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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:30 pm

GEE & HOLMES Ltd.

41, Arundel Street, later, Eyre Lane, Sheffield


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Gee & Holmes Ltd. - Sheffield - 1946


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Gee & Holmes Ltd. - Sheffield - 1961

Users of the trade names 'SILVASEAL', 'ARMA', and 'HERITAGE PLATE'.


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Gee & Holmes Ltd. registered their mark 'G & H' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners and two indents, top and bottom, with the Sheffield Assay Office

An example of Gee & Holmes Ltd. knives supplied to Harrods:

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G & H - Sheffield - 1964

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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DAWSON (Birmingham) Ltd.

136-138, West Street, Sheffield, and 83 Unett Street, Birmingham


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Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd. - Sheffield - 1962

Users of the trade name 'UNETT PLATE'.

Established in 1884.

Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd. entered their mark 'D (B) Ltd' contained within a horizontal lozenge shaped punch, with the Sheffield Assay Office.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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ANGORA SILVER PLATE Co.Ltd.

Albion Street, later, Angora Works, Regent Street, Birmingham, and Sheffield

An example of the work of the Angora Silver Plate Co.Ltd., a Christening set, 4¼" (11cm) in length, and a combined weight of 37 grams, assayed at Sheffield in 1941:


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The Angora Silver Plate Co.Ltd. was founded in 1919. They registered their mark 'A.S.P.Co.' contained within an oblong punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office in July 1921. They later entered a similar mark (see above image) with the Sheffield Assay Office.

The fact that the examples shown above were assayed at Sheffield is not without note, during WWII flatware production was limited, by government order, to Sheffield only, with the Birmingham factories being converted to producing goods for the war effort. Following the end of hostilities, the Angora Silver Plate Co.Ltd. was one of the few firms of any note to restart the manufacture of silver flatware at Birmingham, the others being Elkingtons, Arthur Price & Co, and Purcell Brothers.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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E. SAWTELL & SONS

27, Norfolk Lane, Sheffield


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E. Sawtell & Sons - Sheffield - 1871

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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EBENEZER STACEY & SONS

Britannia Place, 36, Garden Street, Sheffield


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Ebenezer Stacey & Sons - Sheffield - 1871

Successors to John Vickers. Historically one of the most important firms in Sheffield, as James Vickers was the first to produce items in Britannia metal. James Vickers business, later styled Vickers Britannia Metal Company, passed, upon his death in 1809, to his son John Vickers. John retired in 1837 when he passed the business to his nephews, John Vickers Stacey and Ebenezer Stacey.


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Rutherford, Stacey, West & Co. - Sheffield - c.1840

A new company was founded, the partners being George Shortried Rutherford, Elijah West, John Vickers Stacey and Ebenezer Stacey. The partnership continued until June 1841, when John Stacey left the partnership (John was in fact imprisoned by June 1841 until February 1842 at the Gaol of Ecclesall, Sheffield, but is thought to have rejoined his brother, Ebenezer, later). By 1843 the business had been restyled to Ebenezer Stacey and Son Co.

Ebenezer Stacey died of a heart attack in York on the 6th May 1859. The business was continued by his sons, William Turton Stacey, James Vickers Stacey, John Vickers Stacey, and later, Arthur John Stacey. By 1907 the firm was in the hands of Albert Harry Hodges and Arthur J Hodges. The Hodges family had had been connected as employees of the business for many years.

Production of Britannia metal items was discontinued by c.1915, but production of electro plate items continued until the business closed in 1934.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_S3.html

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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C. ANDERTON

30, Townhead Street, Sheffield


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C. Anderton - Sheffield - 1871

This may be Charles Anderton, noted at 33, Fitzwilliam Street in 1852, and at 43, 55, & 47, Cooper Street, Sheffield in 1880.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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REANEY, LEE & Co.

Eldon Place, Eldon Street, Sheffield


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Reaney, Lee & Co. - Sheffield - 1871

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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A.G. THOMPSON & SON

25, Howard Street, later, The Sheffield Art Metal Works, 83, Arundel Street, Sheffield



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A.G. Thompson & Son - Sheffield - 1913

A.G. Thompson & Son entered their mark 'A.G.T & S' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 1st December 1904 using the Howard Street address.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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THE SHEFFIELD GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY

9-11, High Street, later, 11, Fargate/Chapel Walk, Sheffield

The Sheffield Goldsmiths' Company of Fargate, Sheffield, which for 150 years has been in business in the area, has closed down, owing to expiry of their lease. They have occupied the Fargate shop for the last 52 years, but their present chairman and managing director, Mr. W.H. Griffith, was unable to secure a new lease for the property.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - May 1958

The manager of The Sheffield Goldsmiths' Company in 1905 was noted as William Saunders.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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ROBERTS, CADMAN & Co.

Sheffield


In consequence of the death of two of the partners in the house of Messrs. Roberts, Cadman & Co., Sheffield, the whole of their stock of plated ware, solely of their own manufacture, will be sold at their ware-rooms, 5, Fleet Street, Dublin. R.C. & Co. have for the last 25 years supplied the trade of Ireland, formerly through the medium of Messrs. Clarke & West, and latterly through R. Moore, their agent.

The stock comprises plateaux, patent covers, supper trays, épergnes, head, foot, side and corner dishes, tea and coffee urns, soup and sauce tureens, liquor, cruet and egg frames, ice pails, bread and cake baskets, candlesticks and branches, salvers, etc. etc., also portable canteen containing a complete dinner and tea service.


Source: The Star (Dublin) - 12th October 1824

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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W.H. BEAUMONT

103, Division Street, Sheffield


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W.H. Beaumont - Sheffield - 1902

William Henry Beaumont registered his mark 'W.H.B' contained within an oblong punch with points at both ends, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 6th November 1901.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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JAMES KIRKBY, GREGORY & Co.

Carver Street, Sheffield

An example of the work and mark of James Kirkby, Gregory & Co., a bottle ticket assayed at Sheffield in 1827:


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J·K/&Co - Sheffield - 1827

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James Kirkby, Gregory & Co. entered the mark above with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 22nd August 1822.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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SYDNEY SILVERSMITHS Ltd.

Sydney Works, 111, Matilda Street, Sheffield


NEW COMPANIES

SYDNEY SILVERSMITHS LIMITED, 111, Matilda Street, Sheffield. To take over business of cutlers carried on as "N. Horwitz & Company" at Sheffield, etc. £2,000. Directors: N. Horwitz and Susi Horwitz, 272, Stradbroke Grove, Ilford.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - June 1957

Unless the Sydney works was one of shared occupation, which is quite possible, this business would appear to be a short-lived one, as by 1961 the Sydney Works at 111, Matilda Street, Sheffield, was the location of H. Housley & Sons (see above post).

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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P.M. SUNDERLAND

4,6,8, Langsett Road, Sheffield



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P.M. Sunderland - Sheffield - 1902

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE WARD

171, Eyre Street, Sheffield


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George Ward - Sheffield - 1871

User of the trade name 'Y. NOT'

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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ERNEST SCHOLES

Westfield Terrace, Sheffield


DIAMOND WEDDING

Congratulations to silversmith Mr. Ernest Scholes and his wife on their diamond wedding anniversary last month. Mr. Scholes, who is 84, formerly had his own business in Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, and still does a little silversmithing "for art's sake." He contends that nowadays too many silversmiths work for money rather than because they like art and craftsmanship.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - March 1958


Perhaps to be identified with James A. Scholes of 25½, Monmouth Street, Sheffield?

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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PENISTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Sheffield


School Hallmark

Penistone Grammar School has been given its own hallmark, "P.G.S" by the Sheffield Assay Office. It is one of the few schools to have been recognised in this way as a silversmithing establishment. Boys at the school have just completed making a silver chalice and paten for a new church in the nearby village of Oxspring. Work was under the direction of their craft master Mr. R.A. Crossland.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - January 1961

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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FENGL BROTHERS

Charleston Works, Sheffield



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Fengl Bros. - Sheffield - 1908

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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STANLEY ROGERS & SON Ltd.

Rockingham Street, Sheffield


Mr. Thomas Dales, general manager of Stanley Rogers & Son Ltd., exporters, importers, and cutlery manufacturers, Rockingham Street, Sheffield, has been appointed a director of the company. He has had 35 years experience in the cutlery trade and joined Stanley Rogers & Son eight months ago, after service with Community Plate Ltd. and George Butler & Co. Ltd.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - August 1961

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

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THE SHEFFIELD PLATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Gatefield Works, Sheffield


The Sheffield Plate Manufacturing Company has been formed to purchase the Gatefield Works, Sheffield, and to carry on the business of electro-plate and Britannia metal manufacturers thereat. Capital: £10,000, in £10 shares. Signatories (with one share each, and all of Sheffield): W. Ryland, A. Burniston, H. Howe, W. Horrell, S. Smith, E. Cadman, C. A. Combe. Directing qualification : The holding of ten shares. Remuneration to be hereafter fixed. Registered May 15th, 1882, by C. W. Taylor, 31, Crutched-friars.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th June 1882

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