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J.E. CHRYSLER

King Street, Brockville


J. E. Chrysler. Jeweler. King Street. - Within a comparatively few years the jewelry trade of Canada has been immensely developed, and if from no other standpoint now, than a merely a commercial one, we are prepared to compete with similar establishments in other parts of the world. Among those engaged in the jewelry trade in Brockville Mr. J.C. Chrysler, deserves a notice in a work of this kind. This gentleman, who is a thorough and experienced watchmaker and jeweller, began business on his own account in 1885, and by strict attention to business, and by fair and straight forward dealings he is already in possession of an excellent trade which is constantly increasing. The stock carried by Mr Chrysler is well selected, being of superior quality, and comprises diamonds, watches clocks, jewelry, silverplated ware, opera glasses and optical goods. The entire stock is bought for cash. The best markets are open to Mr. Chrysler, and with what other facilities he enjoys, he can compete most favourably with contemporary rival establishments. A speciality is made of repairing, and in addition Mr Chrysler is engaged in gold and silverplating, and whatever of an industrial character he devotes himself to, he turns out in a workmanlike manner Mr Chrysler is a Canadian, and has lived in Brockville during the past seven years. He is a young and enterprising gentleman, a keen and thorough man of business. He is widely known and generally popular, possessing many estimable qualities.

Source: Our Dominion - 1887



W. M. Haskins has purchased the jewelry business of J. E. Chrysler & Co., Brockville, Ont.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 16th April 1919

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ROBERT KILPATRICK

Schomberg, CW


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Robert Kilpatrick - Schomberg - 1866

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W. COATES & BROTHER

King Street, Brockville


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W. Coates & Bro. - Brockville, Ont. - 1890

Wholesale and Retail Jewelers, King Street. –Among those engaged in the jewelry trade of Brockville, Messrs W. Coates & Bro. are the most prominent. This house was established in 1857 by Mr. W. Coates, the senior member of the firm, and in 1876 he associated with him his brother, Mr. Willis Coates, who for more than ten years had been connected with leading wholesale jewelry establishments in Toronto. The premises the firm occupy, 60 x 25 feet in dimensions, comprise a massive building of which Mr. Wm. Coates is the proprietor. The stock carried is heavy and well-assorted, consisting of jewelery, watches, clocks, silverware and optical goods, and in addition they have a good line of stationery, books, albums, violins and music, of which Messrs, Coates & Bro,, owing to the facilities they enjoy, are enabled to sell at remarkably low prices. Some five years ago the firm commenced a jobbing trade in watches, jewelry, etc , and so assiduously and successfully has it been developed that it now extends from Quebec to Sarnia, This is the best recommendation as to the standing and reputation of this house, the members of which have by energy and perseverance, low prices and fair and honorable dealing acquired their present enviable position. Messrs. Coates & Bro are Canadians, having been born in Prescott ; and in Brockville, where they are widely known, they are held in much estimation for the possession of many estimable qualities.

Source: Our Dominion - 1887


Frank Green, a flim-flammer, escaped from the Central Prison Tombs, a few days ago and has been making trouble for the Brockville jewelers. He called at Coates & Son's jewelry store and asked for a watch left there by Miss Ellis. He was not known and Mr. Coates, Jr. refused to give him any of the watches left for repairs. The stranger said he was Miss Ellis' brother and she had sent him for the watch, as she wanted to go away by an early train. In about half an hour he returned with an order, purporting to be signed by his sister, and on the strength of this got the watch. It was found on him when arrested.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 31st January 1894


On Saturday, May 2, William Truesdale. was arraigned at Brockville, Ont.. on the charge of stealing $500 worth of jewelry and silverware from H. B. Coates, Brockville. The goods were found at Truesdale's house by the police and identified by Coates as having been stolen from him at
different times. The prisoner was committed for trial.


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

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MICHAEL FORHAN

Poulett Street, Owen Sound, Ottawa


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M. Forhan - Owen Sound - 1865


M. Forhan - jeweler, Poulett Street - Identified with the jewelry trade of Owen Sound, Mr. M. Forhan is one of the most important. He began business in 1856, now more than thirty years ago, and that he still carries on a large and flourishing trade is the best criterion both as to his reputation and ability. His tastefully fitted up and well appointed premises are large and commodious, being 20 x 120 feet in dimensions, and the well assorted stock comprises watches, clocks, silver-plated ware, diamonds and spectacles, and a fine assortment of plain and fancy gold rings. The stock is of superior quality, a portion of which is imported by Mr. Forhan direct, and the whole is bought for cash, enabling him to sell his goods at the lowest prices A specialty is made of watch repairing, and satisfaction is always guaranteed. Mr. Forhan is a native of Chatham, Ontario, but has resided in Owen Sound since 1856. He has sat in the Council Board, and is at present a member of the Board of School Trustees.

Source: Our Dominion - 1887

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ROY RUSSELL KILPATRICK

Brockville

Noted as a Jeweller at Brockville. His name is recorded on a tablet erected in honour of the members from the Brockville Masonic Lodges who served in the Great War 1914-1919.

Detail from death certificate no. 020793:

Name of deceased: Roy Russell KILPATRICK.
Place of death: 1 Ford St., Brockville.
Male, Irish origin, Single.
Age: 38 years, 9 mos., 26 days.
Place of birth: Lucknow, Ontario.
Date of birth: April 27th, 1889.
Trade or occupation: Jeweller.
Name of father: Samuel James KILPATRICK.
Birthplace of father: Ireland.
Maiden name of mother: Ruth ANDREWS.
Birthplace of mother: Lucknow, Ont.
Physician: Dr. JUDSON, Brockville.
Informant: Jessie S. KILPATRICK, 1 Ford St.; Sister.
Buried at Brockville on Feb. 24th, 1928.
Undertaker: R. SHERIDAN, Brockville.
Date of death: February 22, 1928.

Just in case it should later come to light that Roy Russell Kilpatrick's father was also in the trade, here are his death certificate details:

Detail from death certificate no. 019797:
Name of deceased: Samuel James KILPATRICK.
Place of death: 1 Ford St. (Brockville, Ontario).
Male, Irish origin, Married.
Age: 81 years, 2 mos., 22 days.
Birthplace: Ireland.
Date of birth: Dec. 6th, 1845.
Trade or occupation: Retired.
Length of residence: at place of death - 31 yrs; in Ontario - 64 yrs.
Name of father: Samuel James KILPATRICK.
Birthplace of father: Ireland.
Maiden name of mother: Susannan WILLIAMSON.
Birthplace of mother: Ireland.
Physician: Dr. JUDSON, Brockville.
Informant: R.R. KILPATRICK, 1 Ford St., Son.
Buried at Brockville on March 5th, 1927.
Undertaker: R. SHERIDAN, Brockville.
Date of death: March 1st, 1927.


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D.R. DINGWALL Ltd.

Winnipeg


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Donald Waverly Dingwall - 1922


The fine new business structure on Main St.. Winnipeg. Man., known as the McIntyre block, the stores in which are fitted up in a very handsome and up-to-date manner with all modern requirements, is likely to centralize the jewelry trade of that city. D. R. Dingwall, one of the oldest jewelers in Winnipeg, has taken one of the stores which he has had specially fitted up, and will make it his headquarters, retaining his other store as a branch establishment. The well known jewelry houses of Andrew & Co. and T. S. Porte are also moving into stores in this block. The beautiful new store just occupied by Barre Bros., jewelers, immediately adjoins this block, so that the locality forms the nucleus of a "Maiden Lane" in Winnipeg, and these removals mark a distinct new departure in the trade of that city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 14th December 1898


C.S. Burdett, jeweler, late with D. R. Dingwall, Winnipeg, is opening business at Medicine Hat, Assinaboine.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th January 1899


D. R. Dingwall, Winnipeg, Man., was in Toronto last week en route to New York and the Eastern States, where he intends to place extensive orders.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd May 1899


D. R. Dingwall, jeweler, has obtained judgment against Thomas Gudjnu, Winnipeg, for $848.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 29th November 1899


DINGWALL. Donald Waverly - Jeweller, D.R. Dingwall, Limited, established 1882. Jewellers, Silversmiths and Diamond Merchants. Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Man. Born Port Hope, Ont. April 4th 1881, son of Donald Ross Dingwall. Educated; Winnipeg. Married, January 22 1902; has one son. Clubs: Manitoba; St. Charles Country; Pine Ridge Golf; Winnipeg Squash Racquet Society; A.F. & A.M.. Independent: Presbyterian. Residence: 241, Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg, Man.

Source: Who's Who in Canada - 1922

Donald Ross Dingwell was born in Scotland in 1851. As a young man he came to Canada on his own and after learning the jewellery and watchmaking trade in Montreal, he opened his first shop in Port Hope, Ontario in 1878. In 1882 he relocated to Winnipeg and two years later opened a jewellery store near the corner of Alexander and Main streets where he manufactured men's and women's jewellery and watches, he later moved his main shop to the McIntyre Block and subsequently relocated again to the McArthur Building at Portage and Main.

In 1911 Donald Dingwall built a manufactory at 62 Albert Street producing fine gold and platinum work, diamond settings, silversmithing and watch repairs. His business was now employing 120 men in the two stores and factory, the company were famed for their high quality work.

Donald Dingwell died in 1913, but the business stayed within the Dingwall family and continued to prosper, despite a devastating fire in 1921 that gutted the Albert Street building. But the depression in the early 1930's, the collapse of the stock market and the dust bowl failure of the prairie wheat crop caused the collapse of the luxury goods market and D.R. Dingwall Ltd.were absorbed by Henry Birks and Sons in 1933. In 1936, Birks-Dingwall was incorporated as a provincial company as Henry Birks and Sons Manitoba Ltd. with D.C. Dingwall, a nephew of Donald Dingwall, as president.

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JOHN MARSHALL PARKINSON

13½ Richmond Street East, Toronto

JOHN MARSHALL PARKINSON, manufacturing jeweller, 13½ Richmond Street East, was born in Toronto, being the eldest son of Reuben Parkinson, a native of the United States, who came to Toronto in 1819 and died here in 1879, aged eighty-six years. Mr. Parkinson commenced business in 1860 at his present address, where he does all kinds of solid work for the trade.

Source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion of Canada; a History of the City of Toronto and the County of York, with the Townships, Towns, General and Local Statistics; Biographical Sketches - Volume 1 - Charles Pelham Mulvany, Graeme Mercer Adam and C.B. Robinson - 1885

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G. GOWLAND

174½, King Street East, Toronto

G. GOWLAND, watchmaker and jeweller, 174½, King Street East, established his business in 1874, and does a general retail trade, repairing, etc.

Source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion of Canada; a History of the City of Toronto and the County of York, with the Townships, Towns, General and Local Statistics; Biographical Sketches - Volume 1 - Charles Pelham Mulvany, Graeme Mercer Adam and C.B. Robinson - 1885

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HENRY T. WINDT

38, Scott Street, Toronto

HENRY T. WINDT, gold chain manufacturer, 38, Scott Street, is a native of New York City, and in 1881 commenced business in Toronto in the above line.

Source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion of Canada; a History of the City of Toronto and the County of York, with the Townships, Towns, General and Local Statistics; Biographical Sketches - Volume 1 - Charles Pelham Mulvany, Graeme Mercer Adam and C.B. Robinson - 1885

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RODEN BROTHERS

345, Carlaw Avenue, Toronto


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RODEN, Thomas–of Roden Bros., Manufacturing Silversmiths, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto; Director, Toronto Housing Co. Born Birmingham, England. April 17. 1859, son of George Alfred and Susannah (Ryland) Roden. Educated: Handsworth Grammar School. Came to Canada. 1879. With P. W. Ellis & Co.. 1879-1880. 1882-1891; established present business, 1891; business incorporated, 1912. Elected Alderman, Ward 6. 1915. Member, Board of Trade, Toronto, five years; Member, Associated Charities, five years; Canadian Manufacturers Association, fifteen years. Married Janet Conwell, of Chatham, Ont., March 21. 1881; has three sons and one daughter; secondly, Mabel Prudence Land, daughter of Charles H. Land, Toronto. Sept. 11. 1907; has one son and one daughter. Clubs: National; Rosedale Golf. Society: CO.OF. Recreation: Golf. Conservative; Methodist. Residence: 127 Dunn Ave., Toronto, Ont.

Source: Who's Who in Canada - 1922


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Roden Bros. - Toronto - 1920


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Roden Bros. - Toronto - 1920

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Removing - Messrs. Roden Bros, have taken a lease of the old Royal Opera House Building, lately occupied by G. H. Hees & Co., and for several weeks they have been making such alterations in it as would make it suitable for their requirements. They expect to remove their machinery and plant from Hayter street to their new factory during the new year's holidays and to be settled down again in running order before the 15th of January. This is the third time they have been compelled to remove to larger premises on account of the wonderful expansion of their business, but they say that they expect to grow all they want to without removing again.

Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweller - January 1900


Advertisement issued for the 41st Canadian National Exhibition held at Toronto in 1919:

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Roden Bros., Ltd. - Toronto - 1919


See: http://www.925-1000.com/canadiansilver_02.html

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HICKOK Mfg.Co.Ltd.

33, Richmond Street West, Toronto


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Hickok Mfg.Co.Ltd. - Toronto - 1921


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Hickok Mfg.Co.Ltd. - Toronto - 1921

The company was established by Stephen Rae Hickok at Rochester, New York in 1909. Stephen Rae Hickok died on the 20th December 1945 and the company was continued by his sons, Ray and Alan Hickok.


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THE ROYAL SILVER Co.

Toronto


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The Royal Silver Co. - Toronto - 1910

Not to be confused with the Royal Silver Plate Company of Montreal.

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THE ROBERT SIMPSON COMPANY

Toronto

The Robert Simpson Company was, almost certainly, only a retailer, but as they were a large concern there is always the possibility that they may have marked items sold by themselves, thus they are included in this topic.

The Robert Simpson store at Toronto c.1890:

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The Robert Simpson Company Limited - Toronto - 1911

The origins of the business started in 1858 at Newmarket, Ontario, but following a devastating fire that occurred in 1870, the store was rebuilt at Toronto two years later. The business was converted into a limited liability company in May 1896 shortly before the death of Robert Simpson that occurred on the 14th December 1897, aged 63 years. In March 1898 the company was acquired by a syndicate of three Toronto businessmen, Harris Henry Fudger, Joseph Flavelle, and Alfred Ernest Ames. The company became Simpsons-Sears Limited in 1952, and in 1978 thee business was acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company. By 1991 the Simpson's name had disappeared.

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ALEX. D. DALY

426 & 428, Notre Dame Street, Montreal


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Alex. D. Daly - Montreal - 1875

INSOLVENT ACT OF 1869 AND ITS AMENDMENTS.
In the matter of Alex. D. Daly, of the city and district of Montreal, trader, an Insolvent. The insolvent has made an assignment of his estate to me, and the creditors are hereby notified lo meet at his place of business, Nos. 426 and 428, Notre Dame street, in the said city of Montreal, on Tuesday, the 30th day of December instant, (A. D. 1873), at the hour of eleven of the clock in the forenoon, to receive statements of his affairs and to appoint an assignee.
A. B. STEWART,
Interim Assignee.
Montreal, 9th December, 1873.


Source: Quebec Official Gazette - 13th December 1873

INSOLVENT ACT OF 1869 AND AMENDMENTS THERETO
In the matter of Alex. D. Daly, of the city and district of Montreal, trader, an Insolvent. A first dividend sheet has been prepared, subject to objection until the twenty-third day of March instant after which dividend will be paid.
Montreal, 6th March, 1874.
A. B. STEWART, Official Assignee.


Source: Quebec Official Gazette - 7th March 1874

The above does not appear to have to have put a stop to his business, as can be seen from the 1875 advertisement.

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T. EATON Co.

Toronto

The T. Eaton Co. was established at 178, Yonge Street, Toronto in 1869 by Timothy Eaton. In 1883 the firm was relocated to 190, Yonge Street and expansion of the business continued at a rapid pace. In 1886 T. Eaton Co. employed 150 people, by 1919 it had risen to 16,000.


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The formerly retail business saw the benefits of manufacturing their own products and in 1890 opened their first factory producing whitewear.

Timothy Eaton was assisted by his eldest son, Edward Young Eaton, who was Vice-President of the company having joined his father in 1880 at the age of seventeen, his early demise on the 3rd October 1900 through illness was a huge blow to the company.


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The firm was converted into a limited liability company on the 8th October 1881, styled T. Eaton Co.Ltd.

Timothy Eaton died at Toronto on the 31st January 1907, and the business was continued by John Craig Eaton.


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Sir John Craig Eaton died in 1922 and R.Y. Eaton became president of the company.

In 1942 R.Y. Eaton retired and John David Eaton became president.

We know from their 1909 catalogue that by this time the company were producing their own lines of jewellery etc.


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Eaton's ran their own line of silverware, Haddon Plate:


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1951

The company did not do well in the later years of the 20th century and finally went into bankruptcy. The majority of what was left of the business was acquired by Sears Canada Inc., a division of the Sears Roebuck Company.

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MURRAY KAY Ltd.

17-31, King Street East, Toronto

A retailer only perhaps, but worth recording.


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Murray-Kay Limited - Toronto - 1911

The origins of this company are with one George B. Wylie, who was later to enter into partnership with W.A. Murray, the business styled ‘Wylie and Murray’. By the 1860's in was known as W.A. Murray & Co. In 1911 the business merged with John Kay Co.Ltd. who themselves had been established since 1843.

Murray Kay Limited appear to have gone out of business in 1925.

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B. BATTY

40, King Street, Hamilton


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B. Batty - Hamilton - 1868

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DAVID LEVY

1, John Street, Quebec


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David Levy - Quebec - 1870

Successor to Simon Levy. Established in 1830.

See earlier posts on Joseph-Prudent Gendron, and Cyrille Duquet in connection with the business of Simon/David Levy.

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WILLIAM ROSS

Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia


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William Ross - Pictou, NS - 1879

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L.T. ARMAND

Quebec


SUDDEN DEATH OF QUEBEC JEWELLER

After but a slight indisposition, the sad death occurred yesterday afternoon of Mr. L.T. Armand, jeweller, of 440, St. Joseph Street. THe late Mr. Armand was about sixty-four years of age, and leaves a wife and family to mourn their loss. His death is a distinct shock to the many who knew him, as it was entirely unexpected.
Funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, from his late residence to St. Sauveur church, thence to the St. Charles cemetery.


Source: Quebec Telegraph - 31st July 1917



L. T. Armand, jeweler and watchmaker, is registered at Quebec.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th September 1917



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