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GEBRÃœDER KUTTROFF

Pforzheim

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Gebr. Kuttroff - Pforzheim - 1904


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Swiss trade mark registrations - 1934


75 Years of Rolled Gold

In 1882, two brothers, Karl and Gustav Kuttroff founded a business in Pforzheim to make rolled gold jewellery, the a new development in the German jewellery town. The factory prospered and grew, and despite the fact that it was reduced to rubble during the last war, it has been reborn. To celebrate their 75th birthday, Gebr. Kuttroff have published an illustrated book, bound in yellow cloth, telling the story of their firm and its achievements in making rolled gold jewellery, chain and watch cases.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - March 1958

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BECKH & TURBA

Pforzheim

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Beckh & Turba - Pforzheim - 1908

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Beckh & Turba - Pforzheim - 1908

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CARL MONDON

Pforzheim

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Carl Mondon - Pforzheim - 1901

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Carl Mondon - Pforzheim - 1902

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OTTO STRAUCH & WILHELM KÃœHN

Pforzheim

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Otto Strauch & Wilhelm Kühn - Pforzheim - 1908

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JULIUS WIMMER

Pforzheim

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Julius Wimmer - Pforzheim - 1904

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ANDREAS DAUB

Pforzheim


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Andreas Daub - Pforzheim - 1907

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Andreas Daub - Pforzheim - 1907

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Andreas Daub - Pforzheim - 1908

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Andreas Daub - Pforzheim - 1957


Example of recent work by Andreas Daub GmbH & Co.:

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RODI & WIENENBERGER

Pforzheim

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Rodi & Wienberger - Pforzheim - 1902

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Rodi & Wienenberger - Pforzheim - 1907

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Rodi & Wienenberger - Pforzheim - 1958

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HEINRICH DENNIG

Pforzheim

Some original designs by Heinrich Dennig:

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Heinrich Dennig - Pforzheim - 1907

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HOHMANN & KAUDERER A.G.

Pforzheim

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Hohmann & Kauderer - Pforzheim - 1922

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WILHELM BECKER

Pforzheim


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Wilhelm Becker - Pforzheim - 1917

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Wilhelm Becker - Pforzheim - 1922

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JOSEF KAST

Pforzheim

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Jos. Kast - Pforzheim - 1902

Josef Kast established his chain making business at Pforzheim in 1894. In 1992 the business was merged with that of Arthur Bossert and re-named 'Bossert + Kast'.

The firm is still located at Pforzheim:

Bossert + Kast GmbH + Co.KG
Pfälzerstraße 35
75177 Pforzheim

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GEBRÃœDER FEND

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Gebr. Fend - Pforzheim - 1922

This business was established by Karl Fend in 1900, they continued until 1971.

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ERNST GIDEON BEK

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Ernst Gideon Bek - Pforzheim - 1898

Prior to WWI, Ernst Gideon Bek was represented in the United States by Binder Brothers.

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The mark of Ernst Gideon Bek.

Ernst Gideon Bek was born on the 18th April 1872 at Pforzheim , he served his apprenticeship with the Rothacker company in Pforzheim, and then at the companies Kinzinger in Pforzheim and Baer in Hanau. In 1896, he served as General Manager to the Pforzheim jewelery industry at the World Exhibition in Chicago.

He set up his own business in 1897 and quickly established branches in Birmingham , Paris , Toronto , New York City , Newark and India. In 1899 he married Emilie C. Binder, the daughter of German emigrants, in America, and no doubt this is where the connection with Binder Brothers stems from (Emilie's brother, Lawrence O. Binder, was one of the three partners of Binder Brothers.) . Between 1897 to 1914 Bek travelled to America on more than 100 occasions.

After returning from a trip to Italy in July 1932, Ernst Gideon Bek suffered a stroke, from which he never fully recovered. In 1934, he passed the business to his two sons Wesley, born 1903, and Orville Sigfrid, born 1909. The brothers reformed the company as 'EG Bek & Co.KG'.

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During an air raid on the 23rd February 1945, the firm's Pforzheim headquarters were completely destroyed.

Ernst Gideon Bek died on the 27th July 1945.



ENEMY TRADING CHARGE

New Yorker Who Represented Man Who Purchased German Manufacturer's Silverware Arrested in Canada

Toronto, Can., May S.–Shortly before the outbreak of the war E. Gideon Bek of Germany shipped to Toronto, silverware valued at $30,000. When hostilities began Bek's business was sold to E. C. Binder, of New York. Binder appointed Gustave A. Summer, Bek's agent, as his agent in Toronto. The police became aware of the transaction, and the authorities refused to recognize the sale as a bona fide transaction and arrested Summer on a charge of trading with the enemy. He was found guilty and interned at Fort Henry.

Recently Binder was told that to protect himself he should put the silver in storage until after the war. The Government officials suggested that he take an inventory and he sent Emil Feyler from the New Jersey office to do this. Feyler came to Toronto a few days ago, and attempted to gain possession of the silverware. He took offices at 8-10 Wellington St. as a representative of E. C. Binder, and was arrested yesterday, charged with attempting to enter into negotiations which would, it is claimed, amount to trading with the enemy.

He was remanded until May 11, and released on bail.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th May 1917

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FRIEDRICH SPEIDEL

Pforzheim, Nagold and Langensteinbach

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Friedrich Speidel - Pforzheim - 1903

Founded in 1868 as a gold and silver chain factory by Friedrich Speidel snr. In 1895 the business passed to his sons, Friedrich jnr and Eugen Speidel, who had constructed a large new manufactory that was erected at Pforzheim in 1896. They also established branches in Nagold and Langensteinbach.

They joined forces with Ludwig Eßlinger to establish a separate business; Fr. Speidel & Cie., to produce gold jewellery.

Fr. Speidel was thought to be the largest jewellery manufactory in Pforzheim in the 1920's.


Two others sons of Friedrich Speidel snr, Albert and Edwin, founded the Speidal watchband business in the United States in 1904.


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An example of the work and marks of Friedrich Speidel:

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Friedrich Speidel - Pforzheim - 1903

Directory entry for Friedrich Speidel:
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Source: Adress und Handbuch für das deutsche Goldschmiedegewerbe - Ein Ratgeber - 1903

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KOLLMAR & JOURDAN

Pforzheim

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Kollmar & Jourdan - Pforzheim - 1957


The mark of Kollmar & Jourdan:
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Established in 1885, believed to have ceased trading in 1977.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_3.html

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OTTO BENKENDÖRFER

Pforzheim

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O. Benkendörfer - Pforzheim - 1905

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ENGLER & DEMUTH

Pforzheim

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Engler & Demuth - Pforzheim - 1903

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Engler & Demuth - Pforzheim - 1907

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GEBRÃœDER RATZ

Pforzheim

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Gebr. Ratz - Pforzheim - 1904

The mark of Gebrüder Ratz:
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BLUM & FRÈRES MEYER

Pforzheim and Chaux-de-Fonds


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Blum & Frères Meyer - Pforzheim and Chaux-de-Fonds - 1904

Established in 1842 as Meyer Freres. In 1895 they became Picard & Cie, but the name reverted back to Blum & Frères Meyer in 1901. By 1915 the company was known as Fabrique Germinal.

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GEORG LAUER

Pforzheim

Established in 1895 by Georg Lauer at Pforzheim for the manufacture of writing utensils, money clips, key rings etc. After the passing of Georg, the company was inherited by his sons, Alfred and Otto Lauer who added watches etc. to their product range and as from 1928 the production of gold jewellery. In 1950 the grandchildren of the founder, Georg and Bernhard, took over the company and in 1970, the brand 'Laudier of Geneva' was launched, and this was followed later by the brands 'Paula' and 'Atelier'.


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Swiss trade mark registration - 1934

The firm are still in business today, now styled and located at 'Georg Lauer GmbH', Simmlerstraße 17, D-75172 Pforzheim.


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