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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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FULFORD BROWN BROTHERS

Regent Parade, Birmingham


The firm of Fulford Brown Bros. of Regent Parade, Birmingham, manufacturing jewelers, has been turned into a limited company with a capital of £15,000.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th October 1920

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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G.H. JOHNSTONE & Co.Ltd.

38, Northampton Street, Birmingham


THE INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION AT BIRMINGHAM

Surmounting this base is a double exhibit of Mr. G. H. Johnstone, of Northampton Street, who shows a large and varied collection of gentlemen's jewellery, such as sleeve links, solitaires, studs and pins in almost every form conceivable, in 15 and 18 carat gold. The sets of studs are whole pearls of rare value others are of a simple character, forming a half bead. In the collection of links, we notice the cannon which has for the opposite link a ball. We also observe studs and links of a sporting character, such as the horseshoe and whip. His collection of pins are selected with a new to suit the sporting as well as the most fastidious taste.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - October 1886


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G.H. Johnstone & Co.Ltd. - Birmingham - 1917


An advertisement from G.H. Johnstone & Co.Ltd. when exhibiting at the British Industries Fair of 1933:

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G.H. Johnstone & Co.Ltd. - Birmingham - 1933

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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THE NEWCASTLE HANDICRAFTS COMPANY

37, Orchard Street, and College Road, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne


An example of the work of The Newcastle Handicrafts Company, an Arts & Crafts silver bowl with a swing handle, chased foot and hammered finish. The handle being attached with strap-work brackets. The bowl is 5¾" (14.5cm) in width, 5" (13cm) in height (including handle) and weighs 256 grams. It was assayed at Birmingham in 1908:

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The Newcastle Handicrafts Company was established in 1899 by Richard George Hatton (1864-1926) and Charles W. Mitchell (1854-1903) in an effort to give the students a chance to execute work in silver and other materials from Hatton's designs.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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WILLIAM OVERTON

Argent Works, 39, Station Street, Walsall

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William Overton - Walsall - 1895

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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RUPERT DONALD EAST

An example of the work of Rupert Donald East, a goblet, assayed at Birmingham in 1972:

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R.D.E - Birmingham - 1972


Rupert Donald East also used the services of the London Assay Office.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30091&p=107530#p107530

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOHN CARTER & SON

190, Warstone Lane, Birmingham


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John Carter & Son - Birmingham - 1886

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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EDWARD DAY

27 & 28, Warstone Lane, Birmingham


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Edward Day - Birmingham - 1882

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Edward Day - Birmingham - 1907

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Edward Day - Birmingham - 1914

Established in 1857.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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BIGBURY MINT

River Park, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon


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Established in 1980 as medallists by the engraver, David Holland. Since 1985 in partnership with his son, Matthew Holland.

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BM - Birmingham - 1994

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOSEPH BETTRIDGE

97, Cheapside, London, and Birmingham


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Joseph Bettridge - London - 1868

Established in 1860.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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HYDE & SON, Ltd.

47, Warstone Lane, Birmingham


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Hyde & Son Ltd. - Birmingham - 1905

Established in 1837, the business of Hyde & Son was acquired in 1927 by their former manager, Raymond Eccleston, who in partnership with Joseph Hart restyled the firm's name to Eccleston & Hart (see above post).

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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RALPH HEATON & SONS

The Mint, Birmingham


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Ralph Heaton & Sons - Birmingham - 1885


Messrs. Ralph Heaton & Sons, of Birmingham, have recently turned out 9,000 large bronze medals for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, in addition to a new North Borneo coinage, and are now engaged on a silver coinage of £80,000 in value for Nicaragua. The firm is doing a large and increasing trade in copper cylinders, produced by their special process for drawing down into tubes.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st April 1887


Messrs. Ralph Heaton & Sons, of Birmingham, have just been entrusted by the Chinese Government with a contract for the supply of machinery for producing a new Chinese coinage. This contract, which is the largest of the kind that has ever been placed, is to supply, within a year from date, 90 coining presses and all the necessary machinery for fitting up a mint in China. The extent of this order may be estimated from the fact that there are only sixteen presses in the Royal Mint in London.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1887

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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BIRMINGHAM PLATE AND CUTLERY WORKS Ltd.

58-60a, Hockley Hill, Birmingham


An example of the work and marks of the Birmingham Plate and Cutlery Works, a set of tea or coffee spoons, 4" (10cm) in length and weighing a total of 50 grams. Assayed at Birmingham in 1946:

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The Birmingham Plate and Cutlery Works Limited registered their mark 'B.P & C.W' contained within an oval in March 1946.

Noted as an exhibitor at the British Industries Fair of 1947.

The business of the Birmingham Plate and Cutlery Works Limited was struck off the Companies Register in 1950.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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ELISHA MANDER & SON

98, Snow Hill, later, Hall Street, later, 29-35, Branston Street, Birmingham, and Great Pulteney Street, London.


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Elisha Mander & Son - Birmingham - 1856

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Elisha Mander & Son - Birmingham - 1889

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Elisha Mander & Son - Birmingham - 1890


Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Elisha Mander, and Richard Mander, carrying on business as Photographic Frame Makers, at 29, Branston-street, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, under: the style or firm of Elisha Mander and Son, was, dissolved, as and from the 30th day of April, 1894, by mutual consent.–Dated the 30th day of April, 1894.
ELISHA MANDER.
RICHARD MANDER


Source: The London Gazette - 4th May 1894


Elisha Mander was born on the 10th May 1819, and died on the 24th April 1899. He established his business in 1846.

Noted as an exhibitor at the British Industries Fair of 1929.

Thought to have used the trade name 'M&ER'


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E·M & S - Birmingham - 1907

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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BERT GORDON

Northampton Street, later, Warstone Lane, Birmingham

An example of the work and mark of Bert Gordon, three goblets, 5¾" (14.5cm) in height and weighing 120 grams each, assayed at Birmingham in 1968:

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B.G - Birmingham - 1968

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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CHARLES STOCKTON

Birmingham


Bequests.–Mr. Charles Stockton, jeweller, of Birmingham, lately deceased, has bequeathed £100 each to the General Hospital, the Queen's Hospital, and the General Dispensary, Birmingham.

Source: British Medical Journal - 23rd November 1867

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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A.W. PENNINGTON

Northampton Street, later, Augusta Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Arthur Willmore Pennington, a set of hair curlers, assayed at Birmingham in 1903:

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Arthur Willmore Pennington entered his mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in May 1901.

Although the 1861 Census records AWP as born at Birmingham, he was in fact born at sea en route to Boston, a voyage that also saw the death of his father. AWP was christened upon returning to England on the 26th February 1855 at Saint Martin's, Birmingham.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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S. LESSER & SONS Ltd.

23, 24, 25, 26 & 27, Houndsditch, London

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SL & S·Ld - Birmingham - 1932


S. LESSER & SONS Limited.

At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above named Company, duly convened, and held at 23-27. Houndsditch, London, E.1. on the 31st July, 1928, the following Special Resolution was duly passed and at the subsequent Extraordinary General Meeting of the said Company, also duly convened, and held at the same place on the 17th August, 1928, the following Special Resolution was duly confirmed: viz. : – " That the Company be wound up voluntarily, and that John Lloyd Howell, , of 2, Broad-street-place, London, E.C. 2 be and he is hereby Appointed Liquidator for the purpose's of such winding-up."
Dated this 18th day of August 1928.

HENRY LESSER, Chairman.


Source: The London Gazette - 31st August 1928

It is thought that the business continued as S. Lesser and Sons (1928) Ltd.

The business registered with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 20th August 1902 (as Samuel Lesser) and 5th June 1913 (as S. Lesser and Sons Limited).

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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LEVETUS BROTHERS

Canada Works, Vittoria Street, Birmingham


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Levetus Bros. - Birmingham - 1882

Exhibitors at the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition that was held at Bradford in 1882.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM TAY & SONS Ltd.

30-34 Leopold Street, Birmingham and 24, Garlick Hill, London

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1922, they were described as 'Manufacturers of Electro-plated and Nickel Silver Spoons and Forks, Cased Goods, Presentation Canteens.'

Described in The Board of Trade Journal - 28th March 1918, as the maker of 'Eureka spoons and forks'.

Users of the trade names: 'MEDALLION' and 'EUREKA'.

William Tay & Sons Ltd. entered their mark 'W T & S Ltd' contained in five separate circular punches, in September 1931.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM EDWARDS

44, New Street, Birmingham


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William Edwards - Birmingham - 1877

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William Edwards - Birmingham - 1877

Thought to have been succeeded by John & L. Mole by 1879.

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