E.H. ALLPORT & Co.
50, later, 58, Church Street, Toronto
E. H. Allport & Co., Manufacturing Jewellers, 50 Church Street. –Among the newer established industries in Toronto may be mentioned the firm of E. H. Allport & Co. , who are located at No. 50 Church Street. The firm are manufacturing jewellery in gold and silver, making almost everything in the jewellery line, broaches, scarf pins, earrings, chains, etc., a specialty being made of signet and diamond rings. The work executed by the firm is artistic and finished in the most skilled and workmanlike manner, which makes their goods very saleable in the market. They already give employment on an average to 20 competent workmen. The premises occupied are 125 x 145 feet in dimensions. The firm consists of Mr. E. H. Allport, who was born in England and came to Canada nine years ago. Mr. C. Pearsall, the junior member of the firm, was born in Canada. Both gentlemen are thorough business and practical workmen, and have placed themselves in the foremost rank by their own ability.
Source: Industries of Canada : Historical and Commercial Sketches of Toronto and Environs - 1886
E.H. ALLPORT & CO., Manufacturing Jewellers, 58 Church Street. -Prominent among the representative houses in the trade is that of Messrs. E. H. Allport & Co., wholesale and manufacturing jewellers, engravers and diamond setters, who are located at 38 Church Street. This business was established in 1886 by Messrs. E H Allport and C. Pearsall, both of whom are thoroughly practical, expert jewellers. They occupy two spacious floors 125 x 145 feet in area. The manufacturing departments are fully equipped with modern appliances and furnish employment to from 25 to 30 workmen. Messrs. E. H Allport & Co. manufacture all kinds of gold and silver jewellery brooches, scarf pins, earrings, chains, and make a specialty of signet and diamond rings. Their goods are unrivalled for elegance, quality and finish. They also attend to jobbing work, gilding and silver-plating and warrant all their goods to be exactly as represented. The firm employ several travelling salesmen, and their trade extends throughout all sections of Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. Mr. Allport was born in Birmingham, England, but has resided in Toronto for the past thirteen years Mr. Pearsall is a native Torontonian. Both are highly regarded in trade circles for their integrity and ability, and merit the abundant success secured in this important industry.
Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890
H. Hughes, a jeweler in ihe employ of E. H. Allport & Co. of this city. had his hand severely crushed last month while working a power press.
Source: The Trader & Canadian Jeweller - September 1890