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REUBEN BLACKMER

Fredericton, New Brunswick


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Reuben Blackmer


REUBEN BLACKMER, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Fredericton, N.B , was born at Truro, N.S., February 10th, 1867. His parents were W. W. Blackmer and Annie J. Irwin. Mr. Blackmer received his education at the public schools of Truro, graduating from the High school with first-class honors. He was then apprenticed to the watchmaking and Jewellery business for five years, after which he worked for some time in Halifax, and then started business on his own account at Spring Hill Mines, N.S., where he remained for two years, and in July, 1889, removed to Fredericton, and is now doing the largest business in his line in the county. Mr. Blackmer was married, April 20th, 1892, to Helen A., daughter of Ludlow Yerxa, merchant, Fredericton. He is a member of the K. of P., Loyal Orange Order, being Deputy Grand Chaplain of the Order, and also secretary for York County, the Royal Templars, the Orange Temperance Society, and the Fredericton Curling Club. He recently presented the club with a very handsome cup for competition of the members. In religion, he is a Presbyterian, and holds the office of Sabbath School librarian.

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 the Rev. William Cochrane - 1894


Reuben Blackmer was the son of William Wallace Blackmer (b.1838-d.1894) and Anna Isabella Irwin Blackmer (b.1847-d.1913). Reuben died just two years after the above article was published, on the 17th December 1896, aged just 29 years. He is buried at Fredericton Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, New Brunswick.

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JAMES HUTTON & Co.

Montreal


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James Hutton & Co. - Montreal - 1871


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William Henry Hutton

William Henry Hutton of the firm of James Hutton & Co., Montreal, Que., was born in Sheffield, Eng., October 8th, 1834. He is the son of William Carr and Mary Anne (Hinchcliffe) Hutton, of that city. His father was the original maker of nickel silver goods, and one of the pioneers of the electro plate trade. Mr. Hutton was educated at the Pension " Sillig," at Vevey, on the Lake of Geneva, Switzerland. As soon as his education was completed, he entered the hardware trade, and has continued in that calling. He came to Canada in 1856, to join his uncle, the late James Hutton, who was then the head of the firm of which the subject of this sketch is now sole proprietor. They represent in this country the celebrated houses of Thomas Firth & Son, limited ; Joseph Rodgers & Son, limited ; William Hutton & Sons ; Steel, Peech & Tozer, limited, and other well-known firms. In religion, Mr. Hutton is an Episcopalian. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and was worshipful master of St. Paul's Lodge, No. 374, E.R., from 1867 to 1870. He has been deputy district grand master in charge of the Montreal district of English masonry since 1886. He joined the Victoria Rifles of Canada at their formation in 1862, and served as adjutant of the first administrative battalion on the Western frontier, from December, 1864 to May, 1865. In the year 1868, he was made lieutenant-colonel of the Victoria Rifles, and seven years later, after thirteen years of service, he retired, retaining rank. In politics, Mr. Hutton is a Liberal-Conservative. In 1872, he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Montreal. Whether as a business man in charge of very important interests as a prominent member and office bearer of the masonic fraternity, as a soldier, a Justice of the Peace, or as a private citizen, Mr. Hutton is a decided success. He married Cornelia Middagh, daughter of the late Joseph Henshaw, of Brooklyn, New York, 1862, and two daughters have been born to them.

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 the Rev. William Cochrane - 1893


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James Hutton & Co. - Montreal - 1919

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J.E. BROWN & Co.Ltd.

70 & 72, York Street, Toronto


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Front cover of the 1906 catalogue of the chainmakers J.E. Brown & Co. of Toronto.


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Their trade mark 'PERPETUALLY GUARANTEED'

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SAMUEL HARVEY LONGBOTTOM

Toronto

TRADE-MARKS REGISTERED IN NOVEMBER, 1908

Samuel Harvey Longbottom, Toronto, Ont. Manufactured Jewellery. Letters "S.H.L" in monogram. 10th November 1908.

Source: Gazette Du Bureau Des Brevets, Droits D'auteur Et Marques de Commerce - Volume 36 - 1908

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THOMAS MUNROE

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

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Thomas Munroe - New Glasgow, N.S. - 1879

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ROBERT H. COGSWELL

155, later 175, Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Robert H. Cogswell - Halifax, N.S. - 1871

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Robert H. Cogswell - Halifax, N.S. - 1884


As Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a British military and naval station, a signal gun is fired from the citadel each day at noon, and at 9.30 p.m. The time has always been supplied by Robert H. Cogswell, jeweller. Twenty years ago the sergeant in charge of the gun daily regulated his watch at Mr. Cogswell's store. Several years ago this plan was discontinued, and a flag signal system was adopted. This in turn was succeeded by a time ball signal system. A short time ago, on account of the frequent interference with the signals by fog, a new arrangement for firing the gun was perfected. A cable has been laid from Mr. Cogswell's establishment to the citadel, and this is connected with a clock which automatically fires the gun. The dial of the astronomical clock bears two small receptacles containing mercury. One of these is so placed that the reverse end of the second hand will touch the mercury when the index end points to the sixtieth second. Each end of the minute hand touches the mercury in the other receptacle, one end at the hour, and the other at the half hour. When the minute hand touches the mercury in one receptacle, and the second hand touches it in the other, the circuit is completed, and the cannon is discharged by an electric current passing through the clock. The military authorities at the citadel are able by means of a switchboard to cut the gun out of the circuit, connecting it only a few minutes before the firing is to be done.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st December 1890

Robert H. Cogswell was the successor to William Crawford.

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LIPMAN LEVINTER INDUSTRIES Ltd. formerly LIPMAN BROTHERS

41, Peter Street, Toronto

Manufacturers of silver and silverplated holloware. The business of Henry Lipman, and his son-in-law, Mervyn 'Bing' Levinter.

Mervyn 'Bing' Levinter died in 2010 aged 90 years.


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'Viking Plate' was the registered trade mark of Lipman Levinter Industries Ltd.


Examples of the marks of Lipman Brothers:

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HEARN & POTTER

54, King Street, Toronto


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Hearn & Potter - Toronto - 1854

The business of William Hearn and Charles Potter.

William Hearn, a watchmaker and jeweller, succeeded to the business of George Savage at 54, King Street in 1852. Savage had previously occupied these premises since the late 1830's. Hearn was joined by 21 year old Charles Potter in 1853 after completing his apprenticeship with Dollands at London. The business, however, was short-lived because of the death of William Hearn in the late 1850's. Charles Potter continued on his own account, firstly at 85, then 121, King Street West. In 1864, Charles Potter was recorded at 20, King Street East and later at 31, King Street East. Charles Potter died on the 13th November 1899, his business was acquired by Charles B. Petry who continued the business under Potter's name. In 1910 he was joined by his son, Allan Petry who continued the business until the early 1950's

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Charles Potter - Toronto - 1901


Charles Potter, who had been in business in Toronto as an optician since 1853, died on the 3d inst., at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Campbell-Black, 211 Jarvis St., after a long illness from paralysis. The deceased, who was born in London, Eng.. was 68 years of age, and was for many years treasurer of the Central Methodist Church.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 15th November 1899

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J.B. WILLIAMSON

162, St. James Street, later, 2350 St. Catharine Street and 1741, Notre Dame Street, Montreal


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J.B. Williamson - Montreal - 1875


J. B. Williamson, Montreal, has given up his St. Catherine St. store, and is doing business solely in his Notre Dame St. premises.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 2nd March 1898


Mr. J. B. Williamson, for many years engaged in the jewelry business at Montreal, as a jobber and retailer has made an abandonment of his estate, as the result of two demands made upon him. Mr. Williamson's affairs have been the subject of discussion in the trade for some time past, and it is reported that the estate has been considerably impaired by the heavy rates paid note shavers in recent financing operations. The liabilities amount to about $30,000 the principal creditors being. Backer & Strauss, London, $15,000; B. Van Gedder, Amsterdam, $2,500; Schwab Bros., New York, $1,500 ; A.C. McKay, Renfrew, $5,000 ; J. S. Budden, Quebec, $2,000 ; and the M. S. Brown Co., Montreal, $2,100.
Mr. Williamson started this business in 1870, failed in 1875, and compromised at 30 cents on the dollar. Then he gradually spread out beyond his means and of late so much of his paper has been out that his failure was felt to be only a question of time. The general impression is that Mrs. Williamson will buy in the business and run it herself, as she did once before.


Source: The Canadian Jeweller - February 1900


Assigned. –Mr. J. B. Williamson, the well-known wholesale and retail jeweler, Montreal, assigned upon the first of last month, upon the demand of Mr. W. H. Hutchings. This failure has been looked for, for some time by those conversant with Montreal business, and has excited little or no surprise amongst the trade generally. The liabilities amount it is said to about $30,000, the principal creditors being Schwob Bros., $1,500; Buckas & Strauss, London, England, $15,000; B. VanGilder, Amsterdam, $2,500 ; A. C. MacKay, Renfrew, $5,000 ; J. S. Budden, Quebec, $2,000 and The M. S. Brown Co., Montreal,- $2,100. Mr. A. W. Stevenson has been appointed provisional guardian for the estate.

Source: The Canadian Jeweller - February 1900


Mr. J. B. Williamson, as a result of his business troubles, has been taken to the Protestant Hospital for the Insane at Verdun. Much sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Williamson.

Source: The Canadian Jeweller - March 1900


Mr. Alex. Sterling, formerly with Mr. J. B. Williamson, has opened a jewelry store on St. Francois Xavier Street. His many friends will wish him good luck.

Source: The Canadian Jeweller - March 1900


There was some spirited bidding at the sale of Mr. J. B. Williamson's bankrupt stock of jewelry at M. Hicks & Company's auction rooms, Notre Dame Street. The stock and fixtures at the Notre Dame and the St. Catherine Street stores were put up in one lot and in a little while was bid up to 37 cents on the dollar at which price it was knocked down to Mr. J. Barrie, of Halifax. The stock and fixtures inventoried $31,740, and the price was considered a very fair one. Mr. A. W. Stevenson is the curator of the estate. Mr. Barrie, who bought this stock outright, was formerly a retail jeweler in Seattle, afterwards removing to Winnipeg, where he carried on business with his brother under the name of Barrie Bros. More recently he bought the stock of Levy & Michzels, Halifax, and it is said that be now proposes to bring this stock to Montreal and open up a large business on St. Catherine Street.

Source: The Canadian Jeweller - March 1900


Messrs. Barre Bros., who purchased the two bankrupt stocks of J. B. Williamson, have since sold them out by auction and have laid in a new and complete stock at 2350 St. Catharine Street, formerly in the occupation of Williamson. Messrs. Barre Bros, are capable, experienced jewelers and will carry on a strictly high-class business.

Source: The Canadian Jeweller - May 1900


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JOHN WOOD & SON

137, later, 325, Notre Dame Street, Montreal


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John Wood & Son - Montreal - 1852


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John Wood & Son - Montreal - 1875

Established in 1839.

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D.A. HARPER

267, Notre Dame Street, Montreal


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D.A. Harper - Montreal - 1869

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ROUGHTON & SKELTON Ltd.

32, McGill College Avenue, Montreal


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Roughton & Skelton - Montreal - 1920


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Roughton & Skelton - Montreal - 1920


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Roughton & Skelton Ltd., head office Montreal, capital $15,000, plan to deal in glassware, silverware, and fancy goods.


Source: Hardware Merchandising - 12th July 1919

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ROYAL SILVER PLATE

57, St. Gabriel, Montreal, later, 48, Craig Ouest, Montreal


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Royal Silver Plate - Montreal - 1914


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Royal Silver Plate - Montreal - 1921

Established in 1899.


Royal Silver Plate Company, 48 Craig street West are busy on job plate work for hotels and restaurants. They have been largely in this line of work since January, 1921, after an advertising campaign for this line of business, which is now beginning to show results.

Source: The Metal Industry - June 1921


L. M. Betournay, of the Royal Silver Plate Co., Montreal, died recently.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th November 1922

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COUVRETTE & HINMAN

31, Cemetery, and 28, St. Antoine Street, Montreal


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Couvrette & Hinman - Montreal - 1861

A firm of silver platers styled 'Hinman & Rubenstein' of 65, Craig Street, Montreal were noted in 1863 and may possibly be a continuation of the above business.

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FRANCIS FRASER

Union Buildings, St Francois Xavier Street, Montreal

Noted as being agents for Walker & Hall of Sheffield at Montreal in 1863.

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H.W. TISDALL

150, later, 161, Yonge Street, Toronto


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Tisdall - Toronto - 1916


Private Michael Kehoe, formerly a jeweler in the employ of Tisdall, 15 Yonge St., Toronto, was reported missing in a recent despatch.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd October 1918


The business was taken over by Youngs in 1945 and the Tisdall name was dropped.

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ALEXANDER HOWIE

Royal Hotel Buildings, James Street, and Merrick Street, Hamilton, Ontario


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A. Howie & Co. - Hamilton - 1867

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A. Howie - Hamilton - 1868

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STEVENSON & ATTWOOD

Goldsmiths' Hall, 12, King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario


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Stevenson & Attwood - Hamilton - 1867

It is possible that the above advertisement may relate to final year of the business of Stevenson & Attwood, as in a 1868 directory for Hamilton there is no listing for Stevenson & Attwood, but an M.W. Attwood is listed working alone and located at Royal Hotel Buildings, James Street, Hamilton.

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MICHEL FORTON

Quebec


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FORTON, MICHEL, gold — and silversmith, maker and seller of jewellery, and engraver; b. 25 Nov. 1754 at Quebec, son of Jean Forton, a pulley maker, and Louise Chamard; d. there 12 Feb. 1817.

Michel Forton’s career cannot be traced further back than 1775, when he signed a document concerning an expedition for Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, Mich.) that had been fitted out by Joseph Schindler*, a specialist in trade silver. As an apprentice to Schindler he gave evidence in a lawsuit brought against the silversmith at Detroit in 1776. Forton may have known him through his brother Jean Forton, a first cousin by marriage of Joseph Lucas, who had also been Schindler’s apprentice.

In 1790 Forton was in Quebec, where he had a shop at 19 Rue de la Montagne. In March 1795 he hired 14-year-old James Sullivan as an apprentice for a period of six years. In accordance with an unusual and interesting condition that Sullivan’s father had put in the apprenticeship agreement, Forton immediately had the boy attend drawing classes given by François Baillairgé*. Moreover, Forton undertook to send him to the school for a year. Baillairgé’s diary reveals that he produced for Forton many little wood carvings which the latter probably used as models in making silver pieces or jewellery: a squirrel, heads of a griffin, a stag, and a unicorn, a half-length figure of a griffin, a bull, a dog, a rooster, and numerous other models including a crown and a star. In his diary Baillairgé also calls Forton an engraver.

The Court of General Sessions of the Peace in 1795 ordered that from 21 October anyone using a forge or an oven would have to do so in premises entirely finished in stone or brick. Quebec silversmiths Michel Forton, François Ranvoyzé, James G. Hanna, Laurent Amiot*, James Orkney*, Jean-Nicolas Amiot, and Louis-Alexandre Picard* signed a petition demanding exemption from this regulation because of their particular working conditions: no accident could be caused by their forges, since they used very little fire at a time and never for a sustained period; moreover, according to the testimony of Picard, who had engaged in his craft at Quebec for 40 years, there had never been an accident in any workshop and it would be detrimental to silversmiths to have to work on pavements, because they would inevitably lose their gold and silver clippings in them; finally, since they had to remain seated most of the time while working, their health might be damaged irreparably by the insalubrious dampness of the paved premises. It is not known if anything came of the petition.

The 1798 census was the first document to list Forton as a jeweller. Sullivan was still with him. In 1805 Forton bought for £400 a property on Rues “St. George and de Laval,” which he rented to Charlotte Duchouquet. After adding a storey and an attic to this house, he rented it to lawyer Andrew Stuart* in 1811, and then to merchant James Tod in 1813. He also rented a property, with houses and outbuildings, on Rue Saint-Vallier in the faubourg Saint-Roch, to merchant Joseph Fournier in 1811. Furthermore Forton lent at interest sums ranging from £50 to £150. Clearly he was a rich man by the time of his death on 12 Feb. 1817.

Michel Forton’s social life was as ordered and quiet as his professional activity. He was a member of the Quebec Fire Society, which counted the local élite in its ranks, and he did not hesitate to show his loyalty to the British crown upon occasion. The mark identified with his initials is found on numerous household articles and a few snuff boxes. But his shop also carried gems and jewellery, as well as arrowroot, a “very useful and very scarce article.” Limited in quantity, his work is sober, unpretentious, and free of major defects; in short, an average production of reasonable quality.

Robert Derome

Works by Michel Forton are to be found in Quebec City at the Musée du Québec, the Séminaire de Québec, and the Hôtel-Dieu, in Montreal at the Hôpital Général, and in Ottawa at the Henry Birks Collection of Silver at the National Gallery of Canada.

ANQ-Q, CE1-1, 25 nov. 1754, 13 févr. 1817; CN1-26, 27 sept. 1804; 23 oct., 25 nov. 1805; 21 mai 1806; 23 mars, 3 déc. 1807; 5 mai 1809; 30 janv., 6 févr. 1811; CN1-27, 18 févr. 1813; CN1-92, 27 mars 1795; CN1-189, 20 déc. 1766; CN1-205, 21, 23, 25 mars 1775; CN1-230, 3 juill. 1806, 14 oct. 1818; P-398, journal, 1784—1800: 158—59, 166, 171—73, 175—77, 180—81, 185. MAC-CD, Fonds Morisset, 2, F74/M623; R213.5/F825; S336/J83. “Les dénombrements de Québec” (Plessis), ANQ Rapport, 1948—49: 126. Quebec Mercury, 18 Feb. 1817. Langdon, Canadian silversmiths. F. W. Robinson, “Silversmiths of early Detroit,” Detroit Hist. Soc., Bull. (Detroit), 9 (1952—53), no.2: 5—8.

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JAMES BELLING

48, James Street, Hamilton


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James Belling - Hamilton - 1865


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James Belling - Hamilton - 1867

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