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Postby dognose » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:50 am

A listing of those involved in the silver and allied trades at Kingston, Jamaica in 1891:

Abrahams, Altamont O., 44, King Street
Barrett, J. M., 115, Water Lane
Betty, C. S., 32, King Street
Burton, Chas. T., 74, Water Lane
Cameron, E. J., 32. King Street
Church, W. D., 51, King Street
Derbyshire, Joseph, 42, King Street
Figueroa, T., 54, King Street
Milke, J. H. and Bro., 12, King Street
Morrison, J., 20, Church Street
Nicholson, C. A., 50, King Street
Sollas, A. J. M., 32, King Street
Soulette, John A., 72, Water Lane
Valverde, J. M. 165, Tower Street
Whitbourne, J. W. 19, King Street

Source: Kingston Business Directory - 1891

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THE MACE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WEST INDIES


Federal Mace

The Lord Privy Seal announced in the House of Commons that arrangements have been made for the manufacture of the Mace which the House is to present to the House of Representatives of The West Indies. Thirteen designs were submitted in limited competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. The winning design, which was selected by a panel of judges including the Serjeant at Arms, was entered by Mr. A.G. Styles of Garrard & Co.Ltd.. The design, based on that of the House of Commons Mace, will embody the Coat of Arms of The West Indies and motifs distinctive of the territories which are entering the Federation. The execution of the Mace, which will be of silver gilt, has been entrusted to Garrards.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - May 1958

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Postby dognose » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:15 am

Details of the Danish silversmithing community working in the Virgin Islands from 1650 — c.1825 can be found at:

Danish West-Indian Islands Silversmiths and Goldsmiths

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ROBERT HOLGATE

Havana


Noted as the agent in Havana for both James Dixon & Sons and Joseph Rodgers & Sons of Sheffield in 1843:

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James Dixons and Sons - Sheffield - 1843


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Joseph Rodgers and Sons - Sheffield - 1843

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JOSEPH MIRAGLIA

Mellville Street, St. George's, Grenada


Noted as a Watchmaker and Jeweller of Mellville Street, St. George's, Grenada.

Source: The Grenada Handbook, Directory and Almanac - 1902

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DANIEL ROBERTS

St. George's, Grenada


Noted as a Goldsmith of St. George's, Grenada.

Source: The Grenada Handbook, Directory and Almanac - 1902

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LOUIS VALENTIN

Halifax Street, St. George's, Grenada


Noted as a Watchmaker and Jeweller of Halifax Street, St. George's, Grenada.

Source: The Grenada Handbook, Directory and Almanac - 1902

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JOHN BAIRD

Dominica


Noted as the son of Roderick Baird, a planter at Pleasance, Dominica. John Baird served his apprenticeship under William Jamieson of Aberdeen (seven years as from the 15th December 1831) and completed his term on the 13th November 1838.

There appears to be no record of John Baird working in Aberdeen following the completion of his apprenticeship and it is possible that he returned to Dominica.

There was a John Baird working in Perth as a Jeweller from 1850 until 1893, but he is thought to have been born at Midlothian in c. 1823, so perhaps unlikely to be the same man.

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W. JOHNSTON

Barbados


W. Johnston, Barbadoes, W. I., is in Toronto with the object of opening up connections with the wholesale trade to obtain a supply of goods, which he is unable to procure in the English markets owing to the scarcity of material.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th August 1919

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EDWIN TROOP CHILD

Hamilton, Bermuda


Death of Edwin Troop Child

Edwin Troop Child, the largest and most prominent retail jeweler in the Bermudas, died in the city of Hamilton, Bermuda, of apoplexy on Wednesday last. Mr. Child was 55 years old and was a native of New York State. His father. S. J. Child, was a jeweler in Clyde. N.Y.. where Edwin T. Child was born. About 20 years ago Mr. Child left the jewelry business at Clyde and went to Hamilton. Bermuda, where he established himself as a dealer of jewelry and musical instruments. By his ability and industry he built up one of the largest jewelry businesses in the Bermuda islands, which he continued alone throughout his career. Several other jewelers of Bermuda were graduates of his establishment.

Mr. Child was well known in the jewelry trade in New York, and principally by the manufacturers and large jobbers whom he visited nearly every year. He was an old subscriber of 'The Circular' and always gave us a pleasant call when in New York. He was a man of exceptionally genial temperament, was universally liked, and made friends wherever he went. Of late years, after visiting New York, he made a trip to Europe in the early Summer. His downtown headquarters when in New York were with the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. The deceased was a brother of W. W. Child, who has one of the leading jewelry stores of Jackson, Mich., and of Harold E. Child, who succeeded his father, recently deceased, of Clyde, N.Y. The remains were shipped to this country and arrived in New York on the steamer 'Orinoco' Sunday. They were shipped Monday night to Clyde, N.Y., where the interment will take place.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 13th July 1898

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J. OSKY

Havana, Cuba


J. Osky, curiosity dealer and jeweler. Jacksonville, Fla., has opened a branch store at Havana, Cuba. The branch store is in charge of J. E. Berg, who has been with Mr. Osky for quite a number of years. Mr. Osky also has in contemplation the opening of an exhibit at the Pans Exposition in 1900, where he will have for sale an assortment of Florida curios.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 25th January 1899

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The New Tariff of Jamaica

Washington, D.C. Aug. 6.—Under a new tariff of Jamaica dated May 31, 1898, the following rates maintain:

All cutlery, plated ware, jewelry and fancy goods, manufactured wholly or in part of metal . . . firearms, swords, daggers, razors, knives, scissors, and forks and spoons of all descriptions, $97.30 on every $486.50 value, or 20 per centum.

Gold and silver plate and other ware, plated and gilt ware, clocks and watches, . . . jewelry, and articles for personal use and adornment, $121.66 on every $486.50 in value, or 25 per centum.

Bullion, coins, and tortoise and turtle shells, free.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th August 1898

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GODET & YOUNG

21-22, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda


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Godet & Young - Hamilton, Bermuda - 1902

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Godet & Young - Hamilton, Bermuda - 1922


J. D. Middleton Godet, of Godet & Young, Hamilton, Bermuda, left for home some days ago, after an extended stay in New York making arrangements for stocks of china and glassware. The Godet & Young concern has a fine department devoted to china and glassware in its hardware store at Hamilton.

Source: The Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman - 27th August 1914


Godet & Young, Hamilton, Bermuda: Making his annual business trip to New York, J. D. Middleton Godet also made his yearly visit to the National Hardware Exchange. Like other merchants from foreign countries; he finds it necessary to look to the United States more than ever, for hardware and kindred lines. Inspecting the various goods on display Mr. Godet was particularly interested in one of the cutlery cases and inquired for a list of American cutlery manufacturers, stating that they were now unable to obtain anything of account in pocket knives, shears and razors from England.

Godet & Young are the leading hardware merchants of Hamilton, the largest city of the Islands of Bermuda. In the group there are more than three hundred islands many being very small and but few of them populated. Bermuda with its distinct government and thirty thousand inhabitants is one of the smallest colonies of the British Empire. The climate is delightful and Hamilton is quite a popular resort for tourists.


Source: Hardware Dealers' Magazine - February 1917

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ERNEST M. ASTWOOD

17, 53 & 55, Front Street, Hamilton and Market Square, St. George's, Bermuda


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Ernest M. Astwood - Hamilton - 1902

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E.M. Astwood - Hamilton and St. Georges - 1912

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E.M. Astwood - Hamilton - 1922


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E.M. Astwood, Hamilton, Bermuda, was a recent visitor.


Source: The Optical Journal and Review - 14th September 1922

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H.A. JAMES

Corner of Front Street and Chancery Lane, Hamilton


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H.A. James - Hamilton - 1890

The business of H.A. James was succeeded by Duncan M. Doe (see below post).

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DUNCAN M. DOE

Queen Street, under the Colonial Hotel, 59, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda

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Duncan M. Doe - Hamilton - 1894

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Duncan M. Doe - Hamilton - 1901

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Duncan M. Doe - Hamilton - 1902

Successor to H.A. James (see above post).

Noted as still in business by 1915 at least.

Duncan M. Doe received his horological training at the Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, Illinois.

An image of the premises of Duncan M. Doe can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=32952&p=147133#p147133

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CHARLES A. MELTZ - THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY HOUSE

30, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


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Charles A. Meltz - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - 1894

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C.S. RENAUD

Mackintosh Buildings, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


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C.S. Renaud - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - 1894

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H. BELLING

29, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


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H. Belling - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - 1926

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CHARLES BARCANT & Co.

14, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


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Charles Barcant & Co. - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - 1888

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