Early Australian Silversmiths

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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MELEN MEYERS

140, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

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Melen Meyers - Melbourne - 1906


Melen Meyers (sometimes spelt Myers) was also recorded at 9, 15, and 168, Bourke Street, Melbourne.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JOHN RODGER BARRY

Sydney


John Rodger Barry, a young man who has been wanted for some time, and who is supposed to be a jeweller by trade, was brought up at the Central police court yesterday charged with having 40 spurious £1 Commercial Bank notes in his possession. He was remanded for a week.

Source: The Age - 3rd January 1887

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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A. & B. KLEISER

207, Bourke Street East, Melbourne


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A. & B. Kleiser - Melbourne - 1860

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A. & B. Kleiser - Melbourne - 1860

This is likely to be the business of Anton Kleiser.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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A Glimpse at the Conditions in the Australian Jewelry Trade

Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 12.—A glimpse at jewelry trade conditions in Australia is given by a report received by the Attleboro jewelers last week from the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor. The jewelry workers of the island continent do not receive wages as high as those prevailing in
the Bay State.

The State Bureau, receiving a copy of the Australia trade report, found that it coincided in form with the one issued periodically to show Massachusetts conditions. It was possible, therefore, to make quotations from it exactly corresponding to the customary statements the Bureau regularly gives out. Accordingly these quotations were put in tabular form and issued.

Instead of reproducing them in full, a few words will suffice. In Australia the following conditions exist:

Chain makers, gilders, jobbers, lappers, melters, mounters, polishers, refiners, ring makers, setters, silversmiths and stampers receive $12.50 a week, with 48 hours’ work.

Chasers and engravers receive $15 for a 48-hour week.

Engravers employed on jewelers’ ornamental work receive $20 for a 48-hour week.

Engravers of monograms and inscriptions, $17.50 for a 48-hour week.

Die sinkers, $15 for 48 hours.

All persons over 21 not classified above, $9 for a 48-hour week.

Females in all branches, $7.50 for 48 hours.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th December 1906

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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LITTLEWOOD, YOUNG & Co.

240, Collins Street, Melbourne


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Littlewood, Young & Co. - Melbourne - 1894

The stock of Littlewood, Young & Co. was still being offered for sale in 1897.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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There was received at Melbourne in the year 1871 jewellery valued at £22,496, of which £9,950 had to pay an import of 12½ per cent, and £12,546 of 20 per cent.

Source: The Horological Journal - September 1873

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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F. WICKS & Co.

Goldsmiths Hall, Molesworth Street, Lismore, New South Wales


SILVERSMITH'S WORK

There is now on view in the windows of Messrs. Wicks and Co., Goldsmiths Hall, a very neat specimen of their work. It is the key to which the new Methodist Church door will be opened on Wednesday next, in connection with the opening ceremonies. It is of silver, the full size, and on the front bears a shield, on which is engraved a design of the church, underneath which is the motto of the Methodist Church, the famous words of John Wesley, "The world is my parish." On the reverse side are the words "'Presented by the Trustees, to the Rev. Joseph Beale, President of the Methodist Conference on the occasion of his opening of the new Methodist Church, Lismore, 12/5/09." It is a very handsome piece of work, and reflects credit on Messrs. Wicks and Co. and the workmen of their establishment. The key will be on view till Wednesday morning.


Source: The Northern Star - 8th May 1909


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F. Wicks & Co. - Lismore - 1909

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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B.L. GUION

561, George Street, Sydney


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B.L. Guion - Sydney - 1845


DIED

At Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, on the 21st January last, in the 71st year of his age, Monsieur Arnaud Guion. He had been a magistrate upwards of forty-five years, ever since the Republic of France to the present time. He was the father of B. L. Guion, Jeweller, George-street, and of A. Guion, a settler in the district of Illawarra.


Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - 22nd August 1844

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M. BRODZIAK

384, George Street, Sydney


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M. Brodziak - Sydney - 1851


Later recorded as M. & L. Brodziak, 218, George Street, Sydney.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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LUSTRE JEWELLERY Ltd.

Melbourne


Lustre Jewellery

First accounts of Lustre Jewellery Ltd Melbourne for the year to June 30 reveal a loss of £1,511

Directors state trade was retarded during the year by the increased sales tax of 66 2/3 per cent. Operations were further deranged by bank credit
restrictions and Import limitations affecting the company and its customers - the wholesale jewellers houses.

Turnover declined and stocks accumulated.

Trading profit was £28,070

Stock at June 30 totalled £47,201, bank overdraft was at £17,447 and debtors owe £14,923 creditors appearing at £19,465.


Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - 22nd September 1952


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Lustre Jewellery Ltd. - Melbourne - 1956


Lustre Jewellery

Directors of Lustre Jewellery Ltd. say In the annual report that although turn over in the latest year was higher, substantial Increases in wage and raw material costs caused the lower profit

Steps were now being taken to overcome the this position.


Source: The Age - 22nd September 1967

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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HENRY S. CHIPMAN

Sydney


Waterbury, Conn.—A law suit involving contract relations between Henry S. Chipman, of Sydney, N. S. W., Australia, and the New England Watch Company of this city for the exclusive right to sell the product of the defendant company in Australia, has been brought in the Superior Court in New Haven by ex-Judge Henry Stoddard, in behalf of Chipman. George E. Terry, in behalf of the defendant company, made a motion before Judge Robinson on Friday morning asking that the plaintiff correct his pleadings. Mr. Chipman claims as damages for the alleged breach of contract, $50,000. It seems that the alleged contract was made up of correspondence between the parties and that if there ever was a written contract the parties are now unable to produce it. The parties have had dealings with each other for a great many years. Mr. Chipman claims to have the right to sell the Waterbury watch in all of the provinces of Australia. Mr. Terry asked to have the contract sued upon set out in the pleadings more specifically. Judge Robinson took the papers.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 17th May 1899

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:55 am

A Listing of Jewellers and Watchmakers Working at Rockhampton in 1899:

Jewellers and Watchmakers

Bate, R. H., East Street
Edgar, W. G. J., East Street
Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey, East Street
Forster, T. B., Denham Street
Howard, W., William Street
Howard, J., East Street
Kingel, Theo., Denham Street
McCreedy, J. H., William Street
Sale, S., East Street
Wiseman, H., East Street
Wolff, S. and Co., East Street

Source: Munro's Port Curtis Almanac - William Munro - 1899

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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S.S. PRIDAY, Jun.

Stanley Street, South Brisbane


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S.S. Priday, Jun. - South Brisbane - 1885

From C.A. Brown. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=64282&hilit=Brown#p64282

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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B.Z. ROBERTSON

Bourbon Street, Bundaberg


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B.Z. Robertson - Bundaberg - 1911


This is almost certainly the same B.Z. Robertson noted as working in Maryborough in 1921. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=96694&hilit=robertson#p96694

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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CHARLES E. EPPLER

Bourbon Street, Bundaberg

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Chas. E. Eppler - Bundaberg - 1911

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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LAUTRIS PETERSON (PETERSEN?)

Sydney


Lautris Peterson, a jeweler of Sydney, Australia, was a recent visitor in Owatonna, Minn., where he was the guest of his brothers and sisters. He left his home in Denmark when a lad and has traveled extensively. His relatives had entirely lost track of him until a few years ago.

Source: The Jewellers' Circular - 3rd July 1901

Perhaps to be identified with the firm of Horne & Petersen, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=62289&hilit=petersen#p62289

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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SAMUEL KNOWLES

15, Fortescue Street, later, 275, Elizabeth Street, later, 184, Queen Street, Brisbane


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S. Knowles - Brisbane - 1906

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S. Knowles - Brisbane - 1921

Established 1878

Samuel Knowles was noted as being elected to the General Committee of the Watchmakers' and Jewelers' Association of Queensland in 1919.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=109400&hilit=knowles#p109400

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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E.H. STAINES

Edward Street, Brisbane


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E.H. Staines - Brisbane - 1935

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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S. SCOTT

Bourbon Street, Bundaberg

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S. Scott - Bundaberg - 1911

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Tue May 16, 2017 2:21 pm

CONNELL BROTHERS

Ruthven Street, Toowoomba


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Connell Brothers - Toowoomba - 1885

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