81, 83 and 85 King Street East, Toronto
Last month Mr Grose, one of the private dectectives connected with the secret service of the Customs Department, visited the different ports in the Dominion, among them Montreal, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Hamilton, Windsor and Toronto. The detective visited this city on the 26th of December, and made but one seizures. This consisted of two gold watches and eleven lady's gold rings, the whole property, amounting to between $300 to $400, belonging to F. Crumpton, a jeweler. No. 83 King-street East. On calling upon the latter gentleman he stated that he purchased the goods from H. W. Patterson, of Boston, and the reason they were seized was that they were undoubtedly smuggled. Crumpton had not paid for the goods and therefore was not the loser. The value of the goods seized at the other ports could not be ascertained.
Source: The Trader - February 1882
FRED CRUMPTON'S NOTED WATCH AND JEWELLERY HOUSE, 81, 83 and 85 King Street East. - One of the noted houses in Toronto engaged in the important line of trade of the watchmaker and jeweller is that of Mr. Fred Crumpton, whose store is located at Nos. 81, 83 and 85 King Street East. This concern was founded nearly fifty years ago by Messrs. J.G. and Joseph Crumpton, and its history since that time has been an unbroken record of prosperity. Ten years ago Mr. Fred Crumpton succeeded to the ownership of the house, and, under his able control, the business has become one of the most important in this line in Toronto. The store is 40 x 60 feet in dimensions, and is one of the most attractive on this great thoroughfare. It Is perfect in all its appointments, and is elegantly fitted up with fine plate-glass show-windows and show-cases, cabinets, etc.. in which is displayed a very valuable stock which has no superior for quality and excellence, while the prices quoted for all goods are the lowest consistent with their value. The assortment embraces the finest and best French Swiss, English and American watches and clocks, diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, turquoises and other precious stones, bronzes, silverware, jewellery in great variety etc. Mr. Crumpton is sole agent for the celebrated Aurora and Rockford American watches which are warranted to be the best in the market. Special manufacturing and repairing are given careful attention. Five assistants are employed, and all work is performed under the supervision of the proprietor. Orders are promptly executed and at lowest prices. The house also handles electro-silicon nature's preparation for the promotion of cleanliness, and which commands large sales. Mr. Crumpton is a native of Toronto, and is highly esteemed by the community. He has spared no expense in getting out an elegant Christmas card which he will be pleased to give to any visitor.
Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890
Jeweler Fred Crumpton, of 83 King St. East, Toronto, is sending out some of the most artistic Christmas advertising cards that we have ever seen. We are proud of the set which ornaments the walls of our sanctum.
Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweller - December 1890