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Our next visit was to Mappin Brothers’ new premises in Regent-street. We had always thought that this firm and Mappin & \Vebb's were the same, but now discovered that they are totally distinct. What a rage there is this season for fluted things! We noticed this particularly at Mappin's. From dish-covers to cigarette-cases, there were specimens of everything in fluted work. The backs of brushes were also treated in this way. They have delightful solid silver repoussé toilet-sets, consisting of table-mirror, brushes, hand-glass, comb-tray, lamp-case with curling-tongs, shoe-horn, clothes-brush, bonnet-whisk, match-cover for Bryant & May’s matches, and silver-topped toilet bottles of cut glass. Other articles suitable for presents are silver inkstands, handsomely pierced photograph-frames, frames for miniatures, candlesticks in every size, from a deliciously quaint, squat little pair, five inches high–just the things for the piano or writing-table, where one wants the light to fall low instead of wasting itself in “ Excelsior " movements.

In electro-plate, there are silver candelabra, chased and fluted, cigar-cases, cigar-lighters, candle-shades (lined with colour), and the whole range of table requisites. Among the novelties in this department we noticed a very pretty hash-dish, with spirit-lamp beneath, and a pyramidal cover. A cutlet-dish with fine fluted cover has a well for hot-water, which can also be used for soup. We also saw a new pattern in vegetable-dishes, with a long handle, most convenient for handing round. This is removable. The lid can be converted into a second dish by unscrewing the handle, in the same way as with an entree dish. There was a beautiful new design for a soup-tureen, too, in the form of an old Greek or Roman vase, wide in shape, and with curved handles rising at the sides. The new stand for biscuit, butter, and cheese is composed of three separate plated dishes, with a handle that holds the three together. The one intended for butter is fitted with a glass lining. We were shown all sorts of new devices for the dinner table, among them being pretty fruit-dishes with silver frames in cut glass good china. Some of the Crown Derby ones are beautiful. A case of claret-jugs contains some lovely specimens, many of them in exquisite cut-glass, and others in shapes copied from old Dutch models. In some of them the lid rises when you clasp the handle. For afternoon tea there are stands for holding silver cream-jug and sugar basin. A stand of liqueur glasses with silver rim has a very beautiful jug of a lovely shape, with a silver lid. A biscuit-box, new to us, but not, it seems, a very recent novelty, has two divisions separated by open-work silver, so that two different kinds of biscuits can be kept. The whole closes up together in the form of a fluted shell, with prettily-curved handle.

Upstairs we saw all kinds of dressing-bags. A new one for a lady is made with sufficient space to hold a riding habit, or even a tea-gown or dressing-gown, &c., if neatly packed. This bag is patented by the firm. You can imagine what a comfort it would be on occasion. A handsome dressing-case has fittings of hammered silver-gilt. They are beautiful. But I could not describe one-half of what we saw. I trust, however, that I may already have helped you towards an idea for a Christmas present, which was my object.


Source: Truth - 18th December 1890

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Mappin & Webb Ltd. - London - 1907

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Postby dognose » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:13 pm

A couple of advertisements from Mappin & Webb's Rio de Janeiro branch in 1922:


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Mappin & Webb - Rio de Janeiro - 1922

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Mappin & Webb - Rio de Janeiro - 1922

100, Ouvidor, Rio de Janeiro and 28, Rua 15 de Novembro, São Paulo

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Mappin & Webb Ltd. - London - 1920

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MAPPIN & WEBB Ltd. v. LEAPMAN

In The High Court Of Justice.–Chancery Division

Before Mr. Justice Farwell

May 5th, 6th and 8th, 1905

Mappin and Webb Ld. v. Leapman



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Source: Reports of Patent, Design, and Trade Mark Cases - Volume 22 - Patent Office - 1905

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Mappin & Webb Ltd. - London - 1915

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GREGORY & SHEEHAN

Rua da Alfandega 65-Sob., Rio de Janeiro


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Gregory & Sheehan - Rio de Janeiro - 1922

Late of Mappin & Webb.

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Mappin & Webb Ltd. - London - 1919

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Postby dognose » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:33 pm

The Royal Cutlery and Plate Works of Messrs. Mappin and Webb was established over half a century ago by Mr. John Newton Mappin and his brother-in-law, Mr. George \Vebb, and since then Mr. Mappin has been joined in partnership by his sons, who are among the present members of the firm. The plant comprises a casting shop, in which the metal required is converted into ingots, twenty furnaces being necessary for this purpose. On being transferred to the rolling-mills it is converted into sheets for subsequent treatment. Thence the metal goes on to the stamping-shops, which are fitted with machines for shaping all sizes and kinds of goods, from such small articles as tea spoons and forks to the largest pieces of table plate–dish covers, salvers, entree dishes, etc.. The spinning is the next department, and here the articles are turned and shaped upon a number of specially contrived lathes. The parts are afterwards soldered or brazed together, and then passed on to the silversmiths for further treatment. In the plating department there are large vats, dynamos, and various apparatus of the best type, for depositing gold and silver upon the goods to be treated. In the silversmiths’ department a staff of specially trained workers is employed. In the glass-cutting shops are produced crystal accessories to table and decorative art. In the cutlery shop is to be seen a large variety of pearl and ivory handles being carved, engraved, and otherwise manipulated. The Company are users of a large quantity of ivory, and they are among the largest purchasers of this valuable commodity in the world.

Source: The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute - 1906

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A case of considerable interest in commercial circles occupied the attention of Mr. Justice Farwell in the Chancery Division this week. The plaintiffs, Messrs. Mappin and Webb, Limited, of London, Sheffield, Paris, Nice, and Johannesburg, who in 1902 acquired the business of Mappin Brothers, which they have continued to carry on, applied for an injunction to restrain George Stanley Mappin, Ernest Montague Mappin, and Norman Randolph Mappin from so labeling and describing and marking their goods as to leave persons to suppose that they were the goods of the amalgamated firm of Mappin and \Vebb and Mappin Brothers, jewellers, silversmiths, etc. Defendants in 1901 commenced trading as Mappin Brothers in some basement premises in Queen Victoria Street, in proximity to Mappin and Webb’s establishment, as manufacturers of plate-powder, polishing-paste, etc. After evidence, defendants consented to judgment with costs in favour of Mappin and Webb. Under these circumstances the plaintiffs consented not to enforce the costs of the action so long as defendants performed their undertaking, the more so as defendants were young men who appeared to have been misled. His Lordship made an order for an injunction and for costs accordingly.

Source: The Illustrated London News - 17th December 1904

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Messrs. Mappin & Wehb announce that the business of Messrs. Stephen Smith & Son, which has been carried on by by them for several years at King Street, Covent Garden, has been removed to their premises in Oxford Street, where they will carry on the designing and manufacturing of testimonial and presentation plate as heretofore.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st August 1889

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Cutlery Trade-Marks Applied For

(trade-mark applications pending in the U.S. patent Office)


PICTURE of man in moon with emanating rays –No. 159,478. Mappin & Webb, Limited, Sheffield and London, England. For lancets, fleams, surgical scissors, and surgical cutlery generally.

PICTURE of man in moon with emanating rays –No. 159,475. Mappin & Webb, Limited, Sheffield and London, England. For manicure scissors, nail clippers, files, and tweezers for use upon the person.


Source: The American Cutler - November 1922

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Mappin & Webb, Ltd., have just issued their new shares, of which 200,000 eight per cent cumulative preference and 200,000 ordinary are offered to the public. The former are at £1 ($5 pre-war rate) par, and the latter at £1.2.0 ($5.50). The concern's present share capital is $7,500,000. More than $5,000,000 of this has been issued. The assets of the company on the last day of 1919 totaled $6,732,568. The liabilities the same date were $3,596,828.25. This brings the surplus (with estimated net proceeds of present issue) to $5,085,857.25. The company plans to rebuild and extend the Oxford St. premises, and a new factory that will give a very much larger output is now in course of erection in Sheffield. The proceeds of the present issue will be used for repayment of bank loans, thereby reducing the charge for interest. The company now has branches in Argentine, Brazil, France, South, Africa, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st December 1920

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Man Who Operated in Minneapolis Arrested at Montreal When He Visits Jewelry Store of Subscriber Who Had Read of His Methods

Montreal, March 4.–The great value of The Jewelers' Circular's news service in keeping the trade informed of the operations of crooks throughout the country was again made manifest this week when the police of this city arrested a man calling himself, "H. H. Muggley," 48 years of age, who claimed he is from New York but who is stated to be wanted in Minneapolis for the theft of nearly $6,000 worth of jewelry. The arrest took place in the lobby of the Windsor Hotel and Muggley when taken into custody was found to have in his possession a large diamond ring with two sapphires and 62 gems, a valuable gold watch and other pieces of expensive jewelry which are believed by the police to be part of the loot secured in Minneapolis.

The arrest of Muggley was the result of work by the operatives of the Burns Detective Agency in Minneapolis and in Montreal of Chief of Police Walker, of Minneapolis, and of the local Detective Bureau. It was the information supplied by a local jeweler and by Chief of Police Walker, of Minneapolis, and by the operatives of the Burns Agency and the Montreal detectives.

Muggley is reported to have a police record, is claimed by the detectives to be a "confidence man" operating particularly in jewelry. His method is said to be that of buying some expensive jewelry at a large jewelry store and paying for it. A second purchase is then made, being for a very large amount, and the payment is by check which it is stated turns out later to be worthless. The man believed to be Muggley operated in Minneapolis during January and an article appeared in The Jewelers' Circular of February 25 telling how he had obtained a quantity of jewelry worth $5,400 from J. B. Hudson & Sons of that city by means of a worthless check. The Burns Detective Agency and the Minneapolis detectives were put at work on the case and Muggley was traced to Vancouver, B. C, where he tried a similar game at the store of Henry Birks & Sons in that city without success and it was believed later he was on his way to Montreal.

From what has now been learned, he arrived here about four days ago in company with his wife and 13-year-old son and went to the Windsor Hotel where he took a suite of rooms. Unfortunately for the man, he did not realize that The Jewelers' CircuLar has a large number of subscribers throughout Canada as well as the United States and that the account of his operation in Minneapolis had preceded him here. Among the concerns on whom he called were Mappin & Webb who have a store at 353 St. Catherine St., West. Muggley made several visits to this store and after having some jewelry repaired stated he intended to buy a $6,000 stone and would pay for it by a check on a United States bank. He stated particularly that he wished to make the exchange on this check and have it paid in cash in an amount aggregating about $900.

W. Talbot Payton, the secretary and treasurer of the concern, who had read of the operations of the man in Minneapolis, became suspicious and referred to The Jewelers' Circular, carefully reading the description of the man who had operated on J. B. Hudson & Sons. The Burns Agency was then notified and immediately the wires between this city and Minneapolis became hot with messages.

Yesterday morning at 8 o'clock, Chief of Detectives Lepage received a telegram from Chief of Police Walker, of Minneapolis, asking for the arrest of Muggley, and detectives were sent out on the case. They soon located their man at the Windsor Hotel and the arrest was effected. Muggley was taken to headquarters and his wife accompanied him. She claimed that she had no knowledge of the affair.

At headquarters Chief Lepage questioned Muggley, and all the jewels, as listed by Chief of Police Walker, of Minneapolis, were recovered. Mrs. Muggley was allowed to return to the hotel, but Muggley was detained at headquarters. The recovered jewelry, valued at about $6,000, was placed in charge of E. Laflamme, Bertillion expert and chief of the recovered goods' office.

A telegram was received last night from Chief Walker, of Minneapolis, stating that the necessary papers for extradition were being made out and that two detectives from Minneapolis would leave at once for Montreal. It is expected that they will arrive here on Monday. Muggley will be arraigned before Judge Choquet, in Extradition Court, today.

It was stated yesterday by William M. Birks that Muggley had visited the store of Henry Birks & Sons, Ltd., in Vancouver, and announced his intention to visit the headquarters at Montreal, when a warning was sent by wire from their Vancouver branch that Muggley's credit was very questionable. Last Friday Muggley had visited the Birks' store here, with his wife and son, all expensively dressed, with much costly jewelry. Muggley looked over some jewelry, and selected a $6,000 diamond ring to be held for him. Mr. Birks at once wired their Vancouver office whether it was safe to accept a check for $6,000 from Muggley, receiving a reply on no account to do so. Instructions were given to refuse any check, if he came in again.

E. H. Moore, managing director of Mappin & Webb, Canada, Ltd., said that Muggley had visited their store on the same day he called at Birks. His wife was wearing a very valuable diamond pendant necklace, which she wanted shortened. While she was arranging as to this Muggley started looking over a jewelry case, and was fascinated by the most expensive article in it, a $6,000 diamond pendant, which he wished to buy for his wife.

It was at this time that Mr. Payton mixed in and recalled the article in The Jewelers' Circular, giving a description of Muggley and his methods. The coincidence between the name and methods was too striking, and he reported the matter to the managing director, who communicated with the Birks firm, the Windsor Hotel, and the Burns Detective Agency.

Referring to the arrest of Muggley, The Jewelers' Circular is in receipt of the following letter from W. Talbut Payton of Mappin & Webb.

Montreal, March 5, 1920. Editor Of The Jewelers' Circular:

You will be interested to learn that The Jewelers' Circular has once more proved a valuable medium for running down that particular type of gentry who believe in obtaining goods by the use of bad cheques.

Further comments are hardly necessary, as the story from the Montreal Gazctte today will give you full detail.

Had it not been for the article in The Jewelers' Circular, which was noticed by the writer, and associated with the accused, whose methods were so similar, it is doubtful whether this man would have been apprehended, as the detectives did not begin operations on the case until they had been notified by our Mr. Moore.

The accused had made several visits to the store and stated that he intended to buy a $6,000 stone and would pay by cheque on a United States bank, but particularly stated that,he wished the exchange on this cheque paid in cash (an amount aggregating $900).

We have no idea what the outcome of this arrest will be but there seems to be no doubt that the police have the right man and that the goods taken from Minneapolis have been secured and will be returned to their proper owners.

Yours faithfully, Mappin & Webb (Canada), Ltd.

W. Talbot Payton,
Sec.-Treasurer.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 10th March 1920

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