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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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CHARLES BAKER & SON

90, Spencer Street, Birmingham


The output of the white-metal and gold cased albert and guard chains, manufactured by Messrs. Charles Baker and Son, of 90, Spencer-street, Birmingham, is just now abnormally large. This year's orders alone add materially to the number of these articles it is the boast of Messrs. Baker and Son to have "turned out." They promise one or two very interesting novelties for next month, which have only to meet with the extensive sale that attended the production of white-metal goods to amply repay the firm for the time and money expended in the preparation of the goods, in order to bring them up to the standard of their ideas.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1891

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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THOMAS ASTON & SON

12, Regent Place, Caroline Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of Thomas Aston & Son, a bottle ticket, assayed at Birmingham in 1859:

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A&S - Birmingham - 1859


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Thomas Aston & Son - Birmingham - 1858

Thomas Aston entered his first mark at the Birmingham Assay Office on the 7th April 1841.

They were exhibitors at the International Exhibition in 1862.

The business was succeeded by Henry Hyde Aston.

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LEE AARON JEWELLERY

7, Pitsford Street, Birmingham


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Lee Aaron Jewellery - Birmingham - 1979

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D. SHALE

9, Bath Street, Birmingham


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D. Shale - Birmingham - 1858

'BROCKENDON'S PATENT'

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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THOMAS J. FEARN

4, & 193, Warstone Lane, Birmingham


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Thomas J. Fearn - Birmingham - 1858

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T. & R. HAYES

42, Spencer Street, later, 173, Hockley Street, Birmingham


An example of the work and mark of T. & R. Hayes, a pair of napkin rings, assayed at Birmingham in 1884:

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T&R.H - Birmingham - 1884

The business of Tom and Ridley Hayes.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=133380&hilit=hayes#p133380

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=133474&hilit=hayes#p133474

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SANDERS & BLACKBAND

70-76 Northwood Street, Birmingham


An example of the mark of Sanders & Blackband:

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S&B

Noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1937.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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The Leisure Hour, in an article on “ Brummagem jewellery,” says : —“ Birmingham is now the chief seat of the manufacture in England, for even London depends greatly there for its supply of jewellery for the middle classes. In the item of rings alone, as many as 30,000 wedding-rings have passed through the Birmingham Assay-office in a single year. And the progress of the trade has been marvellous during the last twenty-five years. The discovery of gold in Australia and California, and a growing habit of personal decoration—for vanity as well as superstition and love, tell largely on Birmingham business—have had so great an effect on it, that it now, directly and indirectly, employs more hands than any other in the midland capital. The term “ Brummagem,” sometimes given to inferior jewellery, is hardly a fair one, as articles of every variety of excellence, according to the prices allowed for them, are produced in Birmingham, while it really does much to make the beautiful and tasteful accessible to ‘the million.’ The subdivision of labour, and, yet more, the use of machinery, have greatly helped to affect this. An article was formerly made by one man ; the gold was beaten out by him to the thickness required, and hammered into the proper form, the edges were filed that they might join correctly, and it was then soldered and completed. Now, many persons are employed, and many articles of a kind produced together ; the gold is rolled by steam to the proposed gauge, blanks are cut out and struck to shape on a die by the screw-press, and the several parts have then only to be put together and ‘finished.’ In the ‘ gilt toy ’ branch, the aim is to produce good and cheap imitations of fine and costly jewellery, and the die and the press easily effect this. A locket worth from fifteen to thirty shillings in gold can be manufactured in gilt metal for a penny ; and one, which some time since had a considerable run, and was made with hinges and clasp, in the shape of a book, with good likenesses of the Prince and Princess of Wales, was sold wholesale for about a halfpenny.

Source: Journal of the Society of Arts - 16th February 1872

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MARLOW (JAMES) & Co.

4, Warstone Lane, later, 92, Mott Street, Birmingham


MARLOW (JAMES) & CO., Jewellers, 92, Mott Street, Birmingham. Hours of Business: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Established in 1889 by James Marlow and Vincent V. Vaughton (retired 1908). Present Principal: James Marlow. Premises: Originally at 4, Warstone Lane, removed in 1908 to Mott Street. Staff: Twenty-five to thirty. Specialities: 9-ct. and 15-ct. Brooches, Bracelets, Pins and Pendants. Special lines for the Colonies. Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign and Colonial. Telephone: No. 6999 Central, Birmingham. Bankers: London City and Midland Bank, Ltd. Mr. Marlow is interested in local Cricket, Bowling, &c.

Source: Whitaker's Red Book of Commerce or Who's Who in Business - 1914

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JOHN BOURNE

Newhall Hill and Rann Street, Ladywood, Birmingham


Liquidations by Arrangement or Composition

Bourne, John, Newhall Hill and Rann Street, Ladywood, both Birmingham, electro-plate manufacturer. Nov. 28. Tyndall, Tyndall and Deakin, sols., Birmingham.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - 5th January 1880

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM DAVIS

71, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham


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William Davis - Birmingham - 1851

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William Davis - Birmingham - 1858

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JOHN HORTON & Co.

126, Upper Tower Street, St. George's, Birmingham


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John Horton and Co. - Birmingham - 1858

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JOHN CHALLENER

37, Parade, Birmingham


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John Challener - Birmingham - 1851

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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WILLIAM EHRHARDT Ltd.

Time Works, Barr Street, Birmingham and 17, Hatton Garden, London


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William Ehrhardt Ltd. - Birmingham - 1907


Factory Act Offences

William Ehrhardt, watch manufacturer, of Barr Street, Birmingham, has been summoned for neglecting to keep a register of young persons, and for employing a young person under sixteen years of age for more than seven days, uncertified by the factory surgeon. The defendant was represented by his clerk, who deposed that the offences were due to his omission. A fine of 40s. and costs was imposed in the first case and of 10s. and costs in the second.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - 1st October 1892


Established in 1854.


Perhaps to be identified with W. Ehrhardt Ltd., who were noted to be members of the Birmingham Jewellers' & Silversmiths' Association in 1920.

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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COX & RUSSELL

50, Camden Street, Birmingham


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Cox and Russell - Birmingham - 1858

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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STAINTONS

114f-115f, Hockley Centre, 120, Vyse Street, Birmingham


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Staintons - Birmingham - 1979

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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W.H. ADIE

54, Howard Street, Constitution Hill, Birmingham


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W.H. Adie - Birmingham - 1850

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W.H. Adie - Birmingham - 1851

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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FRANCIS WEBB

Pencil Case Works, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham


A paper-knife by Francis Webb, assayed at Birmingham in 1906:

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F.W - Birmingham - 1906

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Re: Some Birmingham Information and Advertisements

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C. ROBATHAN & SONS Ltd.

63, Hunters Vale, Hockley, Birmingham


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C. Robathan & Sons Ltd. - Birmingham - 1979

See; viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=79477&hilit=robathan#p79477

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