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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:42 am

PEARL NECKLACE DUTY

New York


Judge Lacombe, of the United States Circuit Court, has decided that the Parisian jeweller, M. Bernard Citroen, must pay an additional Customs duty of £22,000 on a pearl necklace which he took to New York to deliver to Mrs. William Leeds.

Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 4th June 1908

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CHARLES O. LAMBERT

Connecticut


Charles O. Lambert has severed his connection with the Lambert & Hammond Company of Wallingford, Conn., manufacturers of metal novelties, and has accepted the position as superintendent of the factory of the Warner Silver Co., Kossuth St., Bridgeport, Conn., manufacturers of the same line of goods.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1912


Charles O. Lambert had previously been factory superintendent of the Jennings Brothers Manufacturing Company, Bridgeport, Conn., before taking on the duties of manager of the Art Metal Novelty Company, Meriden, Conn. From there he appears to have joined the Lambert & Hammond Company.

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JEWELER DISPLAYS GOLD BRICK

Hartford, Connecticut


A real gold brick on exhibition in the windows of Hansel, Sloan & Co., Hartford, is attracting a great deal of attention. It is valued at $3,855 and was milled in a mine in Lower California, Republic of Mexico, in 30 minutes from 600 pounds of ore. A hole drilled in one side of the brick indicates the manner in which the Mexican Government collected its 5 per cent, duty, imposed on all gold exportations.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th February 1903

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"DUHME" AS A TRADE MARK

Cincinnati


A peculiar case has been brought into the courts into which the rivalry between the Duhme Jewelry Company and the firm of Duhme Brothers & Co. can be seen manifested. The first-named concern has brought suit to enjoin perpetually the second-named from using the name "Duhme" as a trade-mark or as a distinctive name without some limiting word. It is set up in the petition that the packages sent out or brought into the city by the company are mixed up with those of the firm by reason of the fact that the company, which succeeded to the business and name of the old Duhme Company still use that name as its distinctive mark while the firm has used the same word in its turn. The allegation is made that in reality the bulk of the capital in the firm is not Duhme money, and that the firm has no right to the use of the word without a specifying word, such as Duhme Brothers. The petition has been filed and the case will be heard next week.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 7th June 1899

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GEORGE UNITE

Birmingham


Mr. Unite, silversmith, of Caroline street, has granted his workpeople the privilege of leaving at four o'clock on Saturdays.

Source: The Monmouthshire Merlin and South Wales Advertiser - 20th May 1853

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UNITED SILVER PLATE COMPANY

Boston, Massachusetts


The United Silver Plate Company, Boston, has been incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts, with $20,000 capital, by Norman J. McGaffin and George R. Williams.

Source: The Metal Industry - June 1913

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HARTFORD SILVER PLATE Co. ABSORBED BY THE BARBOUR SILVER Co.

Hartford, Connecticut


Hartford, Conn., July 30.—The Hartford Silver Plate Co. have finally passed into the hands of the Barbour Silver Co. Arrangements for the consolidation have been going on for some time, but the deal was not consummated until last week.

John L. Dalgleish, secretary of the Barbour Silver Co., said that the owners had plans in view for enlarging the business of the combined concerns, but they have not yet been matured. For the present, both shops will be run according to the demands of the business, but it is intended later to consolidate the two plants.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 2nd August 1893

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JUBILEE MARK

London


If a proposal now being put forward by silversmiths is accepted; all silver and silver plate fashioned in England during 1935 will bear a distinctive "Jubilee" mark.

It is suggested that the special mark, comprising the heads of the King and Queen, should replace, during Jubilee Year, the ordinary hallmarks now punched on every piece of British-made silverware.

"The idea has been under discussion for some time," said a member of a London firm of silversmiths.

"To change a hall-mark for one year only is a big undertaking, but the desire to do so is very general in the silver trade. A decision will probably be reached shortly."

If permission to use the special mark is obtained - it can only be granted when the trade is unanimous - the silverware with the Jubilee mark will, it is anticipated, be in great demand, especially in the Dominions and the fact of the mark being used for one year only would give Jubilee silverware a "collectors' value."


Source: News Chronicle - January 1935

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NEW METHOD OF CALCULATING THE WEIGHT OF GOLD

Newark, New Jersey


Kohn and Company, manufacturing jewelers, have worked out a system of weighing gold which has attracted much attention. The object is to weigh gold by the pennyweight and hundredths of a pennyweight, instead of by pennyweight and grains, as has been the custom. The way it is done at present, with the many lots of gold to be weighed, the pennyweight column has to be added and then the column representing grains, after which the grains have to be reduced to pennyweight column. According to this new way only one column of figures is needed, the total of that column showing how many pennyweights of gold the column represents. This can be done on an adding machine. This firm are now using this system, which will save lots of time each day and at inventory and may come into general use throughout the country.

Source: The Metal Industry - April 1914

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THE TAUNTON SILVER PLATE Co. FINALLY GET THEIR MONEY

Taunton, Massachusetts


In June, 1874, the Taunton Silver Plate company, of New York, shipped a case of silver-plated ware, valued at $90, per Hardy's Express company, to John Reilly, Jersey City. Shortly after the shipment was made, a bill of the goods shipped was mailed to consignee, and one month later a collector was sent to Reilly to try and collect the amount. Reilly then told the collector that he did not receive the goods. After waiting some time for him to refresh his memory, the Taunton Silver Plate company notified Reilly that unless the bill was paid they would sue for the amount. Reilly not taking any notice of the demand, the Taunton Silver Plate company commenced suit, and to make the case strong, requested Hardy’s Express company to produce Reilly's receipt for the box. The receipt was taken when the box was delivered upon a single sheet waybill, and by reference to their file for that date, Hardy's Express company found the receipt, sent it to one of their New York offices, and notified the Taunton Silver Plate company. They (the Taunton Silver Plate company) sent a messenger to get the receipt. The agent for Hardy’s Express company produced the receipt, showed it to the messenger, but told him it was against rules to give up receipts, but would show it in court when called upon. Two months later the trial came off, and the Taunton Silver Plate company called upon Hardy's Express company for the receipt, which had got mislaid and could not be found. At the trial Reilly swore that he never received the box, and the case was decided against the Taunton Silver Plate company. In March, 1876, the Taunton Silver Plate company sued Hardy’s Express company for the value of the box, claiming it was never delivered. At the trial, the driver, who received the goods and signed for them, was the same one that delivered them to Reilly. He (the driver) swore that he recollected the delivery, and that the receipt was signed by Reilly's wife. The shipping clerk for Taunton Silver Plate company swore that he saw Reilly's receipt for the box at the office of Hardy’s Express company, in New York, he being the messenger sent by the Taunton Silver Plate company to get the receipt. Then other witnesses to whom the receipt was shown, also testified that they saw the receipt. After some argument by counsel for plaintiff and defendant, the case was given to the court for decision. The judge promptly decided in favor of Hardy's Express company. After the verdict in favor of Hardy's Express company, the Taunton Silver Plate company again sued Reilly for the amount of their bill, and Reilly was directed by the court to pay the bill in full, with costs.

Source: The Expressman's Monthly - May 1876

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A CURIOUS SALES DESCRIPTION

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales


A jeweller advertises that he has some precious stones for disposal, adding that "they sparkle like the tears of a young widow."

Source: The Merthyr Telegraph - 22nd September 1876

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DUTCH GOVERNMENT ASSAYS - FIXED STANDARDS OF GOLD AND SILVERWARE FOR HOME TRADE

Rotterdam


Writing from Rotterdam, Consul-General S. Listoe says that all Dutch manufactures of gold and silver bear the stamp of a government official to the effect that the contents have been assayed and found of the purity required by the law of 1852 and its subsequent additions and amendments.

This government supervision safeguards all purchasers of jewelry, silverware, and similar articles. Dealers detected in an endeavor to evade the provisions of this law are punished by forfeiture of their wares and a monetary fine, which increases with each offense.

The special tax on manufactures of gold and silver is, respectively, 15 florins ($6.03) and 0.75 florin ($0.30) per hectogram (2 ounces, 15 pennyweight, 10 grains, Troy weight) fine. There are four standards for gold, viz, 916, 833, 750, and 583 thousandths (22, 20, 18, and 14 carats), and two silver standards, 934 and 833 thousandths. A quality variation of 0.003 in gold and 0.005 in silver is allowed. Manufactures of gold under a purity of 0.583 are not guaranteed, but simply stamped to prove that the tax has been paid. Objects containing less than 25 per cent of either gold and silver are not considered as gold or silver ware. Assay offices are maintained at The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Schoonhoven, Leeuwarden, Utrecht, Arnhem, Bois le Due, Groningen, Alkmaar, and Dordrecht.

All articles coming under this classification must, on being imported into the Netherlands, be assayed and pay the legal tax. Goods manufactured for export are not obliged to conform to these regulations. There were exported, from the Rotterdam consular district to the United States, manufactures of silver valued at $71,559 during 1909.


Source: Monthly Consular Trade Reports - Department of Commerce and Labor (United States) - June 1910

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A COFFIN OF GOLD

United States


Daniel Whafdale, an American silversmith, who died in 1831, was buried in a coffin of gold made and designed by himself. The inside of the coffin was lined with purple velvet, at ten dollars a yard, whilst the inscription plate was encrusted with precious gems, the whole thing being valued at between fifty thousand and Seventy thousand dollars.

Source: The Oxford Observer - 26th January 1895

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A NEW VESTA BOX FROM SAMPSON MORDAN

London


A silver match-box is always an agreeable present to give to a smoker. The fault with most silver match-boxes, however, is the tendency of the striker, at the bottom of the box, to clog and prevent the ignition of matches struck on it. The celebrated firm of silversmiths, Messrs. S. Mordan and Co., Limited, of 41, City Road, London, E.C., have just started to supply silversmiths and jewellers with a new box which entirely overcomes this difficulty. This new match-box is fitted with an original patent, known as Wanklyn's patent "Turbine" striker, which rotates automatically and cleans itself instead of filling and presenting' a smooth surface to the match. It can be used equally well in dry and wet weather, and is practically indestructible. Another feature is that each box is made out of one piece of silver. It would be difficult to think of a more useful Christmas gift at a moderate price for a smoker.

Source: Country Life - 6th December 1908

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A LUCKY FIND

London


Letters front London report that Mrs. John Jacob Astor recently bought considerable quantities of jewelry and curios in that city. One of her bargains was a twisted knot of gold which could be used as a pendant on a watch chain. For this she paid $25. When she examined her purchase closely, Mrs. Astor was delighted, it is reported, to find it a duplicate of “The Lucky Knot” which Queen Alexandra owns. The knot is formed of gold strands twisted. Touch a hidden spring and the knot opens, revealing in its cavity a rough emerald. On this stone, in characters so minute that they are legible only through a magnifying glass, is engraved “A vous pour la vie” (yours for life). The Queen’s knot is identical, it is said, except that the stone is a ruby. Queen Alexandra is said to call the knot her “mascot,” and always wears it on a bracelet made of gold bands formed like those that make the knot.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd August 1906

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FRENCH DIAMOND MERCHANT ROBBED

London


M. Rheinold, a French diamond merchant, who was staying at the Richelieu Palace Hotel, in London, has had £25,000 worth of diamond jewellery stolen from his room during his temporary absence. He offers £2000 reward for its recovery.

Source: The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express - 28th June 1912

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JONES & WOODLAND

Newark, New Jersey


The Jones & Woodland Company, jewelry manufacturers, have bought the building they occupy with other firms at Railroad avenue and Garden street.

Source: The Metal Industry - July 1913

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FIRST STRIKE OF SILVERSMITHS

Sheffield


The silversmiths of Sheffield have broken a very pleasing record. They have had the first strike in the history of this particular trade of that town. Fortunately it has been settled, and the men appear to have the best of the deal.

Source: Rhyl Record and Advertiser - 22nd May 1897

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THE SEARCH FOR TARNISH-RESISTING SILVER

Washington, D.C.


Washington, D. C., Dec. 20.—The problem of making silverware more resistant to tarnishing is already fairly on the way to solution at the Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce, according to a statement made today by Dr. George K. Burgess, the director. Alloys have been tested at this Bureau which proved very much more resistant to tarnishing than the usual sterling silver, and the problems now to be worked on are chiefly those connected with the production and working of the better alloys.

This work was begun at the Bureau of Standards early in 1917, was dropped during the war, and was resumed in 1922. A study has also been made of methods for detarnishing silver, and this has been embodied in a report sent to the Department of Agriculture last Spring. In all this work the Bureau has enjoyed the hearty co-operation of the leading silver manufacturers, who have prepared some of the specimens to be tested.

A paper by Dr. G. W. Vinal, entitled "Tarnishing and Detarnishing of Silver," is to be published in January. Among other things, it was found that sterling silver is much less resistant to tarnishing than pure silver is. and this appears to be due to the copper which is put in sterling silver to harden it. In preparing the tarnish-resisting alloys, other metals were put in in place of copper.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th December 1923

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Postby dognose » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:59 am

WARNER SILVER Co.

Bridgeport, Connecticut


The Warner Silver Company, Bridgeport, Conn., announces that it is now equipped for doing gold and silver plating in large quantities for the trade. It makes a specialty of this class of work. It also does plating in nickel, brass and copper.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - October 1915

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