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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:28 am

Walter J. Crompton, formerly for nine years assistant foreman in the electro-plating department of the Gorham Mfg. Co. has resigned as a member of the staff of Tom Howick, special agent here of the Department of Justice, to engage in the real estate business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st May 1919

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Postby dognose » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:02 am

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The Gorham Mfg. Co. the past week completed a large contract with E. A. Bacheldor, manager of the new Lexington Hotel, Michigan Ave. and 22d St., for supplying the hotel with their wares.



Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th May 1892

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Postby dognose » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Vice-President Robinson, of the Gorham Mfg. Co., has presented to the Providence Athletic Association, a handsome loving cup of pottery with silver handles fastened by two rims of silver about the cup, as a prize in the whist tournament. The design is one of the Gorham's latest.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th January 1895

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The Gorham Company - New York - 1905

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Postby dognose » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:52 am

The Richter Mfg. Co. have started at 33 Canal Street, Providence, R. I., to manufacture silver deposit ware. The company is composed of Geo. C. and Victor F. Richter, who were formerly with the Gorham Mfg. Co. of that city. Some new and unique designs will be placed on the market for the fall trade.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - August 1909

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Postby dognose » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:01 am

William C. Codman, who for the past twenty-four years has been head designer for the Gorham Manufacturing Company, left the early part of last month for England, where he will permanently reside, having severed his connection with the Gorham company on June 1.

Source: The Metal Industry - July 1914

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:50 am

The Gorham Mfg. Co. are to manufacture the prize for the New England Veteran Firemen’s muster, which will take place at Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12. At a meeting of the executive committee of the association, which was held the past week, it was decided that the design for the prize should be an immense flaming torch, and the contract for its construction was given to the Gorham Company.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 14th August 1895

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Death of William H. Lloyd

Providence, R. I., Feb. 5.—William Henry Lloyd, another of the old-time silversmiths to be associated with the Gorham Mfg. Co., who retired from active service about three years ago, died at his home, 303 Bucklin St., last Wednesday, after a short illness. He was in his 82nd year, but up to about six weeks ago had been in remarkable health. He suffered a slight cold, which he was unable to break, and complications developed from which he died.

He was born in Birmingham, Eng., in 1841, where, after a somewhat limited education in the parish schools, he became apprenticed to a silversmithing firm with whom he remained until 1880, when he came to this country and became settled in Providence. He secured a position with the Gorham Mfg. Co., at that time corner of North Main and Steeple Sts., as a silversmith, and remained with that concern 37 years, until retired on pension about three years ago.

Mr. Lloyd belonged to a lodge of Forresters, was an honorary member of the James Wood Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of the Elmwood Christian Church. He was one of the original members of the Quarter Century Association of the Gorham Mfg. Co. He is survived by his widow and one son.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th February 1921

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - New York - 1898

Agents for Heaton, Butler & Bayne of London.

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Postby dognose » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:13 am

Frederick Walker, who for many years has been with the Gorham Co., 15 Maiden Lane, has the sympathy of the trade in the death of his wife last Thursday. Recently Mr. and Mrs. Walker celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st July 1920

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm

Gov. Utter last week appointed J. F. P. Lawton, of the Gorham Mfg. Co., one of the delegates from this State to attend the national conference upon immigration, to be held under the auspices of the Civic Federation in New York, Dec. 6 and 7.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th November 1905

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SILVERWARE FOR THE HOTEL HOLLENDEN, CLEVELAND, OHIO


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The silverware for the Hotel Hollenden was supplied in 1891.

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:20 am

Robert Pollard, who at the time of his death was in the employ of the Gorham Mfg. Co., passed away at the Rhode Island Hospital, last Tuesday, after a week’s illness. Mr. Pollard was born in 1865 and leaves a widow and one son. He was prominently identified with local musical circles and had appeared in light opera on the professional stage. He was one of the leading spirits of the Falstaff Club and will be greatly missed by a large number of friends and acquaintances.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th December 1905

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The Gorham Co. - New York - 1915

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Gorham M'f'g Co. - New York - 1905

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:25 am

Another evidence of the desire which President Holbrook, of the Gorham Mfg. Co., has for the betterment of the condition of the employes at the works, is to be found in the recent gift by Mr. Holbrook of a library of some 800 volumes, covering a wide range of subjects, to be placed in the Casino for the use of the employes.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th February 1901

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 am

At the meeting of the stockholders of the William B. Durgin Company of Concord, N. H., held on Feb. 24th., the following officers and directors were elected: President, Barton P. Jenks; treasurer, John P. Abbott; and clerk, Frank S. Streeter. The directors are: Edward Holbrook of New York City. John S. Holbrook, F. C. Lawton of Providence, R. I., and Benjamin A. Kimball, Frank S. Streeter, Barton P. Jenks and John B. Abbott of Concord, N. H. Edward Holbrook, John S. Holbrook and F. C. Lawton are connected with the Gorham Mfg. Co. of Providence. R. I.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - March 1913

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THE WINTON TROPHY

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Presented to the Lakewood Yacht Club by Alexander Winton, the fleet captain of the club, in 1907.

It is of sterling silver, hand chased, stands twenty-six inches high and is made in such exquisite taste that, while its great value is quite evident, there is nothing overdone or extravagant about it. It is the picture of grace and quiet elegance with a quality and beauty that must be seen to be fully appreciated. On the face of the trophy is a Lakewood Yacht Club burgee, beautifully worked in raised enamel. Beneath this enamel work is inscribed, in modest letters: "Presented to the Lakewood Yacht Club by Alexander Winton, 1907." On the reverse side is an engraved picture of a typical 18-footer under full sail. The trophy was designed by Cowell & Hubbard of Cleveland, Ohio, and made by the Gorham Company of New York. It is a fitting trophy to encourage the grand class of sailing boats that it is dedicated to. It will be to 18-foot class what the Lipton trophy is to the 21-foot class.

Source: Fore'n'aft - June 1907

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DEATH OF E. H. LOHRMANN

Providence Hub and Die Cutter Passes Away After a Long Period of Failing Health


Providence, R. I, Nov. 3.—Ernst H. Lohrmann, of the firm of E. H. Lohrmann & Co., hub and die cutters and designers, 137 Weybosset St., this city, was buried last Sunday in Bristol. While he had been in failing health for several years, during which he had not taken an active part in the business, he had been about every day and his death was a surprise to his large circle of friends. He was confined to his bed but five days, death being due to an acute attack of bronchial pneumonia.

Mr. Lohrmann was born in Germany, June 17, 1859, and was consequently in his 65th year. He learned his trade as a designer and hub and die cutter in that country, which he followed in all of the largest jewelry centers of Germany and Switzerland prior to his emigrating to America. He arrived in New York about 1893, and after about a year working in New York city and Newark he secured a position with one of the large silversmithing concerns in Connecticut and for about five years was associated with several of the Connecticut silverware factories.

In 1899 Mr. Lohrmann removed to Providence, where he entered the employ of the Gorham Mfg. Co., where for five years he held a responsible position in the hub and die department. In 1904 he resigned his position and entered into business for himself in the same shop where the business has since continued. In 1920, Theodore A. Droz, who had been manager of the business from its inception, was admitted to the firm as a partner and the firm name became E. H. Lohrmann & Co. Dr. Droz will continue the business under the same name and at the same place.

Mr. Lohrmann leaves no known relatives, as he was unmarried and any relatives that he may have are in Germany. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Knights of Pythias and several social clubs. He, however, was not active in either of the organizations or in social circles, as he was exceptionally industrious and during his younger life devoted his entire time to his business and his trade. In later years partial paralysis of his lower limbs made it inconvenient to get about with a great deal of freedom. In his business he was considered one of the most expert in this part of the country and was frequently called upon to execute work of a character that few artisans were capable of doing.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1923

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:13 am

GORHAM REORGANIZATION

Preferred Stockholders to Act Through Protective Committee—Plans to Refund Bank Loans

Providence, R. I., Nov. 17.—General interest is being manifested in financial and commercial circles, as well as in the jewelry and silversmithing industries, in the present status and the future of the Gorham Mfg. Co. While it has been known that ever since the sudden closing of the World War this corporation has been carefully and conservatively readjusting its affairs, the announcement given in these columns last week that a plan of reorganization was being worked out was of more than passing interest.

In local circles there is also much interest being shown, and commenting upon the situation the Providence Journal's financial writer says: "One of the outstanding events last week in relation to the local stock market was the formation of a protective committee for the preferred stock of the Gorham Mfg. Co. While the action was not unexpected and caused no difference in the price of the stocks, it does add one more step to what must be done before the company's affairs can be put in a profitable condition again. The Silversmiths Co., it will be remembered, controls the Gorham Mfg. Co. through ownership of 99 per cent, of the Gorham Mfg. Co. common stock. In addition, it controls the Whiting Mfg. Co., the William B. Durgin Co. and the William E. Kerr Co. The Gorham Mfg. Co. controls the Gorham Co., of New York city.

"Largely as a result of the poor showing of the Gorham Mfg. Co., The Silversmiths has been in financial difficulties for over three years, and on July 1, 1922, defaulted in the payment of $728,000 certificates of indebtedness and $240,000 secured notes. On Feb. 1; 1923, a noteholders' protective committee was formed. Both the preferred and the common stockholders took similar action at that time, and for the past nine months those committees have been working out a plan for reorganization of The Silversmiths Co.

"The Gorham Mfg. Co. paid off $342,000 first mortgage bonds at maturity last August and has $347,500 of the same issue maturing Feb. 1, 1924. These, it is said by officials closely in touch with the company's affairs, will be paid when due. This assumption is borne out by the current market price of par for such bonds. However, the company has a large amount of bank loans outstanding (the amount was $2,314,125 on Jan. 31. 1923), and to satisfy these a reorganization of the company's finance is necessary. It is because this reorganization is pending that the Gorham Mfg. Co. preferred stockholders last week formal their protective committee, that it might co-operate in any plan suggested and that the preferred stock might be in a position to effectively protect itself when such a scheme is adopted.

"Sale last week by the Gorham Co. of its eight-story building at the corner of 32nd St. and Fifth Ave., New York city, for $3,000,000, approximately half of which it is understood was paid in cash, will put Gorham in a considerably more liquid cash position and should do much to make adjustments of the Gorham Mfg. Co.'s bank loans easier.

"It is said on good authority that the various Silversmiths' committees are working on a plan whereby it will be possible to combine all of the companies now controlled by The Silversmiths Co. into one large concern. It is because it is so difficult to formulate a plan that would be fair and satisfactory to all of the interests concerned that the reorganization has not progressed more rapidly."


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st November 1923

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