Toronto Industrial Exhibition 1902
The Jewelry Trade Well Represented at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition
Toronto, Ont., Sept. 3.–The Toronto Industrial Exhibition opened on the 1st inst. and will continue for two weeks. The attendance so far has been in excess of previous years, and promises to break the record.
The 4th inst. was Manufacturers' Day, a large number of the leading manufacturers being in attendance at the official luncheon, and jewelry and kindred trades were well represented. W. K. McNaught of the American Watch Case Co.. Toronto, who has recently been appointed president of the Exhibition Board of Directors, occupied the chair and made the opening address. He claimed that Canada was turning out manufactured articles as good as those made in any other country, and better in some lines.
Among the other speakers was W. K. George, of the Standard Silver Co.
The most noteworthy jewelry display is that of Ambrose Kent & Sons, who occupy the central stand in the main building with a fine exhibit, the prominent features of which are enameled souvenir goods and precious stones. They show a pearl necklace in a single strand valued at $3,000. and many fancy designs in brooches set with precious stones. They have also a full display of sterling silver novelties in toilet articles, and a large and varied showing of society regalia.
R. H. Ingersoll & Bro. have a large exhibit of nickel, silver and gold filled watches.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th September 1902