Any person who acts as a middle man between the manufacturer and purchaser of a product. In the matchcover industry, jobbers often handle overruns, mis-cuts, mis-prints or other merchandise, not able to be sold on the open market or to their originally intended customer. (See Overrun).
A purveyor of goods manufactured by others; Ives, for example, manufactured toys as well as marketing those of other firms. George Borgfeldt of New York City, obtained manufacturer's rights for certain toys and then sub-contracted their production. Butler Brothers and Selchow & Right were major jobbers.