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Postby dognose » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:03 am

ALBERT HEITZMAN

Whitchurch


AN ALLEGED COINER

THE SENSATIONAL ARREST AT WHITCHURCH

Prisoner Before the Magistrate


Albert Heitzman, jeweller, was brought up in custody at Llandaff Police-court this morning charged with being unlawfully in possession of counterfeit coins, and also of instruments for making the same. The case was the outcome of the sensational police raid at Whitchurch last Friday. Prisoner was a well-dressed, gentlemanly-looking man of about 34 or 35. He seemed to be not at all perturbed by his position, and calmly stroked a heavy brown moustache during the brief period which the proceedings lasted. Mr. G. C. Williams was the only magistrate on the bench. Prisoner was legally represented by Mr. Harold Lloyd.

The story of the raid, as concisely told by Inspector Nott at the occasional court, was repeated. He stated that at 6.15 o'clock on Friday morning last he and six constables, as well as Detective-sergeant Gretton, of the Cardiff Borough Force, surrounded the house, 9, Hickman-road, Whitchurch, and forced an entry under a search warrant. While he was in a bedroom with Heitzman, Police-constable Bennett came into the room, and stated that he and Police-constable Kinsella had seen Heitzman throwing coins from an upstairs window. He (Bennett) had picked up four 2s. pieces and Police-constable Kinsella had found six.

Mr. Harold Lloyd: I reserve my cross-examination.

Mr. Joseph Spiridion, silversmith, 29, Duke-street, Cardiff, next entered the witness-box. He said he received certain coins from Inspector Nott on Saturday.

The Clerk (Mr. Evans): How many coins did you receive?

Mr. Spiridion Ten counterfeit florin pieces.

Was anything else handed to you? Yes, some other coins.

Did you receive any acids? Oh, yes.

Have you tested the coins? Yes, sir.

And you say that they are counterfeit? They are.

What were the other things handed to you ? A bottle of silver solution, a jar of copper solution, a small quantity of nitric acid, a box of plaster of Paris, a Daniells battery (all complete for the purpose of plating the counterfeit coins), files for cutting the milled edges of the coins, brushes and other things for cleansing the coins before plating them, some copper rods for holding the coins in the plating battery, and various smaller similar articles, all used for the same purpose; also a large quantity of metal, a large piece of bismuth, and a piece of zinc.

The Clerk (to Mr. Lloyd): You don't cross-examine on that to-day?

Mr. Lloyd: I propose to reserve my cross-examination, sir, until the case is gone into properly.

Mr. G. C. Williams: The case is remanded until this day week.

Mr. Lloyd: I don't know whether your worship will allow me to apply for bail in this case? I can offer bail in any reasonable sum.

Mr. G. C. Williams: I don't think this is a case really in which I should grant bail.

Mr. Lloyd observed that the principle on which bail should be granted was not whether a man was guilty or not, but whether the interests of justice were likely to suffer, and whether the prisoner would appear for his trial.

Mr. G. C. Williams: I think the interests of justice would suffer.

Mr. Lloyd: Well, I won't press it till this day week, sir.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 10th October 1904


WHITCHURCH COINER

PLEADS GUILTY AT THE ASSIZES


At Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea on Tuesday Albert Heitzman, 31, watchmaker, pleaded guilty to making counterfeit coins resembling florins and half-crowns; also to having in his possession a galvanic battery for the purpose of making such coin, and having in his possession certain counterfeit coin, at Whitchurch on October 7, 1904.

Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. St. John Francis-Williams for the defence. There were previous convictions against the prisoner; but Mr. Williams, on his behalf, said this was the first charge of coining. He did not belong to any gang of coiners. He worked as a jeweller and watch repairer, and it would be necessary for the trade that he should possess some of the articles found in his possession. They were not used exclusively for making base coin. It was twelve months since prisoner was last in trouble, and he must ask his lordship to assume that during that time prisoner had been leading an honest life.

The Judge: Can that be shown? I can't assume it.

Mr. Williams: I can only ask you to assume it.

The Judge: I should like to know something as to what he has been doing.

Mr. Lloyd Morgan (for the Crown) said that prisoner had been living in a cottage near Caerphilly by himself. All these things found in his house were instruments used for the purpose of manufacturing base coin.

Inspector Nott was called, and, in answer to the judge, said that prisoner had lived at the cottage for four months, and previously to this had lived at Cardiff. He had not heard that the prisoner had done anything of that kind at Cardiff. He had not uttered coin to his knowledge.

The Judge (to prisoner): I will give you another chance - eighteen months.

Prisoner: Thank you, my lord.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 26th November 1904



Albert Heitzman, 36, a watchmaker, described by the judge as an expert and deliberate coiner, was sentenced at Leeds Assizes on Tuesday to seven years' penal servitude.

Source: Evening Express - 11th November 1908

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Postby dognose » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:22 am

ALBERT HEITZMAN (Follow-up)


Cardiff Man's Violence

ARRESTED AS A "COINER."

Whitchurch Raid Recalled


The capture by the Leeds police of two alleged counterfeit coiners. Albert Heitzman and James Noad, recalls the exploits of Heitzman while at Cardiff a few years ago. The son of respectable people, once resident in Canton, Cardiff, this well-dressed and highly intelligent man has given the police much trouble. When arrested in the street a few days ago at Leeds, he struck the detective officer a violent blow in the face and then took to his heels. The detective followed in hot pursuit, and after another struggle handcuffed Heitzman, who, while running away, threw aside a parcel, which was subsequently found to contain 21 coins.

An Important Capture

It is alleged that unfinished coins were found at Noad's house, in a bedroom fireplace, and that at Heitzman's house an electric battery and certain liquids were taken possession of. The Leeds police are reported to attach much importance to the capture of Heitzman and Noad, who are under remand till Friday.

Jumped Through the Window

A few years ago Heitzman lived at Whitchurch, near Cardiff, when complaints were being received from all parts of South Wales as to the passing of counterfeit coins. The counterfeits were clever imitations, and not easily detected. One night Detective-Sergeant Gretton (Cardiff) and Inspector Nott (then stationed at Llandaff, but now at Aberdare), led a raid on Heitzman's house. He was caught red-handed. Moulds and other appliances were seized but Heitzman, as at Leeds, made a daring attempt to escape. On the arrival of the police he rushed upstairs and jumped through the window almost into the arms of constables whom Inspector Nott and Detective-sergeant Gretton had placed on duty outside while they entered the house. At the Glamorgan Assizes Heitzman was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, and the appliances found at Whitchurch were ordered to be destroyed.

A Successful Defence

Heitzman was next heard of at Manchester, where he again fell into the hands of the police. The defence he set up was that the coins he made were to be used as dummy coins on bookmakers' bags and satchels. He was subjected to a severe cross-examination, but was not in the least shaken, and the jury accepting the defence put forth, Heitzman was found not guilty, and he was acquitted.

Back at Cardiff

A few months ago Heitzman was once again in Cardiff, and (it may have been only a coincidence) almost simultaneously with his visit the police received complaints of a sudden distribution of counterfeit florins and half-crowns.


Source: Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News - 12th September 1908

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OLLIVANT & BOTSFORD

12-14, Ann Street, Manchester


An examples of the work and mark of Ollivant & Botsford:

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Ot&Bd - London - 1901


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Ot&Bd - Birmingham - 1933 - Jubilee mark


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O&B - London - 1972


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Ollivant & Botsford - Manchester - 1898

See: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=3453&p=43237

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=32427&p=156922&hilit=ollivant#p156922

Ollivant & Botsford were registered with the London, Birmingham, Chester and Glasgow assay offices.

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A.E. DUTTON

City Road, Chester


JEWELLER'S SHOP BURGLED

The shop of Mr. A. E. Dutton, jeweller, City road, Chester, was broken into during Monday night, and jewellery stolen of the value of about £750.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 11th September 1907

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JAMES WHITTLE

Blackburn


JEWELLERY ROBBERY

Between Saturday night and Monday morning the jeweller's shop of James Whittle, Market-place, Blackburn, was entered by thieves, who decamped with £400 worth of jewellery.


Source: Evening Express - 26th October 1896

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MARY HUNTINGDON/HANNAH MARIA HUNTINGDON

Bridge Street Row, Chester


MARRIED

Last week, Mr. John Huntington, silversmith, of London, son of Mrs. Huntington, silversmith, Chester, to Miss Polito, daughter of Mr. Polito, of Exeter Change, London.


Source: North Wales Gazette - 22nd April 1813

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SAMUEL EDWARDS

Stockport


A JEWELLER IMPOSED UPON

John Mitchell, aged 38, described as a fitter, was charged with stealing by a trick a watch and chain, 20 rings, nine brooches, a pencil case, four studs, a pair of links, a button hook, and a tooth-pick, the property of Samuel Edwards, at Stockport, on the 7th January. Mr. Colt Williams prosecuted, and said the prisoner went to the jeweller's shop, and said he was an electrical fitter in search of lodgings. Prosecutor directed him to a suitable house, and, "out of gratitude," prisoner returned and said he had a lot of friends in Sunderland, to whom he would send presents. He selected the jewellery, and said he was going to draw £25 out of the Post-office Savings Bank. He invited Mr. Edwards to go with him the next morning, but, needless to say, he never put in an appearance. Prisoner had undergone 17 or 18 terms of imprisonment, and was sentenced to three years' penal servitude.


Source: The Cheshire Observer - 13th April 1901

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RICHARD BOND

Broughton-in-Furness, Lancashire


Mr. Richard Bond, a watchmaker, of Broughton-in-Furness, has just lost his life In the attempt to cross the Cumberland range of mountains from Langdale to Wastdale Head.

Source: The Aberdare Times - 4th February 1871

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ALBERT J. PRITCHARD - GEORGE PRITCHARD

Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester


COUNTERFEITERS ARRESTED

Silversmith Held for Running Coins In Mold


London. Aug. 12. A pipe manufacturer and silversmith named Albert J. Pritchard, and his son, George Pritchard, both of whom live at a tobacconist's shop In Cheetham Hill road, Manchester, have, it Is alleged, been manufacturing silver coins.

A silversmith pronounced the coins to be made of real silver, but said there was a slight defect In the Roman figuring. In his opinion, they had not been through the mint.


Source: The Washington Herald - 13th August 1911

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JOHN WOOLLEY

Chester


FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS

On Monday afternoon, Mr. E. Brassey (city coroner) held an inquest at the Albion Inn on the body of a journeyman jeweller named John Woolley, who resided for some time at 18, Albion-street, Chester, and died under rather sad and strange circumstances the previous evening.—W. A. Rowland, of 18, Albion-street, said deceased, who had lived with him for about two years, was not temperate in his habits. About 1 p.m. on Saturday he went home to his dinner, and was greatly surprised to find deceased lying on the floor at the bottom of the stairs with his (witness) wife beside him. Deceased was muttering something, but witness could make no sense of it, and Dr. Hamilton was sent for immediately.—Dr. Hamilton said he was called in to see deceased at the time mentioned, and found him muttering and unconscious. He was suffering from a contused wound on the back of the head, and although he regained his senses, death ensued about 5.30 p.m. the same day. Death was caused through an effusion of blood into the brain, which might have been brought about by a blunt instrument or a fall. He (the doctor) also attended to Mrs. Rowlands, who had a cut on the right eye, which extended to the cheek bone. She told him afterwards that she was helping Woolley upstairs, when he fell and carried her with him. She also informed him that he had been drinking heavily that morning.— Alice Rowlands said deceased did not go out that morning. He got up about 10 a.m. but had no breakfast, although he sent for a quart of beer. After that he had several more drinks. Between twelve and one o'clock he complained of feeling very tired, and asked witness to take him to bed. She assisted him upstairs and told him to catch hold of the hand-rail, but somehow he fell backwards and she followed. She remembered nothing more except that Dr. Hamilton attended her on the sofa.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.


Source: The Chester Courant - 18th July 1900


This is likely to be the same John Woolley who entered his mark, 'J.W.' incuse, with the Chester Assay Office in c.1892.

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GEORGE R. SPRINGETT

53, later, 99, Bolton Road, Darwen


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George R. Springett - Darwen - 1882


George R. Springett is recorded at 53, Bolton Road, Over Darwen, in Kelly's Directory of the Watch & Clock Trades - 1880

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SAMUEL GREENOUGH & SONS

45, Newport Street, and 82, Bradford Street, Bolton


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S. Greenough & Sons - Bolton - 1905


The business of George and Samuel Greenough in 1895.

S. Greenough & Sons entered their mark, 'S.G&S', contained within an oval punch, with the Chester Assay Office on the 9th April 1895.

S. Greenough & Sons entered their mark, 'S.G&Sons', incuse, with the London Assay Office on the 10th October 1895.

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CHARLES EDWARD DAY

Runcorn, Cheshire


An example of the work of Charles Edward Day, a Christening set, assayed at London in 1964:

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CED - London - 1964

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CED - London - 1964

Charles Edward Day also used the services of the Chester Assay Office, were he entered similar marks on the 17th February 1961 and 12th September 1961.

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R. GILBERT & SONS

154, Dalton Road, Barrow


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R. Gilbert & Sons - Barrow - 1906

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A.J. FRASER

5, Lune Street, Preston


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A.J. Fraser - Preston - 1882

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POWELL & JONES

37, Pride Hill, Shrewsbury


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Powell & Jones - Shrewsbury - 1882


A daring robbery took place during Monday night on the extensive lock-up shop of Messrs. Powell and Jones, jewellers and silversmiths. Pride-hill, Shrewsbury. Jewellery valued at upwards of £1,000 was stolen.

Source: Western Mail - 22nd February 1899

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SAMUEL LEIGHTON

Lancaster


BURGLARY AT LANCASTER

Some burglars early this morning entered the shop of Samuel Leighton, jeweller, in Lancaster, and took jewellery valued at £3,000. Notwithstanding that the police were continually passing the shop, that there was an armed watchman in the vicinity, and many dogs in the neighbourhood, the burglars succeeded in getting clear away with their booty.


Source: South Wales Echo - 4th August 1900

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THOMAS S. SMITH

Haslingden, Lancashire


SWAYING MOTOR-CAR

In a charge at Burnley against Thomas S. Smith, a Haslingden jeweller, for being drunk when driving a motor-car, the evidence of a policeman was convincingly picturesque.

He described the car swaying from one side of the road to the other. and finally helplessly backing into a brick wall.

A fine of £2 was inflicted, with endorsement of licence.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 19th October 1904

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HOLT's

51-55, Netherfield Road, Nelson


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Holt's - Nelson, Lancs. - 1953

Noted as being in business until at least 1971.

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PATRICK LEONARD

Jackson's Square, Green Gate and 18, Stanley Road, Salford, Manchester


Example of the work and mark of Patrick Leonard:

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PL - Chester - 1842

Patrick Leonard also entered his mark with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 5th October 1835.

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