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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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S. CHILD

Birmingham


JEWELLERS SHOP ROBBED

Three burglars raided the shop of Mr. S. Child, jeweller, Birmingham, on Tuesday, and ransacked the premises. A policeman saw their heads through a skylight, and after an exciting chase he captured two. The third man escaped by jumping through a bedroom window. The pockets of one contained 70 gold watches and rings, and the other's socks concealed gold chains and watches. The property recovered was valued at £400. The third man carried away £300 worth. During the chase a constable was injured by falling through a glass roof. The two men were remanded by the magistrates.


Source: The Record and Advertiser - 17th May 1902

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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HENRY GRIFFITH - HENRY GRIFFITH & SONS - HENRY GRIFFITH & SONS Ltd.

184, later, 159, later, 131, Warstone Lane, Birmingham and Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa


Examples of the work and mark of Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd.:

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H.G&S - Birmingham - 1909



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H.G&S - Birmingham - 1968


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Henry Griffith - Birmingham - 1861

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Henry Griffith & Sons - Birmingham - 1897

Henry Griffith and Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd. also entered their mark with the London Assay Office.

Henry Griffith, Henry Griffith & Sons, and Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd. also entered their mark with the Chester Assay Office.

An image of the factory of Henry Griffith & Sons can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=19110&p=43823&hilit=griffith#p43823

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THOMAS EDWARD ATKINS

St. Paul's Square, Birmingham


Examples of the work and mark of Thomas Edward Atkins:

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TEA - Birmingham - 1913



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TEA - Birmingham - 1913

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TEA - Birmingham - 1913

Thomas Edward Atkins also entered his marks with the London Assay Office.

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JAMES BOLTON

165, Unett Street, Birmingham


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James Bolton - Birmingham - 1858

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HENRY WILLIAMSON Ltd.

Spencer Street, Birmingham and Farringdon Road, London


Examples of the work and mark of Henry Williamson Ltd.:

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H·W·Ld - Birmingham - 1909


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H·W·Ld - Birmingham - 1919

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SAMUEL WALTON SMITH - S.W. SMITH & Co.

Cambridge Street, Birmingham


Salad servers by Samuel Walton Smith:

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S.W.S - Birmingham - 1889

The above mark was registered with the Birmingham Assay Office in December 1882.


A mug by S.W. Smith & Co.:

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SWS/&Co - Birmingham - 1903

The above mark was registered with the Birmingham Assay Office in November 1900.

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A.J. SMITH

Variety Works, Frederick Street, Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM JEWELLER ROBBED

A daring jewellery robbery was perpetrated in Manchester on Monday. Mr. A. J. Smith, of Variety Works, Frederick-street, Birmingham, while calling on a customer about half-past five in the afternoon, left the porter with his samples on a truck outside the shop, and while the man's attention was momentarily diverted, both the truck and the stock, which consisted of brooches, earrings, pins, studs, and other articles of jewellery, disappeared. Although an immediate search was instituted, no trace of the property could be found, and so far the police have been unable to discover any clue which may lead to the arrest of the thief or thieves. Yesterday morning two of the bags which had contained the jewellery were found on the railway near Manchester, but they were empty. It is supposed that the robbery had been carefully planned before-hand, and that Mr. Smith was seen engaged in the shop before any attempt was made to divert the attention of the porter.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 11th March 1903

Arthur Johnson Smith entered his marks, 'AJS', 'A.J.S', and 'A·J·S', with the Birmingham and Chester assay offices.

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A. KEMP & SON

Tenby Street North, Birmingham


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A. Kemp & Son - Birmingham - 1891

Established in 1833.

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F.A. CHANDLER

Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa


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F.A. Chandler - Leaminghton Spa - 1897


SUICIDE OF A SCHOOL-GIRL

Mr Moore, coroner, last night held an inquest on the body of Elisabeth Chandler, daughter of a Leamington jeweller, and pupil at the Warwick Girls' High School, who drowned herself on Friday night. Deceased, who was only 11 years old, left a letter in her school-desk telling her mother she was going to die, and that Mrs Elson, the mother of a schoolfellow, knew her misery, for which she should be beaten if she returned home. This "misery," it transpired, was that deceased had obtained stationery in another girl's name, about which inquiries were being made. She had undressed herself before jumping into the canal. The jury returned a verdict of temporary insanity.


Source: South Wales Echo - 29th January 1889

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WILMOT MANUFACTURING Co.

Camden Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of the Wilmot Manufacturing Co., an inkwell, assayed at Birmingham in 1922:

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W·M·Co - Birmingham - 1922

This mark was registered with the BAO in June 1912.

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JOHN SNAPE

Birmingham


DARING JEWELLERY ROBBERIES IN BIRMINGHAM

At Birmingham, on Wednesday, John Harris, a returned convict, nearly 70 years of age, was charged with stealing nearly one thousand pounds worth of diamonds, amethysts, topaz, carbuncles, and other precious stones, from the warehouse of Mr John Snape, manufacturing jeweller. Last Sunday week the prisoner was seen by persons living opposite the premises to boldly unlock the warehouse door at mid-day. A few hours afterwards it was found that the iron safe containing the precious stones had been forced and the place ransacked. The prisoner was further charged with burglariously entering the premises of Silvester and Co., jewellers, Summer-hill, the previous night, and stealing £200 worth of wedding rings and other jewellery. He was arrested on Tuesday by Detective-Inspector Black. A remand was granted. Harris has only just returned from penal servitude for attempting a similar robbery. He was then captured upon the roof of a house after a chase for several hours over the tops of the houses in the principal thoroughfare.


Source: Weekly Mail - 4th February 1882

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ERNEST W. HAYWOOD

Hylton Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Ernest W. Haywood, a mustard pot, assayed at Birmingham in 1947:

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E.W.H - Birmingham - 1947

This mark was registered with the BAO in February 1932.

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BLACKMORE & FLETCHER Ltd.

4, Ramillies Place, Oxford Street, London


An example of the work and mark of Blackmore & Fletcher Ltd., a pepper pot, assayed at Birmingham in 1934:

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B & F/Ltd - Birmingham - 1934 - Jubilee mark


The business of Ernest Blackmore and Joseph Washington Fletcher.

Blackmore & Fletcher Ltd. also registered their marks with the London Assay Office.

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TAUNTON & JOHNSON

16, later, 296, Broad Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Taunton & Johnson:

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TAUNTON/JOHNSON


Dissolution of Partnership

Taunton and Johnson.—16 Broad-street, electro-platers. Edmund William Pyle Taunton, George Edward Johnson. Debts received and paid by George Edward Johnson and William Hickman Johnson, who will in future carry on the business on their own account under the old style. 1st January 1876.


Source: The Birmingham and District and Sheffield and Rotherham Commercial List - 1876

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EDWIN PAGE

25, later, 33, Hylton Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Edwin Page:

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E.P - Birmingham

Edwin Page first registered with Birmingham Assay Office in 1879.

Edwin Page was also registered with the Chester Assay Office.

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MITCHELL BOSLEY & Co.

Bath Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Mitchell Bosley & Co.:

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MB - Birmingham - 1902

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CHARLES BERRY - ROBERT MITCHELL & Co.

St. Paul's Square, Birmingham


The Commissioners in a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 27th day of April 1836, awarded and issued forth against Charles Berry, now or late of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Stationer, Silversmith, Dealer and Chapman (carrying on the trade of Silversmith in copartnership with Robert Mitchell, under the style or firm of Robert Mitchell and Company), intend to meet on the 11th day of July next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at Dee's Royal Hotel, in Birmingham, in the said county, in order to make a Further and Final Dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt; when and where the creditors, who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said Dividend. And all claims not then proved will be disallowed.

Source: The London Gazette - 16th June 1937

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S.J. ROSE & SON

19-21, Ridgemount Street, London


An example of the work of S.J. Rose & Son, a vase, 6" (15cm) in height and weighing 56 grams, assayed at Birmingham in 1967:

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SJR - Birmingham - 1967


A combined cigar piercer and cutter:

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SJR - Birmingham - 1970

Noted as an exhibitor at the British Industries Fair of 1947.

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D. & M. DAVIS

3, Livery Street and Colmore Row, Birmingham


ALLEGED CHEQUE FRAUDS

A charge of fraudulently obtaining a large number articles of silver ware by means of worthless cheques was preferred against Samuel Harris and Emanuel Amstell at Birmingham yesterday.

It was stated that last Friday they called on Messrs. D. and M. Davis, jewellers and fine art dealers, Birmingham, and presented a card bearing the inscription. "Phillips and Roth, jewellers, dealers in precious stones, 36, Gutter-lane, London," They mentioned a a Sheffield firm as reference by way of preliminary to purchasing 29 silver dishes and 143 silver boxes, and gave two cheques on Farrow's Bank for £35 4s. and £26, but these were subsequently returned by the bank marked "account closed." They were arrested on Tuesday as they were leaving a jeweller's shop near Messrs. Davis's premises. The accused were remanded.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 13th November 1908


The business of David and Maurice Davis was registered with the Birmingham and Chester assay offices.

Established in 1876.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:51 am

W.J. MYATT & Co. Ltd. (WILLIAM JAMES MYATT)

60, Caroline Street, later, Argent Works, Graham Street and Frederick Street, Birmingham and 10, Lower John Street, Golden Square, Soho, later, 93 & 94, Hatton Garden, London and Ritterstrasse 89, Berlin


MYATT, W. J., & CO., Ltd., Manufacturing Silversmiths and ElectroPlaters, Argent Works, Graham Street and Frederick Street, Birmingham; and 94, Hatton Garden, London E.C., Hours of Business: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, close at 12 noon. Established in 1895 by W. J. Myatt. Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1899. Directors: W. J. Myatt (Managing Director), William P. Deakin, John Deakin, and Albert Deakin. Premises: Cover about 3,000 square yards. Equipped with up-to-date appliances. Staff: 400. Specialities: Everything in silver and Electro-Plated Wares; special feature made of patented and registered novelties in Table and Fancy Goods, Safety Razors and Razor Blades. Patents: Numerous, chiefly in Fancy. Goods and Safety Razors. Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign and Colonial. Telegraphic Address: " Argente, Birmingham "; " Myattus-Smith, London." Bankers: London, City & Midland Bank, Ltd.

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


Noted as exhibitors at the Jewellers' Exhibitions of 1912 and 1913, and the British Industries Fairs of 1915, 1929 and 1947.

Users of the trade names: 'MANCO' (Silver-plated wares) - 'ARGENT' (Pewter wares) - 'DAYMARK' (Razor blades).

Incorporated as a limited liability company in 1899.

W.J. Myatt & Co. entered their marks with the London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Chester assay offices.

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