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PETER DOHERTY

Branston Street and Northampton Street, Birmingham


Examples of the work and marks of the specialist box-maker, Peter John Doherty:

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PJD - Edinburgh - 2002

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PJD - London - 2003

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PJD - London - 2004

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PJD - London - 2005

Peter Doherty passed away in 2009:

Peter Doherty (Silversmith), formerly of Branston Street and Northampton Street, sadly passed away on 18th February 2009, aged 60. For 42 years, he had been manufacturing silverware, specialising in silver boxes and corporate business gifts with special commissions to the highest standards whilst still using traditional methods. Much of his work was for the crown jewellers, Asprey and Garrards and Hamilton & Inches in Scotland. He also manufactured silverware for government members and The Royal Family and was also commissioned to make the presentation boxes for Royal Ascot and the Ryder Cup.

Source: The Hockley Flyer - 21st May 2013

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BIRMINGHAM MUNICIPAL SCHOOL OF ART (VITTORIA STREET JEWELLERS' SCHOOL)


An image of the work of the students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art (Vittoria Street Jewellers' School) engaged in the trade, ages 17 to 19:

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J.L. Hazeldine
Edgar Bell
J. Jarrett
Harold F. McManus
A.G. Woolley

This image is from 1916.

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FRANK DAVIS

Warstone Lane, Birmingham


HEAVY FAILURE IN THE JEWELLERY TRADE

The failure is announced of Mr. Frank Davis, jewellery factor, Warstone-lane, Birmingham. The liabilities are £16,000, and the assets about half that sum. The stopage was expected two or three weeks ago, and an unsuccessful effort was made for an arrangement with the creditors. At the present time the jewellery trade in Birmingham is in a wretched condition, and owing to the number of recent failures many kinds of articles are obtainable considerably below the cost of manufacture.


Source: The Western Mail - 17th August 1876

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J.M. BICKERTON - BICKERTON JEWELLERY

23, Vyse Street, Birmingham


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J.M. Bickerton - Birmingham - 2008

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J.M. Bickerton - Birmingham - 2011

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J.M. Bickerton - Birmingham - 2011

Established in 1963.

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John Michael (Mick) Bickerton passed away on Friday 24th January 2014. He was succeeded in the business by his son, Stephen, who unfortunately also passed on 12th July 2018. The business is now in the hands of the third generation, Oliver and Caroline Bickerton. They continue to use the 'JMB' maker's mark that is registered with the Birmingham Assay Office.

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JMB (John Michael Bickerton)

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MIDLAND UTILITIES Ltd.

32, Regent Place, Birmingham


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Midland Utilities Ltd. - Birmingham - 1946

'EMU BRAND'

'SYLVA-CHROME'

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CROZIER & MITCHELL

19, Warstone Lane, Birmingham


Mr. Crozier, of the late firm of Crozier & Martin, has, I see, opened a warehouse in partnership with Mr. Mitchell, under the style of Crozier & Mitchell, at 19, Warstone Lane, Birmingham. This house will pay particular attention to any orders entrusted to their care, making a special feature of watches and high-class jewellery. The firm's registered telegraphic address is "Crozier, Birmingham."

Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st December 1885

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=126864&hilit=crozier#p126864

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MOORGATE (Birmingham) Ltd.

84-85, Ryland Road, Birmingham


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Moorgate (Birmingham) Ltd. - Birmingham - 1946

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E. & J. LEEK Ltd.

Empire works, Livery Street, and Celtic Works, Alma Street, Birmingham and Diamond House, Hatton Garden, London


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E. & J. Leek Ltd. - Birmingham - 1946

'CELTIC BRAND'

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fairs of 1929 and 1937.

E. & J. Leek Ltd. entered their marks, 'E & J L' with the Birmingham Assay Office.

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ARGYLL SILVER

Birmingham?


An example of the work and mark of Argyll Silver:

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AS - Birmingham - 1986

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F.J. MUNSTER & Co.

50-62, Hockley Street, Birmingham


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F.J. Munster & Co. - Birmingham - 1946

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fairs of 1947 and 1957.

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JEFFERSON READ

Arcanum Cutlery Works, Louisa Street, Parade, later, Augusta Street, Birmingham


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Jefferson Read - Birmingham - 1880

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Jefferson Read - Birmingham - 1915

'ARCANUM'

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P. & R. BUSHELL

2, Cornwall Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of P. & R. Bushell Jewellers Ltd.:

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P&RB - Birmingham - 1977

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P. & R. Bushell Jewellers Ltd. were incorporated on the 15th June 1970.

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WILLIAM HENRY LEATHER - W.H. LEATHER & SON

Pitsford Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of William Henry Leather:

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PITLOCHRY CURLING CLUB - 1906-7

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W·H·L - Birmingham - 1906

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HAMMOND, TURNER & SONS Ltd.

Snow Hill, Birmingham


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Hammond, Turner & Sons - Birmingham - 1889

Established in 1717. At some time between the years 1790-1823 the firm were styled Hammond, Turner & Dickinson (Samuel Hammond (d.1825), John Turner (d.1840) and John Dickinson (d.1822) and after 1823 as Hammond Turner & Sons eventually becoming Hammond Turner & Sons Ltd. in 1903.

Hammond, Turner & Sons entered their mark, 'H.T&S', with the Birmingham Assay Office in October 1890.

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HISTORICAL HEIRLOOMS Ltd.

Deansgate, Bolton


A commemorative silver salver by Historical Heirlooms Ltd., assayed at Birmingham in 1971:

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STERLING/MADE IN ENGLAND

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631/3500

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HH - Birmingham - 1971

See: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=54506

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S. LACON

2, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton


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S. Lacon - Wolverhampton - sales-box detail, c.1923

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MELLOW MANUFACTURING Co. Ltd.

Vyse Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of the Mellow Manufacturing Co. Ltd.:

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M.M.CoLd - Birmingham - 1946 - MADE IN/ENGLAND

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DUNCAN & SCOBBIE (SCOBIE)

81, St Vincent Street, Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of Duncan & Scobbie:

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D&S - Birmingham - 1949

The business of George Gabriel Duncan.

Duncan & Scobbie entered their marks with the Glasgow, London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Chester assay offices.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14790&p=132632&hilit=Scobbie#p132632

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=126957&hilit=Scobbie#p126957

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:52 pm

ADOLPH SCOTT - ADOLPH SCOTT Ltd.

23-26, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham

An example of the work and marks of Adolph Scott Ltd.:

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A·S - Birmingham - 1929

ADOLPH SCOTT
24, 25, 26, GREAT HAMPTON STREET, BIRMINGHAM

One of the most important features of Birmingham's enterprise is exhibited in the undertakings of her manufacturing goldsmiths, silversmiths, and silver platers, whose long established fame is well sustained by the old house named above. Mr. Adolph Scott has a record of nearly seventy years behind him, for it was in the first half of last century that the foundation of the business was laid. In 1890 the entire concern was taken over by Mr. Adolph Scott, who remains the sole principal ; and during his proprietorship it may truly be said that success has become a habit of the firm. They have taken up many branches of the silversmith's craft and silver-plating work, of which they are the actual manufacturers ; and the business has of late years grown with amazing rapidity. It has accommodation which will compare favourably with any in the trade. By the services of, a skilled and experienced staff, Mr. Scott continues to maintain and improve the standard of design and workmanship which has found widespread favour. At the same time he is in a position to produce largely without sacrifice of quality or finish, and thus to place his friends upon a sound footing in regard to the essentials of satisfactory business relations. The firm's electroplate is known by the registered mark " Amnora Plate," which guarantees it to be of the highest quality. An important department has been cultivated in clocks, watches, jewellery in all its branches, and bronzes. A large and carefully selected stock may always be seen at the show-rooms, wherein the goods are well displayed, affording buyers every opportunity of purchasing to advantage. The output of this house has found ready markets throughout the home markets, abroad, and in all the Colonies. Besides the large number of hands employed in the manufactory, the office and warehouse routine claims the services of a staff numbering nearly fifty persons, in order that demands may continue to be met with that quick dispatch which has always been a rule of the house under Mr. Adolph Scott's regime. Telephone : 702 Central. Telegrams : " Adolph, Birmingham."


Source: The Business World - 1914


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Adolph Scott - Birmingham - 1914

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Adolph Scott - Birmingham - 1914

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1921

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Adolph Scott Ltd.- Birmingham - 1921

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1921

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1922

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Adolph Scott - Birmingham - 1924

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1925

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1927

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Adolph Scott Ltd. - Birmingham - 1928

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Adolph Scott Limited - Birmingham - 1929

'AMNORA' - 'PERUBA'

Adolph Scott/Adolph Scott Ltd. entered a variety of marks with the Birmingham, Sheffield, Chester, Edinburgh, and London assay offices.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:06 pm

LAURENCE R. WATSON & Co. Ltd.

Castlegate, Main Street, Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire


An example of the work and marks of Laurence R. Watson & Co. Ltd.:

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LRW - Birmingham - 1981

The business of Neil Laurence Watson.

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