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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:01 am

Presentation to the Mayor of Trowbridge


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The annexed cut is an illustration of the casket presented to W. R. Browne,Esq., Mayor of Trowbridge, by the Duchess of Albany, on the occasion of the opening of the Town Hall. It was designed by Mr. E. Whitmarsh, jeweller, Trowbridge, and was made by Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co., of Birmingham and London,–in their manufactory in Birmingham. It is hardly necessary to say that the firm who can turn out such a beautiful and artistic piece of work is capable of supplying any article of jewellery or plate in which delicacy of workmanship, artistic design, and softness of finish are the leading features. The style of the casket is renaissance. It is silver-gilt, richly embossed and engraved, and rests on six carved feet. The cover is supported by pillars richly embossed with wreaths of ivy in gold round them. The front panel shows a view of the Trowbridge Town Hall in repousse work, oxydised silver, very beautifully executed. The two ends bear respectively the Royal Arms and Mr. Browne's armorial bearings, richly enamelled in proper heraldic colours. On the back of the casket the old castle of Trowbridge with its seven towers, is represented in repousse work, oxydised silver. The top of the casket is very richly mounted with a royal crown on a cushion resting on a dome supported by pillars. Mr. Browne's monogram is shown on the panel of the lid in enamel. The lid is hinged. The whole is a work of art of which both the designer and manufacturer may be justly proud. The following inscription is engraved on a silver plate which is placed on the plush of the velvet base :–" Presented to W. Roger Browne, Esq., J.P., C.C., by his fellow townsmen, on the opening of the Town Hall, Trowbridge, by H.R.H. the Duchess of Albany, June, 1889."

The firm of Messrs. B. H. Joseph and Company, 20, Frederick Street, Birmingham, is one of the largest houses in the jewellery trade. They employ at the present time over 250 workmen, and their manufactures comprise : diamond and gem work of the highest class ; all kinds and classes of gold-work–18-carat, 15-carat, and 9-carat ; silver ornaments for ladies' and gentlemen's wear ; silver requisites, such as toilet services, vases, cups, children's rattles, and even such small articles as thimbles. Their manufactory is situated, as above, in the heart of the manufacturing district of Birmingham, and their branch houses, in London, at 29, Ely Place, E.C., and in Madrid, at Preciados, No. 35. Merchants visiting any of these cities would do well to give them a call.


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

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:01 am

Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co., 20, Frederick Street, Birmingham, says the 'Jewish Chronicle', have just turned out of their factory a very handsome set of mounts for ornamenting the Scrolls of the Law used in Jewish Synagogues. The class of work is unique, and is somewhat of a departure from those in use in most congregations. They consist of two bell-mounts, a breast-plate and a pointer. The bell-mounts are made in silver, and formed in the shape of three canopies, one surmounting the other, with bells hung at intervals on the outer edges. The style is repousse, and the handsome chasing, enriched as it is with gilding in different colours, with a white background, gives a very beautiful effect. The breast-plate consists of a square silver plate with the upper corners rounded, and is chased and gilt to match the bell ornaments. On this plate are fixed the two tablets of the law surmounted with the name of the Deity engraved in Hebrew characters. The pointer, also of silver, is of the usual form, but is surmounted with a crown, and around the centre is a ring and shield on which is engraved the monogram of the donor. The work on this is en suite with the other ornaments. These have been made by Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co. for a client of theirs in South Africa, who will present them to the, congregation of which he is a member. The work is such as to reflect great credit on the firm that has produced it.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st January 1890

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:08 pm

DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIP

Joseph B H and Co.—Wholesale jewellers, &c. Henry Joseph, Barnet Henry Joseph. 27th July 1869.


Source: The Birmingham Commercial List - Estell & Co. - 1874

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:09 am

Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co., Frederick Street, Birmingham, 1 and Ely Place, Holborn, E.C., introduced to our notice a useful novelty for smokers in form of a lighter. It consists of two small tubes, one containing a plaited fuse, and the other a chemical substance in which is inserted a thin wire, on drawing which—charged with the chemicals—across the fuse it immediately becomes ignited. Its price, compactness and safety, will ensure a big demand for the novelty

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1888

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:35 am

One of Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co.'s apprentices (Mr. Archibald Williams) has been awarded the first prize of the Birmingham School of Art branch of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association, for a set of drawings of shells, and the second prize for a sketch design.

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

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:10 am

Tom Williams, of 264, Regent Street, W., who has represented Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co., of Birmingham and London for the last fifteen years, is leaving them this month.

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

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:26 am

Messes. B. H. Joseph & Co., of 20, Frederick Street, Birmingham, have patented a very valuable article much wanted in the trade, and one that is both simple and ingenious. It is a size for measuring the arm for bracelets. Hitherto there has not been anything of the sort used in the trade, and it must prove of great benefit. It is called the "Standard" bracelet sizer. The patent is applicable to measuring for other purposes as well.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 6th November 1882

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:30 am

Messes. B. H. Joseph & Co., of Birmingham, have sent us one of their " patented " bracelet-sizers, which is simple as well as ingenious. It is an article which every jeweller must require. We do not remember ever having seen a gauge before that at once measures the wrist and records it with perfect accuracy. It may be objected that being round in form, it cannot measure the wrist, which is oval, but the size between the wrist bones being measured, a bracelet maker having the same gauge to guide him, will be at no loss to work to it, and the little dial on the top of the gauge accurately records the measurement. It is so constructed that, being passed over the wrist, by turning the thumb-screw it is contracted or expanded to the size of the arm, and indicates on a small dial, which forms the head of the " sizer," the size of the bracelet required. Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co. are to be congratulated on this addition to the useful articles they have already introduced to the trade.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th May 1883

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:14 am

A very handsome casket has been designed by Mr. Whitmarsh, jeweler, of Trowbridge, and manufactured by B. H. Joseph & Co., of London and Birmingham. It is in the Renaissance style; silver gilt, very richly embossed and engraved, and is supported by six carved feet. The casket was presented to the Mayor of Trowbridge on the occasion of the opening of the Town Hall there. It was intended as a mark of the respect in which the Mayor, W. R. Browne, Esq., is held by his fellow-townsmen, and the design of the casket is in accordance with this object. The front contains a view of the Trowbridge Town Hall—repousse work, very beautifully executed in oxidized silver. On the back of the casket is seen the old castle of Trowbridge in repousse work, also oxidized silver, while at one end are the royal arms and at the other end Mr. Browne’s armorial bearings, enameled heraldic colors. The top of the casket is the royal crown on a cushion resting on a dome supported by pillars. The whole conception is highly creditable to the designer, while the work has been executed with a delicacy of finish of which Joseph & Co. may be proud. I should mention as explaining the reason for the introduction of the royal emblems, that the presentation was made to Mr. Browne by H. R. H. the Duchess of Albany on behalf of the townspeople. I believe Her Royal Highness has some connection with the town.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - August 1889

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:01 am

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:41 am

£100 REWARD

Stolen, from a barrow, in Grafton Street, Dublin, on Thursday, 10th inst., a brown leather case, containing a large stock of gem rings, comprising diamond half-hoops, sapphire half-hoops, sapphire and diamond half-hoops. Diamond - single stone, three stone, and five stone - gipsy rings. Ruby and rose diamond rings, pearl and diamond rings, coral and pearl rings, ruby and pearl rings, and pearl rings - most of them having the initials B. H. J. inside. About one dozen 15-carat collarettes and necklets. Value about £1000. The above reward will be given for information that will lead to the recovery of above property, or in proportion to amount recovered. Information to Messrs. B.H. Joseph & Co., 20, Frederick Street, Birmingham; or to Detective Police, Dublin and Scotland Yard.


Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st October 1885

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Re: B.H. Joseph & Co. - Birmingham

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:24 am

GREAT ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY

A commercial traveller named Williams, of the firm of B. H. Joseph and Co., was robbed of a large black bag containing rings, lockets, pins, and other jewellery, valued altogether at £1000, at Westbourne park station, on Saturday night. He had left the bag on the platform for a moment.


Source: The Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News - 17th March 1877

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