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Postby MCB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:29 pm

Hello again!
Having just moved on to the next Forum post surprise surprise there's (another?) Hawksley mentioned under the heading Sheffield Silver workers 1787!
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Postby dognose » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:45 pm

An 1871 advertisement for George Cults.

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George Cults's set up must have been a large undertaking, as John Culme in his 'Directory of Gold & Silversmiths', in the details of George Wish, states: 'George Wish is said to have commenced his career in 1863 in the employ of his uncle, George Cults, an electroplate manufacturer of Sheffield, for whom he travelled the Continent and in India.'

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Postby MCB » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:54 pm

Hello Trev,

There is no mention of George Cults in the published Sheffield register. However a George Cutts (sic) of 33 Broad Street is mentioned as having registered a mark, a G and a C in separate rectangles, on 4th March 1872. Presumably the spelling Cutts is a transcription error.

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Postby dognose » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:41 pm

Hi Mike,

Just to muddy the waters some more, here we have G. Cutts & Sons of the Park Silver Plate Works, 29, Broad Street, Sheffield.

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G. Cutts & Sons - 1888

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Postby MCB » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:12 am

Hello Trev,
Further research confirms the surname was Cutts.
George Cutts was born in Sheffield in 1819. On the 1851 Census he is shown as a foreman in a Britannia (Metal) Works. By 1861 he was an electroplate manufacturer employing 14 men, 3 boys and (what appears to be the figure) 34 girls. By 1871 he employed 20 men, 4 boys and 29 women; 1881 7 men and 4 women. He was a widower living with relatives by 1891 and a retired plate blade striker. He died sometime before 1901.
His son William born 1852 was a clerk in an electroplate works (probably his father’s works) in 1871. In 1881 he had become manager presumably in George Cutts & Sons; by 1891 he was living on his own means and by 1901 he was in the workhouse.
His son George junior born 1854 was also a clerk in an electroplate works in 1871, a manager by 1881 and also living on his own means in 1891. By 1901 he was a railway porter.
It looks as though the business enjoyed rapid expansion in the period from the middle to late 1850’s and remained substantial through to the 1870’s, began to contract by 1881 and failed for whatever reason before 1891.

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Postby dognose » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:07 am

Hi Mike,

Many thanks for solving this confusing mystery, and what a sad end to what must have been at one time such a successful enterprise.

Here are some advertisements for George Cutts:

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George Cutts - Sheffield - 1866

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George Cutts - Sheffield - 1869

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George Cutts - Sheffield - 1875

It is interesting to note that in 1866 he had a branch in Scarborough, a seemingly strange choice of location.

Oddly enough the 'Cults' advertisements appear to have run for at least five years during the period 1870 - 1875, as noted in a variety of 'Black's Travel Guides'.

Here is an advertisement for the nephew, George Wish:

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George Wish - Sheffield - 1878

It's strange that Wish, who appears to have been successful up until his death, aged 82, in 1928, left his cousins in such a dire situation.

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Postby dognose » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:34 pm

WILLIAM GALLIMORE & Co.

19, Arundel Street, Sheffield

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William Gallimore & Co. - Sheffield - 1869

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William Gallimore & Co. - Sheffield - 1875

William Gallimore started electro plating in 1858 and as working silversmiths they entered their mark at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1867. They became William Gallimore & Sons in 1891 and converted into a limited liability company in 1923.

Hallmark Sheffield 1923 William Gallimore & Sons
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Postby dognose » Sat May 15, 2010 9:28 am

GEORGE S. LEE

Charlotte Street Works, Sheffield

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George S. Lee - Sheffield - 1870

This, I suspect, is the business of George Shadford Lee, prior to his entry into partnership with Henry Wigfull in 1871 to form the well known firm of Lee & Wigfull (see above post).

Curiously though, the trade mark has the letters 'H.W.' placed underneath it, perhaps an early indication of Henry Wigfull's involvement.

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Postby dognose » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:38 am

WALKER & HALL

Howard Street and Eyre Street, Sheffield

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - 1879

By the above date, George Walker and Henry Hall had both retired and the firm was in the control of George Walker's nephews, John Edward Bingham and Charles Henry Bingham.

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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:36 pm

JOSEPH WOLSTENHOLME

Park, Sheffield

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Joseph Wolstenholme - Sheffield - 1852

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Postby dognose » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:32 am

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - 1878

More detail of the marks of Walker & Hall can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15982

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Re: Some Sheffield Trade Cards

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:50 pm

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James Dixon & Sons Ltd. - Sheffield - 1949

London - Melbourne - Sydney - Lausanne

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JAMES DEAKIN & SONS

Sidney Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield

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James Deakin & Sons - Sheffield - 1949

Overseas Agents:

South Africa: Hotel Equipment Co., P O Box 6971, Johannesburg. H M Plottel, P O Box 2386, Cape Town.
Eire & Northern Ireland: J W Hunter, "Morningside", Finaghy Road, Belfast.
Benelux: Bruno Wiskemann, SA., 13, Rue D'Arenberg, Bruxelles.


An example of the work and mark of James Deakin & Sons, a lady's hair brush, assayed at Chester in 1904:

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JD above WD (John Deakin and William Deakin) - Chester - 1904


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JD above WD (John Deakin and William Deakin) - Chester - 1894


A pocket-knife, assayed at Sheffield in 1906:

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JD above WD - Sheffield - 1906


Toast-rack:

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JD above WD - Sheffield - 1892


Mark on plated wares:
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See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_D.html

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:33 pm

HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON

Sheffield

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Harrison Bros. & Howson - Sheffield - 1949

List of Agents:

Australia: Mr G H S Hoos, 287a, Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Messrs H R Richardson Pty. Ltd, 181, Clarence Street, Sydney.
South Africa: Messrs Powell & Thomas Pty. Ltd., Ottawa House, 94, President Street, Jonannesburg. Messrs Geo. Foaden & Co., London Assurance House, 319, Smith Street, Durban.
Southern Rhodesia: The Bey Carter Co. Ltd., Africa House, Stanley Avenue, Salisbury.
New Zealand: Messrs Hill & Teasdel, Wakefield Chambers, Wakefield Street, Wellington.
Canada: Messrs F H Scott and Sons, 404, Coristine Buildings, Montreal.
South America: Mr J H Norman, Goncalves Dias, 37, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr A J C Moule, Cangallo 318, Buenos Aires, Argentine.
British West Indies: Messrs T Sydney Kinch Ltd, 151 & 152 Roebuck Street, Bridgetown, Barbados. Messrs T Kinch Ltd, 68 Marine Square, Trinidad.
British East Africa Messrs J H Clark Ltd, PO Box 196, Government Road, Nairobi.
Far East Messrs Bolton and Redfern, 29 Warwick Row, Coventry, England.
Cyprus Mr P M Tseriotis, PO Box 61, Nicosia.
Newfoundland Messrs Sparkes & Sons Ltd, 200 Water Street, St Johns.


An example of the work and mark of Harrison Brothers & Howson:

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Sheffield - HH - 1888

The above mark was entered with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 30th August 1849.

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

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Postby dognose » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:58 pm

JAMES ALLAN

Andrew Street, Wicker, Sheffield

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James Allan - Sheffield - 1871

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Postby dognose » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:57 am

JAMES WOODHOUSE

Old Rockingham Works, Sheffield

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James Woodhouse - Sheffield - 1857

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Postby dognose » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:11 pm

SAMUEL RUSSELL

Portland Works, 188, West Street, Sheffield

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Samuel Russell - Sheffield - 1846

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Postby dognose » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:45 pm

J. WALTERS & Co.

7, Carver Street Works, Sheffield

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J. Walters and Co. - Sheffield - 1846

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J. Walters and Co. - Sheffield - 1849

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Re: Some Sheffield Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:26 pm

BROADHEAD & ATKIN

North Street Works, and later, Britannia Works, Love Street, Sheffield

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Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield - 1837

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Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield - 1847

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Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield - 1851

The partnership of Roger Broadhead and Henry Atkin was formed in 1834 and lasted until 1853 when, following the death of Henry Atkin, the partnership was dissolved. At some point between 1837 and 1847 they moved from the North Street Works to the Britannia Works at Love Street, Sheffield.

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Re: Some Sheffield Trade Cards and Advertisements

Postby dognose » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:15 pm

GEORGE WARRISS

School of Art Works, 32, Howard Street, Sheffield

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George Warriss - Sheffield - 1879

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George Warriss - Sheffield - 1880

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