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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:42 am

EXTENSIVE ROBBERY OF MASONIC JEWELLERY

London


At the Guildhall Police Court on Tuesday last, William Hurren, a cabinet maker, was charged with stealing rings and Masonic jewellery to a very large amount from Bro. Kenning's warehouses, Nos. 1, 2, and 3, Little Britain.— Mr. George Clarke prosecuted, and Mr. E. Pratt appeared for the prisoner. Mr. Clarke said that Bro. Kenning was a Masonic jeweller, and in his warehouse were numerous cases in which he exhibited his goods. The prisoner was employed by the manufacturer of those cases, and consequently was frequently in the warehouse. The doors of the cases shut with a spring, but were not locked. In consequence of Bro. Kenning missing some jewellery inquiries were made about it, and the result had been that most of the missing property had been traced to the possession of the prisoner. Bro. Henry Cox, foreman to Bro. Kenning, said that about a fortnight ago he missed some rings and jewellery. The prisoner had been in the habit of coming to the premises on and off for the last 18 months or two years. The cases were unlocked, and shut with a spring. Henry Webb, detective serjeant, said that he and Detective Trafford apprehended the prisoner on Monday afternoon, in Cow-cross. He told him the charge would be on suspicion of stealing a number of gold rings and a quantity of Masonic jewellery from Bro. Kenning's premises, within the last month, and pledging the same at a pawnbroker's in the Holloway-road. He said he knew nothing about it; he had not stolen any, neither had he pawned any. He took him to Snow-hill police-station, where he found on him a number of racing bills, a Masonic gold ring, and 3s. 7d. in money. Witness told him that he pawned a diamond ring on Saturday, and he replied that that was his own ring and had nothing to do with what he had pawned there besides. Bro. Kenning was taking stock, and he already found a large deficiency. Sir Andrew Lusk remanded the prisoner for further evidence.

Source: The Freemason - 30th June 1877

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D.M. WATKINS & Co.

Providence, Rhode Island


D. M. Watkins & Co., 95 Pine St., Providence, R. I., manufacturers of jewelers' findings, have recently installed an equipment for making figured sheet metal. This sheet metal is made in strips up to 6 inches in width and of various fancy designs. It is very useful in making up various kinds of ornamental goods as it obviates the need of manufacturers making dies and will, therefore, result in a large saving of time and money for them.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - July 1909

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THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF EDWARD BARNARD (III)

Cumberland


LOST ON THE CUMBERLAND HILLS

A very painful sensation has been caused in the Cumberland Lake district during the past week by the loss of a tourist among the mountains between Wastdale and the Vale of Buttermere. On Monday Mr. Edward Barnard, a jeweller, of Angel-street, St. Martin's-le-Grand, and Highbury-grove, who had been staying at Keswick with his wife and daughter, set out from that town to make a pedestrian tour by some of the mountain passes familiar to people who have visited the lake country. His route appears to have lain through Barrowdale and over Sty Head Pass, to Wastdale Head, and thence over the passes of Black Sail and Scarf Cap to Buttermere and Crummock, and thence back to Keswick by the Vale of Lorton or one of the other vales. He reached Ritson's Hotel at Wastdale Head in safety, the road and footpaths to that point being easy and well trodden; and thence he set out at one o'clock to make his way over the more difficult passes of Black Sail and Scarf Gap, and he has not been seen since. As he did not reach home at the appointed time his friends became anxious, and a search was instituted. The services of Mr. Jenkinson, of Keswick, the writer of the well-known, "Practical Guide to the Lake District", were secured, and this gentleman set out with a search party, and other guides have lent their aid, but all without success. A reward of £100 has now been offered for the recovery of the missing tourist if alive, or £50 for his body, if (as it seems almost too certain) he has perished on the mountain. There was a mist upon some parts of the hills on Monday, and it is feared that Mr. Barnard had lost his way, and either fallen down a precipice and been killed, or into a tarn and been drowned.


Source: The Western Mail - 22nd August 1876

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THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF EDWARD BARNARD (III) - FOLLOW-UP

Cumberland


The body of Mr. Edward Barnard, the tourist who was lost about a month ago on the Cumberland Hills, was found on Sunday near the Pillar Mountain. The unfortunate gentleman had apparently died suddenly and peacefully he was Iying with his head resting on his left hand, as if asleep, and his watch, ring, and guide-book were in his pockets.

Source: The Cambrian - 15th September 1876

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THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF EDWARD BARNARD (III) - FOLLOW-UP

Cumberland


The inquest on the body of Mr. Edward Barnard has been held at Gatesgarth, Buttermere. Evidence was given of the finding of the body, which was identified by his cousin, Mr. James Faraday Barnard, and Mr. Walter Barnard, his brother, identified the articles found upon it. Dr. Knight, of Keswick, said he was of opinion that death had been caused by heat stroke or heart disease, and the jury returned a verdict of "Died from natural causes."

Source: South Wales Daily News - 14th September 1876

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THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF EDWARD BARNARD (III) - FOLLOW-UP

Cumberland


Mr. Walter Barnard writes to The Standard:-

I should like to correct one of the many misstatements which have appeared in the papers respecting the loss of my poor brother and finding of his body. I allude to one which has now gone the round, and has thrown upon me some correspondence and caused much annoyance. It is this, that "the family intend to erect a bronze statue to mark the spot." I can say that the family do not Intend to perpetrate such a grim piece of absurdity. The fact is, that loving ones with willing hands have been rearing a small cairn on the spot, and that a plain oval bronze plate is now fixed to the stone against which he was found lying, with the following inscription deeply cut on it:

"The body of EDWARD BARNARD, of Angel-street and Highbury-grove, London (who was lost in this district August 14) was found on this spot, Sept. 10, 1876."


Source: The Standard - 22nd September 1876

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O.M. DRAPER Co.

North Attleboro, Rhode Island


The O. M. Draper Co. has been incorporated under the laws of the State of Rhode Island. The company is to take over the business of the Estate of the late O. M. Draper, which has hitherto been conducted under a partnership arrangement. The incorporators are Edwin E. Hale. Annie Draper Hale and Edward C. Stiness, a Providence lawyer. The charter of the concern gives it the right to engage in the manufacture and sale of jewelry goods and leather novelties.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 16th August 1911

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MINUTE WORKMANSHIP

Worcester, Massachusetts


"Mr. D. A. A. Buck, jeweller, of Worcester, has,” says a Boston, U.S., paper," built the smallest engine in the world. It is made of gold and silver, and fastened together with screws, the largest of which is one eightieth of an inch in size. The engine, boiler, governor, and pumps stand in a space seven sixteenths of an inch square, and are five eighths of an inch high. Perhaps a better idea of its smallness will be conveyed by saying that the whole affair may be completely covered with a tailor's thimble. The engine alone weighs but fifteen grains, and yet every part is complete, as may be seen by a microscopic examination; and it may be set in motion by filling the boiler with water, and applying heat, being supplied with all valves, &c., to be found upon an ordinary upright engine. To attempt an estimate of its power would seem like rather small business, but for a guess, a span of well-fed fleas would furnish more force if they were properly harnessed and shod. The little thing would tug away for several minutes if encouraged by a drop of water heated by the application of a burnt finger.”

Source: The Freemason's Chronicle - 8th July 1893

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H.M. EMANUEL & SONS

Portsmouth


United Service Lodge, No. 1428.—On Friday evening, 13th inst., at the regular meeting of this Lodge, held at the Masonic Hall, Highbury Street, Portsmouth, an interesting presentation was made, in the presence of a large number of Past Masters and members. The recipient was Bro. T. Mares, and the testimonial consisted of a Treasurer's massive gold jewel, with the following inscription on its back:—“Presented to Bro. T. Mares, by the members of the United Service Lodge, No. 1428, as a token of their fraternal regard for his valuable services as Treasurer for the past seven years. August, 1880.” The jewel, which was manufactured by Messrs. H. M. Emanuel and Sons, jewellers and silversmiths to the Queen, Ordnance Row, Portsea, is of eighteen carat gold, and has flags on each side, while at its lower part are two cross guns, with shot and wreath, in the centre being a garter of blue enamel, on which are two cross anchors, and the brooch bears upon it the number of the Lodge. The presentation, which was made by the W.M. of the Lodge, Bro. G. R. Strick, was suitably acknowledged by the recipient.

Source: The Freemason's Chronicle - 21st August 1880

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L. LELONG & BROTHER

Newark, New Jersey


Louis Lelong, who for many years was head of the metal refining firm of L. Lelong & Brother, died at his home at Newark, N.J. on June 14th. Mr. Lelong early became interested in metallurgy and late in the fifties went to Newark, where he established at Marshall and Halsey streets the business which now bears his name and which will be continued by Dr. Lelong and Charles J. Degavre, the remaining partners.

Source: The Metal Industry - July 1905

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BLACKENED SILVER JEWELLERY

Paris


Blackened silver set with brilliants, the silver of the exact tint of a black pearl, is the latest production of the Paris jeweller; the ornaments made up to the present are brooches and bracelets, the former representing flowers, roses, marguerites, nasturtiums and hedge roses, in unusual size — flowers that have decided important corollas, for the centre of the flower only is ornamented with brilliants. The effect is very elegant and charming, and is a novelty for half mourning that will be taken up very much by ladies who are passing through that period of existence. Bracelets are also made of the same metal, with two tiny chains and balls hanging from them ; the balls look exactly like two large black pearls, and hanging from a golden bangle would certainly be taken as such.

Source: The Horological Journal - December 1886

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DARING BURGLARY AT A MASONIC JEWELLERS

London


Christmas is always a busy time with burglars, and one of their exploits this year was on Christmas eve, when the premises of Messrs. Toyé and Co., Masonic Clothiers and Jewellers, 17 Clerkenwell Road, London, E.C., were broken into. The thieves managed to get clear away with an iron safe and various Masonic goods, but the booty they obtained does not appear to have been of much use to them, as most of the stolen property has since been found in the streets—of course considerably damaged—together with the safe, which has been rendered entirely useless. lt seems incredible the property of Bro. Toyé could have been so treated, as his premises are in the midst of one of the most important centres of the jewellery trade, nearly the whole of the shops from St. John Street to Goswell Road bring occupied by wholesale and retail jewellers. It often appears difficult to imagine an ordinary robbery taking place without the thieves being discovered, but when an iron safe is removed and destroyed, in one of the busiest thoroughfares of the city, the surprise is increased. Bro. Toyé naturally feels that the neighbourhood ought to be very much more frequented by the police than would appear to have been the case at the time of the robbery.

Source: The Freemason's Chronicle - 2nd January 1897

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UNAUTHORISED WAR BADGES

Birmingham


Charles Usher, manufacturing jeweller, was summoned, under the Defence of the Realm Act, at Birmingham on Tuesday, for supplying to unauthorised persons badges so nearly resembling the official badges authorised by the Admiralty or Army Council as to be calculated to deceive.

The badges were purchased for distribution among workmen engaged on war work, but the latter had no official sanction to wear them.

The prosecuting solicitor said a great number of men were wearing unauthorised badges, thereby shielding themselves from enlisting.

Defendant was fined £10.

Bernard Waring was fined £5 on each of two summonses.


Source: Abergavenny Chronicle and Monmouthshire Advertiser - 27th August 1915

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VICTOR DAVID BRENNER

New York


Victor D. Brenner, a well known medalist of this city, designed the gold medals presented to Orville and Wilbur Wright, last Thursday, by the Aero Club of America. The medals cost $2,300.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 16th June 1909

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AN ACCURATE METHOD OF TESTING SILVER?

Chicago


Dog That Can Test Metals.—No bank teller, crook or populist in Iowa has a truer instinct for real, genuine 16 to 1 cart-wheel silver dollars than has a Rock Rapids dog called Silver Tip. Silver Tip is tan-colored and weighs about ten pounds. All of his two years of life he has been the property of Landlord Barber, of the Lyon Hotel, at Rock Rapids, but it is only within the last year that his power of immediate insight into the nature of metals has become known to his owner. The way Tip manifests his powers, as his owner puts it, is as follows: If one takes a pile of coins the size of an American dollar—say, a trade dollar, a Mexican dollar, a five-franc piece and some counterfeit dollars— and puts one genuine dollar piece in the center of the pile. Tip will rummage around them for an instant and then snatch the good coin and proceed to take care of it in approved dog fashion to an accompaniment of growls and bites. Or if one rolls a coin along the floor Tip can tell every time whether it is good stuff to be chased. Tip never makes a mistake, and there isn't a bit of doubt about his powers. He has been tested by Chicago business men and by committees of Iowa scientists. He gets no human help in his work. The good coin is not marked in any peculiar way for his benefit, nor is it scented. Any one can use his own coin in the experiment. Nor does Tip's powers depend on signs from his master. The latter leaves the room without detracting from the dog's ability in the least. Mr. Barber has refused all offers for the purchase of Tip.

Source: Chicago Times-Herald - October 1897

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WILLIAM C. FINK

Elizabeth, New Jersey


William C. Fink has sold his silver novelty factory at 115 Orchard street, Elizabeth, and has invented a process of eliminating fire in silver and copper and green in gold. No dipping or stripping is necessary and the metal can be reheated and it will not return. The fineness of the metal is not changed as the removal of the impurities makes it ductile. More work can be obtained from a certain number of blanks, the metal will roll with less annealing, and in stamping or drawing, the work will show great improvement. Mr. Fink is now acting as an expert to the trade in improving the output, methods, machinery, processes, etc.

Source: The Metal Industry - September 1910

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HIDDEN HOARD OF SPADE GUINEAS

London


Jewellers and pawnbrokers in Kensington have been warned not to deal in guinea and half-guinea pieces, a hoard of which was discovered in a teapot during the demolishment of some old houses close to Sir Walter Phillimore'a residence the other day, and became distributed among the workmen. They were thought to be valueless, and were thrown away with the rubbish, but a labourer took one to a jeweller, who pronounced it to be a, George III. spade guinea. Large numbers, meanwhile, were being used as counters by children, and some had been offered to tradesmen without success.

Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 8th May 1905

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THE JEWELLER WAS A SOMNAMBULIST

Tübingen, Germany


Richard Brusenbach, a jeweller, of Tübingen, Germany, reported repeated burglaries to the police. Finally a detective was set to watch the shop. The thief was arrested, and proved to be Brusenbach himself, he is a somnambulist. All of his loot was found hidden in a disused chimney.

Source: The Welsh Gazette - 31st March 1904

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PACIFIC SILVER Mfg. Co.

Los Angeles


Adolf Braese, John Thiel and Edward Schill, formerly employed in the trade in San Francisco, have associated under the name of the Pacific Silver Mfg. Co. and established themselves at 507 San Pedro, Los Angeles, Cal., to manufacture silver.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1906

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LANCASTER SILVER PLATE COMPANY

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


The Lancaster Silver Plate Co., of Lancaster, Pa., manufacturers of gold and silver plate novelties, have gone into the hands of a receiver. The receivers are A. H. Rosenstein, the president of the company, and John A. Nauman. The assets of the company are placed at $49,713.13 and the liabilities at $34,001.33. Inability to raise money to pay the obligations is assigned as the cause of the difficulty.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - August 1909

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