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Cardiff Branch Win Trophy

At a recent dinner at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, Mr. F.W. Thomson, Sales Director, of Walker & Hall Limited, presented a silver rose bowl trophy to Mr. T.W. Orchard, Manager of the Cardiff branch of the company.

The trophy is awarded annually to the branch gaining the highest percentage attainment against the sales target during the year.


Source: Jeweller & Metalworker - 1st April 1962

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INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

Sheffield


The forthcoming Industrial Trade Exhibition is especially interesting to our artisans at the present time. It is to be opened on June 18, and remain open till July 18. A guarantee fund of 2,000l. has been raised, and 750l. will be divided into 330 prizes. Every successful competitor, in addition to his prize, will receive a certificate granted by the Cutlers’ Company of Hallamshire, under whose auspices the exhibition will be held. The idea originated with the Master-Cutler (Mr. J. E. Bingham, of Messrs. Walker & Hall, silversmiths), and was heartily endorsed by the Cutlers’ Company, as well as the Chamber of Commerce. The schedule is very varied, and is divided into five sections. Section 1 comprises the steel, file, saw, and edge-tool trades generally; section 2, electroplate and Britannia-metal ware trades. The third section is entirely devoted to cutlery, including surgical instruments and razors. In this section alone there are over 200 prizes, ranging from 3l. to 10s., with certificates. Section 4 deals with engineers’ and machine tools. Section 5 comprises the fender, fireiron, stove-grate, and general ironfounding trades. The Chamber of Commerce offers several special prizes of 5l. for original designs not before published. The exhibition will be singularly comprehensive, including even the glass industry, which is carried on at Swinton and Barnsley, both places being within the commercial jurisdiction of the Cutlers’ Company of Hallamshire. The object of the exhibition is to show the progress made by Sheffield artisans in the past, and to stimulate them to still greater skill in the future.

Source: The British Trade Journal and Export World - 1st May 1885

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:24 am

Salts, Pepper pots and mustard pots by Walker & Hall, assayed at London in 1937:

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - 1900

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Postby dognose » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:09 pm

Some silver and non-silver badges from Walker & Hall:

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W&H - Birmingham - 1953

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - 1862

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Strangers on their way to the centre of the town from the Midland station pass near the top of Howard Street, the extensive silver and electro-plate works of Messrs. Walker and Hall. In a small workshop which formed the nucleus of this establishment more than two generations ago, it is claimed that the first electro-plating ever done in Sheffield was executed. Be this as it may few works in the town have increased in size so steadily and to such an extent. Several years ago the firm had extended their borders so that they were bounded by Howard and Eyre Streets and two lanes which run at right angles to these two thoroughfares. Being thus precluded from further extension in a lateral direction the premises began to increase in height. Now, however, a new departure has been made and they have literally leapt over one of the lanes and effected a lodgment in the opposite block. This has been done by throwing a brick arch over on a level with the top story. From an aesthetic point of view this architectural feature was a daring thing to attempt, nevertheless it has not proved altogether unsuccessful. At any rate no obstacle stands in the way of a gradual extension to Norfolk Street, where the firm will be near neighbours to Mappin and Webb, Richardson and Co., and other smaller but equally prosperous houses in the trade.

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

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Postby dognose » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:42 am

A two-handled cup by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1949:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1949

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Postby dognose » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:47 pm

A napkin ring by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1944:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1944

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:48 am

A silver-plated tray by Walker & Hall:

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:37 am

A silver-plated wine wagon by Walker & Hall:

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Ω = 1907

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:13 pm

A pair of silver-plated entrée dishes with detachable handles by Walker & Hall:

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These dishes apparently lack any marks, with the exception of Walker & Hall's 1906 date mark:

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:27 am

A silver-plated dish clip by Walker & Hall:

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The clip is marked '51209 PATENT'

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:13 am

A unusual pair of tiny skewers by Walker & Hall:

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They are the subject of this topic: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=27683

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:38 pm

An image of the exhibit of Walker & Hall at the Brussels International Exhibition of 1897:

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A Report by The British Trade Journal regarding Walker & Hall's display at the Brussels International Exhibition:

MESSRS. WALKER & HALL, ELECTRO WORKS, SHEFFIELD. ELECTRO-PLATED WARE, SILVER WARE, CUTLERY, &c. An exceptionally good position is that occupied by the large and elaborate installation of Messrs. Walker & Hall, and the end view of the case (reproduced in our illustration) supplies but an inadequate idea of its general extent and contents. The view given is that which the visitor observes on entering the British section British court. The case is constructed of solid mahogany, lined from one of the doors to the left of the main hall, but the case itself with gold, and each end is surmounted by the firm's trade mark, extends about twenty feet along one side of the passage across the viz., a flag bearing the initials “W. & H.” It is divided into two parts, between which are entrances from right to left, the stand being closed at each end by a pair of magnificently wrought gates of nickel-plated steel, one of which is shown in our illustration. The contents of the display are protected from dust by a series of glass cases, and they comprise every class of electro-plate ware, solid silver table ware, the best table cutlery, pocket cutlery, scissors, and razors. These are in the very best styles of design, workmanship, and material, the firm maintaining a standard of merit unsurpassed, and holding large stocks of various goods at their warehouses and show-rooms at their works and at their branches in all parts of the world. In the case to be seen at Brussels a carefully selected assortment of the newest and best designs is presented, and it will enhance the reputation of the firm, great as this already is. We may make special mention of the series of magnificent wine bowls to the right of the stand when first approached. Close to these is a 7-ft. floor lamp of superbly exquisite design and finish, and there are various “Challenge" shields for presentation, the artistic character of which it would be impossible to surpass. In one section of the stand are a number of articles partly manufactured by distinguished visitors to the firm's works at Sheffield. Among these is an inkstand which was gold-plated by H.R.H. the Duchess of York, a steak dish partly made by H.R.H., the late Prince Albert Victor, and a vase electro-plated by the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, M.P. To show the character of their plating the firm exhibit various articles which have been in use for considerable periods, but the appearance of which is as good as ever, as far as the plating is concerned. Among these is a dish which has been in active service at the Great Northern Hotel at Lincoln for more than twenty years, and a spoon electroplated by the firm more than thirty years ago. The portrait observable in the centre of the front view is that of Mr. Geo. Walker, the founder of the firm of Walker & Hall, the first man in the world who deposited silver upon a useful article by the electro process, and who became eventually the father of the electro-plating trade of Sheffield. Mr. Geo. Walker was joined by Mr. Henry Hall, the uncle of the present partners, viz., Lieut. Col. J. E. Bingham, J.P., who joined the business at an early age, and afterwards took into partnership his brother, Mr. Chas. Henry Bingham, and his son, Albert E. Bingham. Close to the portrait of Mr. Geo. Walker is the original vat and battery used by him for his experiments over seventy years ago, which should be objects of the greatest interest to visitors, being carefully preserved in the original condition in which they were used. Below this is a large photographic view of the works, together with a group of the workpeople, of whom some 1500 are employed—a striking contrast to the nineteen hands employed when the present senior partner joined the business. We may add that the firm have, besides their large show-rooms, stock and show-rooms in Melbourne, and in eight other of the principal business centres, besides their stock and show-rooms at their works. Carried on by means of practical experience and technical training, and managed in complete harmony with the workpeople, the firm of Messrs. Walker & Hall promises to have a long period of successful development still before it. The ability with which it is managed and the high character of its productions are strikingly manifested in the display at this exhibition.

Source: The British Trade Journal - 1st August 1897

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Dissolution of Partnership

Walker and Hall.—Manufacturers. George Walker, Henry Hall, John Edward Bingham. As regards G Walker. 12th May 1865.


Source: The Birmingham and District and Sheffield and Rotherham Commerciail List - 1876

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - c.1920

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Postby dognose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:11 am

Cocktail sticks by Walker & Hall, assayed at Birmingham in 1951:

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Postby dognose » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Enamelled spoons by Walker & Hall:

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W&H - Birmingham-1953

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