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THE SIND BOMBAY TRADING Co.

367, Hornby Road, Bombay


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The Sind Bombay Trading Co. - Bombay - 1920

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THE BRANCH MINT AT BOMBAY


The heavy and continuous demand by the United kingdom and the Allies for Indian products which are of importance for the prosecution of the war, together with military expenditure in the East debitable to the War Office and involving the indirect remittance of very large sums, has caused an unprecedented expansion in the normally favourable trade balance of India. During the past six months, remittances in liquidation of this trade balance have been partly made by the shipment from debtor countries of gold coin and bullion. The gold held in the Paper Currency Reserve in India rose from £6,623,000 on 31st May to £17,069,000 on the 15th December. In order that all the gold so imported may be available to maintain the metallic portion of the Government of India's Paper Currency Reserve held for the encashment of Currency Notes, it was notified on the 29th June that all gold imported into India on private account would be subject to licence and would be acquired by the Government of India at the rate of 15=£1 or 1 rupee=7-53344 grains troy of fine gold. On 26th September, pursuant to the raising of the rate for the sale by the Secretary of State of telegraphic transfers on India from 1s. 4½d. to 1s. 5d. the rupee, these rates were altered to Rs. 14½=£1 or 1 rupee = 7.79321 grains troy of fine gold. The British sovereign is legal tender in India, and sovereigns imported and sold to the Government are there are immediately available for the purpose mentioned above. But the active trade demand for coin to finance heavy movements of exports, and the requirements of Government to make disbursements to troops, impose a considerable strain on the Government of India's metallic resources and make it desirable to hold the gold, no less than the silver, in the metallic portion of the Paper Currency Reserve as far as possible in the form of legal tender coin. Since the beginning of the war the Government of India’s currency note circulation has expanded irom Rs. 75,44,00,000 to Rs. 110,63,00,000. It has therefore been decided to provide facilities for coining into sovereigns the gold bullion and foreign coin coming into the Paper Currency Reserve under the provision mentioned above. The establishment of a branch of the Royal Mint at Bombay was accordingly authorised by Royal Proclamation dated the 21st December to take effect from the date of promulgation in India.

Source: The Board of Trade Journal - 3rd January 1918

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As International Exhibition will be opened at Calcutta, on the 4th December next, under the patronage of His Excellency tho Viceroy and Governor-General of India, and His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. There will be nine principal sections:—1, fine arts; 2, apparatus and application of the liberal arts ; 3, furniture, and objects for the use of dwellings; 4, clothing, including fabrics and objects of personal wear; 5, products of mining industry, forestry, &c. ; 6, apparatus and processes used in the common arts ; 7, food, fresh, preserved, or in various states of preservation; 8, artizan's workmanship ; 9, children's work. Certificates of gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded by special juries of experts. An attempt will also be made to hold an exhibition of live stock, agricultural and horticultural products, and of a loan collection of paintings, sculpture, and works of art generally. The India Government has granted the use of the India Museum, together with the grounds and buildings adjoining. It is a magnificent pile of buildings, said to be the very finest in India, situated on the Maidan, facing " Charinghee," close to the Governor's Palace, and in the very centre of Calcutta, and also voted a lac-and-a-half of rupees (£15,000) to defray expenses of the Indian Court. Annexes will be erected to meet further requirements of exhibitors. All goods forwarded for exhibition and addressed to the secretary tor that purpose are admitted free of duty. Calcutta is a free port, except for arms, ammunition and military stores, liquors (beer, wine and spirits), opium and salt Application for space with full particulars of the intended exhibit, must be made at. the office of the official Agent for Great Britain, Mr. W. P. Dilworth, 4, Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London.

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

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HAROLD & Co.

3, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta


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Harold & Co. - Calcutta - 1882

3, Dalhousie Square was noted as the premises of Arlington & Co. (see above post) from 1867 to 1881.

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BLACK & MURRAY

13, Hastings Street, later, 15, Old Post Office Street, later, 6, Hastings Street, Calcutta and Bourke Street, Melbourne and 1, Royal Exchange, London

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Black and Murray - Calcutta - 1882

Established by at least 1844 at Calcutta by M. Black and George Murray.

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J. BEHAPL

A.36, Newmarket, Calcutta

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WORLD’S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION

A Fine Exhibit from India

Chicago, Ill., Aug 4.—The best Indian exhibit is likely to develop with a large and attractive display. United States Consul General Ballantine, at Bombay, in a recent communication to Director General Davis, shows that interest in the exhibition is becoming very general in the large cities and at some of the native courts of India. The native princes as well as the merchants and manufacturers are now fully awakened to the importance of a representation.

The official jeweler to His Highness, the Maharajah of Cutch, has decided to send rare specimens of filigree gold and silver work. The Brahma Samaj of India in Calcutta has chosen Babu P. C. Mozoomdar, and the Arya Samaj of India has selected Swami Bhaskaranand as representatives of their Hindoo sects to the world’s religious congress to be held at Chicago in connection with the exposition.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th August 1892

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J.C. BANDELIER

Lahore and Simla


Noted as a Jeweller and Silversmith, and the successor to Dill & Co. (Presumably R. Dill & Co., see above post).

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BHIMJEE JEEWA - BHIMJEE GIRDHER

Bombay


The Secretary of State for India in Council hereby gives notice, that he has received a Bombay Gazette, containing the following Notices that the undermentioned Insolvents filed their Petitions in the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors there, under the provisions of the Act 11 Vict., cap. 21 :-

Petitions filed praying for relief.

Date of Gazette containing Notice, August 19, 1875.


Name: Bhimjee Jeewa

Profession or Occupation: Formerly dealing in gold and silver under the name Bhimjee Girdher

Denomination: Hindoo

Place of Residence in Bombay: At Bhooleshwar, without the Fort

Dates of Petitions filed: 3rd August 1875


Source: The London Gazette - 9th November 1875

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PUSHOTUM RAMJEE - RAMJEE OGHAR

Bombay


The Secretary of State for India in Council hereby gives notice, that he has received a Bombay Gazette, containing the following Notices that the undermentioned Insolvents filed their Petitions in the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors there, under the provisions of the Act 11 Vict., cap. 21 :-

Petitions filed praying for relief.

Date of Gazette containing Notice, August 19, 1875.


Name: Pushotum Ramjee

Profession or Occupation: Lately carrying on business under the name and style of Ramjee Oghar, as a goldsmith

Denomination: Hindoo

Place of Residence in Bombay: At Nagdevee-street, without the Fort

Dates of Petitions filed: 5th August 1875


Source: The London Gazette - 9th November 1875

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MEERZA MAHOMED EBRAHIM MEERZA

Bombay


The Secretary of State for India in Council hereby gives notice, that he has received a Bombay Gazette, containing the following Notices that the undermentioned Insolvents filed their Petitions in the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors there, under the provisions of the Act 11 Vict., cap. 21 :-

Petitions filed praying for relief.

Date of Gazette containing Notice, August 19, 1875.


Name: Meerza Mahomed Ebrahim Meerza

Profession or Occupation: A watchmaker

Denomination: Mahomedan

Place of Residence in Bombay: At Goolham Mohideen Soobedar-street, without the Fort

Dates of Petitions filed: 5th August 1875


Source: The London Gazette - 24th November 1875

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GEORGE A. CHARPIE

Bombay


Infringement of a Trade Mark.—At the Bombay High Court in June last, the Waltham Watch Company obtained a decree by consent restraining Mr. George A. Charpie from using their trade-mark " Riverside " on watches.

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

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ARDESHIR JAMSHEDJI KHAN & Co.

Elphinstone Road, Karachi


Ardeshir Jamshedji Khan & Co. were noted as jewellers working at Karachi in 1922.

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BASAMAL SHEWARAM BHOJNANI & SON

Mithadar, Karachi


Basamal Shewaram Bhojnani & Son were noted as jewellers working at Karachi in 1922.

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BURJORJI & SONS

Elphinstone Road, Karachi


Burjorji & Sons were noted as jewellers working at Karachi in 1922.

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GOPALDAS & Co.

Bunder Road, Karachi


Gopaldas & Co. were noted as jewellers working at Karachi in 1922.

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ROOPCHAND BROTHERS

Commercial Building, The Mall, Lahore, and, The Mall, Simla

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Roopchand Bros. - Lahore - 1933

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J.A. De SILVA & Co.

27, Ward Street, Kandy, Ceylon

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J.A. De Silva - Kandy - 1903

Not to be confused with D.F. De Silva & Co., see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28477&p=70312&hilit=silva#p70312

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F.T. CRAMER & SONS

Ward Street, Kandy, Ceylon

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F.T. Cramer & Sons - Kandy - 1903

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R.R. & SONS

Shah Din Buildings, The Mall, Lahore

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R. R. & Sons - Lahore - 1933

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