Some London Advertisements and Information

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:53 am

STENNING & SEATON

82 Sydney Street and 328, Stanstead Road, London and Bristol


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Stenning & Seaton - London - 1893

Stenning & Seaton were noted as exhibitors at the Tasmanian Exhibition, held at Launceston in 1891-92, the firm being represented by Herbert Seaton, and at the South African and International Exhibition, held at Kimberley in 1892.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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LEIGHTON BROTHERS

New Bond Street, London


£8000 ROBBERY - LONDON JEWELLERY FIRM - WORK OF EXPERT GANG

London, Monday - One of the cleverest safe breaking feats within the knowledge of Scotland Yard resulted in the loss of pearls, diamonds and other jewellery by Leighton Brothers, New Bond-street, valued at £8,000. The safebreakers made a hole in the roof and lowered themselves down into the premises. They cut the safe with a oxy-acetylene blowpipe. Two men, believed to be connected with a gang of expert cracksmen, and to have been in England only a fortnight, are being sought after.


Source: The Maryborough Chronicle - 30th November 1927

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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SAMUEL LEE

Newgate Street, later, Bishopsgate Without, London


An example of the work and mark of Samuel Lee:

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Le. - London - 1702

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Le. (Grimwade No.1922)

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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MILTON SMITH & Co.

131, & 517, Devonshive Street, Bishopsgate, London


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Milton Smith & Co. - London - 1886

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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F.J. BRAVINGTON Ltd.

Wardour Street, Soho, London


NEW FASHION IN RAIDS

JEWELLER S GRILLE TORN FROM ITS SOCKET

STAFF IMPRISONED


New methods of smash-and-grab were listed by motor bandits in London recently when they attached a hook to the grille guarding jewels in a window, and then drove away, pulling the grille out of its sockets.

The premises were those of Messrs F. J. Bravinigton, Ltd., Wardour street, Soho, and the bandits imprisoned most of the staff.

Driving in a red saloon car, the raiders had brought with them hooks and ropes. While the staff was inside they tied up the door, one end of the rope being fastened to the door and the other end to a hook in the wall.

The bandits then smashed the window and secured a hook in the grille which protects the main display of jewellery. Next they tied the other end of the rope to the car and the grill was practically torn completely from its fastenings as they drove away.

A large number of people had collected and the bandits, becoming alarmed, disappeared among the crowd. Had the raid been successful, jewellery valued at over £3000 would have been stolen. As is happened, the bandits dropped some of the articles which they had seized. These were picked up by passers-by.


Source: The Daily Examiner - 4th December 1933

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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CORNELL & HIGGINS

137, Strand, London


SMASHED A SHOP WINDOW ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF A DIAMOND TIARA

A poorly-clad man made an attempt to steal a valuable diamond tiara from the window of Messrs. Cornell and Higgins, jewellers, of 137, Strand. While numbers of people were passing the shop he struck the centre pane with an iron bolt, making a hole about the size of a closed fist. Immediately opposite the hole was a diamond tiara valued at £180. He put his hand through the hole, and was about to withdraw the tiara when an assistant ran out and held him.

In taking his hand from the hole the man cut his wrist so severely that he had to receive medical treatment at King's College Hospital.

There were about £10,000 worth of goods in the window at the time.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 2nd October 1909

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:37 am

LEWIS NIGHTINGALE

31, Northampton Square, later, 9, Cyrus Street, Clerkenwell, London


Lewis Nightingale (30), watch-case maker, was recently sentenced to three months hard labor for obtaining money by means of fraud, by professing to tell people's fortunes by astrology. Advertisements were inserted in the papers, and a number of people were foolish enough to send stamps in reply to them. The prisoner stated that he did it to add a little to his income. He will probably think overtime at his own trade the best, whatever may be said against it.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - 1st October 1892

Lewis Nightingale entered his marks, 'L.N' incuse and contained within an oval on the 7th March 1894. 'LN' script and contained within an oval on the 14th August 1894. 'LN' contained within an oval on the 15th October 1894.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:03 am

SPRUNG & GRUNHUT Ltd.

19-21, Hatton Garden, London


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Sprung & Grunhut Ltd. - London - 1946


Appear to have been in business from 1933 to 1982.

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