Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:53 pm

J.W. BENSON

London


William Francis Vallat - (Assistant)


SHOW-CASE ROBBERY

Charles Richards, a labourer, with no home, but who was dressed in a canvas jacket and trowsers which are usually given to vagrants who tear up their own clothes while seeking nightly shelter in the casual wards of the unions, was placed at the bar at Guildhall, before Mr. Alderman Besley, charged with wilfully breaking a large pane of plate-glass in a show-case belonging to Mr. Benson, watchmaker and jeweller, of Ludgate-hill, and stealing therefrom a pair of plated spoons, value 12s. William Francis Vallat, assistant to Mr. Benson, said that about half-past eleven o'clock that morning he heard a smash of glass outside the shop, and went to see what damage had been done. He found that a sheet of plate-glass in the show-case, value 22s., had been smashed, and two plated spoons had been taken from the case. Shortly afterwards the police-constable same up with the missing spoons, and the prisoner in custody. The spoons produced were his employer's property, and their value was 12s. The prisoner was remanded.


Source: The Brecon County Times - 6th February 1869

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 am

BELLINGER, ALTSHULER & Co.

London


L. Cohen - (Diamond Mounter)

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30091&p=173974&hilit=BELLINGER#p173974

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:14 am

CRICHTON BROS.

London


Albert Charles Lowles - (Jeweller's Assistant)

RUINED BY GAMBLING

At Clerkenwell, London, Albert Charles Lowles, 38. jewellers' assistant, pleaded guilty to stealing various articles, valued at £176. the property of Messrs. Crichton Bros., jewellers, Old Bond-street, and was sentenced to four years' penal servitude. In 1892 Lowles was convicted of stealing jewellery from his then employer, and on his release was helped by friends and kept steady for three years. Horse-racing again attracted his attention, and, to cover looses, he committed thefts.


Source: Evening Express - 8th September 1898

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=53398&p=174866#p174866

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:28 am

THE ALEXANDER CLARK MANUFACTURING COMPANY

London


Arthur Flowers - (Manager)

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=51381&p=174819&sid=6da12a69e4366d096c7e3b6cdc167dd8#p174819

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Postby dognose » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:18 pm

CHANDLER & SON

London


James Smith - (Traveller and Clerk)


STEALING £200 WORTH OF JEWELLERY

At Marlborough-street Police-court, London, yesterday, James Smith, 35, a traveller and clerk, living at Drayton-gardens, West Ealing, and until recently in the employ of Messrs. Chandler and Son, jewellers. No. 12, Newman-street, Oxford-street, surrendered to bail before Mr. Plowden to answer the charge of stealing jewellery worth £200 belonging to that firm.— It appeared that the prisoner, who was entrusted with quantities of jewellery to show the customers, pledged seventeen gold rings, two brooches, and two bracelets, instead of leaving them with firms on approbation. Becoming worried over the offence he had committed, he got drunk, in order that he might be taken in charge and confess his crime. He was arrested, as he had anticipated, and told Detective-sergeant Tomblin what he had done. —After the jewellery had been produced by pawnbrokers, Mr. Lewis stated that the prosecutors desired the magistrate to decide the case at this court.—Mr. Horwood said Smith would plead guilty, and pointed out that this was the only offence he had committed during thirteen years, and that a gentleman was prepared to give him employment after his term of punishment was served.—Mr. Plowden said this was a case of persistent theft, and the prisoner, seeing how serious the matter was, ought to be thankful he was not going for trial, where a much heavier sentence than the one to be inflicted would, doubtless, be passed. He would have to go to prison for six months, with hard labour.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 11th September 1902

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