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Re: Views of American Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

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WHITING & DAVIS


An image of the factory of Whiting & Davis located at Plainville, Massachusetts:

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This image was published in 1906.

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A.G. WOOD & SON


Interior views of the premises of A.G. Wood & Son of Boston, Massachusetts:

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This image was published in 1884.

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WOLF-MULHERIN COMPANY


An image of the factory of the ecclesiastical silversmiths, Wolf-Mulherin Company located on the corner of Fifth and Huntingdon streets, Philadelphia:

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This image was published in 1921.

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H. MUHR's SONS


An image of the factory of H. Muhr's Sons, located on the corner of Broad and Race streets, Philadelphia:

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This image was published in 1887.

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THE M.C. LILLEY & Co.


An image of the factory of the M.C. Lilley & Co., at Columbus, Ohio:

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This image was published in 1893.

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M. STRAUS


An image of the premises of M. Straus, located at 408-412, Fulton Street, Brooklyn:

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This image was published in 1911.

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ENOS RICHARDSON & Co.

An advertisement that shows various views of the premises of the jewelers, Enos Richardson & Co., situated at Columbia and Green Streets, Newark, New Jersey (the address in the ad. is for their New York head office):

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This advertisement was published in 1891.

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GEORGE W. DOVER

An image of the premises of Geo. W. Dover located on Clifford Street, Providence, R.I.:

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This image is from 1901.


George W. Dover. Manufacturer of jewelers' findings of every description, in all metals. Works at 80 Clifford street, one of the largest brick buildings in the midst of the jewelry manufacturing section of the city of Providence. Employs 120 hands. Business established in 1890, when he was engaged on contract work for a number of manufacturers, and in 1892 a copartnership was formed with George W. Pritchard, under the name of Dover & Pritchard In 1896, Mr. Dover purchased his partner's interest, at which time he became sole owner. The former location of the works on Eddy street were very soon found to be inadequate to the increasing demands of the business, new machinery being added to the plant nearly every month until every available space was filled. Consequently in 1900 the entire plant was moved to the five-story brick building on Clifford street, a cut of which is shown on the opposite page.

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George W. Dover

With the new machinery that has been added to the plant in the new factory, this is now the largest in the world devoted wholly to the manuacture of jewelers' findings. Mr. Dover's originality as to the production of patterns that should meet the popular demand, and his wide experience with machinery, was the mainspring of his success as a manufacturer, and these are still the dominating features of his business. His plant consists of all the modern machines for the production of the various designs, many of them being automatic and others made specially for the bringing out of original patterns. Mr. Dover was born in Ancaster, Canada, April 14, 1865. Received his education in Hartford, Conn. His first business in life was that of a newsboy in the city of Hartford, by which he earned money enough to enable him to take a course of mechanical studies prior to entering the employ of the Pratt & Whitney Co. Completing his trade as a machinist and tool maker, he was employed for a number of years by various concerns throughout the country, among them being Lieb & Co., E. E. Garvin, and the S. S. White Co. of New York, the American Sewing Machine Co. of Philadelphia, and the Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N. Y. This wide experience undoubtedly had much to do with laying the foundations of his business as a manufacturer, which has proven so successful from the beginning.

There are a number of milling machines, lathes, etc., which enable his corps of tool-makers to produce the various designs that his trade calls for with great rapidity and accuracy, and these tool-makers are kept busy by a force of designers that are constantly planning new patterns for every branch of the business, so as to enable the house to keep fully abreast of the times in bringing out the very latest productions that the trade is looking for, and which have given Mr. Dover a leading reputation in the line of specialties. There are a number of power presses, and every conceivable kind of a machine that the findings manufacturer requires, and many special machines of his own make that enables this factory to turn out the most strikingly artistic designs that have ever been used in the jewelry manufacturing business. A plant of this size consumes an immense amount of stock in the course of a year, the greater amount being divided between silver and brass. In the year 1900 this factory consumed upwards of 100 tons of brass alone. The consumption of brass for their first year was between 1 and 2 tons, which shows to what enormous proportions this industry has grown.


Source: Biographical History of the Manufacturers and Business Men of Rhode Island - Edited by Joseph Davis Hall Jr. - 1901

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BENZIGER BROTHERS


An image of the factory of the ecclesiastical silversmiths, Benziger Brothers, situated on the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Rockwell Place, Brooklyn, New York :

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This image was published in 1894.

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INTERNATIONAL SILVER Co.


An image of the International Silver Co.'s pavilion at the Panama Pacific International Exposition held at San Francisco in 1915:

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A.A. VANTINE & Co.


An image of the premises of A.A. Vantine & Co., specialists in all things from the Far East, located at Fifth Avenue and Thirty-Ninth Street, New York:

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This image was published in 1914.

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HENRY BIRKS & SONS


An Interior view of the workshops of Henry Birks & Sons of Montreal:

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This image was published in 1905.

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Re: Views of American Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

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THE MERIDEN COMPANY


A view of the new store of the Meriden Company at 49-51, West 34th Street, New York :

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The new store was opened following the firm's removal from 218, Fifth Avenue, New York.

Their first New York store was opened in 1856 at 90, John Street. Following their removal from the John Street premises they relocated to 199, Broadway where they became the tenants of Napoleon III, he having purchased the property from the famous American dentist in Paris, Dr. Thomas Wiltberger Evans. After their removal from 199, Broadway, the firm would move a further four times before arriving at West Thirty-Fourth Street.

This image was published in 1910.

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PLATT & BROTHER


An image of the premises of Platt & Brother, located at 20, Maiden Lane on the corner of Liberty Place, New York:

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This image was published in 1848.

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:47 am

An image of the premises of Warren, Spadone & Co., located at 658, Broadway, corner of Bond Street, New York:

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This image is from 1871.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=32952&p=107274&hilit=spadone#p107274

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M.S. BROWN & Co.


An image of the premises of M.S. Brown & Co., located at Granville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia:

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This image was published in 1890.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31885&p=81399#p81399

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Re: Views of American Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

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F.S. HALL


An image of the premises of F.S. Hall, 194, Main Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts:

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This image was published in 1912.


Oldest Jewelry Store in Fitchburg - Established In 1867 - Conducted by Experienced Proprietor

The value of an old-established site for any one particular kind of business is generally admitted by mercantile men. There is a disposition on
the buying public's part to trade where it has before, or where the family has been accustomed to going. Thus we find the jewelry store of F. S. Hall, 194 Main street, has been the trading place for more than a generation, and Mr. Hall’s predecessor, J. H. Fairbanks, was in business for nearly forty years.

Everything in the jewelry trade is shown by this concern, and though some ingenuity has to be practiced to arrange all the stock handled, it is successfully done, and the most inviting lines of silver, glass, and ornamental wares are shown.

Fancy articles of rare and delicate textures are carried, and particular designs for special occasions, gift seasons, anniversary events, weddings or presentation affairs, are displayed in one of the finest and largest assortments carried in this city. Watches, clocks, rings, charms, fobs, precious stones, and the more conventional articles always found in a jeweler’s stock are dealt in, but the concern has a particular reputation for novelties and rare patterns in silver and beautiful
wares.

Watch, clock, and jewelry repairing is skillfully done, and optical goods are handled in complete assortment, eye troubles being diagnosed, and prescribed for by an expert optometrist.

Mr. Hall is a jeweller of some twenty-five years’ experience. He was employed by J. H. Fairbanks for six and a half years, following which he was located in Boston with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co. for four and a half years. He returned to Fitchburg after he purchased this business of Mr. Fairbanks, and for thirteen years has conducted it with increasing patronage and proportionate success.

It is naturally the best-known jewelry store in our city, but further than that It is regarded as a most complete establishment, where dealings are always reliable and trustworthy.


Source: The Fitchburg Sentinel - 23rd March 1912

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Re: Views of American Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

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KING & EISELE


An image of the premises of King & Eisele, located at 10-20, Division Street, Buffalo, New York:

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This image was published in 1905.

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CHALLENGE CUTLERY CORPORATION


An image of the premises of the pocket knife manufacturers, the Challenge Cutlery Corporation of Bridgeport, Connecticut:

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This image was published in 1905.

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Re: Views of American Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

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G.W. FAIRCHILD & SONS


An image of the premises of G.W. Fairchild & Sons of 997, Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut:

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This image was published in 1905.

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