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Postby dognose » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:09 am

STUART DEVLIN COMMISSION

London


Silversmith Mr. Stuart Devlin was commissioned to create a Torah crown for the Alyth Gardens North West Reform Synagogue by its senior warden, Mr. Jerome Laurie and his wife. A new Torah mantle, designed by Rabbi Rodney Mariner, Youth director of the synagogue, was dedicated at the same time as the crown by Rabbi Dov Marmur. Stuart Devlin received a number of commissions from other synagogues in recent years.

Source: AJR Information - September 1977

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LOSS OF LIFE AT THE ROYAL MINT

London


A Roll of Honour in the hall of the Royal Mint records the fact that four workmen lost their lives by the explosion of a bomb from enemy aircraft in the Mint in June, 1917.

Source: Abergavenny Chronicle and Monmouthshire Advertiser - 17th January 1919

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BRUMMAGEM WARE

Birmingham


The term "Brummagem ware" is generally supposed to involve reproach. This is not just, for the goods made in the Midland city are. the "Telegraph" asserts, of their kind, superior to anything that the rest of the globe can produce, and in certain directions the Birmingham manufacturers hold almost a monopoly, especially of the finer class articles. Allied with the trade in jewellery are these in siver and goldware and electro-plate, and the entire business employs tens of thousands of hands, involves a capital amounting to many millions sterling, and produces a gigantic revenue to the owners of works, and to wholesale and retail firms, who, on their side, distribute the articles. To give some idea of the magnitude of the operations carried on in the trades referred to, it may be mentioned that over £2,000,000 worth of the precious metal is annually worked up.

Source: Evening Express - 7th September 1896

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FORGED GOLD AND SILVER WARE

Budapest


The forgery on an incredible scale of masterpieces of famous goldsmiths' and silversmiths' work has just been discovered by the Hungarian police, who arrested a silversmith. Jouchim Schreiber of Budapest. He was found upon examination to be insane.

Schreiber evidently had been operating for years past. His chief forgeries were imitations of the work of the great Hungarian goldsmith Josef Szentpetery, but it has also been proved that the works of Benvenuto Cellini and other great Italian artists were also copied.

Schreiber had sold at high prices more than 300 such forgeries through Hungarian art dealers of repute.

It is said that even the British Museum bought a gilded salt cellar with the distinctive signature marks of Benvenuto Cellini, while the Hungarian National Museum is alleged to have been likewise duped with forgeries of the work of Szentpetery.

Experts declared that the frauds must have been executed by a man who was himself a great artist.


Source: The Herald - 3rd November 1933

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THEFT OF MOTOR TROPHY

London


Frederick Hall, alias Prince, 23, bookmaker, of Wilmington-square, E.C., and Robert Henry Burn, nineteen, a jeweller's assistant, of Waterloo terrace, Islington, were convicted, at Clerkenwell Sessions, of, having stolen a silver trophy, known as the. Coupe des Pyrenees, weighing 900oz., and valued at £1,000, from the Motoring Exhibition at Olympia on November 27. The trophy had been won by De Dietrich and Company abroad, and their English agents, Charles Jarrott and Letts (Limited), of Great Marlborough-street W. exhibited it on their stand at Olympia. Burn hired a van, which Hall drove to Olympia early in the morning, stole the trophy, and carried it off to Camden Town. Hall was sentenced to three and a half years' penal servitude and two years' police supervision, and Burn to twelve months' hard labour.

Source: The County Observer and Monmouthshire Advertiser - 17th February 1906

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BIRD STEALS CUP

Calcutta


An extraordinary story has been told of a jeweller's assistant walking past an Englishman's house in Calcutta carrying a gold cup studded with precious stones intended for a Rajah living near by.

The cup was wrapped in paper, and a kite, apparently supposing the parcel to contain food, swooped down and snatched it away. The assistant reported the loss but no one believed him. and he was arrested.

It happened that one of the Englishman's servants had had previous experiences of the doings of this particular bird and knew the exact spot on the roof where the kite would examine its plunder; he climbed up and found the cup which the kite had abandoned in disgust as quite uneatable. The jeweller's boy was thereupon released.


Source: The New Zealand Herald - 11th June 1938

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A RELIC OF THE PRINCE IMPERIAL

London


Last month, Messrs. M. F. Dent, of 33, Cockspur Street, identified the back of a gold watch case as belonging to a watch of their construction that was made for the Empress Eugenie, in 1878, for her son, the Prince Imperial. It has on it a Crown and the initial N. It is slightly battered, and was purchased about six years ago by a customer of Messrs. Weill & Harburg, of 3, Holborn Circus, at Kimberley, from a Zulu.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd July 1888

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JEWELER TAKES TO THE AIR

New York


S. M. Moore, a manufacturing jeweler at 1368 Broadway, is the first member of the trade, so far as has been learned, to purchase an aeroplane. The one Mr. Moore has just secured is a Herring-Curtis machine, carrying a four-cylinder, 135-pound gasoline engine of 30 horse-power. The aeroplane is 24 feet long and has two main planes beside smaller ones. The seat is beneath a rear plane and is so situated that the rear planes are controlled by a movement of the shoulders. The machine is made of aluminum wherever practicable, and is fitted with small wheels somewhat similar to bicycle wheels. Mr. Moore says that he is going to try the machine out at his home in New Jersey. The whole machine with the operator weighs about 500 pounds.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th September 1909

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THIEF SHOT BY OWN GUN

London


London, March 25 (AAP) — A gunman in a shop hold-up in London accidentally shot himself dead after killing a jeweller.

The gunman, a Portuguese, Justine de Almeida, 19, of no fixed address, was shot in the stomach when a policeman, armed only with a truncheon, grappled with him. Almeida died in hospital.

The jeweller was Marcus Wehrles, 45. His assistant Edward Mansfield, 26, was found lying over Wehrles' body. Mansfield was taken to hospital with a serious head wound.

Detectives will be unable to get precise details of the shooting until Mansfield recovers.


Source: The Courier-Mail - 26th March 1954

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THE SWEET USE OF VENTRILOQUISM

London


A London jeweler was applied to on behalf of a lady who wanted to make a choice from several watches, rings and other valuable articles. An assistant of the jeweler accompaniment the young man who came on this mission back to a hotel, in order to let the lady make her choice and please her fancy. The lady was, perhaps, in bed, or for some other reason could not appear in the outer room, and her emissary went into the inner room. The jeweler's assistant presently heard two voices discoursing as to the choice of articles. Then the emissary came out and said that the lady had made a choice of certain articles which he retained in the inner room. He went back to make arrangements about payment, leaving the jeweler's assistant still in the outer room. Time went by, and the voices were heard no more, The emissary did not come out from the inner sanctuary and the jeweler's assistant ended by growing impatient, going to the inner room and finding that it was as empty as that which the Prince of Breffini, in Moore's ballad, entered after "Its loving tenant had fled." There was apparently no lady in the case. The two voices were seemingly but the ingenious reproduction of one voice, and the watches and rings were gone.

Source: London Daily News - May 1881

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EXPLOSION NEXT TO JEWELERS

New Orleans


New Orleans, La., Feb. 2 – The big jewelry house of the Hausmann's, Incorporated, on Baronne St., near Canal St., narrowly escaped destruction with its entire contents Thursday morning last. At half past four o'clock of that day, there was an explosion on the second floor of the building immediately adjoining the Hausmann establishment, on its uptown side, followed by a fire which for a time looked very threatening. The lower floor of the building was occupied by a candy shop, the upper floor, the one on which the explosion occurred, was vacant and had been so for a year or more.

As the result of the explosion, the roof, rafters and side wall of the candy shop building were blown over on Hausmann's, the debris coming down through a skylight into the store below, destroying show cases and causing much damage to the goods in them and also to the fixtures. On the second floor of Hausmann's building are the engravers' department, the office and the stock room, all considerably damaged.

As yet Louis Hausmann, the president of the concern, is unable to state definitely the total amount of damage sustained by the firm, but approximates it at about $5,000. The fire marshall is now investigating with the intent of ascertaining the cause of the explosion and placing the responsibility where it properly belongs. So far, he is inclined to believe that it is incendiary. In less than 24 hours after the trouble, Hausmann's were again opened up and doing business at the same old stand.

In this connection, it may be mentioned that the firm was the recipient of the most cordial letters from each and every member of the New Orleans Retail Jewelers' Association, expressive not only of sympathy but making a tender of whatever conveniences or assistance it was possible for them to render in this emergency; for which the firm thanked the writers, saying that fortunately they would be able to manage without putting their friends to the annoyance which their kindness and unselfishness would entail.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th February 1923

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RUSE BY THIEVES

Paris


A Paris telegram states that a stolid-looking couple, whose appearance suggested that they hailed from the country, found their way into a jeweller's shop in the Rue le Courbe, Paris, on Monday, September 12. Awkwardly explaining that they were about to be married, they asked to see some wedding rings and a number of plain ornaments. The girl was carrying a basket, from which suddenly and with much cackling a lively young pullet somehow escaped. Forthwith there was a rare to-do, and before the bird was secured the place was almost topsy-turvy. Soon afterwards the couple purchased a wedding ring and coffee pot, and left the shop. The jeweller and his assistants were quite a while putting things straight, but then found first one and then another article had disappeared. They came to the conclusion that the presumed rustic couple were a pair of smart thieves, who managed to get away with £600 of property during the chicken hunt.

Source: The Australasian - 29th October 1904

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INTERESTING DIAMOND RING CASE

London


An interesting diamond ring case has just ended in the King's Bench Division here, a New Bond St. customer being given a verdict in her claim to return within five years a $6,400 diamond ring purchased from Robert Jay, diamond merchant, and receive back her purchase money, less 10 per cent. The customer said she used to buy diamonds as an investment. Under her purchasing agreement, she said, she had the option to return the ring any time within five years of purchase, she paying $650 for the use of the ring. William Lewis, the Hatton Garden gem merchant, valued this particular ring in 1920, and judged the diamonds in it to be worth $4,000. They were Silver Cape stones, he said, and drew a little color. Mr. Jay, the diamond merchant, denied the repurchase agreement and said his managers had no authority to enter into such an agreement. He said, "Jay's special repurchase agreement" contained in the jewelry catalog prior to 1916 was discontinued that year. He instructed his managers that the repurchase guarantee was to be used "sparingly." The court said it could place no reliance on the diamond merchant's evidence and awarded the woman $2,900 and costs. A stay of execution was granted, with a view to an appeal.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1923

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AN AGED SILVERSMITH

London


There is now living at Hampstead, a gentleman named Solomons, of the Jewish persuasion, many years a silversmith at Watford, who has attained the great age of 110 years.

Source: The Northern Star - 24th November 1838

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THEFT BY PROXY

Paris


A novel method of theft was employed by an elegantly-dressed man at a jeweller's shop in the Rue de la Paix the other day. Entering and asking to be shown some expensive rings, the visitor was examining them critically, when the shop door opened and a very ragged and importunate old beggar women hobbled in. The shopman hastened to eject the intruder, while the customer commented severely on the negligence of the police in permitting begging. Nevertheless he handed alms to the poor old creature who blessed him and vanished. After some further examination of the rings, the supposed customer said he would call again, but just then the jeweller missed a ring worth 800fr. Not finding it anywhere, he accused the customer of having taken it, but the result was such a storm of protest and of demands to be searched that finally the jeweller let him go. However, he informed the police of his loss. Curiously enough, an intoxicated beggar woman was arrested in the course of the evening, and it turned out that it was she who had come into the jeweller's shop. The man had arranged outside to give her 20f. to come in and take a ring, which she was to give back to him afterwards. The police are in quest of the ingenious thief.

Source: Morning Post - October 1899

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ENGLISH SILVERSMITHS SUPPLY NEW CROZIER FOR AMERICAN BISHOP

Indiana


Mr. J. Francis Coote, chief designer for Blunt and Wray, London, England, ecclesiastical silversmiths who executed a new crozier presented to Bishop Klein as a gift from Trinity Parish for his enthronement as diocesan October 28, was guest lecturer recently for the parish’s adult Bible class. The crozier incorporates the diocesan coat of arms done in enamel. Mr. Coote is also advising on the design of eucharistic candlesticks for both Trinity and St. Alban’s.

Source: The Beacon of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern Indiana - December 1963

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DESTRUCTIVE FIRE

New York


From American papers of the 7th inst. it appears that New York has been visited by a destructive fire, the damage of which Is estimated at 2,000,000 dols. It broke out on the 6th inst, in a block of buildings in Bond-street, occupied by jewellers, watchmakers, and silversmiths. The houses were iron-fronted, and considered to be fire-proof. Although there were 16 fire-engines and 10 lines of hose at work the destruction of the buildings was rapid, and 15 firms of jewellers, silversmiths, and watchmakers were burned out. Four of the firemen were injured.

Source: The Flintshire Observer - 23rd March 1877

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THE CRESCENT SILVER Mfg. Co.

Camden, New Jersey


The Crescent Silver Mfg. Co. was recently incorporated at Camden, N. J., with an authorized capital stock of $300,000. The incorporators are: Thomas D. Hill, D. J. Miller and James Craig.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th February 1906

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BRIDGEPORT SILVERWARE Mfg. Co.

Bridgeport, Connecticut


The Bridgeport Silverware Mfg. Co., of Bridgeport, Conn., manufacturers of coffin hardware, have moved into their new brick factory on State St. Extension, where the best of facilities are had for the manufacture of their goods. This factors' is modern in every respect and some new plating equipment will probably he added later.

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

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SIXTEEN-TON BOILER IN A JEWELLER'S SHOP

Portsmouth


An alarming accident occurred at Portsmouth this morning. As a trolly conveying a 16-ton boiler was passing over a road recently opened for drainage purposes, it suddenly fell over, through the sinking of the road, and the boiler rolled into a jeweller's shop window, doing considerable damage.

Source: South Wales Echo - 13th September 1886

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