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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 am

DISCOVERY OF OLD PLATE

London


A number of gold and silver coins, together with silver plate, has been found by some workmen in an old chimney shaft in Leicester-square. They appear to have been in their hiding place for a great number of years. The plate, which was perfectly black, turned out on examination to be of rare workmanship. Altogether there are 22 pieces, consisting of candelabra, centre-pieces, vases, cruets, &c, and the weight is 293 ounces. The coins belong to, several reigns, from Charles II.'s down, and are in a high state of preservation. The Treasury officials took possession of the articles.

Source: South Wales Daily News - 7th June 1880

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MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS' ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA

Melbourne


A general meeting of this association was held at the offices, 104 Queen-street, on Tuesday evening ; Mr, Valentine Robertson (the president) in the chair. The balance sheet for the past 12 months showed the association in a flourishing condition, and the secretary reported that the roll was increasing week by week, which showed that the retail trade was thoroughly in accord with the object of the association, and anxious that the public should purchase the "hall mark" goods. The "hall marks," which are daily advertised, appeared to be well known, and in order to still
further bring them into prominence some additional arrangements were being made for elaborate advertising.

At the close of the general business a cordial vote of thanks was carried, on the motion of Mr. S. P. Aronson, to the retiring president, Mr.
Valentine Robertson, for the admirable manner in which he had filled the position during his term of office.

The annual meeting then took place, and the following officers were all re-elected President, Mr. Valentine Robertson ; treasurer, Mr. John Larard ; secretary, Mr. John Petherick ; executive committee, Mr. Saul P. Aronson. Mr: P. Shappere, Mr. A. Beaver.

The matter of the tariff was then considered as regards imported jewellery not made in the colony, and it was resolved that a deputation should wait upon Mr. Best, the Commissioner of Customs, and lay their views before him.


Source: The Age - 22nd July 1895

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JEWELLERS WEIGHTS AND MEASURES EXEMPTION ENDED

Birmingham


Manufacturing jewellers at Birmingham hitherto exempt from the operations of the Weights and Measures Act, have been notified that the exemption will cease. They have applied for a month’s grace before inspection, so as to get their weight's and scales adjusted.

Source: The New Zealand Times - 4th May 1901

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JEWELRY STORE COLLAPSES

Buffalo, New York


Buffalo, N. Y., May 21.—A section of the Seneca St. front of Brown’s building collapsed at 9:25 o’clock this morning, burying a score of persons in the ruins. No. 14 Seneca St. was occupied by George Clegg as a jewelry store, which was destroyed in the collapse. Mr. Clegg was not injured.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 27th May 1896

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FRAUD ON JEWELLERS

London


Miss R. Goldsmith, of Anderson Villa, Malden, Surrey, is in custody in London on three charges of an extraordinary nature. Firstly, she is said to have forged and uttered a bill of exchange for £650 secondly, to have received a bracelet and other jewellery, of the value of £3,370, well knowing the same to have been stolen; and, further, to have obtained by fraud from Messrs. Drayson and Son manufacturing jewellers, Brewer-street, London, jewellery worth £15,000. The bracelets valued at £3,370 were obtained by the brother of the prisoner from Messrs. Charman and Son, Beak-street, on his telling them he had a customer for their goods. Failing to either return the goods or cash up, Goldsmith was asked for whom he had obtained them, and he thereupon gave the name of Lady Pakenham. Messrs. Charman, however, were not satisfied, and Goldsmith gave acceptances for £9,600 to retain as security until he explained his extraordinary conduct. The promising youth, however, absconded, and he has not yet been apprehended. The discovery having been made that his sister, Miss Rebecca, had received the goods, she was apprehended, and she now lies in custody, pending further investigation of this remarkable affair.

Source: The Cambrian - 31st January 1873

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JEWELRY SAMPLES STOLEN

Chicago


Chicago, July 18 - Jewelry valued at nearly $25,000 was stolon from a sample carrier today on a crowded street in front of the Silversmith building. The jewelry was taken from Patrick McDermott, who was carrying the sample case for Jacob Levin, a salesman employed by the Low-Taussig-Karpeles company of New York. The police department and several detective agencies were notified and began a search for the stolen jewels.

Source: The Evening Standard - 18th July 1912

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 am

THE ATTLEBORO PLATING COMPANY

Attleboro, Massachusetts


A new plating shop has been started at 215 W. Exchange St., Attleboro, Mass., by Gussie Rosenfeld and Wm. T. Sheehan. The name of the new company is The Attleboro Plating Company.


Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1914

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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 am

JEWELLERS' PICNIC

Stradbroke Island


The annual picnic of the Manufacturing Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association of Queensland, was held at Stradbroke Island. The party motored to Southport, and then proceeded by motor launch to the island.

Among those present were the president (Mr. W. F. Cole), Mr. A. A. Fullerton (representing the Queensland Chamber of Manufactures) and Mrs. Fullerton, the vice-president (Mr. W. T. Gibson) and Mrs. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. Kirshaw, Mr. and Mrs. C. Grimsey, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. C. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Stegman, Mr. and Mrs. G. Flugge, Mr. C. Roberts, Mrs. L. Lay, Miss R. Garnett, and Miss R. Smith.

Dinner was served in the shade of the cotton trees, and here a number of toasts were honoured.

The day was spent in bathing, hiking and beach sports.


Source: The Telegraph - 21st November 1933

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THE UDALL Co.

New York


The Udall Co., of this city, have been incorporated to manufacture and sell articles in silver, with a capital stock of $2,400. The directors of the company are: Chas. F. Udall, Chas. M. Slater and Roswell M. Udall, all of New York city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 7th March 1894

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Postby dognose » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 am

ROGERS & BROTHER

New York


Rogers & Brother have secured the elegant store in the fine new building now being finished in Courtlandt street by the Metropolitan Telephone Company. The building is one of the finest of the down town structures and will contain all the modern improvements. The store of Rogers & Brother will extend from Courtlandt to Dey street, they having acquired additional premises in Dey street in order to accommodate their immense business. Their removal will take place as soon as the new store is ready for occupancy.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - March 1887

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Postby dognose » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:20 am

WATCH CASE QUESTION IN THE COMMONS

London


In the House of Commons on March 4, Mr. Kimber asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether his attention had been called to the case of Messrs. Robbins & Appleton, agents in this country of the Waltham Watch Manufacturing Company, who, having an order for Australia for 400 Waltham watches, and having the movements in their possession and desiring to have them cased in this country, unhall marked, but, in American style, marked “ Sterling, 925/1000.” applied to the Goldsmiths’ Company for permission to have the order executed; whether such permission was refused on the ground that it was illegal for any watch case manufacturers in the United Kingdom to be exempted from the compulsory obligation of assay and hall marking; whether, as a consequence, the order had to be executed in America, to the loss of English watch case makers of an order for 400 cases, and an estimated loss of 10,000 cases per annum; whether her Majesty’s government would consider the expediency, in the interest of British industry, of abolishing the compulsory obligation of assay of watch cases manufactured in the United Kingdom for export abroad; whether he was aware that parts of the works of watches are made abroad and put together sometimes with other parts made in this country, and that the Merchandise Marks Act (1862) Amendment bill makes no provision for such cases, and whether the government intended to introduce any amendments to apply to them, and, if so, how they will be dealt with.

Source: The Daily Chronicle - 5th March 1887

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A WATCHMAKERS' GRIEVANCE

London


In appealing to Mr. John Bright on the subject of their last new grievance, the watch-case makers of Clerkenwell were unfortunately advised. Every maxim of free trade rose up at once before the member for Birmingham - far too clear-sighted to be led astray by an appeal to his patriotism. The text of the appeal made to Mr. Bright is not before us, but we may safely conclude that it contained some statement that watch-cases could be made more cheaply in Switzerland than in England. This was quite enough for Mr. Bright, who, apparently, took a cruel pleasure in closing a logical vice on his correspondents. "You say," argued Mr. Bright, "that your workmanship is better than that of the foreigner. If this be true, surely you can make watch-cases as cheaply as they can be produced abroad." He had already pointed out that gold is as dear in Switzerland as in England, and that the malcontents had, therefore, no real grievance. Practically, the watch-makers did not mean that the excellence of their workmanship consisted, as Mr. Bright chose to assume, in its cheapness. What they sought, under the guise of protecting the public from fraud, was protection of their own peculiar industry from an insidious form of competition. Swiss gold watch-cases are sent over here to be hall-marked by the Goldsmiths' Company and, being fitted with Swiss works, are sold as English watches. It is very immoral to perpetuate a fraud of this kind, but unfortunately it could not be grappled with save by a prohibitory duty, a method now understood to be both troublesome and useless. The hall-mark of the Goldsmiths' Company, which declares the quality of the gold, takes no account of nationalities, and must not be confounded with the trade marks which the too intelligent foreigner frequently counterfeits to his own profit, and the loss and fury of Sheffield and Birmingham.

Source: Iron - September 1877

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Postby dognose » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:28 am

ASSAY OFFICE (?) ROBBERY

Sheffield


The premises of the Sheffield Goldsmiths' Company were entered by burglars the other night and several hundred pounds worth of jewellery were stolen. Entrance appears to have been effected by prising open the door of a revolving shutter. Although the main entrance faces the principal street of the city, where two constables are on duty, the culprits got both in and out without being observed.

Source: The Cardigan Observer - 12th December 1896

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THE STERLING SILVER Mfg. Co.

Providence, Rhode Island


The Sterling Silver Mfg. Co. is the name of a new concern that is to begin the manufacture of a line of sterling silver flatware in the new Doran building, 150 Chestnut St. While the names of the members of the concern have not yet been announced it is understood that one has been for several years the foreman of a factory in this city and that the new firm is financially backed by a Newark (N. J.) capitalist.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th August 1908

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:45 am

SENATOR BEVERIDGE ATTACKS THE TARIFF PLACED ON WATCHES

Washington


Washington, May 19. Charging that the interests of the retail Jewelers were not properly considered, Senator Beveridge today, declared in the senate that he would have the watch movement schedule completely reviewed when the Aldrich bill comes up for final action. He favored all the tariff needed on watches but the question was whether the senate would ruin the business of a thousand jewelers for the sake of the great monopoly and combination which Is controlling the watch business.

Source: The Marion Daily Mirror - 19th May 1909

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INVENTOR OF THE STEEL PEN?

New York


The inventor of steel pens is an American, and a well known resident of our city, Mr. Peregrine Williamson. In the year 1800, Mr. W., then a working jeweler at Baltimore, while attending an evening school, finding some difficulty in making a quill pen to suit him, made one of steel. It did not work well, however, for want of flexibility. After a while he made an additional slit on each side of the main one, and the pens were so much approved that Mr. W. was called to make them in such numbers as to eventually occupy his whole time and that of a journeyman. At first the business was very profitable, and enabled Mr. W. to realize for the labor of himself and journeyman a clear profit of $600 per month. The English soon borrowed this invention, and some who first engaged in the business realized immense fortunes.

Source: Journal of Commerce - 1835

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EBER R. RAY

Meriden, Connecticut


The death is reported of Eber R. Ray, who for 25 years had been employed as watchman at the Meriden Britannia Co.’s factory, Meriden. The deceased was 81 years of age.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st June 1904

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THE NEW LORD MAYOR

London


At the Guildhall, London, on Monday Mr. Alderman Savory was unanimously chosen by the court of aldermen as Lord Mayor of London for the ensuing year. He is the leading partner in a large firm of jewellers in Cornhill.

Source: Western Mail - 30th September 1890

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A DELIGHTFUL SECRET

Philadelphia


A leading jeweller in Philadelphia says he has become a hopeless cynic. After 13 years' experience in his business. It has, he says, been for some time a favourite fad with young men in society when one becomes engaged to present his fiancee with a jewelled bracelet, which the jeweller rivets on the wrist so that it cannot be slipped off. This is supposed to be a token of the eternal bondage of the wearer to the donor, and the perpetual reminder of fidelity. But in a day or two the lady receives a note from the jeweller requesting her to call. When she does so, she is shown a secret spring, whereby she can put aside the bond at will. "And I have observed," added the jeweller, "that although the fair lady protests about making use of the spring she is delighted to find the secret of it."

Source: South Wales Daily News - 30th September 1887

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Postby dognose » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:25 am

GOLD HALLMARKING

United Kingdom


An important decision on assay marks is mentioned in the annual report of the Birmingham Jewellers and Silversmiths' Association. Owing to
representations made by the association, the report states, all the assay offices have now definitely agreed not to mark any 9 or 12 carat goods unless such goods assay at their full quality both as a whole and in every part; and the association have decided to proceed against any members of the trade making or selling goods which do not assay at the full quality as represented by the marks on the article.


Source: The Geelong Advertiser - 19th April 1911

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