46, Gordon Street, Glasgow
Wolffe Brothers, Watch Manufacturers and Importers, Wholesale Jewellers, &c.,
46, Gordon Street, Glasgow.
Factory: 94, Vyse Street, Birmingham.
Telegraphic addresses :— " Lupus," Glasgow ; "Lupus," Birmingham.
An eminent source of Glasgow's commercial prosperity may be traced in those departments of activity in which the well-known firm of Messrs. Wolffe Brothers have acquired special distinction, and as wholesale jewellers and importers and manufacturers of watches, operating on an extensive scale, this house maintains a standing among its contemporaries consistent with the enterprise that its principals have manifested during a trading existence of some twenty-six years. It is now under the joint proprietary of Messrs. David and Bernard Wolffe. The business has been directed towards the supply of all kinds of jewellery and watches exclusively to the trade. Favoured by the support of large connections all over Scotland, England, Ireland, Channel Islands, etc., the firm have been enabled to provide for jewellers and merchants on terms only available to a house dealing directly with the main centres of watch and jewellery production and commanding the resources Messrs.Wolffe Brothers have largely contributed to perpetuate the long-established popularity of the Geneva watch, and the excellent productions specialised by them in this line represent the output of the busy factory at Chaux de Fonds, in Switzerland, from which these are regularly derived. In London, Coventry, and Birmingham they conduct a busy and prosperous industry in every one of the several branches of watch and jewellery manufacture for which these centres are favoured, and in response to the exigencies and tastes of modern times, they have taken a worthy initiative in placing upon the market goods which illustrate a perfect reconciliation between first-class handiwork and moderate prices. Relying upon the trade support which over a quarter of a century’s honorable trading has tended to elicit, the firm endeavour to sustain this high standard on terms profitable alike to themselves and their constituents, and, by reason of this fact alone, command a repute in the British watch jewellery trade that requires no endorsement. Both principals are well known and much esteemed for their courtesy and business enterprise, and anticipate the orders of a widespread and influential amen with the exactitude of a firm thoroughly conversant with every development of the trade and industry of which they have become accredited pioneers. The premises at 46, Gordon Street, comprise a large warehouse in conjunction with showroom, counting-house, office, and store, and are fitted and appointed in a manner suitable and convenient to the needs of an extensive trade. The appropriate Latinised form of the firm's name, “Lupus" readily identifies the house in telegraphic communications forwarded to Glasgow or to the depot at 94, Vyse Street, Birmingham.
Source: Glasgow and Its Environs: A Literary, Commercial and Social Review, Past and Present; with a Description of Its Leading Mercantile Houses and Commercial Enterprises - Stratten & Stratten - 1891