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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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R.H. WATSON

99a, St. John Street, Launceston


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R.H. Watson - Launceston - 1954

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E. CURTIS & Co.

Howick Street, Bathurst, N.S.W.


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E. Curtis & Co. - Bathurst - 1893

The business of E. Roos.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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The Chicago Manufacturing Jewellers' Association

Hoffnung's Buildings, 159, Pitt Street, Sydney


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The Chicago Manufacturing Jewellers' Association - Sydney - 1899


The Chicago Manufacturing Jewellers' Association advertises elsewhere that it has opened at Hoffnung's Buildings, Pitt-street, an exposition of
jewellery of its own make, set with the California diamond, which is stated to be "a rare stone of great merit, impossible to distinguish from the
genuine diamond in cut and brilliancy." The articles, which comprise the latest novelties, are, it is said, being, offered at specially low prices, in
order to introduce them into this country and make them known to the public. A large assortment of ladies' and gentlemens' watches is also offered.


Source: The Evening News - 17th January 1899


Even since they commenced business In Hoffnung's Buildings, 159 Pitt-street, the windows, of the Chicago Manufacturing Jewellers' Association have proved a great attraction to passers-by. Nor is this to be wondered at, considering the good appearance and remarkably low prices of the watches, brooches, rings, chains, and other articles of jewellery displayed for sale. The firm have just opened a fresh, consignment of rolled gold, Oreid and Roman gold, and solid silver jewellery, which is worth inspection. The California diamond, with which the brooches, rings, &c, are set; is a very deceptive imitation of the genuine stone, and requires an expert to distinguish it from the real diamond.

Source: The Sunday Times - 26th March 1899


The Chicago Manufacturing Jewellers' Association, 159 Pitt-street, have Just received a large shipment of novelties In their California diamond Jewellery, which they advertise as for sale at factory prices. This firm also notify that they are prepared to sell the famous Waltham watches at the lowest prices is the city.

Source: The Sunday Times - 16th July 1899

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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THE UNION MANUFACTURING & AGENCY Co.

359-361, Collins Street, Melbourne


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The Union Manufacturing & Agency Co. - Melbourne - 1901

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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MARGARET MATHER

Hobart


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SILVER - MM - HOBART

Member SteveDWollongong wrote:

The maker is Margaret Mather and she worked for Sargisons for the length of her entire career between 1947 and 1994. While working for Sargisons she also operated from a home workshop where she manufactured under her own MM mark and is noted for sometimes including the HOBART mark as per your example.

Mather was born in Hobart c1919 and died there in 2002.

Ref: Christine Erratt; Marks on Australian Silver 150 - 2005, p131.



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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

Postby Traintime » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:36 pm

Free access bio for Harold Francis Sargison (Hobart): http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sargiso ... ncis-15755

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ARTHUR ERNEST BOWEN

Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide


MISSING SILVER SENSATION

FOREMAN AND PROMINENT ADELAIDE JEWELLER ARRESTED


Adelaide, Thursday. Consequent upon the disappearance lately of a quantity of silver from the Broken Hill Associated Smelters silver yard at Port Pirie, the police have arrested Thomas Henry Haines, foreman of the yard, who appeared at the Port Pirie police court charged with the larceny of a quantity of silver, approximately a thousand ounces. He was remanded until February 3.

Detectives subsequently arrested Arthur Ernest Bowen, jeweller, of Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide. He has been charged at the Adelaide police court with having, on a date unknown, received a quantity of silver, the property of the Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty. Ltd., knowing it to have been stolen.

In asking for a remand until February 6, the Police Prosecutor said a large quantity of silver was involved.

Bowen was remanded.


Source: West Coast Sentinel - 27th January 1928

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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GUSTAF KOLLERSTROM

Sydney


The death occurred on Sunday last, at the age of 61 years, of Mr Gustaf Kollerstrom, who for the past 35 years had been a prominent figure in the manufacturing Jewellery trade. Together with Dr. Creed he was a foundation member of the Cremation Society of New South Wales. For many years he was president of the Theosophlcal Society, and he also conducted classes studying the more profound aspects of Theosophy.

The funeral took place on Monday the service at the Crematorium being conducted by the Rev. H. Morton. The chief mourners wore Mrs. G. Kollorstrom Miss E. Kollerstrom (daughter), Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith, and Messrs. Roy and S. Smith.

Others present included Messrs. A Waring (representlng the firm of G. Kollerstrom), R. Roberts (Fairfax and Roberts), L. Goldring, W. Kerr, A. D. Rowe (A. D. Rowe and Son), A. Brown, A. Easy, R. Greenberg, W. K. Hastings (E. W. Oakes and Co.), B. Brogan, J. Brogan, E. Esdaile (Esdaile and Son), G. Carr (FIavelle's), R. Banks, D. O'Drlscoll, R. Liley, F. Patterson-Davidson, J. S. Stewart, G. Grieg, G. Bosch, L. Marshall, and R.W. Dickie (secretary, Goldrmlths and Silversmiths' Association).


Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - 30th June 1927

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JOCHIM MATTHIAS WENDT

Adelaide


Mattei Remedies

In the Federal House of Representatives on September 12, Mr. Archibald, Representative of Hindmarsh, S.A., made a vigorous effort to persuade the Government to allow the Mattei remedies to be distributed in South Australia. He stated that the agent for them was Mr. Wendt, a prominent jeweller in Adelaide, who distributed them as a work of love, and on his death bequeathed the agency to his son, through whom customers had been able to get the remedies without paying any handling cost or middlemen's profits. The Customs Department obtained the formulae; an expert pronounced that they contained nothing that would give any benefit to those who used them. Parliaments had a right to say that no man should take advantage of the ailments or the credulity of his neighbors, but when there was a demand for a patent medicine, which the authorities could not prove to be in any way injurious, Parliament was going outside its province in prohibiting the distribution of it.

Returning to the subject on September 24, Mr. Archibald asked the Minister of Trade and Customs if he would remove the embargo on the importation of these remedies into South Australia. The reply was : —"It is not considered advisable to repeal the proclamation. The remedies contain no detectable active ingredients, and purport to have certain qualities and to possess certain therapeutic effects, which cannot without fraud be claimed for them. These fradulent claims render necessary the protection of the public by prohibition of importation."


Source: The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy - 20th October 1919

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=41931&hilit=wendt#p41931

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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MORRIS TABATZNICK

Sydney road, Brunswick, Melbourne


Taxation Prosecutions

Morris Tabatznick, a jeweller, of Sydney road, Brunswick, was charged in the City Court yesterday with having failed to submit Federal income tax returns for 1920 and 1921.

Claude Quinlivan, an officer of the department, said that Tabatznick lodged his returns after demands had been made. He showed that his income for 1920 was £293, and for 1921, £580. Investigation of his books showed that his taxable income for 1920 was £598, and for 1921, £750.

Tabatznick said that he was preparing his returns when the demand for them was made. He could not explain the difference between his figures and the department's figures.

Mr. E. Notley Moore, P.M., fined Tabatznick £20 on each charge.


Source: The Argus - 21st March 1922

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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HENRY SIMKIN(S?)

Melbourne


RUFFIANISM IN MELBOURNE

THREE MEN ASSAULTED BY LARRIKINS

KNOCKED INTO INSENSIBILITY


Melbourne, Wednesday

A disgraceful exhibition of ruffianism was witnessed in the heart of Melbourne last night, when a band of larrikins, 15 to 20 strong set upon three respectable, unoffending citizens, and beat and kicked them into insensibility. The scene of the outrage was Royal-lane, between the Old England Hotel and the Melbourne Coffee-Palace, Bourke-street.

The principal sufferer was Henry Simkin, a silversmith. Simkin, with his son and a Mr.White, was walking down Royal-lane, when Simkin Juinor, who was in advance, heard one of the gang say: "Give it to him". Turning round he saw his father lying on the ground amidst a savage mob, who were kicking his prostrate body.

Simkin, senior, who is an elderly white-haired man, was able to offer no resistance, and was soon kicked into insensibility. The son rushed to his father's assistance, but was at once borne to earth by the weight of numbers, and stunned.

White pluckily attempted a rescue, but fared similarly.


Source: The Barrier Miner - 7th October 1908


Perhaps to be identified with the firms of 'Simkins & Balfour' (noted at 16, Bourke Street in 1894), and/or 'Simkins & Johnston' (noted at 286, Little Collins Street in 1892).

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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STAR NOVELTY COMPANY

229-231, Collins Street, Melbourne


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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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F.A. FLINT Pty. Ltd.

116, Liverpool Street, Hobart


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F.A. Flint Pty. Ltd. - Hobart - 1954

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=154111&hilit=flint#p154111

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=115160&hilit=flint#p115160

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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AUSTRALIA AS A GEM PRODUCER

One important advantage favoring Australia’s own jewelry trade is that the country is a prolific producer of gems. Most precious stones, except
diamonds, are found in Australia, and it is, therefore, useless to export to Australia jewelry containing such gems. Mining for gems is not carried
on systematically, nor does any large amount of capital appear to be invested therein; nevertheless a great number of valuable gems are constantly being brought by individual prospectors to Melbourne and Sidney and sold to jewelry establishments at prices which, to those engaged in jewelry trade in America, would seem astonishingly low. In fact, the favorable prices at which high-class gems may be secured have attracted attention in the United States, and several leading American jewelry houses are now represented by their own buyers in Australia.

The gem most sought after is the Australian black opal, which is found nowhere else in the world. lt appears in limited quantities in the matrix of ironstone and sandstone in the Lightning Ridge district of New South Wales. It is estimated that since 1890 opals valued at over $5,500,000 have been found in the State of New South Wales. The State of Queensland also produces many opals, the production up to the present time amounting to nearly $1,000,000. Sapphires rank next among Australian gems in value of production. They are found in New South Wales and in Queensland, chiefly in the latter state, in the gravel or creek beds.The gems show excellent fire and luster, but the color is darker blue that the Oriental sapphire. In Queensland the present production amounts to about $75,000 per year, the total output to date being about $700,000. Other precious gems found in different parts of Australia include emeralds, turquoises, topazes, zircons, garnets, rubies, amethysts, tourmaline and beryls. Diamonds are found to a limited extent in New South Wales and in South Australia.

In the latter state the total production up to date has been somewhat over $500,000. The diamonds found locally are used mostly for glass cutting, while South African diamonds are mostly used in the jewelry trade. Pearls found in pearl-shell fishing along the northern coast of Australia are usually small, but their aggregate value is probably considerable. The quest for pearl shells is perhaps the most important industry of the northern part of Australia.


Source: The Enterprise - 1st July 1911

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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BAILEY & KEATS

121, Charles Street, Launceston


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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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DOIG & HORN

143, High-street, Fremantle


NEW JEWELLERY BUSINESS AT FREMANTLE

Messrs. Charles Doig and Charles Horn, who are well known at Fremantle, notify the public that they have purchased the whole of the stock of A. O. Kopp, jeweller, watchmaker, etc,, at 143 High street, Fremantle, and that they will in future carry on the business under the style of Dolg and Horn, manufacturing jewellers, watchmakers, etc. The new firm will commence business on Tuesday next with a sale of jewellery, watches, and clocks.


Source: The Daily News - 3rd June 1916

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=63102&hilit=kopp#p63102

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ANDERSON & HILL

60, Brookman's Building, Adelaide


A new firm of jewellers have opened an establishment in Adelaide within the last few weeks who do not believe in window display at the expense of their customers. Messrs. Anderson & Hall, at No. 60, Brookman's Building, carry out a boast of theirs that they can, and do, sell up-to-date and artistic jewellery at freetrade Sydney prices, a result of their belief in not paying the high rents entailed by having shops in King William or Rundle street, and allowing their customers to reap the inevitable benefit.

Source: The South Australian Register - 6th September 1900

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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BOSTON BROS.

Hay Street, Perth


Jewellery Firm's Loss

By forcing a side door with a jemmy, thieves entered the Hay-street premises of Boston Bros, jewellers and engravers, on Tuesday night and stole a number of clocks, watches, cigarette cases and a quantity of synthetic jewels. About 12 small alarm clocks and five watches were included in the haul, which was valued at £30.


Source: The West Australian - 4th August 1939

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JOHN O'REGAN

316, Brunswick Street, Melbourne


ILLICIT GOLD BUYING

JEWELLER HEAVILY FINED


MELBOURNE, Wednesday.— At the Fitzroy Police Court to-day, John O'Regan, a jeweller, of 316 Brunswick street, was found guilty on two charges
of having unlawfully purchased gold, and was fined £50 in each case.


Source: The Daily Telegraph - 14th July 1910

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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C.P. DUNSFORD

William Street, Bathurst, New South Wales


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C.P. Dunsford - Bathurst - 1853

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