FRED. ROBT. ABRECHT329, Little Collins Street, and 114, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Fred. Robt. Abrecht - Melbourne - 1923
Friedrich Robert Abrecht came to Australia from Pforzheim, Germany.
Established in 1875.
Interstate representatives in 1923:
R.M. Salisbury - N.S.W. and Queensland
T.B. Kent - S.A., W.A., and Tasmania
S.R. Gardner - City, Suburbs, and Country
The firm is still in business today, now styled Abrecht Bird, having in 2005 merged with J. Bird and Son of Melbourne, who were established in 1910 by John Bird who came from Birmingham, England. They are now located at 227, Collins Street, Melbourne.
Examples of the marks of Abrecht Bird Jewellers:
Marks from left to right: Abrecht Bird mark - Journeyman's mark (Top - Greg John, Middle - Jarrad McErlain, Bottom - Eleanor Hawke) - Gold standard - Mark of the Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia (Diamond shape indicates a Fellow of the Guild, Circular shape indicates a Full Member) - Date letter.