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JOHN BEDINGTON

40, Digbeth, Birmingham


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John Bedington - Birmingham - 1851

John Bedington's working period was thought to be 1845 - 1852

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JAMES BEDINGTON

10, Russell Street, St. Mary's Square, Birmingham

Mathematical instrument maker

James Bedington entered his mark, 'J.B' incuse, with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 14th June 1858.

James Bedington's working period was thought to be 1845 - 1876

Thought to have been connected at some time with the partnership of Cutts, Chesterman & Bedington of Sheffield.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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A. MARSTON & Co.

Icknield Street, later, Albion Street, Birmingham


Examples of the work of A. Marston & Co.:

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A M & Co - Birmingham - 1971


This is almost certainly the continuation of the business of Marston & Bayliss (Alfred Marston and Walter Bayliss).

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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THOMAS BISHTON - BISHTONS Ltd.

146½ Hockley Hill, later, 46, Vyse Street, later, 67-70, Mott Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Thomas Bishton:

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T·B - Birmingham - 1919

Established by Thomas Bishton in 1889.

The business was acquired by Charles Westwood in 1908. The business was later converted into a limited liability company as Bishtons Ltd.

Thomas Bishton entered his mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in October 1902.

Thomas Bishton entered his mark with the Chester Assay Office on the 23rd February 1903.

Thomas Bishton entered his mark with the London Assay Office on the 25th July 1904.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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PEPPER & HOPE Ltd.

New Canal Street, Birmingham


Examples of the work and mark of Pepper & Hope Ltd.:

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P&H - Birmingham - 1976


Users of the trade name: 'ANNIVERSARY PLATE'

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THOMAS BARTLEM

78, Smith Street, Birmingham


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Thomas Bartlem - Birmingham - 1851

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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JOHN THOMASON

Spencer Street, Birmingham


.....There have been several other noticeable presentations to which the jewelers’ or silversmiths’ art has contributed the gift, but I can only mention a silver shield 15 or 16 inches high, resting on a stand of ebony and supported by three rifles. This is the “ Challenge Shield of the Royal Durban Rifles,” and has been manufactured by John Thomason, Spencer street, Birmingham, and is executed with the best possible taste. The work is not only a splendid specimen of artistic skill, but is also singularly appropriate in its design. The decoration is quite characteristic of the artist itself.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - August 1889

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PERCY JAMES FINCH

Tenby Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Percy James Finch:

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P.J.F - Birmingham - 1922

Percy Finch entered his mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in February 1916.

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ALBERT CARTER

Frederick Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Albert Carter:

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AC - Birmingham - 1927

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AC - Birmingham - 1928

Albert Carter entered his mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in August 1917.

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ROBERT ASHWORTH

1, Jamaica Row, Birmingham


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Robert Ashworth - Birmingham - 1851

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W.G. KEIGHT & Co.

32, Spencer Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of W.G. Keight & Co.:

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W.G.K - Birmingham - 1905

Established since at least 1883.

In c.1907 the firm was acquired by Alfred Henry Westwood, Francis Herbert Westwood and Bernard Scott.

Upon Scott's death on the 3rd January 1908, his place was taken by Edward Ruthven.

In 1910 W.G. Keight & Co. was acquired by John William Caldicott. Along with the premises, plant and goodwill, Caldicott's purchase included a varied assortment of hallmarked silver articles weighing about 35,000 ounces.

Caldicott, perhaps an asset stripper, auctioned off the stock in that same year, and disposed of the business to Davis, Blackham & Co. Ltd.

W.G. Keight entered his mark, 'W.G.K' contained within an oblong punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office in April 1883. W.G. Keight & Co. entered their mark, 'W.G.K' contained within an oblong punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office in September 1901.

W.G. Keight & Co. entered their mark, 'W.G' above 'K' above '& Co.' contained within a heraldic shield, with the London Assay Office on the 23rd November 1907.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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N. ALLSOP

80, Spencer Street, Birmingham


The increasing fashion for waist buckles of a renaissance style of ornament (a class of work that has been principally supplied to us from France) has set our die sinkers thinking and working in order to get their share of orders, and they have succeeded admirably. A glance through the patterns of Mr. N. Allsop, 80, Spencer Street, shows some resources both in design and execution that will compete with the French both in price and quality.

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

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JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD

86, New Canal Street, Birmingham


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John Hollingshead - Birmingham - 1851

Established in 1807.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:36 am

T.H.E

Unidentified


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T.H.E - Birmingham - 1926

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM ADAMS Ltd.

Compass Works, 207-212, Barr Street, Hockley, later, 52 Great Hampton Street, later, Unity Works, 36-46, Vittoria Street, Birmingham and 1348, Sixth Avenue, Hotel Warwick (54th St), New York


An example of the work and mark of William Adams:

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W.A - Birmingham - 1903

Established in 1865.

Around the time of the Great War the business was in the hands of Herbert Edward Hooper Adams and Walker George Adams.

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

The firm used the services of the Birmingham, Sheffield, and Chester assay offices.

Thought to have been in business until at least the 1960's. The business was later acquired by Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd., a long-established firm of silversmiths who were founded in 1830, and who were also located at the Unity Works, 36-46, Vittoria Street, Birmingham.

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

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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CHARLES FLOWERS

16, Spencer Street, Caroline Street, Birmingham


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Charles Flowers - Birmingham - 1851

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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J. PHILLIPS & Co.

15, Hanley Street, Summer Lane, Birmingham


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J. Phillips & Co. - Birmingham - 1851

This could be the 'John Phillips & Co.' that were registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, but their details unrecorded.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:47 am

J. WISE & SONS

Birmingham


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J.W & S - Birmingham - 1907

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39456&p=133317&hilit=wise#p133317

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:58 pm

THOMAS & WILLIAM SIMPSON (late Simpson & Sons)

Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Thomas and William Simpson:

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T&WS - Birmingham - 1822


Thomas and William Simpson entered their mark with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 17th January 1821.

See also the earlier firm of Thomas Simpson & Son: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=142301#p142301

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:22 pm

SAMUEL EVANS

39, St. Paul's Square, later, Lionel Street, Birmingham


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Samuel Evans - Birmingham - 1851

Samuel Evans registered his mark 'S.E' with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 17th January 1859.

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