Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 pm

AARON LUFKIN DENNISON


An image of Aaron Lufkin Dennison, founder of what was later to become the Dennison Watch Co. of Birmingham, England:

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This image was published in 1888.

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ROLLING SILVER INGOTS INTO SHEETS


An image of the process of rolling silver ingots into sheet form:

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This image is from 1910.

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SILVER BY PAUL REVERE


An image of some silverware by Paul Revere:

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This image was published in 1907.

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A BIRKS SILVER-CHASER


An image of a silver-chaser working at Birks, Montreal:

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This image was published in 1905.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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CROSS OF SPIKED STEEL AND SILVER


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This cross, made of steel and silver, consists of 2,060 separate parts, not a single screw, pin or particle of solder being used in fastening the entire piece together. Square steel rods, into which incisions have been filed and all the parts fitted together, so that the cross in its entirety looks like a solid casting, make up the distinct parts.

On each piece a sharp point has been filed so that it does not permit of any firm grasp by the bare hand. An image of the Redeemer occupies the center. This image, which is of gilt, is surrounded by a silver frame.

A. Werner, a Silversmith of Milwaukee, the constructor of this wonderful piece of work abandoned his task on three different occasions, so arduous and trying did it become. All the square rods from which the cross is made have been filed and placed together by hand.

By exact calculation 2,000 hours were occupied in its construction, or 250 working days of eight hours each. This, including Sundays, is nearly a year's labor.


Source: The Church Times - July 1909

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE Co.


An image of the delivery vehicles of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company of Philadelphia :

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This image was published in 1919.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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EVA MACOMBER


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Necklace in Silver & Pearl - Necklace in Silver & Topaz

Designed and Executed by Mrs. Eva Macomber. Shown at the Hingham Exhibition, 1911.

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SOCIETY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, BOSTON


The headquarters of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and the National League of Handicraft Societies, located at 9, Park Street, Boston:

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This image was published in 1911.

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JOSEPH FAHYS


An image of Joseph Fahys (b.1832-d.1915), head of Joseph Fahys & Co. and the Alvin Manufacturing Co.:

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This image was published in 1915.

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WILLIAM REDMAN


An image of William Redman, F.R.G.S., an authority on precious metals and hallmarking, author of, amongst others, Illustrated Handbook of Information on Pewter and Sheffield Plate (1903), Marks on Gold & Silver Plate Imported into the United Kingdom (1907), and Money Currency and Precious Metals, Hall-Marks and Date Letters (1920):

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This image was published in 1903.

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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - CHICAGO - 1893


An image of the rather modest display of the Roy Watch Case Company:

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KANDYAN SILVERSMITHS


An image of silversmiths working at Kandy, Ceylon:

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This image was published in 1908.

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GOLD BARS


An image Gold bars stored in the Bank of British North America, Dawson City, Yukon Territory:

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This image was published in 1909.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOP, TORONTO


An image of the Arts and Crafts shop, located at 91, King Street West, Toronto:

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This image was published in 1907.

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SÄCHSICHE METALLWARENFABRIK AUGUST WELLNER SÖHNE


An image of the manufactory of August Wellner Söhne at Aue, Sachsen:

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This illustration was published in 1904.

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THE LAST BARGE OF THE GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY


An image of the last barge used by the Goldsmiths' Company:

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The last of the Company's ceremonial barges was made in the 1820's at a cost of £1,575, it was last used in 1845 and then sold for £100.

This illustration was published in 1896.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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EVERETT L. SPENCER


An image of Everett L. Spencer, proprietor of E.L. Spencer & Co., jewelry manufacturers of Providence, Rhode Island:

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This image was published in 1901.


E. L. Spencer & Co. —Manufacturers of gold rings together with a general line of jewelry. Works located in the "Emma" Building, corner Aborn and Washington streets, Providence. Mr. Everett L. Spencer, the sole proprietor of the business, was born in Providence, April 29, 1867. As a boy he began to work for the jewelry firm of Waite, Smith & Co., remaining with that firm for ten years, the last four years he was representing the company on the road. At the end of this time, he severed his connection with the firm and associated with George H. Holmes & Co., becoming
a traveler through the West for the latter, remaining in that position for four months. His connection with this house was brief, as he made arrangements to enter the business field for himself, and began under the firm name of E. L. Spencer & Co., on April 15, 1891, locating his factory at 62 Page street. A beginning was made by purchasing the plant of F. A. Stevens & Co., of Providence, which was owned by Albert A. Remington, of this city, who was a partner with with Mr. Spencer for one year. After the first year, Mr. Remington's interest was purchased by Mr. Spencer, who thus became sole owner of the entire business, and has been ever since. When business was first begun, the firm manufactured a line of plated and silver brooches and stick pins. In fact, the same line that had previously been made by George H. Cogshill, who had previously owned the plant. From the beginning, Mr. Spencer began to make additions to the line, having an aptitude for bringing out new things that were tasty in design and elegant in finish. In this way he forged ahead until he finally merged the original business into a line of solid gold goods, and to-day the firm is noted all over the country as a leading gold ring house, rings having been a specialty, although a large production of brooches, stick pins, drops, studs, charms, baby pins and eye glass chains are also made. The factory of the firm remained at 62 Page street until last year, when the rapidly growing business of the firm required larger quarters, and a removal was made in August, 1900, to the elegant "Emma" Building, which is owned by Dutee Wilcox, and located at the corner of Aborn and Washington streets. The building is one of the best situated and equipped for manufacturing purposes of any to be found in this city. The factory of Mr. Spencer is also probably as well equipped for the class of work manufactured by his concern as any to be found, being filled with machinery that is up to date. The firm gives employment to a number of capable designers and tool-makers, as well as to a large number of employes of high grade. The firm also have an extensive department for packing jewelry, and ample office room.


Source: Biographical History of the Manufacturers and Business Men of Rhode Island - Edited by Joseph Davis Hall Jr. - 1901

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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MYRTON A. CUTLER


An image of the expert engraver, Myrton A. Cutler, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts:

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This image was published in 1912.


MYRTON A. CUTLER

Expert Engraver in Savings Bank Block Has Had Long Experience at His Trade


Though the profession of engraving is generally associated with the jewelry business, it is, like every other industry, more completely and thoroughly executed when entire attention is given to it. That a man should make it his sole business is an indication also that he has achieved particular reputation in this line, for he would naturally undertake kindred branches if he were not kept busy in this field.

Myrton A. Cutler, the engraver in the Fitchburg Savings Bank block, has been established for himself here for the past fifteen years. He has in that time given exclusive attention to this line of work. Though for twenty-three years, he has had charge of this block. Various assistants are employed for the caretaking of the building, and their work is supervised by Mr. Cutler. Except for these affairs, Mr. Cutler gives his time to engraving, and the finest work in this trade that is done anywhere in the country is exhibited by Mr. Cutler.

Practically all of the jewelers in Fitchburg and Leominster have their engraving done here, and any sort of lettering is attended to in a thoroughly artistic and workmanlike manner.

Letterhead engraving, monograms on stationery, door plates, casket plates, badges and engraving on any sort of metal are lines of work executed here, and inscription and monogram work on watches and jewelry is a specialty.

Stencil work is also done, and anything that comes into this field, whether of ordinary demand or most unusual, is attended to to the complete satisfaction of the customers.

Mr. Cutler, who was born in Fitchburg, learned the trade of jeweler here, and after some years in that industry, followed a natural bent and specialized on engraving.

He was formerly on the ground floor of the Savings Bank building, but in later years occupies an office one floor up. He is known to most of
Fitchburg’s residents, and as the supervisor of this bank property, and proprietor of the engraving business, has won a reputation for integrity and uprightness.


Source: The Fitchburg Sentinel - 23rd March 1912

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H.R. WOODWARD


An image of H.R. Woodward, a Norwich, Connecticut, jeweler:

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This image was published in 1909.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sat May 12, 2018 4:41 am

THE ASCOT GOLD CUP FOR 1842


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THE ASCOT GOLD CUP FOR 1842.

W0N BY " BEES-WING," THE PR0PERTY 0F G. 0RDE, ESQ.

Drawn And Engraved By Cook.

Before entering into a minute description of the splendid trophy which constitutes our second embellishment, we purpose giving our readers a brief account of the winnings of this extraordinary daughter of Dr. Syntax. Perhaps no animal ever possessed greater celebrity as a stout runner than Bee's-wing, who may be considered at the present moment the best mare in her Majesty's dominions. She was bred by her respected owner, G. Orde, Esq., in 1831, and, as we have already observed, was-got by Dr. Syntax, dam by Ardrossan, out of Lady Eliza, by Whitworth—Spadille—Sylvia, by Y. Marske.

Bee's-wing came out as a two years old in 1835, and won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, and 100 sovs. at Richmond.

In 1836 won 250 sovs. and the Gold Cup at Neweastle.

In 1837 won the Gold Cup at Newcastle, 135 sovs. and the Gold Shield at Doncaster, the Gold Cup and Queen's Plate at Richmond, and the Gold Cup at Northallerton.

In 1838 won the Gold Cup at Catterick Bridge, a piece of plate, the Gold Cup, and 50 sovs. at Newcastle, 70 sovs. at Doncaster, the Queen's Plate at Lincoln, and the Gold Cup at Northallerton.

In 1839 won 40 sovs. and the Gold Cup at Catterick Bridge, 60 sovs. and the Gold Cup at Neweastle, the Queen's Plate at York, the Gold Cup at Stockton, the Gold Cup and Queen's Plate at Richmond, the Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster, and the Queen's Plate and Gold Cup at Lincoln.

In 1840 won the Gold Cup at Catterick Bridge, 60 sovs. at Newcastle, 35 sovs. and 140 sovs. at Lancaster, two Queen's Plates at York, 50 sovs. and the Gold Cup at Doncaster, 100 sovs. and 90 sovs. at the Caledonian Hunt.

In 1841 won 125 sovs. and the Stand Cup at Chester, the Gold Cup at Newcastle, the Gold Cup at Stockton, 60 sovs., the Cup, and the Hornby Castle Stakes, at Doncaster, and the Gold Cup and Queen's Plate at Richmond.

In 1842 won the Gold Cup at Ascot, and the Gold Cup at Newcastle.

We now come to the descriptive merits of our second illustration, denominated the Ascot Cup. The subject which Mr. Cotterill has this year chosen to form the group, is in its design as complimentary to the royal patrons of these aristocratic races as in execution it is perfect. Mr. C. deservedly stands at the head of the class of artists who model for silversmiths, and his productions, annually exhibited at Messrs. Garrard's, in the Haymarket, have earned for that house a celebrity which no other can equal. He has selected a fine theme for the exercise of his art—an incident of the Battle of Crecy, when the banner of the gallant King of Bohemia was laid by the Earl of Warwick at the feet of the victorious Black Prince, as a trophy of that glorious field—a trophy which to this day forms the crest of the heir apparent to the British crown. The group is thus constituted:—The Black Prince, in full armour, with his vizor raised, and in an attitude of lofty repose after the tumult of the fight, is seated upon a noble destrier, the energy of whose action contrasts finely with the calm bearing of his rider; the Earl of Warwick is on foot, but, like the prince, armed cap-a-pie, and bending forward, lowers in the dust the banner of "blind Bohemia," bearing on it three plumes of ostrich feathers, with the motto " Ich dien; a page, kneeling and unbonneted, on the opposite side, completes the group. The artist has been successful in every point of view, but his greatest force has been thrown into the magnificent horse, which supplies the motive of the work. His form is perfect, uniting vigour with elegance, and suggesting at once the idea of strength with speed. The figure of Edward is also extremely noble, and grace and beauty are strikingly shown in the attitude of the kneeling page. The minor details are exquisitely finished, and the contrast between the golden ornaments and weapons—the baldric, the shield, the sword, the dagger of mercy, the trappings of the steed, &e., the burnished silver which imitates the plate armour, and the frosted silver forming the camail, etc.,—produce a remarkably fine effect. It requires no knowledge of costume, nor interest in the story to admire such a group, and the rough Yorkshireman, whom we saw looking at it, and pronouncing the horse "a varry pratty one," said as much in its favour as the virtuoso by his side, who delivered a more elaborate opinion. The former would, it is true, "as lief see t' money;" but if he wins the prize, he has, at any rate, the satisfaction of knowing that he has got his money's worth, for fortunately there is no lack of taste to patronize works of art of the high order of those already enumerated. Mr. Orde must congratulate himself on having secured such a trophy—the proudest, amongst the many, won by his extraordinary mare.


Source: The Sportsman - August 1842

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