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Information Regarding R. Blackinton & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am

A topic for recording information regarding R. Blackinton & Co.of North Attleboro, Massachusetts.


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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1908


If you have any details of the above company, advertisements, examples of their work, markings, etc., anything that you are willing to share, then here's the place to post it.

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North Attleboro Jewelry Manufacturer Badly Injured While Starting His Automobile

North Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 13.—Walter B. Ballou, of the firm of R. Blackinton & Co., was seriously injured Tuesday morning in an automobile accident. Seven ribs were fractured, and it was at first feared that he was internally injured. During the past few days, however, he has improved very much and is now out of danger.

Mr. Ballou was preparing for an automobile trip, and backed his machine out of the shed, put on the first speed and went around front to do the cranking. The clutch in some way had been turned on and the minute Mr. Ballou turned the crank the auto jumped ahead, knocking him down and pinning him up against a fence. His shouts attracted the attention of his wife and some neighbors, who lifted the machine from the prostrate man and conveyed him into the house. Three physicians were summoned, and they found seven ribs fractured.

Had the fence been a foot further off Mr. Ballou would have undoubtedly been killed.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 17th October 1906

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An example of the work and mark of R. Blackinton & Co.:

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R. Blackinton & Company - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1950

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ROSWELL BLACKINTON DEAD

North Attleboro Jewelry Manufacturer Dies at His Home After a Long Period of Poor Health

North Attleboro, Mass., Nov. 10 – Roswell Blackinton, one of North Attleboro's best known and most respected citizens, died Monday afternoon at his home on High St. Mr. Blackinton had been in poor health for several years, and for the last 10 days had been seriously ill. His condition, however, seemed to improve until yesterday, and his death, which occurred about 5 o'clock, was a great shock to his many friends.

Mr. Blackinton was born in North Attleboro, June 16, 1872, the son of Roswell and Caroline Price Blackinton. He was educated in the North Attleboro public schools, Mowry & Goffs, Providence, and at Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt.

Upon completing his education he entered the employ of R. Blackinton & Co., a concern established by his father and others, and was closely identified with it until he retired from active business in the Summer of 1920.

On Dec. 1, 1903, Mr. Blackinton married Miss Florence Sturdy, of North Attleboro, and she and one son, John Roswell, survive him.

Town affairs occupied much of Mr. Blackinton's time for several years, and he was secretary of the sewerage committee and an important member of the committee which built the new high school building. He was a 32nd degree Mason, being a member of Bristol Lodge, F. & A. M., Rabboni Chapter, R. A. Masons, and Bristol Cornmandery.

Few men have enjoyed a wider circle of friends than Roswell Blackinton. In recent years he had traveled considerably, and everywhere he went his good nature and keen sense of humor attracted to his side many prominent men. His pleasant smile will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends as they come together each season at the places he so thoroughly enjoyed, but their sadness will be lightened by the memory of his courage, fortitude and desire to look always at the bright side of life.

The funeral services was held at his late residence on High St. on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. E. Latham, of the First Universalist Church, was the officiating clergyman.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th November 1922

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Another example of the work and mark of R. Blackinton & Co.:

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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1917

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Under the terms of the will of Roswell Blackinton, late of North Attleboro, and a former member of the R. Blackinton & Co., which has been offered for probate in Taunton by his widow, Florence S. Blackinton. Mrs. Blackinton is given the use and income of his estate for life, with the stipulation that she provide for the education and support of their son, John R. Blackinton until he becomes 21 years of age. When he becomes 21 years of age, the estate is to be divided, mother and son sharing equally. The will disposes of an estate estimated on the bond accompanying the petition of $50,000 personal and $26,500 real. A bond for $200,000 without sureties has been filed by Mrs. Blackinton who was nominated as the executrix by her husband.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th December 1922

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Another example of the work and mark of R. Blackinton & Co.:

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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1909

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R. BLACKINTON & CO.,

Manufacturers of Solid Gold, Silver and Plated Jewelry—Whitney Building, No. 32 Chestnut Street; New York Office, No. 182 Broadway.


The firm of R. Blackinton & Co. is one of the old reliables, established about 1862, and is composed of Messrs. Roswell Blackinton and Walter Ballou, the senior member a director of the North Attleboro National Bank and prominent in business and social circles. Mr. Ballou, a thorough practical jeweler, looks after the factory. The office and salesroom are situated at No. 182 Broadway, New York, where buyers visiting the city are invited to call and examine a superb line of samples that embraces all the late popular novelties in solid gold, silver and plated jewelry in every grade and style, suited to the wants of all markets and both sexes. The factory occupies one floor, 60 x 200 feet, of the big three-story Whitney brick building, No. 32 Chestnut street, and is thoroughly fitted up with the newest and most effective machinery and appliances, the firm giving employment to about 100 skilled and unskilled operatives, and dealing for the most part with eastern, western and southern jobbers. In response to a growing demand, Messrs. Blackinton & Co. are making more silver novelties than heretofore.


Source: Inland Massachusetts Illustrated - Elstner Publishing Company - 1891

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Canadian trade mark registration for R. Blackinton & Company - 9th December 1908:

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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1908

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NORTH ATTLEBORO

R. Blackington & Co. have secured a large Government order for buckles.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 23rd January 1918

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Howard Ballou, of R. Blackinton & Co., who was making a trip last week, was called home by the death of the late T. I. Smith.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1917

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NORTH ATTLEBORO

Frank H. Gilbert has resigned his position as salesman for the R. Blackinton & Co., of this town, to go with the International Silver Co.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 28th June 1922

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Napoleon Chabot was placed on probation for six months in the district court last Wednesday morning on the charge of larceny from the factory of the R. Blackinton & Co., N. Attleboro. The young man was a trusted employe of the concern, who was charged with stealing silverware to the amount of $400. Walter Ballou, of the concern, personally appeared before the court and asked that the young man be placed on probation and a chance given him to reform.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1917

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R. Blackinton & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1906

JOHN R. MORSS

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JOHN R. MORSS

John R. Morss of 811 E. 18th St., a member of the firm of R. Blackinton & Co.. goldsmiths and silversmiths of North Attleboro, Mass., died yesterday in Peck Memorial Hospital. He was 83.

Mr. Morss had been a member of the firm for more than 50 years. He was connected with the New York office at 10 E. 40th St., Manhattan. For some 65 years he had been in the silver and jewelry business, starting as an errand boy for the jewelry firm of F.G. Whitney & Co. in this city. He belonged to the Jewelers Brotherhood.

His widow, Mrs. Fannie Webster Morss, and three sons, John, Herbert and Ellsworth Morss, survive. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. in his home. Burial will be Thursday morning in Rahway, N.J.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 22nd September 1936

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Family to Inherit $60,000 Property of John R. Morss

John Russell Morss of 811 E. 18th St., who died Sept.21, left an estate of approximately $60,000 according to petition accompanying his will filed for probate with Surrogate Wingate today.

By the terms of the will his widow, Mrs. Fanny W. Morss, receives $1,000 in cash, the contents of his home at 811 E. 18th St., and the income for life from a $22,000 trust fund. Upon her death the principal of the trust fund is to revert to the residuary estate which is to be shared by three sons, Harold R. Morss of Rathway, N.J., who receives $1,000 in cash; Ellsworth B. of 1918 Avenue H, who receives $5,000 in cash, and John R. Morss of 1233 Ocean Ave., who receives $6,000 in cash.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 9th October 1936

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