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Re: The Daily Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

Postby dognose » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:36 am

RESTRICTIONS ON THE SALE OF CANADIAN MILITARY INSIGNIA

Toronto


Canada Bars Use of Military Badges or Other Insignia by Anyone but Soldiers

Toronto, Can., Oct. 17.–Relatives or friends of soldiers now overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force are prohibited from wearing any military badges, according to a recent order of the Canadian Militia Department at Ottawa. Many women had various badges and service buttons of men in khaki made into brooches by being mounted in gold or silver. Henceforth any person, other than the man entitled to do so, who is found wearing any of the service buttons, will be liable to prosecution.

It is pointed out by the authorities that these badges are given to soldiers to denote the nature of their service with the Canadian forces and that it is entirely illegal for anyone else to wear them. It was never the intention, it is stated, that these badges should be transferred from the soldiers to their relatives. This criticism does not apply, however, to relatives of soldiers who have received posthumous decorations, as in such cases those to whom they descended are legally entitled to wear the medals.

The custom of making service badges into brooches or other ornaments had become quite extensive, but the business necessarily has been stopped.

Even the Canadian war veterans have also taken steps to restrict the use of their official badge which was being quite universally adopted for feminine jewelry. When the Great War Veterans' Association authorized a Canadian company to manufacture their emblem ring, an arrangement was made to have the ring made under license only and to have retailers sell it only to those who can produce a membership card in the Great War Veterans' Association. Retail jewelers are asked to sign an agreement to this effect before they are permitted to stock the emblem ring at all. The retailers are also required to report the name of each purchaser of a Great War Veterans' emblem ring, and the number of the purchaser's branch to the manufacture, who in turn gives the details to the executive of the association. In this way very strict account will be kept of every ring purchased in order that none may reach the possession of people outside of the organization who are not entitled to wear it.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 23rd October 1918

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Postby dognose » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:08 am

SILVER SERVICE FOR THE BATTLESHIP KENTUCKY

Louisville


The Kentucky battleship commissioners have at last sent out a circular letter asking for designs for a silver service to cost $6,000 to be given to the battleship Kentucky. The local jewelers are up in arms because the commissioners have submitted their propositions to jewelers all over the country. They freely claim that since the money for the service was subscribed by Louisville people almost exclusively they should be the only ones allowed to bid on the service.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 5th April 1899

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Re: The Daily Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:45 am

WINDOW SMASHER ROBS JEWELER

New York

Thief Robs New York Jewelry Store While Hundreds Look On

On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4, a thief smashed the show window in the jewelry store of David Molin, 845 Sixth Ave., and escaped with a diamond platinum ring valued at $400. It was about 5:30 p.m. as the matinee crowds from the various theatres in the neighborhood were passing Mr. Molin's jewelry store that the thief smashed the window.

While Mr. Molin was waiting on a customer he heard a crash of glass, and looking toward his show window saw a hand thrust in through a small hole in the window. He shouted a warning to the crowd outside to catch the thief, but before the crowd was aware of it, the window smasher had disappeared in the throng.

The diamond ring is described as mounted in a round platinum setting. The shank has a leaf design and the stone weighs 1.51 carats. Mr. Molin's stock number, inside of the shank, is "50."

Detectives Doyle, Ahearn and Butler of the Second Branch Detective Bureau are co-operating with detectives of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in trying to catch the thief. A description of the thief has been given to the police and Pinkertons by Mr. Molin.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th December 1917

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:54 pm

SILVERWARE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

United Kingdom


Lt.-Col. W.E. Pringle has been appointed to be a member of the Jewellery and Silverware Development Council. This completes the appointment of members of the Council.

Source: The Financial Times - 9th March 1949

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Postby dognose » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:14 am

W.H. ROGERS

Plainfield, New Jersey and Muncie, Indiana


W. H. Rogers, manufacturer of silver-plated flatware, of Plainfield, N.J., has moved his factory to Muncie, Ind., where, it is reported, he has become affiliated with the Ontario Silver Co., of that place. The selling end of the business has been moved to 7 and 9 Warren Street, New York City.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - March 1908

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Postby dognose » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:12 am

BRITISH SILVERWARE Ltd.

Several top executive changes are to be made at British Silverware, which incorporates the manufacturing interests of Elkington, Walker and Hall, and Mappin and Webb.

From October 1, two members of the Board take on new responsibilities. Mr. C.G. Tyrer as director and general manager and Mr. J.C. Thomas as marketing director.

The reasons for the changes are to make the company more marketing orientated and to allow the present managing director, Mr. R.W. Fordham, to return to the Delta Group early in 1968 where he will take up an important management position.

Delta Group and Sears Holdings each has a 50 per cent. stake in British Silverware.

Mr. Thomas, in addition to his new position, remains managing director of Walker and Hall.

British Silverware's sales director, Mr. W.H. Thurlby, has resigned from the company and will be announcing his future plans shortly.


Source: The Financial Times - 23rd September 1967

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SILVER SERVICE FOR THE BATTLESHIP NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Wm. B. Durgin Co., Concord, N. H., manufacturers of sterling silver ware, have been awarded the contract for supplying the silver service to be donated by the State of New Hampshire to the battleship named after it.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1908

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Postby dognose » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:42 am

SILVERWARE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

United Kingdom


Mr. H.J. Cropp has been appointed a member of the Jewellery and Silverware Development Council. Mr. Cropp takes the place of Mr. A. Music, who has resigned his membership.

Source: The Financial Times - 2nd November 1950

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Postby dognose » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:51 am

WARWICK STERLING Co.

Providence, R.I.


The Warwick Sterling Co. has been incorporated at Providence, R. I., with a capital stock of $50,000, to manufacture sterling silver specialties. The factory will be located at 36 Garnet street. The plant of F. A. Leonard & Co. was recently bought at public auction by John F. Brady, the well-known electroplater of Providence, for the new company. Mr. Brady is the treasurer of the new concern.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1908

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Re: The Daily Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:02 am

INFLUENZA VICTIMS

Eastern Jewelers Succumb to Attacks of Disease Followed by Pneumonia

Providence, R.I, Oct. 26.—Oscar H. Hornig, formerly a manufacturing jeweler at North Attleboro, Mass., died at his home at Saylesville, R. I., Wednesday morning, from pneumonia, following an attack of Spanish influenza. The deceased was a native of North Attleboro, where he graduated from the high school in 1901, and took a further course in Dean Academy. Following his graduation he entered the employ of Codding & Heilborn Co., where, after working for some time in the shop to learn the rudiments of the business, he became salesman for the concern. He held the latter position for several years, resigning to enter business for himself. He is survived by his widow and three children.

Everett Waterman, for several years foreman of the pearl department of the Freeman & Daughaday Co., Chartley, Mass., died at his home in Oakland, R.I., Wednesday morning, following an illness of a little more than a week, death being caused by bronchial pneumonia, following influenza. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Waterman and was born in Norton, Mass., in 1890. After attending the public school of his native town he was employed in various jewelry shops, in Attleboro, finally taking a position with the Freeman & Daughaday Co. at Chartley. He recently resigned to engage in war work in Taunton, Mass. He leaves a widow and two small children.

Otto W. Erler, an assistant foreman in the employ of the S. & B. Lederer Co., died at his home, 4 Thornton St., late Wednesday afternoon, after a few days' illness from pneumonia, following influenza. He was 32 years old and unmarried.

James Loren Anthony, manufacturers of jewelers' supplies, figured rolls and wires, etc., under the firm style of J. L. Anthony & Co., 161 Dorrance St., died at his home, 113 Sycamore St., on Wednesday last, after a few days' illness from pneumonia. He was the son of James T. and Pearl (Perkins) Anthony and was 30 years of age. He learned the jewelers' business and worked as journeyman with several concerns, and when the business and plant of J. A. Charnley & Co. was sold it was purchased by him, and the business has been since conducted by him. He was prominently affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, being a member of Nestell Lodge, Providence Royal Arch Chapter, and Calvary Commandery, Knights Templar.

Daniel E. Arnold, whose death from pleuro-pneumonia occurred last Thursday at the home of his father-in-law, Charles E. Brown, on West St., Ashaway, R. I., after an illness of about a week, was taken with Spanish influenza, pneumonia developing within three days. At the same time six of Mr. Arnold's children were confined with the influenza, two being with him at Mr. Brown's, while the others were at their own home, under the care of the mother. The deceased is survived by his widow and eight children, the eldest a daughter of 17 years, and the youngest an infant.

He was born at East Greenwich, R. I., and, after a district school education, removed to Connecticut with his parents, where his father conducted a large farm, and the young man learned the clockmaker's trade. For several years he traveled about New England fixing clocks, alternating with farming. Six years ago he opened a retail jewelry and watch repairing store at 65 High St., Westerly, R.I., but subsequently leased larger quarters in the Potter-Langworthy block, where he was in business at the time of his death.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th October 1918

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:17 am

PAYE & BAKER Mfg.Co.

North Attleboro, Massachusetts


The Paye & Baker Mfg. Co., of North Attleboro, Mass., manufacturers, of sterling silver novelties, are now putting upon the market a line of novelties which a stone in imitation of the Egyptian scarab or sacred beetle is used. This beetle was considered a symbol of good omen by them and when used in jewelry it is likewise considered so.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1908

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CAMPBELL-METCALF SILVER Co.

Providence, R.I.


Truman Sherman Foote, of the Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co., will be married Wednesday next to Miss Georgia Hardy, daughter of John A. Hardy, of Westville, Conn. The ceremony will take place at 11 o'clock A.M. at the Grand Ave. Congregational Church, New Haven, Conn. A reception will be held during the evening at the home of the bride's parents.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th February 1897

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Postby dognose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:41 am

BUCK SILVER Co.

Killbuck, New York


The Buck Silver Co., of Killbuck, N. Y., near Salamanca, has been placed under the management of A. L. Sackett, formerly advertising manager of the Dueber Watch Case Co., of Canton, Ohio. The business will be expanded and the manufacture of silver-plated ware carried on in a larger scale. The Hon. Edward B. Vreeland, the author of the National Stamping Law, is identified with the company.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - January 1908

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Postby dognose » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:38 am

THE EXHIBITION AT PESTH

Budapest, Hungary


The Exhibition At Pesth.—We mentioned several months ago that an exhibition of goldsmith's work would be opened at Pesth, Hungary. Messrs. Franz and Karl Pulsky are the originators and promoters of this exhibition, and they have spared neither money nor trouble to make it a success. The imperial court, spiritual magnates, and wealthy abbeys, temporal princes and magnates all were importuned and offered their treasure, to adorn the exposition with the costliest and rarest works in their possession. It is said that there are mountains of gold and jewels exhibited, the commercial value of which is enormous, apart from the historical, artistical, and imaginary value.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - September 1884

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Postby dognose » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:53 am

BENEDICT Mfg.Co.

East Syracuse, New York


At a recent meeting of the Benedict Mfg. Co., of East Syracuse, N. Y., manufacturers of silver and gold plated metal novelties and art goods, the following officers were elected: President, Harry L. Benedict; first vice-president, Geo. N. Crouse; second vice-president, C. C. Graham; secretary, Chas. Van Wagner; assistant secretary, John Bailey; treasurer, R. B. Rontree; assistant treasurer, Newton Owen.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - April 1908

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Postby dognose » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:52 am

GEORG JENSEN

New York


Georg Jensen Silver is to be Returned to New York

Because it has been impossible to replenish stocks from the workshops of Georg Jensen in Denmark, the New York representatives of the famed silversmith have decided to assemble all the outstanding small collections of hollow-ware into one large collection in New York. This, they feel, will serve the future of Georg Jensen silver in the United States to best advantage. In their own words "We are looking forward to the day when we can write you - no, we shall wire you - that the Georg Jensen silver is again available to you."

So The Crescent will, in a few days, return all of its Georg Jensen silver hollow-ware to New York. We are publishing this fact so that those who wish to obtain a piece of this precious silver may do so before it is returned.


Source: Part of an advertisement for 'The Crescent' store that appeared in the Spokane Daily Chronicle - 8th April1941

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FREDERICK DONNER

Columbus, Indiana


Frederick Donner, 84 years old, a wealthy retired jeweler of Columbus, Ind., renounced allegiance to the government of Germany a few days ago, being the first resident of Columbus and Bartholomew county to take such action since President Ebert went into office in Germany. Mr. Donner said he had always believed himself to be an American citizen, having filed his first papers soon after coming to this country from Stuttgart, Germany, in 1847. He has voted at each successive election since then until the last election, when he was not permitted to cast his vote, on the ground that he was not a citizen of the United States. Mr. Donner is the father of William Donner, of Philadelphia, millionaire steel manufacturer.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st January 1920

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Postby dognose » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:24 am

NEWBURYPORT SILVER COMPANY

Keene, New Hampshire


The Newburyport Silver Company, which was established at Newburyport, Mass, in 1903, has accepted a very flattering offer from business interests in Keene, N. H., to locate their plant in that city. The capital of the company has recently been raised to $50,000, paid in, and the company will occupy the factory building formerly used by the Trinity Cycle Company. The Newburyport is now enlarging its equipment of machinery and will increase its working force in the near future. The business has more than doubled over the same period last year, and it is the intention of the management to fully maintain the present standard of their goods. A large force of men are now installing machinery in their factory and they expect to renew manufacturing August 1st.

Source: The Metal Industry - August 1905

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Postby dognose » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:35 am

HANZLER ERBEN

Hanau, Germany


HANAU, Germany (AP) - U.S. Army bulldozers leveling war ruins here uncovered a hoard of silver articles valued at $20,230. Nearly 650 pieces were unearthed by an engineer unit at the site of a bombed silversmith shop owned by Hanzler Erben. Erben was killed in an air raid Dec. 6, 1944, which also demolished the shop.

Source: Daytona Beach Morning Journal - 7th February 1955

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Re: The Daily Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

Postby agphile » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:32 am

An interesting translation point here. I understand Erben to mean successors. Thus the shop belonged to the successors of Herr Hanzler. The unfortunate person who was killed in 1944 was not actually called Erben.


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