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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM DEVENPORT

Spencer Street, later, The Plate Works, Northwood Street, Birmingham, and Audrey House, Ely Place, Holborn Circus, London


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W.D - Birmingham - 1903

Established by Joseph Whitton in 1837. The firm's name was variously styled, Joseph Whitton, Whitton & Devenport, William Devenport, William Devenport & Son, and William Devenport & Co.

Noted as exhibitors at the Jewellers' Exhibition of 1912 and 1914.

The firm entered marks with the London and Birmingham assay offices.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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HEPBURN & WILCOX

Birmingham


We have recently inspected some excellent cheap brooches in silver, and in 9-carat gold, also in silver with gold mounted ornamentations, manufactured by Messrs. Hepburn and Wilcox, of Birmingham. One pattern that engaged our attention is a silver brooch in the form of a double heart with a very tasteful spray of gilt flowers and leaves running up each side, with a butterfly in the centre. The firm's "Mizpah" brooches are remarkably well finished, in fact, buyers should get samples of their new designs both in silver and gold. Messrs. Hepburn are making new designs in small (hall-marked) earrings in pretty shapes with lapped ornaments, besides scarf-pins in a variety of patterns.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1893

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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STINTON BROTHERS

Bath Passage, Smallbrook Street, Birmingham


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Stinton Brothers - Birmingham - 1867

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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CHARLES TIMINGS & SONS Ltd.

85, Spencer Street, Birmingham and 9, Falcon Avenue, London


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C. Timings & Son - Birmingham - 1888

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Charles Timings & Sons, Ltd. - Birmingham - 1917

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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THOMAS BRAWN

107, Barr Street, Hockley, later, 64, Clement Street, Birmingham


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Thomas Brawn - Birmingham - 1858

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Thomas Brawn - Birmingham - 1862

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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J.H. HOPKINS & SONS

Granville Street Works, Birmingham


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J.H. Hopkins & Sons - Birmingham - 1862

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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D. & L. SPIERS

45, Vittoria Street, and 27, Hylton Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of David & Lionel Cohen Spiers:

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D&LS - Birmingham - 1889


Many of your readers will be interested to learn that Mr. Ben Nathan, well known in the trade as the smart and able traveller for Messrs. D. & L. Spiers, Vittoria Street, and also very well known in local circles as an amateur entertainer of varied and great abilities, who has been of immense service to charitable Institutions when funds have been required, by giving his services free, has decided to adopt the stage as his profession. He has accepted from Messrs. Rodgers & Son, an engagement to appear in leading parts in the next three pantomimes at the Prince of Wales' Theatre.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st April 1889

D.& L. Spiers registered their mark with the Birmingham Assay in February 1879. The firm were also registered with the Chester Assay Office.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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EDWARD SCOTT

Upper Hockley Street, later, 21, Vyse Street, Birmingham


Another well-known member of the trade has departed from among us, and his place will know him no more. Mr. Edward Scott, jeweller, late of 21, Vyse Street, and for about 15 years of Upper Hockley Street, has closed his business, disposed of plant, &c, and gone to America. I believe he expresses himself as quite disgusted with the " fickle jade " known as the jewellery trade.

Mr. Scott's premises, 21, Vyse Street, have been taken with their fixtures by Mr, E. W. Fitter, the eldest son of Mr. H. Fitter, of the firm of H. Fitter and Sons, Hylton Street, gold chain makers and jewellery factors. Mr. E. W. Fitter has been doing the greater part of the travelling for the firm for some years, so will be able to find customers at once.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st April 1889

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WILLIAM GOSS

9, Hall Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of William Goss:

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Birmingham - 1896

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William Goss registered his mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in June 1882.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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ADIE & LOVEKIN Ltd.

157, Hockley, later, 3, Regent Street, later, Trafalgar Works, 23,Frederick Street and Snape Street, Hockley, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Adie & Lovekin:

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A&LLd - Birmingham - 1907


Another example from 1925:

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The business was thought to have been established prior to 1864 and incorporated as a limited liability company on the 13th April 1889.

A new company is being launched in the jewellery trade here, that of Adie and Lovekin (Limited), with a capital of £55,000 in £10 shares, the object being to acquire the business of manufacturing jewellers, goldsmiths, dealers in precious stones, and of general printers and paper box makers, carried on by Messrs. Adie and Lovekin, in Regent Street, Birmingham. The first subscribers are F. Simmons, J. Adie, A. Lovekin, E. James, A. R. Lancaster, G. D. Macdonald, and E. Rowlands, all of Birmingham. The first directors are F. Simmons, J. Adie and A. Lovekin, with a salary of £75 per year.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1889


Adie & Lovekin used the services of the Birmingham and Chester assay offices.

The directors of the firm in 1909 were noted as Alfred Lovekin, Frederick Simmons, and George Deeby.

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1929.


In the Matter of ADIE AND LOVEKIN Limited and Reduced; and in the Matter of the Companies Acts, 1867 and 1877.

Notice is hereby given, that the Order of the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division), dated the 10th day of August, 1905, confirming the reduction of the capital of the above named Company, from £46,000 to £37,000, and the Minute (approved by the Court), showing with respect to the capital of the Company as altered, the several particulars required by the above statutes were registered by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, on the twenty-second day of August, 1905; and further take notice that the said Minute is in the words and figuies following:—"The capital of Adie and Lovekin Limited and Reduced is from henceforth £37,000, divided into 1,000 preference shares of £10 each, and 4,500 ordinary shares of £6 each, instead of the prior capital of £46,000 divided into 1,000 preference shares at £10 each, and 4,500 ordinary shares of £8 each. At the time of the registration of this Minute the whole of the said 1,000 preference shares and 4,070 of the said ordinary shares have been issued, and have been and are to be deemed paid up as follows, that is to pay, the said 1,000 preference shares to the extent of £10 per share, and the said 4,070 ordinary shares to the extent of £6 per share. None of the remaining 430 ordinary shares have been issued."—Dated the 24th day of August, 1905.

FIELD, ROSCOE, and CO., 36, Lincoln's-innfields, London, W.C.; Agents for PINSENT and CO., Birmingham, Solicitors for the Company.


Source: The London Gazette - 29th August 1905

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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TOWNSHEND & Co.

43, Ernest Street, Birmingham and 62, Holborn Viaduct, London


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Townshend & Co. - Birmingham - 1891

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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TWINE & MOULSON

Tenby Street, Birmingham


Messrs. Twine & Moulson, manufacturing jewellers, Tenby Street, Birmingham, have dissolved partnership; the official notice to this effect was issued to the trade on May 4. The business will be continued as Twine and Moulson, and will be really the property of Mr. F. Moulson, with Mr. Twine as manager.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1889

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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STAINTON BROTHERS

10, Tenby Street, Birmingham


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S.B - Birmingham - 1898


Stainton Brothers entered their mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in June 1888.


Notice is hearby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Samuel Stainton and Henry Stainton carrying on business as Manufacturing Jewellers and Silversmiths at 10, Tenby Street, Birmingham under the style or firm of Stainton Brothers has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 13th day of January 1896. All debts due and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Henry Stainton. - Dated 14th day of January 1896.

SAMUEL STAINTON.
HENRY STAINTON.


Source: The London Gazette - 17th January 1896


See also: The Trial of Henry Stainton

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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THOMAS MARSH & Co.

Emu Works, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham and 31, Ely Place, High Holborn, London


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T. Marsh & Co. - Birmingham - 1886


Patent Luncheon Tray by T. Marsh & Co.:

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T. Marsh & Co. - Birmingham - 1885

The business of Thomas Marsh and Robert Ledgerwood.

Thomas Marsh & Co. became bankrupt in 1896.

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G.A. READING

34, Frederick Street, Birmingham


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G.A. Reading - Birmingham - 1885

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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CROZIER & MARTIN

St. Paul's Square , Birmingham


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Crozier & Martin - Birmingham - 1880

Late Charles Wood.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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HENRY WIGGIN & Co.

The Nickel Works, Holly Lane, Erdington, Birmingham


A Good Display of nickel and German silver manufactures will be shown at Paris by Messrs. Henry Wiggin & Co., of Birmingham. It will include a nickel plate weighing 30lbs., measuring 23 inches in length, and 15 inches broad, the thickness being ¾inch. It is believed that this is the broadest nickel plate ever turned out of the mould.

Source: The British Trade Journal - 1st April 1878

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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JOSEPH ADAMS

Adam's Row, Walsall


An example of the work and mark of Joseph Adams of Walsall, assayed by the Birmingham Assay Office in its first year of working, 1773:

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ADAMS, JOSEPH, silversmith, Walsall; a hardware manufacturer, of Adams’s Row, Walsall, and also a maker of small silver wares, such as buckles, seals, tea-tongs, &c. As before mentioned, he was one of those makers whose mark was registered at London prior to the opening of the Birmingham Assay Office. He was one of the guardians of assay appointed by the Assay Act of I773.

Source: Transactions, Excursions and Report for the Year 1900 - Birmingham Archaeological Society - 1901


Joseph Adams entered his marks with the London Assay Office on the 25th September 1772 and 13th September 1776.

Joseph Adams entered his marks with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 19th October 1773 and 19th October 1774.

Joseph and Chape Adams, bucklemakers, Adams Row, appear in Sketchley and Adams Directory of Walsall 1767. Joseph Adams, bucklemaker, same address, 1771, and again in 1790.

See: viewtopic.php?f=74&t=38438&p=104698&hilit=adams#p104698

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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GEORGE DAVID RATTRAY

32, Nethergate, Dundee


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G.D.R - Birmingham - 1914

The maker's mark may be over-striking that of another in this case.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=97009&hilit=Rattray#p97009

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:40 pm

AINSWORTH, TAYLOR & Co.

78, Ford Street, Park Road, Hockley, later, 40 & 42, Spencer Street, Birmingham


Examples of the work and marks of Ainsworth, Taylor & Co.:

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A T &Co - plume of feathers - eagle


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A T &Co - crown - eagle


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A T &Co - crown - eagle

Established by at least 1874 by William Ainsworth and George Taylor.


The business was later in the hands of William Ainsworth and Samuel Baker:

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned William Ainsworth and Samuel Baker carrying on business as Electro Plate Manufacturers at Nos. 40 and 42 Spencer-street in the city of Birmingham under the style or firm of Ainsworth Taylor and Company was dissolved as and from the 30th day of June last by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said William Ainsworth who will continue to carry on the said business under the late style or firm of Ainsworth Taylor and Company— Dated the 26th day of August 1895.
WILLIAM AINSWORTH.
SAMUEL BAKER.


Source: The London Gazette - 30th August 1895

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