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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOSEPH BROMAGE

41, Frederick Street, Newhall Hill, Birmingham


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Joseph Bromage - Birmingham - 1863


Charges of Fraudulent Bankruptcy. – Joseph and Frederick Bromage, manufacturing jewellers, of Summertield Crescent, were committed to the Assizes on the 22nd ult., by the Birmingham stipendiary, on various charges under the Bankruptcy Act. The defendants were charged that within four months of their bankruptcy they disposed of, other than in the ordinary way of trade, a large quantity of jewellery obtained on credit ; also with destroying and falsifying books and documents. W. F. Dick, jeweller and factor, late of Vyse Street, who had business relations with the other defendants, was also charged with various offences under the Bankruptcy Act ; but the case against him was not concluded, and will be continued. The three defendants will also be charged together with conspiracy to defraud.

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


Joseph Bromage entered his mark 'J.B' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 4th June 1857 from the address of Warstone Lane, Birmingham. He described himself as a Jeweller in the registration.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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LANSON Ltd.

St Dunstan Works, Pemberton Street, Birmingham

Example of the work and mark of Lanson Ltd. A set of silver cake forks with Scottish thistle pierced work decoration, 5¼" (13.5cm) in length, the set weighing 113 grams, assayed at Birmingham in 1944:


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Lanson Ltd. entered their mark with the Birmingham Assay Office in July 1933. In the early 1960's the business was acquired by A. Edward Jones Ltd. whose address appears at the top of the post.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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THOMAS WILLSON

Villa Place, Villa Street, Hockley, Birmingham


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Thomas Willson - Birmingham - 1863

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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NORTON & WHITE

55 Northampton Street, and 91, Great Charles Street, later, 187, Newhall Street, Birmingham

Examples of the work of Norton & White, a butter knife in the Art Nouveau style, 5¾" (14.5cm) in length, weighing 18 grams. Assayed at Birmingham in 1899:

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N&W


A pin dish, assayed at Birmingham in 1898:

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N&W

Norton & White were in business since the 1860's at least.

The firm were also makers of plated wares.

Norton & White (Thomas Norton) also entered a mark with the London Assay Office


Another old member of the electro plate trade has gone to rest. Mr. White, for several years past, has been the sole remaining representative of Norton and White, Of Great Charles Street, and formerly a partner of Doley, White and Dale. He was well known on the road, and the productions of his factory were always well spoken of.

Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st May 1886

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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R. & G. PHELPS, later, PHELPS BROTHERS

73, later, 50, Spencer Street, Birmingham


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R. & G. Phelps - Birmingham - 1863

The business was established in 1860. By 1878 the firm had restyled their name to Phelps Brothers:


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Phelps Brothers - Birmingham - 1878

By 1893 they had relocated to 50, Spencer Street:


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Phelps Bros. - Birmingham - 1893

The business entered their mark 'PsBs' contained within an oval, with the Birmingham Assay Office on the 9th August 1888. Phelps Brothers also entered a similar mark with the Chester Assay Office.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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FREDA M. LOCKLEY

An example of the work and mark of Freda M. Lockley, a long-handled Modernist silver jam spoon with a hammered finish, assayed at Birmingham in 1988:

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FML - Birmingham - 1988

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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J. LANGDON DAVIES & Co.

Bristol Street, Birmingham


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Langdon Davies & Co. - Birmingham - 1910

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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JOHN WARRILLOW Ltd.

Birmingham


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John Warrillow ltd. - Birmingham - 1916


JOHN WARRILLOW Limited
Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Members of John Warrillow Limited, will be held at No. 148, Edmund-street, Birmingham, on Friday, the 28th day of February, 1930, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for the purpose of having an account laid before them by the Liquidator (pursuant to section 195 of the Companies Consolidation Act, 1908), showing the manner in which the winding up of the said Company has been conducted, and the property of the Company disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the Liquidator, and also of determining, by Extraordinary Resolution, the manner in which the books, accounts and documents of the Company, and of the Liquidator, shall be disposed of.
WM. STANLEY LANE, Liquidator.


Source: The London Gazette - 28th January 1930

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:24 pm

ANTI-RHEU-GEM Co.

Birmingham


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Anti-Rheu-Gem Co. - Birmingham - 1903


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Anti-Rheu-Gem Co. - Birmingham - 1903


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Anti-Rheu-Gem Co. - Birmingham - 1905


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Anti-Rheu-Gem Co. - Birmingham - 1909

Users of the trade names 'Anti-Rheu-Gem' and 'Emancipation'.

This appears to be the business of Alfred Constantine, noted at 219, Well Street, and 137, Handsworth Wood Road, Birmingham.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:42 pm

BRITISH RING SYNDICATE

86, New Street, Birmingham


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British Ring Syndicate - Birmingham - 1907


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British Ring Syndicate - Birmingham - 1908

User of the trade names 'Veritas' and 'VAR'.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:20 pm

THOMAS FREEMAN

An example of the work and mark of Thomas Freeman, a folding fruit knife assayed at Birmingham in 1838:

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Thomas Freeman entered a variety of marks with the Birmingham Assay Office, including 'T.F' contained within an oblong punch in March 1822, 'T·F' contained within an oval punch in June 1827, 'T·F' contained within an oblong punch in February 1829, 'TF' contained within an oblong punch in July 1829, 'T·F' contained within an oblong punch in May 1831, 'T·F' contained within an oblong punch in November 1833, and 'TF' contained within an oblong punch in January 1837.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:28 pm

HILLIARD & THOMASON

1 & 2, Spencer Street, Caroline Street, Birmingham


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Hilliard & Thomason - Birmingham - 1851


Some examples of the work of Hilliard & Thomason of Birmingham:

A folding fruit knife assayed at the Birmingham Assay Office in 1855:

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A sugar spoon assayed at the Birmingham Assay Office in 1893:

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A folding fruit knife assayed at the Birmingham Assay Office in 1852:

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A vinaigrette assayed at the Birmingham Assay Office in 1868:

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H&T


Hilliard & Thomason entered their marks 'H & T' contained within an oblong punch, in January 1847, 'H & T' contained within an oblong punch, in August 1859, 'H & T' contained within a shield, in April 1861, 'H & T' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, in August 1875, and 'H & T' in script contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, in March 1888.

Successors to Taylor & Perry.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlBirmingham3.html#M

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:41 am

CPS JEWELLERY Co.Ltd.

15, Vyse Street, Birmingham


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CPS Jewellery Co.Ltd. - Birmingham - 1961

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

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CHARLES ILES & GOMMS Ltd.

138, Highgate Street, Birmingham


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Charles Iles & Gomms Ltd. - Birmingham - 1957


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Charles Iles & Gomms Ltd. - Birmingham - 1961

The firm has its origins in the firm of Peyton & Iles who were in business by 1840. Charles Iles Sen. (b.1812-d.1870) was in business by himself at the time of the Great Exhibition in 1851, where he exhibited his range of thimbles. Charles Iles Sen. died in 1870 at the age of 58 and the firm passed to his son, Charles Iles, who was born in 1852. Charles Jnr. continued the business, which appears to be mainly the manufacture of thimbles, and exhibited the firm's wares at the International Exhibition in Brussels in 1877.

In 1911 Iles was joined by his son-in-law, Alfred E. Cox, and it was he who continued the business following the death of Charles Iles jnr. in 1925. It was Cox who bought up the electroplate and souvenir business of Gomms.

Alfred E. Cox died in 1955 and the firm passed to his two sons, Alfred Basil Cox and Edward Brandan Cox.

The Factory in Highgate Street was compulsorily purchased by the City of Birmingham in 1962 and the company relocated to a new new Factory at Tyseley Industrial Estate, Seeleys Road, Greet, Birmingham.

Manufacture of crested souvenirs was discontinued in 1970 and the business acquired by Richard and Joan Mealings in June 1971.

The trade mark of Charles Iles & Gomms Ltd.:

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Gomms entered their mark 'G'S' contained within an heraldic shield, with the Birmingham Assay Office.

Charles Iles & Gomms Ltd. entered their mark 'C I & G' contained within an oblong punch with a single indent top and bottom, with the Birmingham Assay Office.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:35 pm

LISTER & WRIGHT Ltd.

61, Caroline Street, Birmingham


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Lister & Wright Ltd. - Birmingham - 1962


LISTER & WRIGHT LIMITED
At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the above-named Company, duly convened and held at 2nd Floor, Edmund House, 12-22 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3DX, on 27th January 1985, the subjoined Extraordinary Resolution was duly passed: "That it has been proved to the satisfaction of this meeting that the Company cannot by reason of its liabilities continue its business, and that it is advisable to wind up the same, and accordingly that the Company be wound up voluntarily, and that David John Corney, of 2nd Floor, Edmund House, 12-22 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3DX, be and he is hereby appointed Liquidator for the purposes of such winding-up."
John M. Lister, Chairman


Source: The London Gazette - 12th February 1986


Name of Company: LISTER AND WRIGHT LIMITED.
Nature of Business: MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS.
Address of Registered Office: 61 Caroline Street, Birmingham B3 1UF.
Liquidator's Name and Address: David John Corney, 2nd Floor, Edmund House, 12-22 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3DX.
Date of Appointment: 27th January 1986.
By whom Appointed: Members and Creditors


Source: The London Gazette - 12th February 1986


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L&W - Birmingham - 1980

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:52 pm

FRED H. ADAMS & HOLMAN

262, New John Street West, and, 46, Buckingham Street, Birmingham


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Fred H. Adams & Holman - Birmingham - 1957


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Fred H. Adams & Holman - Birmingham - 1958

As F.H. Adams Ltd. they entered their mark 'F.H.A.Ld' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Birmingham Assay Office in July 1909 and September 1914.

As F.H. Adams & Co. they entered their mark 'F H A & Co.' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Birmingham Assay Office in February 1920.

As F.H. Adams & Co. they entered their mark 'F·H·A & Co.' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Chester Assay Office on the 14th September 1928. At this time the business was in the hands of W.L. Marran and N.L. Marran.

As F.H. Adams & Holman they entered their mark 'F. H. A & H' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Birmingham Assay Office in March 1937, and 'F·H·A & H' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners in December 1938.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:13 pm

W.H. TANDY & SONS

122, Vyse Street, Birmingham

An example of the work of W.H. Tandy & Sons, a cigarette case assayed at Birmingham in 1898:


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T & S - Birmingham - 1898

The firm were noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1929.

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:26 pm

THE BIRMINGHAM GOODS SUPPLY Co.

167, Summer Lane, later, 132, Bristol Road, Birmingham


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The Birmingham Goods Supply Co. - Birmingham - 1896


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The Birmingham Goods Supply Co. - Birmingham - 1908

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:55 pm

H. SPENCER

75, High Street, Birmingham


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H. Spencer - Birmingham - 1908

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Re: Some Birmingham Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:15 pm

MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS' Co.

Vyse Street, later, 56, Newhall Street, Birmingham


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Manufacturing Jewellers Compy. - Birmingham - 1897


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Manufacturing Jewellers Co. - Birmingham - 1900


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Manufacturing Jewellers Co. - Birmingham - 1903


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Manufacturing Jewellers Co. - Birmingham - 1907


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Manufacturing Jewellers Co. - Birmingham - 1909


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The Manufacturing Jewellers' Co. - Birmingham - 1910

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Manufacturing Jewellers Co. - Birmingham - 1914

Established in 1883.

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