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Postby dognose » Thu May 16, 2019 4:51 am

AUGUST BRASSART

St. Louis


Daguerre's Assistant Still Living

August Brassart, the silversmith, who made the plate on which Daguerre made the first successful photograph, is living In St. Louis, at the age of eighty-one.


Source: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser - 13th April 1901

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CONJUGAL INFELICITY

Ceredo, West Virginia


A Ceredo Husband Knocks Out His Wife and Family

Ceredo, Wayne Co., W. Va , — February 17.—Wm. Chapman, a silversmith, lives with his family and several grown up children in a tenement house on West B street. Chapman is given to frequent sprees, and anything but happy relations exist between himself and family. Sunday night the discordant elements of the Chapman family were found engaged in a pitched battle, the opposing forces consisting of the old man on one side, and the partner of his joys and sorrows and two or three grown-up children on the other, some of whom had been effectually laid out early in the action. Monday morning a hearing was had before Mayor Stewart, which resulted in an acquittal. The female members seem to have been somewhat at fault and led the attack, though receiving the worst injuries of the fight. After the acquittal Chapman gathered his effects together and evacuated. A dissolution of marital relations is probable.


Source: Wheeling Register - 18th February 1886

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EIFFEL TOWER

Paris


The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been finished, and the jewelry market is glutted with its devices. Ear pendants, breastpins, hairpins, charms on watch chains, chain links—everything is Eiffel Tower.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - July 1889

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JEWELRY MANUFACTURER FAILS

New York


Moses J. Lichtenberg, manufacturer of diamond jewelry, at No. 64 John-st. has failed, and the Sheriff closed up his place of business yesterday on an execution for $6,033 In favor of Benjamin G. W. Lichtenberg. He has been In business about twelve years, is well known In social circles, having been treasurer of several charitable societies, and, up to January 1, was president of the Felicia Club, at Lexington-ave. and Sixtieth-st.

Source: New York Daily Tribune - 23rd January 1894

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DEATH OF THOMAS RICHARDS

Garrard, Kentucky


CAPT. RICHARDS DEAD

Gallant Warrior of the Lost Cause Answers Last Bugle Call


To the memory of Thomas Richard, a bugler in the Confederate Army:

With bugle blast he called to arms,
Brave men in time of war,
With fearless soul and patriot heart
He followed the Southern Star.
No fear of death was in his breast,
He faced it o'er and o'er
On many a field of conflict.
Made red with human gore.
Like brave Morgan, Lee and Jackson
The bugle call of God.
Has but called him to his comrades,
Who sleep beneath the sod.


Capt. Thomas Richards, one of the best known Confederate veterans in this part of the stale, passed over the dark river Sunday morning to
rest with Leo and Jackson 'neath the shade of the trees.

For it number of years, Capt. Richards had been an invalid confined closely to his home and bed and news of his passing away did not come as a surprise to his many friends, who mourned, however, that a noble soul had gone out from their midst.

Capt. Richards served bravely in the Civil War and after it was over he settled down in Lincoln county, though a native of Garrard. He was a silversmith by trade, but did not follow it all his life, spending some time as host of hotels at Danville and here.

He is survived by his wife, who has also been in very poor health for many years, and his daughter, Miss Bessie Richards, who has been a noble support to her father in his declining days. The remains were taken to his old home at Lancaster for interment Monday.

Capt, Richards was just 80 years of age, and it was a strange coincidence that he passed away on the 49th anniversary of the battle of
Perryville in which he took part.

Mrs. Richards was before her marriage, Miss Sallie Dunn, of Garrard. To them three daughters were born, of whom one, Miss Bessie Richards, survives together with one grandchild, Miss Jean Patrick.


Source: The Stanford Interior Journal - 10th October 1911

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NECKLACE OF HUMAN EYES

Chicago


An American jeweller is sending to the Chicago Exhibition a necklace composed of human eyes, obtained, it is said, from mummies. Pared and polished they are exceedingly like gems of rich orange tone.

Source: The Flintshire Observer - 26th December 1907

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FIFTH HOLD-UP TOO MUCH FOR U.S. JEWELER

New York


New York. — "This stick-up finishes me," said Samuel Myerson, 60, sitting ashen-faced and trembling, in his Third Avenue jeweller's shop, after he
had been held up by armed bandits for the fifth time in 25 years.

"I am a tired, old man," he said. "I am sick of being stuck up, fired at and beaten. I am closing my doors. My life is worth more to me than money.''

Myerson left hospital a month ago after eight weeks of treatment for a heart ailment. A few days later he was held up and robbed by a tall,
bushy-haired gunman, who took 100 dollars from the till. Now, the same bandit, this time with a companion, stole nearly 200 dollars and 25 watches.


Source: The Mullewa Mail and Magnet - 6th July 1945

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BUFFALO YACHT CLUB TROPHY

Buffalo, New York


On Saturday the long anticipated race of the Buffalo Yacht Club resulted in the winning of the beautiful $2,000 trophy by Courier III, owned by William J. Connors, editor and publisher of the Buffalo Courier and Enquirer. The trophy was the workmanship of William J. Bertling, by whom it was designed, and it was made at the Heinz Art Metal Works. It is valued at $2,000, and is declared to be one of the handsomest trophies ever awarded. The trophy is of solid hammered copper inlaid with hand-wrought coin silver, comprising a yachting design, wreaths and inscription. The diameter is 20 inches at the top, the width is 29 inches, and its height is 12 inches.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 23rd August 1911

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IMPORTATION OF SILVERWARE WITH FORGED HALLMARKS INTO THE UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C.


Washington, June 18. The treasury department has received from a prominent silverware manufacturer a letter stating that quantities of silverware of recent manufacture are being imported Into this country free of duty as antiques. This ware bears the English Hall mark which fixes the date of its manufacture prior to the year 1700. The Hall mark, however, is said to be fraudulently used and results in defrauding both the government the innocent purchaser.

Source: Rock Island Argus - 18th June 1895

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DETECTIVE'S CLEVER SCOOP

Exeter


James Long and Harry Grove, both of London, were charged yesterday at Okehampton with breaking into the premises of Mr. Cornish, a local jeweller, and stealing jewellery valued at nearly £1,000.

Their capture was an exceptionally clever one. Detective Shutter, of Exeter, stated that on Sunday morning he received a tele-gram from Okehampton stating that the premises had been broken into, but giving no description of the burglars.

A little later he saw Long and Grove near the Exeter Station carrying a heavy bag. He heard them hail a cabman and direct him to drive to another station four miles away. The detective at once jumped into the cab, and demanded that the men show him the contents of the bag.

They refused to do so, and Shutter called another detective who was passing, and ordered the cabman to drive to the police-station. There it was found that the bag contained all the missing jewellery—785 pieces in all—a revolver, and a complete set of burglars' tools.

The two men were remanded until Friday.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 25th September 1906

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LANCASTER SILVER PLATE COMPANY BECOMES UNITED NOVELTY COMPANY

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


The United Novelty Co., of Lancaster, Pa., have succeeded the Lancaster Silver Plate Co. Th latter concern went into the hands of a receiver some time ago and have now reorganized and started under the new name.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - November 1909

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REGENT STREET SENSATION

London


A MOTOR 'BUS IN A JEWELLER'S SHOP - TWO PEOPLE KILLED

Press Association. —Copyright. (Received Dec. 12, 1.40 p.m.)

LONDON, Sunday. A motor 'bus beyond control dashed into the pavement in Regent-street, wrecking a jeweller's shop. The 'bus then overturned, two persons being killed and one seriously injured.


Source: The Nelson Evening Mail - 12th December 1910

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JEWELLER ROBBED BY HIGHWAYMAN

London


On Tuesday night Mr. Tolo, an eminent jeweler was robbed in the Hampstead stage, to the value of two guineas, by a young highwayman, who had on a silver laced hat, and a blue coat, and mounted on a very fine gelding. There was another person on horseback at a little distance, who was his attendant or footman.

Source: The Craftsman or Country Journal - 31st August 1751

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THE BARKER SILVER Co.

Milford, Connecticut


Barker Silver Co. Property Sold at Auction by Court Order

Milford, Conn., May 30.—The property of the Barker Silver Co. was sold at auction, yesterday, at the factory on Broad St., by order of the Court. The entire stock of real and personal property was sold under the hammer for a song and the bulk of the machinery went to manufacturers in New York city, while the stock of silver ware, amounting to nearly $1,000, was purchased by Bridgeport parties for about $400. The property and adjoining land will probably be transferred to the Milford Savings bank, who at the present time hold a mortgage of $8,000. The sale was subject to the approval of the New Haven courts. The purchasers were: Equity in the building, George M. Gunn, of this town; machinery, Glidhill & Co., Bridgeport: finished stock, the United States Jobbing Co., New York; raw material, James Dawson, New York. The accounts of the concern were not disposed of.

The following order, limiting the time for the presenting of claims against the Barker Silver Co., has been issued by the Superior Court of New Haven County:

Ordered, That four months from the 20th day of May, 1901, be and is hereby limited for presentation of claims against said company, and that all Claims against said company and the property and assets thereof not presented to the receiver on or before the 20th day of September, 1901, be forever barred from any recovery against the property and assets of said company.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th June 1901

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THE QUESTION OF SECURITY

London


A rather amusing circumstance was connected with the supper to the Belgium officers in the Prince of Wales' room. The value of the plate on the table was £25,000, and it had been lent by Hancock, and other eminent silversmiths. The question was how to preserve it. The matter was effected by having the company waited on by detectives dressed up as waiters. Nearly every attendant was a police officer in disguise.

Source: The Liverpool Albion - August 1867

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DARING ROBBERY OF £1,000

London


On Saturday information was received by the police of a daring robbery of a cash-box, containing upwards of 1,000l committed at L. Zucka's, goldsmith, jeweller, and money-changer, in Oxford-street. It seems that two well-dressed foreigners entered the shop, and requested English money in exchange for three 25-franc pieces. Mrs. Zucka, who was in attendance, brought the cash-box from the counting-house, and, having given them the required change, one of the fellows requested her to show him an article of jewellery exposed for sale in the window and, while Mrs. Zucka, was in the act of reaching it, they contrived to gain possession of the cash-box, with which they bolted out of the shop and got clear away, notwithstanding an instant alarm and pursuit. A large reward is offered for their apprehension.

Source: The Observer - July 1858

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NAPOLEON'S PLATE

London


The Emperor Napoleon's plate, the arrival in this country of which we recently reported, is now warehoused in St. Katherine's Docks. It is all silver, and weighs 32,000 ozs. On an application to the Commissioners of Customs the packages, seventeen in number, have been permitted to remain unexamined. The plate is valued at £8,000.

Source: The Civilian - September 1870

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CRAIG SILVER Co.

Brideport, Connecticut


At a meeting of the directors of the Craig Silver Co., Bridgeport, held last[week, the following officers were elected : President, H. R. Parrott ; vice-president and general manager, Ira B. Smith, of Boston ; secretary, I. M. Maltbie, of Hartford ; treasurer, B. Soule.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 31st May 1893

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THE BENNETT-MERWIN SILVER Co.

New Milford, Connecticut


The Bennett-Merwin Silver Co., has been incorporated in New Milford, Conn., and is now equipping a factory for manufacturing a line of both sterling silver and silver plated hollow-ware and novelties. Charles A. Bennett formerly of Taunton, Mass. is the president of the company. For many years he was head designer for the Reed & Barton company of Taunton, Mass., the well known silversmiths, and is a man of extensive experience in the manufacture of silver goods. New Milford capital is interested in the enterprise.

Source: The Brass World and Platers Guide - December 1912

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THE MARKING OF CHAINS

London


The Wardens of the Goldsmiths' Company, having re-considered the subject of assaying and marking gold chains have decided to allow all chains to be assayed and marked at the Assay Office, Goldsmiths Hall, which shall be of such fashion and make as to allow of their being satisfactorily assayed and marked on every link.

Source: Monmouthshire Merlin - 6th February 1869

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