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THE HEMMING Mfg. Co.

Montreal


Established since at least 1896 and the name in use until c.1915, but absorbed in Canadian Jewellers Ltd. in 1911.


The Hemming Mfg. Co. have purchased the business of the Hemming Bros. Co., Ltd., Toronto, Can., including the plant, stock, book-debts, orders and good will. It is their intention to confine their energies strictly to the manufacturing of jewelers’ cases and sundries and of regalia. The latter branch will he run separately as in the past under the name of the Dominion Regalia Co. The business will be under the management of H. K. S. Hemming who has been in charge of the Hemming Bros. Co., Ltd., since their inception. In addition to Mr. Hemming the company have obtained the services of Messrs. Rowland and Cole, both long and favorably known as the traveling representatives of the predecessors of the new company.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 13th May 1896



A JEWELRY COMBINE

Montreal. Oct. 23 - Canadian jewelers are the latest to form a merger, having just completed arrangements for the formation of a combine to be known as the Canadian Jewelers Ltd. capitalized at five millions. The following establishments are said to be already included among them being: Wm. Bromley, the Hemming Mfg. Co., and the Hemsley Mfg. Co., all of Montreal; J.A. Brown & Co., Toronto, and three other Toronto firms, one Montreal firm and one firm in the eastern townships, the names not as yet known.


Source: The Lethbridge Daily Herald - 24th October 1911


An example of the work of The Hemming Mfg. Co.:

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The Canadian Jewelers' Company, Ltd., has been incorporated in Montreal, Canada with a capital stock of $5,000,000 to take over the following plants: Hemming Mfg. Co., of Montreal: Hemsley Mfg. Co., of Montreal: William Bramley of Montreal; and J. W. Brown & Co., Ltd., of Toronto. These concerns are among the largest manufacturers of silverware and jewelry in the Dominion of Canada. It is expected that more concerns will lie brought into the merger later. The officers of the new company are: J. A. Mackay, president; W. M. Wirt, vice-president; and Oscar P. Jonassohn, secretary and treasurer.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - November 1911


The mark of The Hemming Mfg. Co. is very similar to the one used by Charles Horner of Halifax, England, and there is often confusion between the two.

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J.J. ZOCK & Co.

32-34, later, 296, Adelaide Street, Toronto

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J.J. Zock & Co. - Toronto - 1900

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J.J. Zock & Co. - Toronto - 1900

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J.J. Zock & Co. - Toronto - 1900

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J.J. Zock & Co. - Toronto - 1900


Enlarging. –Messrs. J. J. Zock & Co., manufacturing jewelers, of Toronto, have, on account of increasing business needs, been forced to enlarge their premises during the past month. To do this they have taken a lease of the entire flat below their present factory; Consisting of the premises formerly occupied by The Cohen Bros. Company, Limited. Mr. Zock says they purpose removing all their offices down stairs and fitting up, along with a large showroom, in first-class style. He has selected and ordered a large amount of new and up-to-date machinery, with which to equip the new factory premises, and when coinpleted thinks they will have facilities second to none in the Dominion. The firm purpose enlarging their lines of jewelry manufacture, and adding in addition a complete line of gold and gold-filled spectacles and eye-glasses, the plant for which Mr. Zock says is now on the way here. The firm have been unusually busy all this season, and express themselves as thoroughly satisfied with the business outlook.

Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweler - May 1900


A Rare Setting. –The manufacture of jewelry is not as a general rule a very exciting business, but if one had been in the factory of Messrs. J. J. Zock & Company on the 19th July they would have perhaps changed their minds about it. The cause of the excitement was peculiar and we are glad to say very rare. It appears that a young man named Warner, who is employed by the firm, had a diamond of considerable value in his mouth and, as accidents will happen even in the best regulated families, swallowed at the wrong moment. The gem slid down his gullet and consternation reigned in the shop. One hundred and sixty dollars at a gulp was too Cleopatra-like a meal for the firm to stand, and the animated diamond mine was at once hurried to the Emergency hospital around the corner for developments. There emetics of rare potency were administered, with dynamite effect on young Warner's system, but without the desired result, so far as the buried treasure was concerned. It was at last decided to abandon the claim temporarily, and the young man was sent home. If the gem fails to materialize the "x" ray system may be utilized to locate its whereabouts. In the meantime the firm has a treasure in this young employee that they do not care to part with.

Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweler - August 1900


Recovered the Diamond. –The valuable diamond which Albert Werner, an apprentice in J. J. Zock & Co. 's wholesale jewelry establishment, 34 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, swallowed about a month ago and the particulars of which were given in our last month's issue, was recovered early in August at the General Hospital, where the boy had undergone treatment to have it removed. The jewel was the property of Mr. Edmund Scheuer, the Yonge Street jeweler, who had sent it to the Zock firm to be set in a ring. Young Werner returned to his work but little the worse for his experience in the diamond mining business, but it is safe to say he don't want to repeat the experiment.

Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweler - September 1900


The factory of J. J. Zock & Co., 296 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, Ont., was completely destroyed by fire, on the morning of May 2. Zock & Co. occupied the second floor of the building. A small blaze broke out at about 1 A. M. on the ground floor, and was to all appearance completely extinguished in about half an hour, when everything was supposed to be safe. An hour or so afterwards, however, the flames broke out again, and soon obtained such headway that it was impossible to save the building. The cause of the fire is supposed to be defective electrical wiring. In addition to their stock, the concern lost a quantity of valuable machinery. The loss is about $50,000 with insurance of $38,000.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 13th May 1908

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H. BENHAM & CO.

10 Melinda Street, Toronto

H. BENHAM & CO., Jewellers, 10 Melinda Street. - We take pleasure in introducing to our readers the well-known wholesale jewellery establishment of Messrs. H Benham & Co. The business was founded in 1873 by Benham & Grigor, and in 1886 Mr. H. Benham succeeded to the sole ownership. By liberal enterprise he has succeeded in building up a very generous patronage, The store is of ample dimensions, is arranged in an attractive manner and contains a choice, well selected stock of watches, jewellery, diamonds, gold, gold filled and silver watch cases, etc, etc, and artistic novelties of every description. Mr. Benham makes his purchases with judgment and taste, and gives close study to giving customers the best, most reliable goods, and the lowest prices that can be honestly afforded. His long experience gives him special advantages for the conduct of his business. The patronage of the house is of both an extensive and influential character. Mr. Benham is of middle age, was born in England, and is recognized as one of our thoroughly responsible citizens. He is a Freemason and a member of St. George's Society.

Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890

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JAMES VENN

148, Yonge Street, Toronto

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James Venn - Toronto - 1886

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R.A. GLEDHILL

21, Toronto Arcade, Yonge Street, Toronto


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R.A. Gledhill - Toronto - 1903

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R.A. Gledhill - Toronto - 1917

R.A. Gledhill was noted at the same address in The Toronto City Directory of 1896.


The store of R. A. Gledhill, Yonge St. Arcade, Toronto, sustained a slight loss by fire recently.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th September 1918

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JAMES MUNN

798, Yonge Street, Toronto

JAMES MUNN, Watchmaker and Jeweller; Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silverware, etc., No. 798 Yonge Street.–One of the most popular stores on Yonge Street is that of Mr, James Munn. It has a depth of seventy five feet, and in its appointments Is perfect and complete. An extensive assortment of goods is displayed which for character and extent Is not surpassed by any other first-class establishment In the city. Among the features noticeable is the magnificent display made of rich Jewellery in all the new styles. European and American watches, plain and ornamental clocks, sterling silverware, plated-ware, and a large variety of fancy and useful articles, eminently desirable for wedding presents and gifts for all occasions. The best care is paid to fine watch, clock and Jewellery repairing. Mr. Munn, who was born in Quebec, has been in Toronto for some years and established in business for a period of twenty years, he is one of the best-known jewellers in the city, and during his long business career has enjoyed the confidence of all having dealings with him.

Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890


Mrs. Munn, 798 Yonge St., Toronto, has erected a handsome new store, where she will carry on the jewelry business on the site formerly occupied by her late husband, James Munn.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 22nd November 1899

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J.D. CAMIRAND & COMPANY

149, St. Paul Street West, Montreal

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J.D. Camirand & Company - Montreal - 1920


J. D. Camirand & Co., wholesale jewelers, are registered at Montreal.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 23rd May 1917


The J. D. Camirand Co., Ltd., Montreal, has been incorporated with an authorized capital of $250,000 to manufacture and deal in jewelry, silverware, fancy goods, etc., by Joseph D. Camirand, Joseph H. Racicot, Joseph A. Parent, and others.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th February 1922


The store of J. D. Camirand & Co., silversmiths, 149 St. Paul St. W.. Montreal, was entered on Saturday night or Sunday morning, July 23, by burglars who stole silverware valued at $200. They used a plank to climb over a wall in the rear of the store and obtained entrance by breaking a back window. Later three boys, only one of whom was over 16 years of age, were arrested charged with another robbery. Goods were found in their possession which, on being questioned, they admitted having stolen from the store of Camirand & Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd August 1922

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J.M. PROCTOR

80, Queen Street West, Toronto

J.M. PROCTOR, Watchmaker and Jeweller, 80, Queen Street West. - Among the practical, expert watchmakers, jewellers and opticians in this city there are none more proficient than Mr.J.M. Proctor, whose experience extends over 23 years. He occupies a very tastefully fitted up store at No. 80 Queen Street West, and keeps on sale a general assortment of Swiss, English and American watches in gold and silver; also jewellery in rich elegent designs, clocks, eyeglasses, spectaclcs and optical goods generlly. Mr. Proctor carefully cleans, repairs, and regulates watches and clocks, repairs jewellery, spectacles and eyeglasses, etc., executing the work in the best manner, making specialties of watch case polishing and the manufacture of rings, scarf-pins and other novelties to order. He is of German nationality, long a resident of Toronto, and formally connected with the well-known jewellery house of Kent Bros. He is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the I.O.O.F.

Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890

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ALEXANDER McMILLAN

82, Sparks Street, Ottawa

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A. McMillan - Ottawa - 1899

An image of the interior of McMillan's in 1882:


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A. McMillan, jeweler, Ottawa, has presented to St. Luke's Hospital a fine hall clock.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd August 1898


ALEXANDER McMILLAN, Jeweler, Ottawa, Ont., was born 7th July 1855, at Addison, Steuben County, New York State, U.S.A. He is the son of Angus McMillan and Harriet Quigley. The former was for some years engaged in the lumber business at Addison, N.Y., but in 1861 removed with his family to Cumberland, Russell County, Ontario, where he was engaged in the same line of trade. Mr. McMillan received his education at the public schools of Cumberland, Ont. At the age of eighteen he left school, and went into lumbering operations in Cumberland. After being engaged in this line for a time, he decided to learn the jewelry business, and spent the usual time in pursuit of a knowledge of the same. In 1880 he started business as jeweler on his own account in Ottawa, where he has met with good success, and his establishment is now a credit to the Capital city of the Dominion. He was married in 1886 to Miss Mary Murphy, daughter of John Murphy, Esq., a well- known resident of Buckingham. Que. His family consists of four children, three sons and one daughter. In religion, Mr. McMillan is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Source: The Canadian album: Men of Canada; or, Success by example, in religion, patriotism, business, law, medicine, education and agriculture; containing portraits of some of Canada's chief business men, statesmen, farmers, men of the learned professions, and others. Also, an authentic sketch of their lives. - Edited by J. Castell Hopkins - 1896

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JAMES EASTWOOD & Co.

65, Provost Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

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James Eastwood - New Glasgow, NS - 1879

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James Eastwood & Co. - New Glasgow, NS - 1920

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James Eastwood - New Glasgow, NS - 1920

James Eastwood established his business in 1871.

James Eastwood Very Ill
Mr. James Eastwood , our veteran merchant, now 94 years of age, apparently fell on Saturday night while crossing Market Square to his home on Temperance Street. With an injured hip he managed to reach his home and there was given medical attention. Unfortunately from his fall and chill he developed pneumonia and is now reported quite seriously ill. He will have the sympathy of every citizen of New Glasgow. He was the epitome of attention to business in his long career and by years had outdone any other business man in the town.


Source: Eastern Chronicle - 10th February 1942


James Eastwood, who sustained a severe fall, is improving. It was thought his hip was fractured and that he was developing pneumonia but no bones were broken and he is suffering from a severe cold and shock. Mr. Eastwood is 94 years old and must possess a remarkable constitution.

Source: Eastern Chronicle - 12th February 1942

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JAMES SMILLIE

Quebec

Some detail of James Smillie can be found at Some Macabre Stories of the Silver Trade

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W. HEPINSTALL

43 Dundas Street West, West Toronto Junction

W. HEPINSTALL, Watches and Jewellery, 43 Dundas Street West.- The jewellery trade of the Junction has developed in a truly marvellous degree, and is controlled by gentlemen of experience who are thoroughly versed in the prosecution of the trade in all its details. One of the most prominent houses devoted to this industry is that of Mr. W. Hepinstall, at No. 43 Dundas Street West. It is little more than two years since, this gentleman started in business, but with a practical experience of some 30 years, and by keeping a well selected stock, aided by square and liberal dealing, has built up a flourishing trade which is steadily increasing. The premises occupied are 26 x 70 feet in dimensions. Here is kept a full line of jewellery of all kinds, comprising rings, bracelets, earrings, bangles, chains, charms, necklaces, etc., also a fine line of silverware and the B. Lawrence, Lasnal and Brazilian pebble spectacles. In fact everything In this line can be had at lowest price from Mr. Hepinstall and customers may rely on all goods purchased to be as represented. A fine assortment of Swiss and American watches and clocks is always in stock. Special attention is given to repairing, which is promptly executed and warranted in every case. Mr. Hepinstall is a Canadian by birth and is a man of enterprising business habits, who is thoroughly reliable in every branch and detail of his trade.

Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890

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THOMAS D. SPIKE

20, later, 21, later, Aberdeen Building, Buckingham Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Thomas D. Spike - Halifax, NS - 1871

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Thomas D. Spike - Halifax, N.S. - 1892


A gang of boys ranging in age from 12 to 14 years have been arrested in Halifax, N. S., and sentenced to two years each in reformatory schools for burglarizing the jewelry store of T. D. Spike, of that city. A quantity of the jewelry stolen was found hidden under gutter bridges of the streets.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd August 1893


T. D. Spike, Halifax, N. S., has removed from his old stand on Buckingham St., where he has done business for a number of years, to more commodious rooms in the Aberdeen building, Barrington St.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 12th June 1895

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J.G. COFFEY

119, St. Alexander Street, Montreal

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J.G. Coffey - Montreal - 1920

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J. ROWLEY & CO.

420, Spadina Avenue, Toronto

ROWLEY & CO., Watchmakers and Jewellers, No. 420 Spadina Avenue.-In the line of watches, jewellery, etc., one of the representative houses in this section of Toronto is that of Mr. J. Rowley (trading as J. Rowley & Co.). It was established by him in 1887 and has since created an extensive trade in this beautiful line of goods. The stock consists of a full assortment of the most costly Swiss English and American watches, diamonds, rings, earrings, bracelets, scarf pins, chains, lockets, etc., silver and plated ware, clocks, cutlery, optical goods, bric-a-brac, and the usual complement of the first-class jewellery emporium. These goods are of superior character, and yet are quoted at surprisingly low prices. The assortment is tastefully displayed in the splendid show-cases and plate-glass windows of the store, which are most artistically dressed. The building is of brick, two storeys in height, and 20 x 60 feet in dimensions. Mr. Rowley also does a considerable trade in repairing fine watches and chronometers, jewellery, etc., engraving and kindred branches of his craft, for the skilful execution of which his quarter century's experience forms an all-sufficient guarantee. He is a native of England, and has been a respected resident of Toronto for the past three years.

Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890

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GEORGE E. HOLT

776, Yonge Street, Toronto

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The jewelry store of George E. Holt, 776 Yonge St., Toronto, was robbed early one morning recently by thieves who smashed the window with a brick and abstracted $100 worth of rings and other jewelry.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th November 1918

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PHILOMON BRUNET

Corner of Church and St. Joseph Streets, St. Roch, Quebec

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Philomon Brunet - Quebec - 1875


The wife of P. Brunet, jeweler, Quebec, is dead.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st December 1897

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KENNEDY & WILLIAMS (Successors to W.R. CAMPBELL Co.)

Winnipeg

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Kennedy & Williams - Winnipeg - 1920

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L.C. BAILEY

127, Main Street, Calais, Maine


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L.C. Bailey - Calais, Me. - 1888

Strictly speaking not in Canada, but close enough to shake a stick at.

This would be Lyman Clapp Bailey (b.1835-d.1890).

The death of Lyman C. BAILEY occurred at his home in Calais, Me. Thursday morn. From an early boyhood he took an active part in Christian and benevolent work, having joined the Congregational church when quite young. He came to Calais in 1850. He was born in Portland, Me.; started in the jewelry business in 1860; entered the army as a volunteer of the 22nd Maine Volunteers in 1863; married Miss Caroline DOWNES in 1856; joined the church in 1835 and at the time of his death was 55 years old. The funeral took place Sunday. He was buried with masonic honors. He leaves a widow and relatives.

Source: St. Croix Courier - 19th June 1890

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H. DAVIS & Co.

28, St. Francois Xavier Street, Montreal


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H. Davis & Co. - Montreal - 1861

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