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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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SCHWEARER & KAISER

30, Park Terrace, Park Road, St. John's Wood, London


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Schwearer & Kaiser - London - 1844

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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CHAPMAN & WILLIAMS

Strand, London


EXTENSIVE ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY

On Tuesday morning, the 22nd ult., one of the largest silversmiths in the Strand was robbed to the amount of between £2,000 and £3,000. The property stolen was of the most valuable nature, consisting of diamond and other precious stones, rings, and watches. The house in which the robbery was committed is that of Messrs. Chapman and Williams, the large silversmiths and jewellers, on the left-hand side of Craven Street. Plate was no doubt the desideratum of the robbers, but the removal of it from the front shop to an inner shop foisted the burglars of their supposed booty. The premises were probably broken into about three o'clock, but how the entry was effected there is nothing to show. The whole of the plunder might be carried off in a man's pocket. The robbery was first discovered about seven o'clock, when the shopman came, and, to his astonishment, he discovered the right-hand door ajar. He pushed it open, and found the carpet and the chairs all moved, and everything in disorder in the shop. Sergeants Thompson and West have now the management of the case in their hands, and they fully believe they will soon be able to place the delinquents at the bar of justice. The following is a portion of the valuable property taken, but until the whole of the stock-books of Messrs. Chapman and Williams are looked over they are ignorant of the total loss they have sustained by this daring burglary:- 250 gold rings, set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, &c.; 120 gold keeper rings; 130 gold signet rings, onyx, and cornelians; 90 gold and silver watches; 80 gold guards and chains; 15 single stone diamond rings; and a large number of valuable bracelets and other jewellery. Several of the watches have been discovered under circumstances of a most extraordinary nature, which at present it would be unwise to make public.


Source: The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser - 1st November 1850

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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BRUMGART

223, Regent Street, London


EXTRAORDINARY AND EXTENSIVE ROBBERY

One of the most systematic and extensive robberies that have occurred in the metropolis for some years past was committed on Sunday at the residence of Mr. Brumgart, the extensive jeweller and watchmaker, 223, Regent-street. It appears from inquiries made on the spot, that about a fortnight ago three well dressed men called upon Mr. Brumgart, and inquired if they could be accommodated with apartments, and on receiving a reply in the affirmative they engaged the first floor, which is over the shop, and at once took possession. It will be here necessary to state, that on conclusion of the day's business, the shop, which is separated from the other parts of the house, was strongly secured, and the keys taken away by Mr. Brumgart, who, however, unfortunately, left no person in care of the premises. The three lodgers, who it turns out are swell mobsmen, took advantage of this oversight and arranged their plans accordingly, in which they succeeded, for on the arrival of the shopman about 8 o'clock this morning, he proceeded to take down the shutters, when, to his astonishment, he found the place in the utmost disorder, watches, rings, and jewellery being strewed in all directions. Feeling greatly alarmed he ran to the door, and Sergeant Burnett, who happened to be passing, was called in to investigate the mysterious affair. Directly Burnett entered the shop, his attention was attracted to a thick notted rope hanging from a large aperture in the ceiling, and proceeding upstairs to the first floor he found that the thieves had cut away a piece in the flooring and ceiling sufficiently large to lower one of their companions to the shop below, while he speedily made a clearance of all that was valuable, and afterwards joined his companions with the plunder, when they all left the house by the street door, leaving several burglars' instruments consisting of centrebits, chisels, "jemmies," and a small saw behind them. On looking over the stock, about 150 gold watches, a number of gold chains, rings, and pins, of the value of upwards of 1,500l., were missing. The robbery has caused the utmost consternation among the tradesmen in the locality.


Source: The Globe - October 1854

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HENRY SIGNAL

66, St. Martin's Lane, London


Two ex-convicts, William Woods, aged 40. and Cecilia Shirley, aged 32. were charged at the South-western court, London, yesterday with stealing a gold ring worth £4 belonging to Henry Signal, a jeweller, of 66, St. Martin's-lane, W.C.

Mr. Signal stated that on February 10 the woman and a man entered hie shop and asked to see some rings, and he pulled out a tray and showed some. He chanced to turn his head for a minute or two, and the couple left without making a purchase. Immediately they left a second man entered and kept him in conversation, evidently to allow the two to escape. He missed the ring after the second man had taken his departure.

Mr. Francis: Did you report your loss to the police?

Witness: No. I felt it was very stupid of me to have turned my back, and I did not care to report the matter. Questioned further, the witness admitted that when confronted with the male prisoner and other men he failed to Identify him.

Woods: Why, you picked out the very cab-man who had driven you down to the police- station. (Laughter.)

Witness: That is so; he was something of your build.

On a second charge it was proved that the prisoners, with another man, went to Adams' shop in High-road, Balham, and stole the two rings by a similar trick, but the jeweller was too quick for them. and followed them out of the shop. Prisoners were committed for trial.


Source: Evening Express - 28th February 1902

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HENRY GANDEE

Bethnal Green Road, London


DARING BANDITS

JEWELLER ROBBED


LONDON, December 24

Bethnal Green-road was thronged with Christmas shoppers when a yellow touring car, containing five men, pulled up opposite the shop of Henry Gandee, a one-armed jeweller.

While two men kept off the crowd with an iron bar and revolvers the others smashed the window.

Gandee seized one man's arm, but meanwhile a second man grabbed a tray of rings and diamond pendants valued at £500.

Mrs. Gandee tried to rush out to intercept the thieves, but a third man held the door, preventing her opening it. The number plate of the car had been covered with a sack.


Source: The Central Queensland Herald - 1st January 1931

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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KETTLE & MESSENGER

32, Great Portland Street, Oxford Street, London


Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Edgar Kettle and Thomas Messenger, carrying on business as Manufacturing Jewellers, at 32, Great Portland-street, Oxford-street, in the county of Middlesex, under the style or firm of Messrs. Edgar Kettle and Thomas Messenger, has been dissolved as and from the 31st December, 1890.—Dated 22nd. day of January, 1891.
EDGAR KETTLE.
THOMAS MESSENGER.


Source: The London Gazette - 27th January 1891

Thomas Messenger (d.25-9-1911) continued alone at the same address.

Edgar Kettle entered his mark, 'E.K' with the London Assay Office on the 1st April 1874.

Thomas Messenger entered his mark, 'T.M' with the London Assay Office on the 9th May 1900.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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J. MERRICK

125, Long Acre, London


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J. Merrick - London - 1851

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J. Merrick - London - 1851

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM HENRY PEAKE

Gerrard Street, Soho, London


999. William Henry Peake, of Gerrard Street, Soho, in the county of Middlesex, Jeweller, for an invention of " Improvements in bracelets or armlets."—Dated 13th March, 1878.

Source: The Commissioners of Patents' Journal - 15th March 1878

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM STRINGER MILLS

43, Essex Street, later, 43, Danbury Street, Islington, London


An example of the work and mark of William Stringer Mills:

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WSM - London - 1892

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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IGNATIUS WELDER

London


Ignatius Welder, a London jeweler, has been arrested at New York charged with swindling several London jewelry firms out of diamonds and jewelry valued at $25,000.

Source: Santa Fe Daily New Mexican - 6th August 1892

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HAWLEY

Strand, London


POLICE INTELLIGENCE

GUILDHALL


Forgery.—S. England, a well-dressed young man, was charged with uttering a forged cheque upon a banker for 345l. It was proved by Mr. Booth, clerk to Messrs. Hanburys, the bankers, that a cheque for 345l, dated Oct. 3, 1826, drawn in favour of Mr. William Wright, and purporting to be signed by Mr. Sewell, a hop merchant, in the Borough, and who kept an account at their house, was, on the 4th October, presented to be cashed. A 300l note, and forty-five sovereigns were paid to the person who presented the cheque. He had no recollection of the person to whom he paid the money, nor could he swear that the signature to the cheque was not Mr. Sewell's handwriting.

Mr. Shepherd, assistant to Mr. Hawley, jeweller, in the Strand, said, that on the evening of the 4th October, the prisoner came to Mr. Hawley's shop, and purchased a watch and appendages, which amounted to 44l. and he paid for it with sovereigns. When he pulled out his money, he observed, " I must take care of this large note." The witness inquired the amount of it, and the prisoner replied that it was a 300l. note, and that it was too much to carry about at night, and that he would be glad if witness would take care of it for him till the morning. Witness consented and took his address, " William Parker, Prince's-Place, Kennington." — Next morning the prisoner called for his note, and observed that he was going to see his father in Northumberland, and he selected a watch, chain, and seals, value about 35l., as a present to his sister, and requested the witness to deduct it from the note. — Witness asked the prisoner if he had any objection to accompany him to the Bank to get change, he answered, none, whatsoever. And away they went and got four 50l. notes, and one for 100l. The prisoner received the difference, after paying for his second purchase out of the 100l. note, and requested the witness to take care of the 50l. notes until he returned from the country.

Mr. Gates, the solicitor for the prosecution, said he could bring forward other evidence to prove, that the signature to the cheque was not in Mr. Sewell's hand-writing. The prisoner was therefore remanded.

It is understood the prisoner was formerly in Mr. Sewell's employ as clerk. On Saturday week, the prisoner presented himself at Messrs. Hanbury's, and gave himself up as the utterer ot the cheque, and he was immediately given into the custody of Mr. Cope, the City Marshall. He seemed quite calm, and remindfull of the awful punishment that almost uniformly awaits such offenders.


Source: The Age - 28th January 1827

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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J. HARKER and G.C. WILTSHIRE

Old Bond Street, London


PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED

J. Harker and G.C. Wiltshire, Old Bond street, Silversmiths.


Source: The Age - 16th October 1825

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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P.H. ABBOTT & Co.

31, later, 9, Ely Place, London


An example of the mark of P.H. Abbott & Co.:

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P·H·A (overstriking that of another) - Birmingham - 1911

P.H. Abbott & Co. entered their marks, 'P·H·A' (Philip Hanson Abbott), with the London Assay Office at various times between 1908 and 1910.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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NICHOLAS FACCIO - PETER DEBAUFRES - JACOB DEBAUFRES

Church Street, Soho


Church Street

This street was chiefly inhabited in the last century by watchmakers, jewellers, lapidaries, and various workers in stones and the precious metals. These handicraftsmen were mostly natives of France and Switzerland. In the London Gazette of May 11th, 1704, is the following interesting advertisement:

Her Majesty having granted to Mr. NICHOLAS FACCIO, gentleman, of the Royal Society, PETER DEBAUFRES, and JACOB DEBAUFRES, watch makers,
her letters patent, &c., for the sole use in England, &c., for fourteen years, of a new art, invented by them, of figuring and working precious or common stones, crystal or glass, and certain other matters, different from metals, so that they may be employed in watches, clocks, and many other engines, as internal and useful parts of the engine itself, in such manners as were never yet in use. All those that may have occasion for any stones thus wrought, may be further informed at Mr. Dubaufres' in Church-street near St. Anne's. There they may see some jewel-watches, and some essays, free-matches and wholly free-watches, which all belong unto the same art.

Nicholas Faccio, F.R.S., a Swiss by birth, seems to have been a good scholar and an ingenious man. Many of his original papers and letters are preserved in the British Museum, and among them one of his Latin poems entitled, ' N. Facii Duellerii Auriacus Throno-Servatus', in which he claims to himself the merit of having saved King William the Third from falling into the hands of the French. This event took place in 1686. In the beginning of the poem he describes, not inelegantly, the jewel-watches, of which he was the first inventor.


Source: Soho and its Associations : Historical, Literary & Artistic - George Clinch - 1895

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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DAVID SHAW (Silverware) Ltd.

8, Baker Street, London


An example of the work and mark of David Shaw (Silverware) Ltd.:

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DS/S - London - 1979

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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THE PEASANT ARTS SOCIETY

Notting Hill, London


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Peasant Arts - London - 1916


The adaptability of women to the delicate craft of the silversmith is not a matter for surprise, and our picture, taken at the "Peasant Arts " shop, in Notting Hill, shows how seriously intent upon her work the woman silversmith can be.

Source: The Illustrated War News - 1916

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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C. LEMMON

34, Church Street, Croydon


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C. Lemmon - Croydon - 1867

Established in 1831.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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EMANUEL MOSES

29, later, 23, later, 25, later, 39, Hanway Street, Oxford Street, London


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Emanuel Moses - London - 1878

Established in 1772.

Recorded at 29, Hanway Street in Wakefield's Merchant and Tradesman's General Directory for London - 1794

Recorded at 23, Hanway Street in Johnstone's London Commercial Guide, and Street Directory - 1818

Recorded at 25, Hanway Street in The Goldsmiths', Jewellers', Silversmiths', Watchmakers', Opticians Directory - 1863

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:51 am

BENJAMIN MOSES & Co.

39, Hanway Street, Oxford Street, London


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Benjamin Moses and Co. - London - 1865

Successors to Mr. Emanuel.

Established in 1735.


This advertisement muddy's the water somewhat when compared with the post regarding Emanuel Moses (see above post). The name of the firm differs, as does the establishment date, but the nature of the trade appears the same, as does the address. We know the the firm of Emanuel Moses was in existence both before and after the above advertisement. Perhaps 'Mr. Emanuel' refers to Emanuel Moses and the name change was of a temporary basis and later reverted back to the original, but that does not explain the establishment date. More research needed.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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JENNINGS & DICKENSON

70, Hatton Garden, London


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Jennings & Dickenson, 70, Hatton-garden, electro-plate manufacturers. June 18.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th August 1877

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