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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 am

GILMOUR & WATSON

Mitchell Street, Glasgow


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G & W - Birmingham - 1909

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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GEORGE SWAIN

Birmingham


THE DOUBLE-SUICIDE IN PARIS

A Birmingham paper gave currency on Monday morning to a rumour that the couple found dead in Paris were a runaway pair who left Birmingham about three weeks ago. Tho facts of the case are that on Sunday, April 4, a man named George Swain, who kept the Wellington Inn, Bridge Street West, and who was also in business as a manufacturing jeweller, left his home, and has not been heard of since. He left behind him a wife and seven children, the youngest six months old. On the same day a young girl, 20 years of age, named Hockley also disappeared and from the fact that Swain was known to have kept up a correspondence with the girl no doubt is entertained that they eloped together. On Saturday morning, when the paragraph appeared in the papers announcing the discovery of the bodies, the friends of Hockley and Swain were struck by many points of resemblance between the bodies in the Morgue and the missing pair. The girl's brother and her brother in law, Mr Williams, left immediately for Paris, where they arrived on Sunday, and went to view the bodies. On Sunday evening Miss Hockley's sister received a telegram from her husband containing the words, "Not them." The telegram also stated that the relatives of the missing girl would return to Birmingham on Monday. The friends of Swain and Hockley are much distressed at the elopement, but are assured that It is not they who have been found at the Hotel des Petersburg. The whereabouts of the missing pair is as yet a mystery. Swain is known to have taken a stock of jewellery with him.


Source: The Western Mail - 28th April 1874

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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LORENZO GRINSELL

Handsworth, Birmingham


THE RISKS OF LODGING HOUSE KEEPERS

At the Llandudno County Court, on Thursday, his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd and a jury tried an action, remitted from the superior courts, in which Lorenzo Grinsell, silversmith, of Handsworth, Birmingham, was sued by James Lever, of Milford House, Colwyn Bay, to recover £44 18s. balance of rent due, and damages for the negligent introduction into the house of a case of infectious disease. Mr Douglas (instructed by Messrs Pugh and Nunn) appeared tor the plaintiff, and Mr R. A. Dale (instructed by Mr R. R. Dale) for the defendant. The defendant's family took apartments at Milford House in August last. On the following day his daughter, who had been complaining of indisposition before her arrival, was taken so seriously ill that Dr Frazer was called in, and he pronounced it to be a case of scarlet fever. The other lodgers became alarmed, and left at the earliest opportunity, Mr Grinsell expressing his willingness to take the entire house up to the end of September. He left on September 23, the house being in a dirty condition. The defence, in support of which evidence as given by Dr Frazer, Nurse Harper, of the Liverpool Institution, and other witnesses, was that there were no premonitory indications of fever, and that every reasonable precaution had been observed in the way of isolation. The jury found for the defendant on the ground that he was not aware on August 1st that his girl was suffering from infectious disease.


Source: North Wales Observer and Express - 8th May 1891

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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COLEY BROTHERS

57, Spencer Street, later, 119, Vyse Street, Birmingham


Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned William Henry Coley and Job Coley carrying on business as Manufacturing Jewellers at 119 Vyse-street Birmingham in the county of Warwick under the style or firm of Coley Brothers was dissolved as and from the 30th day of June 1896 by mutual consent. All debts owing to or by the late firm will be received and paid by the said William Henry Coley who will continue the business under the same firm-name. - Dated the 31st day of December 1896.
W. H. COLEY.
JOB COLEY.


Source: The London Gazette - 5th January 1897


COLEY BROTHERS, Manufacturing Jewellers and Goldsmiths, 119, Vyse Street, Birmingham. Hours of Business: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Established in 1870 by George Coley (d.), William Henry Coley, and Job Coley (retired), brothers. Present Principals: William Henry Coley and Alfred George Coley and William Arthur Coley (sons). Specialities: Jewellery of all kinds. A special feature made of Rings of all descriptions. Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign, Colonial. Telephone: No. 96 Jewellers, Birmingham. Bankers: London City and Midland Bank, Ltd. Mr. W. H. Coley is a member of the Birmingham City Council.

Source: Whitaker's Red Book of Commerce or Who's Who in Business - 1914


Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1929.

The business was later restyled to Coley Brothers & Leonardt Ltd. in the 1930's.

Coley Brothers entered their marks, 'CyBs' with the Birmingham and Chester assay offices.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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SAMUEL HUNTER

28½, Henrietta Street, Birmingham


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Samuel Hunter - Birmingham - 1858

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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CHARLES WILLIAM HART

Birmingham


PROSECUTION OF A BIRMINGHAM BANKRUPT

At Birmingham, on Thursday, Charles Win. Hart, manufacturing jeweller, who had recently filed a bankruptcy petition, was, by direction of the county court judge, prosecuted for various offences under the Bankruptcy Act, and committed for trial. It was stated that in three years the debtor's loss amounted to over £12,000, and in the same period he had pawned goods of the value of over £12,000 for £8,000. The liabilities are now over £10,000 and assets nil. He had also, in the last year of his trading, purchased goods to a much larger extent than in previous years, and, pawned a large quantity of them.


Source: South Wales Daily News - 26th March 1887

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:24 pm

OLIVER & YATES

24, Summer Row, Birmingham.

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Oliver & Yates - Birmingham - 1858

This would be George Oliver. See: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... ver#p64794

Formerly with Elkington, Mason & Co.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:44 am

BIRMINGHAM MEDAL Co. Ltd.

58, Vittoria Street, later, Summer Hill Terrace, Sandpits, later, 22, Frederick Street, Birmingham, and 27, Old Bond Street, London


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BMCo

There appears to be a connection with this firm and Harold Stewart Turner of the Birmingham silversmiths, Turner & Somers.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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STERLING HONOURS

Claverdon Drive and Wyvern Road, Sutton Coldfield


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SH - Birmingham - 1996

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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ALBERT TAYLOR

Birmingham


BURGLARY INSURANCE CLAIM

An extraordinary claim on an insurance policy was decided at Birmingham Assizes (before Mr Justice Channell) on Tuesday. Albert Taylor, manufacturing jeweller, sued Charles Irving, an underwriter at Lloyd's, for £1,000, insurance in respect of an alleged burglary on his premiums in February. The defence was that no burglary had been committed, and it was admitted that the safe had been unlocked and not forced. Detective officers gave evidence that no marks of violence could be found on the doors which were alleged to have been forced. It was also cottended that no strange hand had rifled the safe, that plaintiff had claimed for goods which he had never possessed, that the policy of insurance covered only travelling stock, and that there had been concealment of important circumstances in obtaining the policy, and it was strongly suggested that the burglary had been arranged as an alternative to bankruptcy. The hearing of the action lasted a day and a half, and in the end the jury found for the defendant.


Source: Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News - 22nd December 1900

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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W.E. THORNTON

St. Swithin's Street, Worcester


JEWEL ROBBERY

BURGLARS CLEAR OFF WITH OVER £300 WORTH


An impudent robbery of jewellery was committed during Sunday night at the premises of Mr. W. E. Thornton, who carries on business as a jeweller at the cross end of St. Swithin's-street, Worcester. The premises were safely locked up on Saturday night, and the gas left burning. Mr. Thornton saw that all was apparently safe on Sunday night, when he looked through the glass door. When he went to open the premises for business yesterday morning he found the window in confusion, and between £300 and £400 worth of jewellery missing. The missing property included ten gold watches, 200 gold rings, eight gold albert chains, five bracelets, 57 scarf-pins, four brooches, and three pairs of earrings. It was then found that an entrance had been forced from the back of the premises where they adjoin the premises of Messrs. Williams and Co., grocers. A jemmy and wedge used in forcing the door were left behind, and it is evident that the thieves were disturbed in their operations.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 9th February 1904

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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JOHN COTTRILL

Mary Ann Street, Birmingham


To be sold by auction, by Josiah and Cornelius Robins, on Monday the 21st day of July next, between the hours of Four and Six o'clock of the same day, at the dwelling-house of Mrs. Mary Budd, known by the sign of the Woolpack Inn, in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, by order of the Commissioners under a Commission of Bankrupt against John Cottrill, of Birmingham aforesaid, Silversmith, and by consent of the Mortgagee.

A freehold estate situate at Hasluck's-Green, near Surrey-Street, in the County of Warwick, on the road leading from Birmingham to London, divided into five inclosures of fertile pasture and meadow land, surrounded by thriving hedge rows and abounding with fine fruit trees; together with an extensive homestead house, and out-buildings; the whole contains about 9½ acres, and is now in the occupation of William Horton, who will shew the premises.

Further particulars may be known on application to Mr. Josiah Robins, Surveyor; or to Mr. T. Lane Parker, Solicitor to the Commission, both of Birmingham.


Source: The London Gazette - 28th June 1817


John Cottrill entered his mark, 'IC', contained within an oval punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 26th October 1814.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:41 am

MARSON & JONES

88, Spencer Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Marson & Jones:

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M&J - Birmingham - 1933

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair 1929.

Members of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association.

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