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HENRY BROWN

17, Kensington High Street, London


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Henry Brown - London - 1907

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H.R. BALDING

Sidney Street, Gray's-Inn-Road, London


THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE'S RING IN THE PAWNSHOP

At the Bow-street police-court on Saturday, H. R. Balding, jeweller, of Sidney-street, Gray's-inn-road, was charged with illegally pawning a diamond ring belonging to Mr. Harcourt Smith. - Mr. Crispe, barrister prosecuted, and called evidence to show that the ring had been entrusted to the defendant to sell. The prosecutor alleged that the ring belonged to the Empress Josephine, and was of the value of £150. - In cross-examination by Mr Vaughan, however, he admitted that he had purchased it for £16. The ring was pawned by the defendant for £10. - Mr Vaughan, for the defence, called evidence to show that the defendant was a highly respectable tradesman and it was suggested that the ring had been entrusted to him absolutely to realise what he could. - After hearing the evidence Mr Bridge discharged the defendant on payment of the amount he had realised on the ring.


Source: South Wales Echo - 3rd September 1888

The above report may refer to Henry Richard Balding, successor to the manufacturing goldmith, John Balding.

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SAMUEL HOLLIDGE

125, Upper Street, Islington, London


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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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EDWARD CULVER

25 & 26, Spencer Street, later, Spencer Works, Clerkenwell Road, later, 59 & 60, Myddleton Street, Clerkenwell, London

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E. Culver - London - 1880


Gourlay, Robert, Melbourne, was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and learned his business of watchmaker and manufacturing jeweller in Glasgow, whence he went to London. He came to Victoria in 1880, and entered the establishment of Messrs. Kilpatrick and Co., of Collins-street, remaining with that firm for nearly two years. On leaving he went to New South Wales, where he managed a retail business in Sydney, and after a few months became traveller for the well-known London house of Mr. E. Culver, in which capacity he remained until about January 1885, when he accepted a two years' engagement with Mr. J. R. Rowlands, Collins-street, Melbourne, as watchmaker and managing assistant, and, during Mr. Rowlands' absence in England, took complete charge of the business. On the 14th March, 1887, commenced business for himself as watchmaker, manufacturing jeweller, and direct importer of precious stones, in his present premises, 35 Collins-street east. Besides precious stones, which he makes up in the newest London designs, Mr. Gourlay imports all kinds of watches, clocks, jewellery, plate, and optical goods direct.

Source: Victoria and its Metropolis, Past and Present - Alexander Sutherland - 1888


Noted as an exhibitor at the International Exhibition of 1872 and the Calcutta International Exhibition 1883-84.


Edward Culver entered his marks, 'EC' and 'E.C', with the London Assay Office between 1855 and 1914.

Edward Culver entered his marks, 'EC' and 'E.C', with the Chester Assay Office between 1900 and 1903.

By 1903 the business was in the hands of Alfred Ernest Culver.

Edward Culver died on the 24th January 1917.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HOOPER

213, Regent Street, London


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HARRISONS Ltd.

37, Old Bond Street, London


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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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JOHN ATTENBURY

129, Strand, London


DARING BURGLARY IN LONDON

A daring burglary was committed on Thursday morning on the premises of Mr. John Attenbury, jeweller, 129, Strand. The thieves broke through the wire door between eight and nine o'clock, and made off with a large quantity of eighteen and fifteen carat gold watch-chains and other valuables. The safe was not torched, but the value of the stolen goods cannot yet be accurately estimated. The contents of the shop were insured in the Goldsmiths Burglary Insurance Association.


Source: Evening Express - 17th December 1896

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CHARLES DREYFUS

111, Farringdon Road, London


THOSE GOLDEN CUTTINGS

Frank Ogle, 59, St. Pancras, and Charles Lait, 29, a gold polisher, of Charlton House, Stanmore street, Caledonian road, were charged on remand at Clerkenwell. London, yesterday, with being concerned together in stealing between August 27 and 28, from 111, Farringdon-road. 5oz. ldwt. 18gr. of gold cuttings, value £13 13s. 1d., the property of Charles Dreyfus, jeweller.

Lait had been in the employment of the prosecutor for fourteen years, and, like Ogle, had an irreproachable character. At the end of August Ogle took some gold cuttings to Messrs. J. W. Robsinson and, Co., 100, Aldesgate-street, and sold them for £13 13s. 1d. The cuttings were wrapped in paper that came from Mr. Dreyfus's warehouse, and the prosecutor recognised them as his property. Lait since July had been trusted with the key of the prosecutor's safe, containing the gold cuttings, and it was his duty to melt them down. When Ogle was arrested he said, "Charlie passed the stuff. I cannot think what Charlie Lait was doing."

Mr. d'Eyncourt committed them for trial.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 10th September 1903


Charles Dreyfus registered his marks, 'CD', contained within an oblong punch, with the Chester Assay Office.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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LONGMAN & STRONGI'TH'ARM Ltd.

1, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London


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Longman & Strongi'th'arm Ltd. - London - 1927

Longman & Strongi'th'arm Ltd. appear on the list issued by the Lord Chamberlain's Office and published in the London Gazette (2-1-1942) as permitted to style themselves "By Appointment to the late King George V".

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HENRY DAVISON

148, Strand, London


AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS

Trying to Invade with English-Marked Goods


A Laffan telegram stating that silversmiths in the United States are preparing to invade the English market, sending their wares to England in a partly finished condition to have them hall-marked, returning them to the States to be finished, and finally re-shipping them for the English market, in this way escaping duty, does not cause any discomfort to English manufacturers. The manager of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company (Limited). 112, Regent-street, told a "Star" representative that the Americans had for some years been trying to get a market for their silver, but it "as not up to the English standard, and English people would not buy it. Neither the designs nor the frosty appearance of the silver take the English eye. As the silver was manufactured abroad it would have to be stamped with a big "F," showing that it was of foreign make. Silver has to be finished after it has been stamped because the testers at Goldsmiths' Hall use a large file and disfigure the article.

The manager of another well-known firm did not believe it possible for the Americans to pay the cost of three shipments and at the same time compete with the English manufacturer with an article of the same quality. When the Americans first put their goods on the English market he said they sent over for our trained workmen, and paid them big salaries to induce them to cross the water.

"There is a want of solidity about the American silver," said another manager.

Mr. Henry Davison, the well-known silversmith, of 148, Strand, said that until the Americans make silver up to our standard they can never compete with us.


Source: Evening Express - 7th January 1902


Henry Davison succeeded the business of Robert John Dobree.

Henry Davison entered his marks, 'HD', contained within a heart-shaped device, with the London Assay Office on the 20th May 1909.

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G. GARRITT

13, Smith Street, Northampton Square, London


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GORSUCH & BENOIMONT

London


THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS

The Matters of the PETITIONS and SCHEDULES of the PRISONERS hereinafter named (the same having been filed in the Court) are appointed to be heard in the Court-House, in Portugal-Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields on Wednesday the 1st day of November at Nine o'clock in the Forenoon.


Gorsuch, William Henry, formerly of Clerkenwell-Green, afterwards of St. John's-Street, Clerkenwell, then of Gee-Street, Goswell-Street, Lapidary, Jeweller and Silversmith, then of Red-Lion-Street, Clerkenwell asforesaid, and also of Whitmore-Road, Hoxton, carrying on trade and in copartnership with John Benoimont, under the names and firm of Gorsuch and Benoimont as Lapidarys, Jewellers and Silversmths), and lastly of Saint John's Square, Clerkenwell asforesaid, all in Middlesex, Lapidary, Jeweller and Silversmith.


Source: The London Gazette - 10th October 1826

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JULIUS FERNBACH

Loughborough Junction, Brixton, London


JEWELLER'S SHOP BURGLED

Mr. Julius Fernbach, a jeweller, of Brixton, has been robbed in a daring and clever fashion. In fulfilment of an appointment which he had made with a man who called at his shop the previous day, and wanted a valuable clock repaired, Mr. Fernbach early yesterday morning went to Camberwell, only to find that the address given him was a false one. After making inquiries, Mr. Fernbach returned to his shop at Loughborough Junction. On entering he stumbled over a number of cases which were strewn across the floor. A hasty glance round showed that the shop had been thoroughly ransacked, and the contents of the window, including gold watches, bracelets, rings, &c., valued at £200, carried off. Mr. Fernbach was informed by the people who occupy apartments above the shop that shortly after he left for Camberwell a man carrying a bag, and accompanied by a boy, knocked at the side door. The man, who said he was a plumber, and had called to repair the drains, was admitted, and the person who answered the door returned upstairs. Mr. Fernbach says he thinks he could recognise the man who called upon him with respect to the clock repairing, and who gave the false address at Camberwell. The man was smartly dressed.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 19th February 1910

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WILLIAM EVANS

Church Street, Soho, later, 28, New Street, Covent Garden, later, 26, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London


OBITUARY

BRO. WILLIAM EVANS


It is with sincere regret that we have to announce to the Craft the death of Bro. William Evans, the Masonic jeweller, of Great Queen-street, which occurred suddenly on Sunday evening, April 30th, after an illness of less than an hour. Bro. Evans, who was in the prime of life, was a most efficient working Mason, and his loss will be long and severely felt by the Brethren, more especially by those of the Provinces, who were in the habit of looking up to him for assistance and advice in every matter of ceremony or difficulty upon which they might require instruction. Bro. Evans dined at the Grand Festival on Saturday, April 29, apparently in the enjoyment of most excellent health. About ten o'clock, however, on the following evening, he was seized with spasms, and died, within an hour of the first attack, from disease of the heart, the existence of which even his most intimate friends did not suspect. Bro. Evans had attained every honour short of the imperial purple which the Craft or the Grand Lodge could bestow, and of him it may indeed be truly said, as " he lived respected, he died regretted."


Source: The Freemasons' Quarterly Magazine - 30th June 1854

William Evans entered his mark, 'WE', contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the London Assay Office on the 2nd October 1840.

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SAMUEL WEINER

350, City Road, later, 59, Pentonville Road, later, 24a, later, 16, Hatton Garden, London


FAILURE OF A JEWELLER

The first meeting of creditors was held on Thursday under the failure. of Samuel Weiner, manufacturing jeweller, of Hatton Garden. The receiving order was made on the petition of Mr. S. Harris, pawnbroker (Cardiff), creditor for £409. He attributes his failure to the loss of £12.000 owing to the failure of W Fisher, jeweller, of Harrogate, whom he had supplied with goods on approbation. The liabilities are £7,216 (£2,144 unsecured) and assets £18. The case went into bankruptcy.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 4th February 1910


Samuel Weiner established his business in 1867.

Samuel Weiner entered his marks, 'SW', contained within an oblong punch, on the 24th October 1873 and 21st November 1893 with the London Assay Office.

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ISAAC WHITE

Ludgate Hill, London


About one o'clock on Saturday morning the police succeeded in frustrating an attempted burglary at the premises of Mr. Isaac White, jeweller, Ludgate-hill. A policeman upon his beat was the first to observe signs of the robbers presence, and he quietly obtained the assistance of some other constables, with the result that the men were surrounded whilst still in the building. A desperate struggle ensued, and one of the thieves made his escape, but his two confederates were secured, and taken to the bridewell, close by. One of the prisoners sustained a severe injury to his back.

Source: The Weekly Mail - 25th December 1886


JEWELLERY ROBBERY

A daring robbery was discovered this morning at the premises of I. White, jeweller, Ludgate- hill. The manager this morning found that during the night burglars had entered the place by forcing a trap door on the roof and had got away with a considerable quantity of jewellery, valued at between one and two thousand pounds. The loss is covered by insurance in the Goldsmiths' and General Burglary Association.

Source: South Wales Echo - 12th March 1897

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SESSEL (BOURNE Ltd.)

14-14a, New Bond Street, London


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WALTER POWELL

19a, Electric Avenue, Brixton Road, London


A burglary has been committed at the premises of Mr. Walter Powell, jeweller and watchmaker, 19a, Electric Avenue, Brixton Road, in the early hours of the morning. The thieves, who made an unsuccessful attempt to force the front door, smashed and clambered through the fanlight, which is about 8ft from the ground. The articles carried away, valued at: several hundreds of pounds, consist. of gold and silver watches, chains, gold bracelets, and miscellaneous trinkets. The loss is stated to be covered by insurance. This is the second jewellery robbery at Brixton during the past few months.

Source: Rhyl Record and Advertiser - 18th December 1897

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THOMAS HUMM

3, Craven Buildings, City Road, London


Whereas a Petition of Thomas James Humm, commonly known by the name of Thomas Humm, formerly of Mason's-court, Shoreditch, London, in the county of Middlesex, Journeyman Silversmith, afterwards of Craven-buildings, Queen-street, Pitfield-street, London aforesaid, Manufacturing Silversmith, afterwards of Brookfield-road, Hackney Wick, in the county of Middlesex aforesaid, out of business and employment, afterwards of Gopsall-street, Saint John's-road, Hoxton, London aforesaid, Journeyman Silversmith, afterwards of Lansdowne-place, George-street, London-fields, London aforesaid, Canvasser for a Publisher, afterwards of Dorset-street, Hulme, in the county of Lancaster, Assistant Salesman to an Upholsterer, and for eighteen months last past residing at Brighton-terrace, Stretford, in the said county of Lancaster, Assistant Salesman to an Upholsterer, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Lancashire, at Salford, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said Thomas James Humm, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Thomas James Humm is hereby required to appear before the said Court, on the 1st day of June next, at ten of the clock in the forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said Thomas James Humm, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. Frederick Copley Hulton, Registrar of the said Court, at his office, the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent.

Source: The London Gazette - 17th May 1861

Thomas Humm entered his marks, 'TH' contained within an oblong punch, with the London Assay Office on the 24th July 1856, 12th August 1856 and on the 21st October 1856. Thomas Humm was recorded as a spoon maker.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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EDMUND GEORGE LAWRENCE

84, Goswell Road, later, 27, Northampton Square, later, 9, Upper Charles Street, later, 1, Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London


The below report likely refers to the same person:

SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A JEWELLER

On the 17th inst., at the Clerkenwell Police-court, Mr. Edmund G. Lawrence, jeweller, of Essex-road, Islington, appeared before Mr. Cook to answer a complaint in writing of Mr. Jonah Jones, of the firm of Jones Brothers, wholesale jewellers, of Ely-place, Holborn, which charged him with having, on the 4th of December last, unlawfully obtained, by means of certain false and fraudulent pretences, of and from the said Jonah Jones, £120, his money, with intent to defraud. Some formal evidence having been given in support of the charge Mr. Lewis, sen., who appeared for the complainant, said he must ask for an adjournment. The application was granted, and Mr. Cooke adjourned the case. He agreed to accept two securities, not connected with the defendant's family, in the sum ol £50 each, for his appearance.


Source: The Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian - 24th September 1870

Edmund G. Lawrence entered his marks, 'EGL', contained within an oval punch, on the 30th October 1862, 'EGL', contained within an oblong punch, on the 16th November 1860 and a similar mark on the 5th July 1865, all with the London Assay Office. Edmund G. Lawrence was recorded as a Watch-case maker.

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