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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOSEPH MOORE

Pitsford Street, Vyse Street, Birmingham

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Joseph Moore - Birmingham - 1892

For details of Joseph Moore's life, see the earlier post in this thread headed 'Allen & Moore'

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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J. DEVEY

76, Upper Hospital Street, Birmingham

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J. Devey - Birmingham - 1858

Late A. Sheldon.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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A.G. GRIFFITHS

4, Hylton Street, Birmingham

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A.G.Griffiths - Birmingham - 1894

Established in 1872.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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HENRY FIELDING & SON

73, Great Hampton Street, later, Snape Street Works, Birmingham


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Henry Fielding - Birmingham - 1851


A 1866 advertisement that see's Henry Fielding attempting to break into the American market.

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Henry Fielding & Son- Birmingham - 1866

Plated and nickel silver spoons and forks - Henry Fielding and Son beg to call the attention of buyers of spoons, forks, fish carvers, ladles, knife rests, nut crackers, grape scissors etc., to their extensive assortment of patterns. An illustrated price list forwarded on application. Their nickel silver is of superior quality, warranted of the same colour throughout and of no change with cleaning. Snape Street Works, Birmingham. Goods packed and shipped to New York, Boston etc.


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Henry Fielding & Son - Birmingham - 1880

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Mark of Henry Fielding

Fielding's works were at Snape Street, Birmingham, they also had a London showroom at 5, Hatton Garden, and later at 103, Hatton Garden. They were established in 1830.

Henry Fielding made his fortune in the silverware trade, in 1853 he had a fine mansion built for himself called 'Marchmount' at Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield. Although demolished in the 1950's, the name is still remembered in the naming of Marchmount Road, at Sutton Coldfield.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:40 pm

SAMUEL GARSIDE

12½, St. Paul's Square, Birmingham

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Samuel Garside - Birmingham - 1863

Samuel Garside entered his mark as a Watch Chain Maker at the Birmingham Assay Office on the 27th August 1855.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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D. BEESLEY

18, Regent Place, Caroline Street, Birmingham

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D. Beesley - Birmingham - 1863

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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T. WALTER JONES

8b, Hockley Hill, and later, 48-50, Hylton Street, Birmingham

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T. Walter Jones - Birmingham - 1880

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T. Walter Jones - Birmingham - 1893

.....Continuing down Vyse-street, passing many members of the trade to whom we should like to refer, we arrive at Hylton-street, or what might more properly be called Hylton-crescent. Here at Nos. 48 and 50 are the factories of Mr. T. Walter Jones, of "Castle" link fame. The action of this link is so simple and safe, and it has secured such an unparalleled success, that scarcely a word need be said upon these points. If we took a journey–and journey it is–from the warehouses in the spacious yard, where the raw shell and other materials are received, into the packingrooms, we might be tempted to think that every man in the world was using the "Castle" link. Recently we certainly enjoyed this tour very much, and the various machines in operation upon this simple article forcibly bring to mind the machinery of the modern watch manufacturers. There were upwards of a hundred hands employed upon producing these famous cuff-fasteners, and the perfection of the sanitary arrangements of the factory was an absolute marvel; every bit of dust is drawn away as it is made, and the whole place is more like a drawing-room than a factory. These links and studs are made in a variety of materials, all kinds of shell, plated, silver, agate, blood-stone, in fact, in about 3,000 different patterns.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1894

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOHN SHELDON & Co.

38, Lancaster Street, and later, 55, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham and 33, Bucklersbury, Cheapside, London

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John Sheldon - Birmingham - 1840

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John Sheldon and Co. - Birmingham - 1858

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John Sheldon & Co. - Birmingham - 1858

The firm of John Sheldon was established in 1824 and continued unto 1860. In 1860 the business was taken over by Frederick Derry, who had been the manager at the former company for 21 years, and Henry Jones. The business was renamed Derry & Jones (see earlier post) and they continued at the Great Hampton Street works.

John Sheldon entered marks at the Birmingham Assay Office, 'JS' in script in an oblong punch with clipped corners on the 7th April 1841 from 38 Lancaster Street. 'J.S' without outline on the 3rd August 1842 from 38, Lancaster Street. 'J.S' in an oblong punch with clipped corners on the 28th January 1850 from 55 Great Hampton Street.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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CHARLES HULL

101, Henry Street, Ashted, Birmingham

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Charles Hull - Birmingham - 1858

Successor to Edwin Cotterill

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:22 pm

DUDDLESTON & HUTTON

28, Northwood Street, Birmingham

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Duddleston & Hutton - Birmingham - 1858

Successors to Thomas Brough.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:04 pm

JAMES CLEWS & SONS

195, Aston Road, Birmingham

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James Clews & Sons - Birmingham - 1892

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm

JOHN M. BANKS

6, Northampton Street, Birmingham

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John M. Banks - Birmingham - 1880

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby MCB » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:56 am

Additional Information Regarding Birmingham Makers Above

Samuel Garside
From the same address he also registered a mark in 1884 at the Chester Office comprising SG in a corner clipped rectangle and a pellet between the initials.

D Beesley
Chester Office registered a mark in 1880 in the name David Beasley of 18 Regent Place, Caroline Street, Birmingham. It comprised DB in a rectangle and a pellet between the initials.
Chester Office registered a mark in 1909 in the name David Edward Beasley of 22 Regent Place, Caroline Street, Birmingham which may have some relevance to the previous mark. It was similar to the 1880 mark but without a pellet between the initials.

John M Banks
This is John Millward Banks who registered marks at the Birmingham, Chester, Sheffield and London Offices from around 1882. The marks were in various styles but all contained the initials JMB. Examples from all Offices can be viewed in the Forum's "British Hallmarks" section.
The business became J M Banks & Co in 1905 seemingly without any change to the registered marks.
John Millward Banks died in 1911 and was succeeded by his son Francis M Banks.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:43 pm

LAWRENCE & ALLDAY

8, and 14, Mott Street, Birmingham

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Lawrence & Allday - Birmingham - 1863

The business of Roger Ireland Lawrence and John Allday first entered their marks at the Birmingham Assay Office on the 10th January 1856, they entered further marks on the 10th June 1861, and on the 28th October 1868.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:34 am

JOSEPH WINGFIELD

78, Buckingham Street, Near Great Hampton Row, Birmingham

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Joseph Wingfield - Birmingham - 1858

Late with J.W. Lewis.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:09 pm

PATERSON & CUNNINGHAM

46, Moorgate Street, London, and 42, Mount Street, Birmingham

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Paterson & Cunningham - London & Birmingham - 1862

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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VILLERS & JACKSON

3, Hockley Hill, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham

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Villers & Jackson - Birmingham - 1876

Often mis-spelt 'Villiers', but should be spelt 'Villers'. Villers & Jackson entered their marks at the Birmingham and Chester assay offices.


An example of the work and mark of Villers & Jackson:

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V & J - Birmingham - 1909


Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Joseph Villers and Walter Jackson, carrying on business as Silversmiths, at No. 3, Hockley-hill, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, under the style or firm of Villers and. Jackson, has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 31st day of December, 1883. All debts due to and owing by the late firm will be received and paid by the said Walter Jackson, who will in future carry on the said business on his own account under the same style or firm.—Dated this 14th day of March, 1884.
Joseph Villers.
Walter Jackson.


Source: The London Gazette - 18th March 1884

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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DAVID COPE & SON

7, & 8, Bartholomew Street, Birmingham

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David Cope & Son - Birmingham - 1837


Specification of the Patent granted to David Cope, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for Improvements in the Manufacture of Metallic Spoons, Forks, and Ladles.–Dated April 9, 1855.

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To all to whom these presents shall come, &c., &c.– My invention consists in the manufacture of metallic spoons, forks, and ladles, in the manner hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing. In the ordinary method of manufacturing metallic spoons, forks, and ladles, strips or plates of metal are subjected to the process called "cross rolling," which said process consists in passing the said strip or plate of metal between rolls, so as to expand the ends of the said strip or plate.
My invention consists, firstly, in rolling sheet metal of which spoons, forks, and ladles are to be formed in the manner illustrated in fig. 1, which said figure represents the cross section of a plate of metal rolled according to my invention, the parts, a and c, being rolled thinner than the middle part, b; the part, a, being rolled of a thickness proper for the bowls of spoons or ladles or the prongs of forks, and the part, c, having a thickness proper for the top ends or handles of the said spoons, forks, and ladles; the middle part, b, has the thickness proper for the stems of spoons, forks, and ladles. Sheets of metal having the sectional figure represented in fig. 1, may be rolled either in long or short lengths. By rolling sheet metal according to my invention, the process of cross-rolling is superseded.
My invention consists, secondly, in cutting out and shaping spoons, forks, and ladles by one process, instead of first cutting out blanks and afterwards shaping the said blanks by a separate process, so as to produce therefrom spoons, forks, and ladles.
Figs. 2, 3, 4, and 5, represent the dies or tools by which I carry this part of my invention into effect; fig. 2 representing in side elevation, and fig. 3, in plan, the upper or moveable die; and fig. 4, representing in section, and fig. 5, in plan, the lower or fixed die constructed according to my invention. The said dies are placed in an ordinary cutting out press, and the plate of metal being placed upon the lower die, the upper die is brought down, and in entering the lower die shapes and cuts out a spoon at one operation.
Although I have only represented in the accompanying drawing a pair of dies or tools suitable for cutting out and shaping spoons at one operation, yet this part of my invention is as applicable to the manufacture of ladles and forks as to the manufacture of spoons; but I do not think it necessary to represent the dies or tools required to be used in applying my invention to ladles and forks, as a competent tool-maker will sufficiently understand the nature of this part of my invention from the description herein given, and the illustration in the accompanying drawing, to be able to make the tools requisite for carrying out my invention with respect to ladles and forks.
Having now described the nature of my said invention, and the manner of carrying the same into effect, I wish it to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise details herein described, as the same may be varied without departing from the nature of my said invention; but I claim as my invention,–
Firstly, manufacturing metallic spoons, forks, and ladles in the manner herein described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing; that is to say, rolling sheet metal of a greater thickness at or near its middle than at its edges, so that when spoons, forks, or ladles, or blanks for spoons and forks and ladles, are cut transversely therefrom, that portion of the said sheet metal from which the stems of the spoons, forks, and ladles are cut, shall he of greater thickness than the parts from which the bowls, prongs, and handles are cut, and cutting spoons, forks, and ladles, or blanks for spoons, forks, and ladles, from the sheet metal.
Secondly, cutting out blanks and shaping the same into spoons, forks, and ladles at one operation, as herein described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing.– In witness, &c.

David Cope.


Source: The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements in Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture; Being a Continuation, on an Enlarged Plan, of the Repertory of Arts & Manufactures - 1856


To David Cope, of Birmingham, for a new or improved manufacture of forks, spoons, and ladles.–[Dated 19th March, 1856.]

This invention consists in the manufacture of spoons, forks, and ladles, from the metal zinc, or from alloys composed mainly of zinc.
In carrying out this invention the spoons, forks, and ladles are made by the method ordinarily practised in the manufacture of German silver and iron spoons, forks, and ladles; that is to say, the zinc or alloy of zinc is rolled into strips, and the strips, cut into proper lengths, are afterwards subjected to the process of "cross rolling." Blanks are afterwards cut out from such strips, and the blanks are raised and formed into spoons, forks, and ladles, by the use of dies and pressure.
Instead of carrying out this invention by the method just described, the spoons, forks, and ladles are sometimes made of zinc or alloy of zinc, by casting the same in moulds, either of sand or metal, and finishing the same by filing, burnishing, or by any of the well-known processes for finishing articles in metal.
The spoons, forks, and ladles, made according to this invention, may be electro-plated or finished in any desired manner. Although spoons, forks, and ladles, made of commercial zinc, and of the ordinary thickness, are sufficiently strong or rigid for general purposes, yet, where it is thought desirable, the zinc may be hardened by the addition of a small quantity of copper or other metal capable of hardening zinc. In adding copper to the zinc for the purpose of hardening the same, a quantity of such copper, insufficient to produce any sensible or material change in the color of the zinc, is used.
The patentee claims, "manufacturing spoons, forks, and ladles of zinc, as herein described."


Source: The London Journal of Arts and Sciences (and repertory of patent inventions) [afterw.] Newton's London journal of arts and sciences - 1856



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David Cope & Son - Birmingham - 1858


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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:00 pm

LIONEL BLANCKENSEE

18, & 19, Northwood Street, Birmingham

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Lionel Blanckensee's trade mark


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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

Lionel Blanckensee was the son of (Abraham) Solomon Blanckensee, and the brother of Aaron and Julius Blanckensee. He started his business, firstly at Buckingham Street, Birmingham, and later at 18, & 19, Northwood Street, Birmingham. He also had London Showrooms, firstly at 118, Holborn by 1893, then 124, Holborn in 1904, and then at 1, Gamage Buildings, Holborn in 1906.

Lionel Blanckensee died in January 1933.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:54 pm

HENRY WATKINSON

10, Caroline Street, Birmingham

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Henry Watkinson - Birmingham - 1861

Formerly located at 21, Bread Street, Newhall Street, Birmingham.

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