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Postby dognose » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:25 am

L'ALLEMAND Mfg. Co.

New York


The Failure of a Plated Ware Manufacturer

Ernest A. L’Allemand, doing business as the L’Allemand Mfg. Co., manufacturers of electro silver plated ware, 73 to 79 Fulton St., New York, made an assignment July 2d to Oscar L’Allemand giving a preference for $150 to his attorneys, Foley & Powell, the amount being due for legal services.

Mr. Foley stated Wednesday to a Circular reporter that the failure was due to poor business. Since Mr. L’Allemand bought out his partner, Mr. Stix, two years ago, he has never had capital enough and his credit was about exhausted. His landlord had advanced him about $10,000, and endorsed notes for about this sum. When he stopped endorsing notes, said Mr. Foley, L’Allemand had to assign. His liabilities, the attorney said, might aggregate $25,000. The indebtedness to the trade, however, would not exceed $2,000. The schedules are to be filed within the 20 days allowed.

The business was established many years ago, and has been carried on by various firms. E. H. Rowley & Co. had it from 1862 to 1889, when they were succeeded by Stix & L’Allemand, who dissolved on Aug. 31, 1893, since which time Mr. L’Allemand has carried it on alone.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th July 1895

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CHESTER BILLINGS & SON

New York


Judge Hand appointed John C. Van Cleaf, Uzah H. McCarter and August Oppenheimer receivers for the jewelry business of Chester Billings & Sons, at 353, Fifth avenue, Manhattan, with a joint bond of $100,000. The liabilities of the concern are stated to be $500,000.

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 23rd January 1910

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MOSES KAHN

New York


Moses Kahn, of the firm of L.& M. Kahn & Co., No. 170 Broadway, one of the oldest diamond importing and cutting firms in the country, died suddenly late Tuesday night at his home. No. 17 West 73th street, from heart disease. Mr. Kahn was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, sixty-two years ago, and came to this city when a young man. He started a small watch and jewelry business which grew rapidly. His brother, Louis, became associated with him, and the firm later gave up the watch and Jewelry business and turned its attention to the diamond trade.

Mr. Kahn was active in many charities and was especially Interested In the welfare of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, to which organization he gave both time and financial aid in large measure. He leaves a wife, one son and three daughters.


Source: New York Daily Tribune - 6th Octoner 1910

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BEJEWELLED MEN

London


THE NEW ULTRA-SOCIETY CRAZE

Male" Exotics" and their Unseen Jewels


A recent and still pending case in the police-courts in which the under valet of a certain peer is charged with robbing his employer of a quantity of personal jewellery amounting in value to several thousands of pounds, has caused attention to be directed to the general question of the extent to which jewellery is now worn by men. It has long been known that his Majesty the King occasionally indulges himself by wearing a bangle on his wrist. The late Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha wore a heavy gold curb bracelet for years previous to his death, and it was Lord Brampton's fancy when sitting upon the bench as Mr. Justice Hawkins to wear quite a number of similar adornments.

The custom of wearing jewellery is rapidly gaining ground amongst men in England. The practice is not confined to any particular class or section of male society. A "Daily News" representative spent several hours in the West End making inquiries of a number of the best-known jewellers with reference to the increasing practice among men of wearing jewellery. In the course of his perambulations he discovered that, not only are men in easy circumstances more prone to wear jewellery nowadays, such as pins, tie-clips, and fasteners, shirt studs, and solitaires, not to mention for the moment more specifically finger rings, but in many cases are they addicted to the habit of wearing curious and costly articles of jewellery, such as snakes and the like, around their arms, waists, necks, and legs beneath their ordinary clothing.

Men will in these days, the press representative was assured, pay far more for the scarf-pins, shirt-studs, cuff links, watch guards, and solitaires which they use ordinarily than ever they were in the habit of doing previously. A lot of people now wear two pairs of links in one pair of shirt cuffs—one at the top of the wristband and the other at the bottom. On the subject of finger rings, one gentleman in a very large way of business as a jeweller said that he had recently made an analysis of his business accounts, and had satisfied himself that for every half-dozen finger rings he sold a couple of years ago he now disposed of ten of eleven. "But." added this gentleman, "what, apart from the 'exotic' male who adorns himself with weird jewellery that is unseen of anyone else, what I regard as the most extraordinary vogue is that which possesses so-called 'smart' men for wearing costly jewelled buttons for evening waistcoats. Enormous sums of money are constantly being paid for them."


Source: Evening Express - 5th October 1901

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SILVERWARE DESIGNS

United States


There is nothing specially new in the designs for silver unless it is the darker finish given, making it very rich, especially in tea sets. The shapes vary a little this spring, inclining somewhat more to the squat or short styles. Chasing or etching in silver and silver plate is being revived; it is very substantial, but no more so than hammered silver nor half so pretty, but chacun à son goût. The silversmiths must find something new under the sun every year to please their customers, and it is more difficult than one imagines.

Source: The Decorator & Furnisher - June 1885

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ROBBERY AT THE GOLDSMITHS & SILVERSMITHS Co.

London


A daring robbery has been perpetrated on premises in Oxford street belonging to the London Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company. The burglars entered the premises by climbing the waste water pipe and forcing the skylight, and carried off £3,000 worth of jewellery.

Source: The Evening Journal - 26th December 1906

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EDWIN W. ANDREWS SHOT DEAD

New York


Three bandits, using a gun with a silencer, killed Mr E. W. Andrews, president of the Andrews and Winsten Jewellery Company; on the eighth floor of Marcus Buildings, on the corner of Fifth-avenue, 45th street, and escaped with about $14,000 worth of jewels.

The murder and robbery took place in one of the busiest centres of New York during the height of the afternoon traffic, when Fifth-avenue was densely crowded.

When the bandits entered the office Mr Andrews was alone, and nobody heard shots or a scuffle. A jeweller's messenger who entered the shop while the bandits were at work was bound, gagged, and thrown beside Mr Andrews' body on the floor. Two salesmen who entered were similarly dealt with. The bandits proceeded in a leisurely manner with their work and disappeared, leaving no clue to their identity.

This is the most audacious hold-up in New York for many years, and is a climax to unprecedented series of robberies that have been committed during the past few months throughout the country, baffling the police, and causing grave alarm in many cities.


Source: The Feilding Star - 28th February 1921

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HUMBOLDT MEDAL ON EXHIBITION

New York


The famous medal voted by the Prussian Parliament to Alexander Von Humboldt in 1847 in recognition of his services in the cause of science, is now on exhibition at Tiffany & Co.’s showroom, New York. The medal is the design of Peter Von Cornelius, and the engraving is the work of K. Fisher, who stands at the head of his profession on the Continent.

The medal is one of the finest specimens of the engraver’s art in existence. On one side is the head of Von Humboldt with the name above and the date below in Latin letters. The head is interesting because the die has so given the appearance of undercutting that the reverse of the head can be seen on the polished surface of the metal. On the reverse side are the signs of the Zodiac arranged around the edge, and in the center is a set figure of Science with the right hand unveiling the Goddess of Liberty, while the other hand contains a line with plummet and sounds the depths of the sea in which are dolphins and other forms of marine life. The owner of the medal places it with Tiffany & Co. that those interested in this branch of engraving may examine the perfect specimen.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd September 1891

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KING'S CROSS ROBBERY - JEWELLERY COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES ARRESTED

London


London. Friday. Charles Schriefer, a clerk in Messrs. Freeman and Company's employ, Joseph Dealer, formerly in the company's employ, and Frank Keener, chauffeur, have been remanded in connection with the King's Cross robbery in which £4000 worth of jewellery, the property of Messrs. Freeman and Company, was stolen.

Source: The Bundaberg Mail - 9th June 1913

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GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION

Ireland


Among the subscriptions to Balfour's "Irish Distress Fund" are one of £500 from the London Goldsmiths' company, and one of £100 from the Salters' company. It is a long time since these "London Guilds," who have for three hundred years been pocketing the revenues of the people of Derry gave anything back, nor would they do so now if they deemed that the money would be honestly expended for honest Irish purposes.

Source: The Irish Standard - 14th February 1891

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LORD ROSEBERY'S IDEA TO SAVE GREAT COLLECTIONS

London


Lord Rosebery, chancellor of the University of London, on Friday opened the university library, The Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company formally presented to the university the collection of Professor Foxwell's economic literature, which it purchased for £10,000. In thanking the Goldsmiths, Lord Rosebery suggested to the Chancellor of the Exchequer that out of the enormous death duties he received he should set aside a portion to save some of our great collections, which otherwise would be lost to the country.

Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 27th October 1906

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MICHAEL VOCCOLI

Brooklyn, New York


A solemn requiem mass for Michael Voccoli, 78, retired jeweler and gold sculptor, who died in his home, 456, 77th St., on Thursday, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Anslem's R.C. Church.

A native of Italy, Mr. Voccoli came to the United States at the age of 19 and entered the jewelry business at Manhattan. He retired about 20 years ago. He had been a member of the Hoboken Council of the Royal Arcanum for nearly 45 years.

He is survived by three sons, Antoni, Michael and Victor, and five daughters, Mrs. Jessie Tremello, Mrs. Louise Schumsky, Mrs. Flora Van Dongan, and Anna and Celestina Voccoli.

Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 8th March 1941

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POSSIBLE SALE OF EX-SULTAN'S JEWELS

Paris


Paris, Tuesday. On the 4th of December, 1907, the then Sultan of Morocco, Abdul Aziz, pledged his jewels in France for the sum of £50,000. As the contract was not renewed on the expiration of the usual period, it has been announced that the jewels will be sold early in October. At the official pawning establishment it is stated that no decision has yet been made, but that it is very possible that the jewels will be sold at public auction at the Hotel Drouot.

Source: The Weekly Mail - 2nd October 1909

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ROBBERY AT BOUCHERON'S

Paris


Miss Wilwort, alias Dolores de Montana, alias the Marquise de Knuff, has been arrested after some extraordinary sleight-of-hand tricks performed to the detriment of Paris jewellers. This adventuress, who is a Frenchwoman, and the divorced wife of a Southern tradesman, went into Boucheron's brilliant shop on the Place Vendome magnificently dressed, and asked to bee some jewels. She represented herself as the Marquise de Knuff, and wanted, she said, to make a few valuable and artistic presents to a relative. She was shown some rings and brooches, and directed them to be sent to the Hotel Continental, where her relative would make a selection. On her departure from the shop an assistant went to the hotel specified, but found that the Marquise de Knuff was utterly unknown there. Soon afterwards M. Boucheron discovered that a diamond and sapphire ring, worth £160, had been abstracted from one of the cases by the mock marquise. The adventuress was arrested near the Cascade restaurant, in the Bois de Boulogne, just as she arrived there in a splendid carriage and pair. She tried to make out that the detectives who captured her were thieves, and shouted for help, but her trick was soon discovered, and she now finds herself in the police depot. The woman actually had a private residence in the Rue de Moscou, where much stolen property was found. She had sold the diamond and sapphire ring to a dealer for £20.

Source: South Wales Echo - 10th June 1898

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WATCH COMPANY TO MANUFACTURE BICYCLES

Canton, Ohio


A new industry is to be started at the Canton watch factory which will give employment to a large number of people. For the past six weeks Mr. Dueber has been arranging for the manufacture of bicycles, and now has his plans almost completed. The Hampden shop is well equipped for their manufacture, and very little machinery needs to be purchased. The wheel to be turned out will be strictly high grade, and, according to the statement of Mr. Dueber, will be the best in the market. It is probable that no wheels will be manufactured for sale this year, but that a large stock will be made ready for next year’s trade. Although no name has yet been selected for the wheel, it will probably be called the Dueber.

Source: Elgin Courier - June 1895

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DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN MEDALLIST

Birmingham


The art of die-sinking has sustained a great loss in the death of the well-known medallist, Joseph Moore, of Pitsford Street, Birmingham. For many years, in common with numerous prominent houses, we have had the pleasure of placing important orders in his hands; and it is impossible to examine the wax models of dies he has cut for us without feeling that they are the works of a master of his craft. His death leaves a gap which may take a long time to fill. Moore's quiet and unostentatious, though genial, manner, coupled with most liberal views, contribute to make his loss mourned by all who knew him.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - 1st October 1892

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SERIOUS BLAZE AT JEWELLERY FIRM

Brisbane


Brisbane, March 29. A very disastrous fire in the heart of the city was averted in the early hours of this morning through the watchfulness and prompt action of a night watchman, who saw the flame at the rear of a block of buildings adjoining the Australian Hotel and comprising the jewellery establishment of Flavefle, Roberts and Sankey, Cafe Majestic, Ironmongeries Ltd., and M. Aitcheson, tobacconist.

He lost no time in communicating with the Fire Station, and though the outbreak had a firm hold when the firemen arrived, they made a very fine save.

Deputy Superintendent Milne had an artery in the arm severed by a piece of galvanised iron, while directing operations, and though he declined to leave his post at the time, he was subsequently forced through loss of blood to submit to his removal to hospital.

Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey suffered the most from the fire, while considerable damage was done to the Cafe by water. Other places suffered to a much less extent. The contents of Flavelle's were insured for £22,800.

The damage is considered extensive, but it will be some time before the exact amount can be ascertained.


Source: The Cairns Post - 30th March 1923

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SAMUEL TAYLOR

Waterbury, Connecticut


Samuel Taylor, born in Birmingham, England, in 1812, who came to this country to make gilt buttons, died in Waterbury last week in his 83d year. He was the only man in this part of the country who could burnish stones from native blood stones. After working awhile in Massachusetts he went to Waterbury in 1837 and worked for the founders of the Scovill Mfg. Co., where he has been engaged the past fifty-six years.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 6th September 1893

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PIERPONT MORGAN'S LITTLE JOKE

New York


An interesting story is being told of Mr. Pierpont Morgan. A jewellery firm recently sent the financier a fine pearl, and offered it for £1,000. Mr. Morgan decided to buy, and had two cheques made out, one for £1.000 and the other for £800. He removed the pearl from the box and placed the cheque for £1,000 inside and sealed it. He then sent his clerk to the jewellers with the box and a note containing the cheque for £800, stating that he would be pleased with the pearl if they would be satisfied with the cheque. The jeweller decided: to accept the £800, and sent the box back unopened. A few days later Mr. Morgan met one of the members of the firm, says, the "New York Times," and told of the transaction as a good joke.

Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 30th June 1904

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CORONATION JEWELLERY LOSSES

Birmingham


The postponement of the Coronation has had, a Birmingham correspondent writes, a most disastrous effect upon the Birmingham fancy trade, and upon the jewellery trade in particular. Even in the worst times the jewellers have never known such a time as the present. Coronation goods are absolutely at a discount. Thousands of grosses of specialities are left on the hands of the makers and dealers. Articles which ought to have fetched 12s. a gross find no purchasers at Is. 6d. One firm has had made thousands of grosses of streamers for decorating purposes, and so far not a single order has been received. One Birmingham maker hit upon the idea of converting a large quantity of Coronation stuff into souvenirs for the welcome of Lord Kitchener, and every possible plan was resorted to for the purpose of inducing the fancy goods and toy houses at Southampton, Portsmouth, London, and other towns in the south to buy. The sales, however, do not pay postages.

Source: The Welsh Gazette - 31st July 1902

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