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Information Regarding Backes & Strauss

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:21 pm

J.F. BACKES & Co. - BACKES & STRAUSS

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J.F. Backes & Co.. - Hanau a. M. - 1876 - Backes & Strauss - London - 1876

Established in 1789 as Backes & Co., in Hanau by Georg Carl Backes (b.1763-d.1819), the firm opened a London office at 10, Hatton Garden in 1814. Johann Franz Backes, son of the founder, died in 1865, and the business passed to his two sons, Charles Backes and William Backes and it was they who appointed a representative named Max Strauss. By 1872 the London side of the business was located at 18, Hatton Garden, and in 1873 restyled to that of Backes & Strauss and by 1878 the business had relocated to 64, Holborn Viaduct.

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Postby dognose » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:24 pm

Mr. J. F. Alexandra says that in setting a sapphire worth five guineas, Messrs. Backes & Strauss, of Holborn Viaduct, carelessly chipped and spoiled it. Messrs. Backes & Strauss declared that the damage was due to an inherent flaw in the stone. Mr. Commissioner Kerr, before whom the dispute came last month, couldn't settle it, so it will come before a jury.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st December 1888

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Backes & Strauss, Limited - London - 1888

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NEW COMPANIES

Backes and Strauss, Limited.

This is the conversion to a company of the business of wholesale and manufacturing goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewellers, carried on by Messrs. Backes and Strauss, and also the business for the sale of rings and other jewellery carried on by Siegfried Strauss, under his own name, in London, Paris, and at Hanau, in Germany. It was registered on the 29th ult. with a capital of £100,000, in £5 shares. The subscribers are :—

*Robert Milburn, of Cintra, Beckenham, engineer. Shares 1

*W. P. Morgan, 1, Queen Victoria-street, merchant. Shares 1

*M. Strauss, 64, Holborn Viaduct, jeweller. Shares 1

*S. Strauss, 64, Holborn Viaduct, jeweller. Shares 1

W. B. Styer, 2. Threadneedle-street, solicitor. Shares 1

J. H. Davidson, 40 and 42, Queen Victoria-street, solicitor. Shares 1

J. H. Charles, 22, Stonefield-street, Lonsdale-square, Islington, clerk. Shares 1

The number of directors is to be not less than three nor more than seven; the first are the subscribers denoted by an asterisk, and Mr. W. Neale, of Warstone-lane, Birmingham; qualification, £250 in shares or stock; remuneration, £750 per annum.


Source: The Engineer - 13th August 1886

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Backes & Strauss, Limited - London - 1892

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Postby dognose » Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:12 am

Backes & Strauss, of London, have been appointed agents for Chas. Moe's diamond weight, gauge and calculator in Europe and India.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th January 1904

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Backes & Strauss - London - 1924

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Postby dognose » Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:52 am

Robbins, Appleton & Co. have issued a writ against A. C. Anderson & Co., Toronto; amount, $1,216. Backes & Strauss, London, Eng., have obtained judgment against the same firm for $1,308.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 16th February 1898

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Backes & Strauss, Limited - London - 1889

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NEW COMPANIES AND CAPITAL

Backes and Strauss (L).—Capital, 100,000l, in 5l shares, of which 17,000 shares are now offered for subscription. The company has been formed for the purpose of acquiring and developing the old-established businesses of Messrs Backes and Strauss and Siegfried Struss, wholesale and manufacturing goldsmiths, &c. The business of Messrs Backes and Strauss was established by J.F. Backes (deceased) in 1813, and has since been continued by the Backes and Strauss families at Holborn viaduct, Paris, and Hanau, Germany. The businesses are wholesale only, and include the manufacture, sale, and export of all classes of jewellery, diamonds, and other precious stones. The lease and goodwill, &c., have been purchased by the company for a sum of 25,000l, the whole of which will be taken by the vendors in fully paid-up shares of the company. The stock-in-trade will be taken over at the net cost price.


Source: The Economist - 7th August 1886

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Backes & Strauss - Toronto - 1920

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:55 am

B. Allen, Toronto representative of Backes & Strauss, diamond merchants of London and Amsterdam, has received a letter from the London office of the firm stating that at a meeting of the jewelry association and representatives of the diamond workers’ association in Amsterdam it was decided that diamonds should not be offered at lower than normal prices, and that should anyone try to force sales by price-cutting he will be boycotted by the association.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th November 1914

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Postby dognose » Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:35 am

James Baxter, the notorious Montreal money lender, has consented to assign. His statement shows liabilities of over $200,000, one of his creditors being Messrs. Backes & Strauss, diamond merchants, of London, Eng., the amount being $2,798. The list of creditors includes fifty-five names.

Source: The Trader - May 1900

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Backes & Strauss Ltd. - London - 1960

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Postby dognose » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:10 am

Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership which has for some time past subsisted between Siegfried Strauss, Benjamin Strauss, Albert Strauss,
and Alfred Henry Strauss, at Kimberley House, Holborn-viaduct, E.C., under the style or firm of " BACKES AND STRAUSS," in the trade or business of Diamond and Gem Merchants, has, as from the twentieth July, 1912, been dissolved by mutual consent, so far as concerns the said Siegfried Strauss and Alfred Henry Strauss, who retire from the said firm. All debts due to and owing by the said firm of Backes and Strauss will be received and paid respectively by Benjamin Strauss and Albert Strauss who will continue to carry on business under the said name or style of " Backes and Strauss." — Dated this eleventh day of September, one thousand nine hundred and twelve.
SIEGFRIED STRAUSS.
BEN. STRAUSS.
ALBERT STRAUSS.
ALFRED H. STRAUSS.


Source: The London Gazette - 17th September 1912

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Backes & Strauss - London - 1932

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:50 am

In the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) Companies Court. No. 007134 of 1992

In the Matter of P & R BUSHELL JEWELLERS LIMITED and in the Matter of the Insolvency Act 1986

A Petition to wind up the above-named Company of Michael House, 48 Carver Street, Birmingham BI 3AS, presented on 17th July 1992 by Backes & Strauss Limited, whose registered office is situate at Treasure House, 19-21 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8BA, claiming to be a Creditor of the Company, will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, on 14th October 1992, at 1030 hours (or as soon thereafter as the Petition can be heard). Any person intending to appear on the hearing of the Petition (whether to support or oppose it) must give notice of intention to do so to the Petitioner or its Solicitor in accordance with Rule 4.16 by 1600 hours on 13th October 1992. The Petitioner's Solicitor is Hyde Mahan Bridges, 52 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4UH.
11th August 1992


Source: The London Gazette - 14th August 1992

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Postby dognose » Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:46 am

Alfred Strauss, a diamond merchant of London, England, is traveling in western Canada with a view of making extensive investments in real estate.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th December 1912

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Postby dognose » Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:28 am

Sig. Strauss, diamond importer, who has been ill for several weeks, is spending a few weeks in Texas.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th January 1921

Perhaps to be identified with the firm of Backes & Strauss.

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Postby dognose » Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:04 am

Convention of National Wholesale Jewelers’ Association - Cincinnati - April 26, 27 and 28 1923

Mrs. Strauss, wife of Sigmund Strauss, diamond importer of this city, has written a new march which is dedicated to the National Wholesale Jewelers’ Association and it will be played for the first time during the convention. Mrs. Strauss is a musician of recognized ability and is the composer of a number of compositions. The new number will probably receive its premiére on the night of the first entertainment and be re-played during the big banquet on Friday evening.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 11th April 1923

Perhaps to be identified with the firm of Backes & Strauss.

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