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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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LOUIS SIMMONS

96, Brompton Road, London


The Bankruptcy (Discharge and Closure) Act, 1887. In the High Court of Justice, in Bankruptcy.
In the Matter of Louis Simmons, of 96, Brompton-road, in the county of Middlesex, Dealer in Old Silver, a Bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given, that upon the application of the bankrupt, the Court has appointed Tuesday, the 20th day of December, at half-past eleven o’clock in the forenoon, at the Court sitting in Bankruptcy, No. 34, Lincoln’s-inn-fields, in the county of Middlesex, to hear an application on the part of the above-named bankrupt for an Order of Discharge, pursuant to the Bankruptcy (Discharge and Closure) Act, 1887.—Dated this 1st day of December, 1887.


Source: The London Gazette - 2nd December 1887

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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THOMPSON & VINE

122, Aldersgate Street, London


Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Edward John Thompson and Thomas Walter Vine, carrying on business as Watch Manufacturers and Watch, Tool, File, and Material Dealers and Dealers in Watches and Clocks, Jewellery, and other Articles of a like nature, at No. 122, Aldersgate-street in the city of London, under the style or firm of Thompson and Vine, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 30th day of November, 1887. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Thomas Walter Vine.— Dated this 30th day of November, 1857.
E. J. Thompson.
Thos. W. Vine.


Source: The London Gazette - 2nd December 1887

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM GREGORY

51, Strand, London


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W. Gregory - London - 1885

William Gregory filed for bankruptcy in 1889 and the business was acquired by Samuel Smith & Son. Gregory was retained as manager by the new owners.

William Gregory was born at Uxbridge in 1837, he died at Hartley Wintney, Hampshire in 1904.

Further reading: A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths - James Nye - 2014

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE HAYES

121, Hackney Road, London


Me. George Hayes, retail jeweller, of 121, Hackney Road, was robbed of five silver and four metal watches by burglars on Sunday, February 19. On the following Tuesday a lad called and asked him to repair a metal watch, which he at once recognised as one of those which had been stolen. He questioned the lad, and he said that he had purchased it from Alfred King, for Is. 6d. The police were communicated with, and Alfred King was arrested. He then said he had bought the watch from Alfred Sherwin, and the latter when questioned, said that he had bought it from a man whom he did not know. On Sherwin's premises being searched, the police discovered a bunch of skeleton keys, a bottle of aquafortis, a number of pawntickets, and a file. King and Sherwin were arrested and brought up at Worship-street to-day. Mr. Hannay remarked that the evidence connecting them with the burglary was so very slight that he could not send them for trial upon it. The finding of the skeleton keys and the other articles was, however, an element of great suspicion. The prisoners would be discharged, but the keys would remain in the possession of the police.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd April 1888

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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J.W. PALMER

281, Strand, London


Commemorative Silver Wedding Medal. — Mr. J. W. Palmer, of 281, Strand, has forwarded a neatly executed medal, struck by him in commemoration of the Silver Wedding of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. We understand that the medal has been accepted by their Royal Highnesses, and that it is intended to distribute 1,000 of them among the school children in London.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd April 1888

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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NATHANIEL WEGG

48, High Street, Deptford, London


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Nathaniel Wegg - Deptford - 1852

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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HENRY THOMAS HEWITT PERRING

37, Barnsbury Road, Islington, later, 26, Marriott Road, Tollington Park, London


Bills of Sale

Perring, Henry Thomas Hewitt, 26, Marriott Boad. Tollington Park, Manufacturing Jeweller. June 1. £20, &c. Given to Union Advance Company.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th July 1881


Henry Perring registered his mark, H.P. contained within an oblong punch, with the London Assay Office on the 7th January 1874.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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THE PERPETUAL SELF-WINDING WATCH Co.

13, Sise Lane, Queen Victoria Street, London


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Perpetual Self-Winding Watch Co. - London - 1881

Sole West End agents: Walter Thornhill & Co.
Agents for India: H.S. King & Co.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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F.W. CHAPMAN & SON Ltd.

5, Clerkenwell Road, London


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F.W. Chapman & Son Ltd. - London - 1933

Established 1887.

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DOWS, CLARK & Co.

46-47, Frith Street, Soho, London


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Dows, Clark & Co. - London - 1885

Noted as exhibitors at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873, the International Health Exhibition at London in 1884, and the International Cookery & Food Exhibition, London, 1885.

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WILLIAM AMAZIAH ELLWICK, later, W.A. ELLWICK Ltd.

90, later 168, St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London


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WAE - Birmingham - 1894


The business was converted into a limited liability company by 1913.

William Amaziah Ellwick entered his mark with both the London and Birmingham assay offices.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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WHITE & CAMPBELL

133, New Bond Street, London


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White and Campbell - London-1871


At Marlborough-street on Thursday, Hector John Pullen, of 6, Addison-road, was charged with stealing jewellery above £2,000 in value from his employers, Messrs. White and Campbell, jewellers, of No. 133, New Bond-street. He was remanded, and bail was refused.

Source: The Pall Mall Budget - 28th May 1875


Alleged Robbery of Jewellery.—Hector J. Pullan, of 6, Addison Road, was brought before Mr. Knox on the charge of stealing jewellery, above 2,000l. in value, from his employers, Messrs. White & Campbell, jewellers, of New Bond Street.—Mr. Ryan prosecuted, and Mr. Poncione, jun., defended.—Mr. Ryan having opened the case, called Mr. Thomas Gammon, pawnbroker, of Sloane Street, who produced a bracelet pledged on April 15, with other articles, by the prisoner, for 40l.—In reply to Mr. Poncione, the witness said the prisoner left the contract notes for the articles in his possession. —Mr. Thomas White, of the firm of White & Campbell, identified the articles produced, and said they bore the stock marks of the firm, and were missed when stock was taken.—In reply to Mr. Poncione, the witness said the articles were purchased from the manufacturers, and other houses might have similar goods supplied them by the same manufacturers, but they bore the marks of his partner, who would attend on a future occasion.—Detective-sergeant Meiklejohn said he apprehended the prisoner, and on telling him the charge he exclaimed, "Good God, do you mean it?" and witness then told him that he had found 400l. worth pledged in Sloane Street. Witness found a jewellery case and a pistol and ammunition.— In reply to Mr. Poncione, the witness said the pistol was not loaded, but the prisoner had some ammunition in his pocket.—Mr. Knox remanded the prisoner, and refused to accept bail.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1875


The business of Thomas White and Frederick Campbell was established in 1871. Thomas White had formerly been with Hunt & Roskell, and Frederick Campbell with Elkington's.

The firm were noted as exhibitors at the International Exhibition in 1872:

The British jewellery exhibited by White and Campbell includes a very beautiful necklace and ear-rings of lapis-lazuli and gold. The whole is extremely rich, and the colour of the stones in the ear-rings is unmatchable in its beauty and strength. A necklace, too, of ivy-leaves in green enamel, by the same firm, is very good in treatment, but, from the prevalence of yellow in the gold and the green enamel, the harmony is not quite perfect. The introduction of the enamel in the onyx brooch is in exquisite taste, as is also a bracelet, characterised by a geometric treatment of white enamel and small rubies.

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Arts - 4th October 1872



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At the marriage of the Duchess of Norfolk there were twelve bridesmaids: each of them was presented with a bracelet of a most beautiful design and of great value. The manufacturing of these presents was confided to Messrs. White and Campbell, jewellers, 133, Bond Street, London. The bracelets are composed of massive gold flexible bands of an arabesque design and richly studded with pearls. The crystal centre is set with pearls, and bears the monogram in diamonds of the bride's name—"Flora" surmounted by the ducal coronet. The centre-piece of each bracelet may be removed and worn as a pendant.

Source: Industrial Art - J.H. Lamprey - 1878


The partnership was dissolved on the 31st December 1879.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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JOHN FAULKNER

62, St. Martin's-le-Grand and 4, Aldersgate Street, London


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John Faulkner - London - 1862

Established in 1828.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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H.B. JOHNSON & Co.

24, Percival Street, Clerkenwell, London


An example of the work and mark of H.B. Johnson & Co.:

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H.B.J & Co - Birmingham - 1910

The business of Henry Benn Johnson, was, by 1913, in the hands of Edwin Oliver, who, on the 29th July 1914, entered his own mark 'E.O' with the London Assay Office.

H.B. Johnson & Co. were registered at the London and Birmingham assay offices.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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EDWARD M. MARCOSO

23, Hatton Garden, London


Letter to the Editor:

23, Hatton Garden, London E.C.
October 1895

Dear Sir, - The slump in the Share Market will hit some of the Hatton Garden fraternity heavily, and for a few days a lot of fine jewels can be bought cheap.

Is there anything you could do with, and, if so, would you allow me to send you a parcel on approval?

It is quite an exceptional moment.

Assuring you at all times of my best services. I am yours truly

E.M. Marcoso


Source: To-day - A Weekly Magazine-Journal - Edited by Jerome K. Jerome - 26th October 1895

Edward M. Marcoso established his business in 1866. He died on the 15th December 1905 after being thrown from his horse at Rotten Row. His stock was auctioned by Christie's soon after.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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ALBERT THOMAS OLIVER

31, Wynyatt Street, later, 25, Spencer Street, Clerkenwell, London


Examples of the work and mark of Albert Thomas Oliver:

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ATO - London - 1905


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ATO - London - 1912


Albert Thomas Oliver continued the business of Richard James Oliver, formerly Oliver & Edwards, formerly Richard James Oliver.

The firm specialized in the manufacture of gold and silver watch cases. The business ceased trading in 1970.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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SPRINGWEILER & THOMSON, later, JOHN HARVEY

2, Duke Street, West Smithfield, London


F. THOMSON

26 & 27, Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, later, 73, Hatton Garden, London


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Springweiler & Thomson - London - 1843

The business of the step-father and step-son, Andrew Barnard Springweiler and Frederick Octavius Thomson, was dissolved on the 30th September 1849.

The original business appears to pass to Andrew Springweiler's nephew, John Harvey:

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John Harvey - London - 1853

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John Harvey - London - 1853

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John Harvey - London - 1854


With Frederick Thomson branching out on his own:

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F. Thomson - London - 1852

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F. Thomson - London - 1868

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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F. HANNAFORD & SON

46, Clerkenwell Green, London


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F. Hannaford & Son - London - 1880

Established in 1816.

This is probably Frederick Hannaford, who was recorded at 71, Newman Street, Oxford Street in 1846. Frederick was noted as succeeding to the business of Mrs. Mary Hannaford.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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THE PATENT (METAL) DIE COMPANY

29, Addington Street, York Road, Lambeth, and 15, Walbrook, London


The Patent (Metal) Die Company, Limited, has been formed for making expeditiously and cheaply dies in steel, for jewellers, silversmiths, art metal workers, &c.—in short, for all trades where dies are used for producing ornaments or stampings in metal ; also for dies used in hot forgings. Owing to the great expense and delay attaching to steel dies made by hand, the trade is in many instances driven to use cast-iron dies : this method is imperfect, the work having to be chased after the stamping has been done, involving much loss of time and expense. The Company, by their patent process, produce steel dies from any given pattern, quickly and at less cost than by any previous method. They have erected suitable and extensive machinery at their works, 29, Addington Street, York Road, Lambeth, S.E. The City Offices are at 15, Walbrook, EC.

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

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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S. GUITERMAN

31, Lawrence Lane, Cheapside, later, 35 & 36, Aldermanbury, and 39 & 40, Chiswell Street, London, 26, Fountain Street, Manchester, and 107, Duane Street, later, 35, South William Street, New York


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S. Guiterman - London - 1879

Converted into a limited liability company on the 29th June 1899, the directors recorded as Sigmund Guiterman, Albert Lazarus Guiterman, Herbert Mortimer Guiterman, George Rosenfeld, E.L. Rosenfeld, and Harry Richardson as Secretary.

S. Guiterman & Co. Ltd. went into voluntary liquidation on the 8th June 1966.

The firm entered a mark, S.G & Co Ltd contained within an oblong punch with curved indents top and bottom, with the London Assay Office on the 18th February 1905.

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