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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:59 am

A Big Purchase.–Messrs. Kent Bros, the well known Yonge street jewelers, of this city, with their usual enterprise, have purchased the magnificent exhibit of the Toronto Silver Plate Co., which took the gold medal last year at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.

Source: The Trader & Canadian Jeweller - August 1886

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:34 am

L. H. Luke, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, who takes a prominent part in the Independent Order of Foresters, occupied the chair on the occasion of a banquet given by Court Sherwood Forest to welcome the return from England of Supreme Chief Ranger Dr. Orouhyatekha.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd May 1899

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:32 pm

F. A. Kent, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, will visit New York this week where he will afterwards be joined by Ambrose Kent. The firm are looking for novelties for the holiday trade and may place extensive orders. The Messrs. Kent will stop at the St. Denis hotel.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th October 1898

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:28 am

Ambrose Kent, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, is in New York purchasing additional machinery for the manufacturing department which, owing to the increased business of the firm, is being considerably enlarged.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th February 1897

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:32 pm

Alex. Henderson, for many years with Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, as engraver, has accepted a sewing machine agency in Winnipeg.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 2nd March 1898

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:30 am

L. H. Luke, advertising manager, and H. J. Geiger, optician, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, have gone to Montreal to assist in the grand Forestric entertainment on the 10th inst. in connection with the Independent Order of Foresters.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th November 1898


Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, have shipped a very handsome Masonic uniform of the Sovereign Sanctuary for the Empire of India—Memphis rite—to His Highness the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, India. The uniform is elaborately hand embroidered in gold bullion with jewels of the wearer's office.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th November 1898

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:54 am

Thomas McKillop. a convicted thief, was arraigned at the Police Court. Toronto, on the 30th, on a charge of stealing 19 gold watches from the store of Ambrose Kent & Sons, worth from $20 to $30 each. He entered the store when it was crowded with Christmas shoppers and hid a case containing the watches under his coat. Two of the watches were found in his possession—the others have not yet been recovered. He was remanded until next Wednesday.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 4th January 1899

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Wed May 04, 2016 6:02 am

P.C. Hunt was patroling Richmond St.. Toronto, near Yonge St., at an early hours a few mornings ago, when he saw that the screen of the cellar window of Ambrose Kent & Sons' jewelry store was lying on the sidewalk. He tried the window and found it loose. He then raised it, and an alarm was sent in by the electric wires to the Holmes Protective Association's premises. A couple of watchmen were at once despatched to the scene, to find that it was the constable who had given the alarm, and not burglars, as they expected. An investigation showed that nothing, apparently, had been touched inside the store.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 8th March 1899

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri May 06, 2016 7:38 am

Kent Bros., Toronto, have decided to retire from business and being compeled to vacate their premises by the first of March have inaugurated a clearing sale. The firm have been a long time in business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd January 1894

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:24 pm

Ambrose Kent & Son, Toronto, are putting a number of new souvenir designs on the market in brooches, belts, buckles and spoons, consisting largely of coats-of-arms and emblematic devices representing different provinces and cities.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th March 1903


Ambrose Kent, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, will leave April 7 on a purchasing trip to Europe, via Boston. He will sail for Italy and return by way of France, Germany and England, after making extensive purchases of art goods and silverware.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th March 1903

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:50 am

To the exhibit of Ambrose Kent & Sons at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Toronto, last week, T. L. Combs, of T. L. Combs & Co., Omaha, Neb., and F. J. Hutchinson, Hornellsville, N. Y., both jewelers, were among the visitors.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th September 1898

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:23 pm

W. G. Kent, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, was married Sept. 15 to Miss Shove, of the same city. They visited New York and stopped at 114 E. 23d St.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 6th October 1897

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:45 am

A man recently visited the store of Ambrose Kent & Sons. Toronto, Ont., and asked to look at some rings. He made a close inspection of the articles without purchasing, and W. L. Wilkinson, who was showing the rings, noticed that two of them, worth about $20, had disappeared. He asked the pretended customer to replace them, but the latter protested that he had not taken them. A detective was sent for but before he arrived the thief restored one of the rings. He was given in charge and turned out to be John Oliver, an expert thief, well known in Hamilton. Ont., and formerly of New York State. He had tried the same trick at Mr. Forsyth’s store, Queen St., W., shortly before his arrest, but unsuccessfully. Numerous others, however, have been defrauded. Oliver was subsequently brought up at the Police Court and committed for trial.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 11th May 1904

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:24 am

Toronto, Can., Aug. 21.—Business continues unusually active for the season. Souvenirs are especially in demand, and a better class of jewelry than was formerly called for finds a ready sale. American tourists largely augment the receipts of the retailers, and the meeting in Toronto of the British Association for the Advancement of Science helps to stimulate trade. Manufacturers are very busy on souvenirs and prize medals. Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, obtained the contract for the medals for the police athletic games held on the 18th. amounting to about $1,000 and turned out some very handsome work. The same firm have made a tastefully designed souvenir poon for the opening of the new Foresters' Temple—the tallest building in Toronto—on the 24th inst. The prizes to be competed for at the International Tennis Championship Tournament, to be held at Niagara-on-the-Lake. on the 24th inst., valued at about $500. have been on exhibition in the store of Ryrie Bros., who furnished them. They are of sterling silver, the principal prize being a massive and finely decorated bowl. Retailers are hopeful that the effect of the increase in the price of Elgin and Waltham movements will be to increase profits and put an end to the system of cutting. The course of the manufacturers, it is urged, should show the necessity for concerted action on the part of the trade in favor of fair profits.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th August 1897

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:18 pm

Toronto, Ont., Aug. 31.—The Canadian National Exhibition, formerly known as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, was formally opened here. Aug. 29. by Premier Whitney, of the Province of Ontario. The attendance was unusually large, owing to the presence of Prince Louis of Battenberg, Admiral of the British Navy, attended by 300 sailors. A large number of Americans were among the visitors. The display of jewelry and silverware was not equal to that of previous years, there being few exhibitors in these lines.

Ambrose Kent & Sons have a fine display of jewelry, including a well selected assortment of diamond and pearl goods. The principal item is a diamond, opal and pearl necklace, the design being in floral scroll work, valued at $4,500. They also show a large range of electric novelties, including Vienna bronzes and faience designs largely in the form of statuettes and some fancy Parisian art goods. A leading feature of their exhibit is a varied assortment of souvenir goods in silver and enameled colors, showing national and patriotic emblems and heraldic devices. They also exhibit elaborately worked regalia of various secret orders.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1905

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:12 pm

H. B. Luke, formerly with Kent Bros., of Toionto, who started business a short time ago on his own account, has gone to Des Moines, Iowa, to live, and it is said intends going into business in that city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - February 1889

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:28 am

Ambrose Kent & Sons, Ltd., Toronto, Ont., have been given the order for the recognition button of the recently established secret order, the "Sons of Rest," whose headquarters are in Toronto.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th May 1906

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:42 am

Mr. Wilkinson, who was for so many years identified with the old firm of Kent Bros., Toronto, has accepted a position in the new firm of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Richmond St., W. Ryrie Bros., with whom Mr. Wilkinson had been for some time, tendered him a pleasant surprise at his residence.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 13th March 1895

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:39 pm

Ambrose Kent, of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Ltd., Toronto, Ont., left New York Saturday, Feb. 25, for Jamaica, on the steamship Alleghany. He will visit Cuba before his return.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st March 1905

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Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:27 am

On the evening of the 14th inst., the male employes of Ambrose Kent & Sons, Toronto, to the number of 44, enjoyed a sleigh ride to Borrell’s hotel, York Mills, where supper was taken and a very pleasant evening passed. They presented W. L. Wilkinson with a silver-mounted pipe and a pouch of tobacco, and their host, Mr. Borrell, with a Masonic signet ring.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th February 1901

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