. A piece of natural rubber was put on top of the matrix board, pressed and heated, and then the rubber was ready to be made into stamps.

That’s actually how the stamps were made when Mike Fleming and Peggy Snow purchased the business from Ruth Garrett Brown in 1979. Unfortunately, in 1980, Fleming passed away. Snow then purchased the balance of the business and became the sole owner of the established local business.

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Peggy dove into the business with gusto, working hard to continue growing Bakersfield Rubber Stamp in the Bakersfield community.

In the early 1980s, computers brought a new, clean process to stamp making and as computers have obviously continued to improve over the last thirty years, improvements in the stamp-making process have also improved. Snow has made a commitment to stay up-to-date with all these digital and technological advances in order to best serve their clients.

Of course, nothing tops quality and personal service. The fact that Bakersfield Rubber Stamp has a longstanding record for great customer service and a quality product is something they continue to be proud of today.

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It’s also a point of pride for Snow’s children, both of whom worked at Bakersfield Rubber Stamp during their summer vacations. In fact, her son, Dean, enjoyed his time at the business enough that he came back as an adult to work for the company.

Today, the company works incredibly hard to provide a variety of services to businesses and individuals in our community. Bakersfield Rubber Stamp also provides self-inking stamps, daters, address stamps, custom artwork stamps, state-certified notary stamps, printing, forms, color copies, business cards, copies, embossers, corporate seals, engineer seals, signatures, stencils, labels, engraved signs, and other stamp supplies.

And as if those services don’t keep the company busy enough, they are also generous with their time. For the past few years, Bakersfield Rubber Stamp has provided posters and flyers for the Kern County Officer Down Foundation, a nonprofit organization that honors the officers who have fallen in the line-of-duty and recognizes the sacrifice of those loved ones left behind.

As a small, locally-owned and locally-run business, Bakersfield Rubber Stamp strives to be the best at what it does and continues to grow and change with technology. All of the staff are always grateful for the supportive customers who have patronized the business for many years.

Having been present in the downtown Bakersfield business community for nearly 75 years, Bakersfield Rubber Stamp has weathered the ups and downs of our local economy by working hard, perfecting its products, and serving the county. And that’s just what they’ll do for the next 75.

For nearly 75 years, Bakersfield Rubber Stamp has weathered the ups and downs of our local economy by working hard, perfecting its products, and serving the city.


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