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A SANITARY SPOON-HOLDER

New York


A new sanitary spoon-holder just put on the market by the Westmoreland Specialty Co. is on exhibition at W. R. Demorest's showrooms. There is a slot at the end of the receptacle in which the handles fit, and no matter how carelessly the spoons may be thrown into it they all assume the position best described as "spoon fashion."

Source: Crockery & Glass Journal - 1st May 1913

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THE WALTHAM WATCH AT HIGH HOLBORN

London


The giant "golden" watch that for 20 years has been the feature sign of High Holhorn has been taken down from the Waltham Watch Co.'s premises in conformation with certain regulations that are necessary and will be re-erected at the premises of Arthur Saundes & Co., Southampton Row watchmakers. The big clock was a daily landmark for thousands of Londoners having business down Holborn way.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th August 1924

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JEWELLER ROBBED AND MURDERED

Schönbrunn, Austria


Vienna, Friday - News reaches here from Schonbrunn that thieves entered the shop of a jeweller in a busy street of that town about noon to-day, murdered the proprietor, and plundered the shop. They got away without attracting attention, and nothing has since been heard of them.

Source: Western Mail - 17th November 1892

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SHRIEVALTY PREPARATIONS

London


The official chains to be worn by the newly-elected Sheriffs of London and Middlesex were completed by Messrs. Edward and Son, of the Poultry.
Although the designs are different, each of the chains, when complete, is endless, this being intended to symbolise perpetuity ; both are of massive gold. That for Mr. Clarence Smith is forty-eight inches in length, and somewhat resembles that worn by Mr. Sheriff Savory during his year of office; it is of the tendril pattern. The chain made for Lieutenant-Colonel Cowan is eight inches less in length than that of his colleague, and consists of a series of long bevelled tablets. The badge which accompanies the second chain is also designed and manufactured by Messrs. Edward and Son. It is of 22-carat and 18-carat gold, beautifully enamelled in the heraldic colours, and of very handsome design. Its form is made in harmony with the chain, showing a broken oblong, the combined arms which it bears constituting a cross. In the centre are the arms of Lieutenant-Colonel Cowan, surmounted with the crest, the helmet being rendered in platinum. To the right are the arms of the City, on the left those of Middlesex, while there appear below the arms of the Broderers' Company. The background is of pierced scrollwork, with a wreath of laurel running round the edge.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - October 1883

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SILVER SERVICE FOR REAR ADMIRAL SCHLEY

New York


New York. Jan. 9. - The unique silver service costing $10,000, to be presented to Admiral Schley by friends In Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland has been completed by Baltlmore silversmiths, work on it was begun In June, 1900. The service weighs about 2000 ounces, and is made of coins taken from the wreck of the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon, sunk by Admiral Schley's flagship in the battle of Santiago.

Ex-Postmaster General James A. Gary has been foremost In the movement for this gift to the Admiral. The presentation will be made soon.


Source: Evening Bulletin - 18th January 1902

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JEWELERS CONVERT INTO RESTAURANT

Portland, Oregon


There was a very disastrous fire in the down town business section of Morton, Wash., recently, and in the midst of the stress and strain several women took possession of the jewelry store of F. C. Grover, and turned it into a temporary restaurant, serving biscuits and coffee to all-comers, as every eating house in the town was destroyed.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th August 1924

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CARNEGIE SAY'S NO TO SILVER SERVICE CONTRIBUTION

Pittsburgh


Mr. Carnegie, invited to contribute to the $10,000 silver service which Pittsburgh proposes to give to the armored cruiser "Pennsylvania," rechristened as the "Pittsburgh," cabled:

"Pittsburgh's triumphs are those of peace. She receives no honor from engines of destruction bearing her name. On the contrary, I feel that she is degraded thereby. I regard the council's contribution of a silver service a wrongful waste of the people's money."


Source: The Advocate of Peace - September/October 1912

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AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT PREPARES FOR QUEEN'S VISIT

Canberra


Parliament House is preparing for the State ball and banquet during the Queen's visit to Canberra next year. Huge quantities of silverware for these functions are being sought by tender.

Included are 30 silver salvers, ranging in size from 40 inches to 22 inches. Other item include 108 coffee spoons, 48 mustard pot spoons, 150 pairs of fruit knives and forks, 36 pairs of fish knives and forks, and 24 condiment sets.

For drinks, the Joint House department is seeking four small and two large silver-mounted spout corks with chains for cocktail shakers - but only one large cocktail shaker.


Source: The Argus - 3rd August 1953

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CUBA'S GIFT TO GENERAL LEONARD WOOD

Havana


The beautiful silver dinner service presented on May the nineteenth to General Leonard Wood by representative citizens of the Republic of Cuba was ordered by cable from Tiffany & Co. a few days before. The instructions were to send the richest set possible for five thousand dollars, and within a few hours of the receipt of the cablegram this house has selected its superb Indian Chrysanthemum solid silver dinner service and had it on its way to Havana the next day. The service consists of a pair of candelabra, nine lights each, valued at two thousand dollars a pair, also a tureen, a pair of vegetable dishes, pair of double dishes, pair of gravy boats, a salad bowl, a twenty-two-inch meat dish, an eighteen-inch meat dish, a thirteen-inch entree dish, a fourteen-inch serving tray, a handsome centrepiece and four compotiers.

Source: Brooklyn Life - 31st May 1902

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MANCHESTER SILVER Co.

Providence, Rhode Island


The Manchester Silver Co. is erecting a brick and concrete block addition, 50 x 61 ft., to its plant at 49, Pavilion Avenue.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - October 1933

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BARR & WILLIS

Huntington, Long Island, New York


George F. Barr of Barr & Willis, Huntington, L.I., died on January 18, the day before his 91st birthday. The veteran jeweler had been in business in Huntington since 1869, and every morning of last 66 years in which he served the community he walked to his store and home again, until he was taken ill several weeks ago.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - February 1934

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CHARGE OF RECEIVING STOLEN JEWELLERY

London


At the Central Criminal Court, on Friday, William George Smith and Jane Smith, man and wife, were indicted for receiving a quantity of jewellery knowing it to be stolen, and for receiving and harbouring the thief. The prosecutor, a man named Judge, was a small manufacturing jeweller in Granby-place, Drury lane. He was in the habit of calling to do business at the shops of jewellers. His son, a boy of 15, induced him to put his whole stock-in-trade, consisting of gold and silver watches, chains, rings, brooches, lockets, bracelets, and other articles, to the value of £370, into a bag and go with him on his rounds. The father went into a shop to call on a customer, leaving the son outside with the bag. The young scoundrel, Francis Judge, who was arraigned and pleaded guilty to the robbery, took the opportunity of decamping, and found his way to the house of the prisoners, by whom he appears to have been sent to some of their relatives in Ayrshire. The prosecutor, having suspicions, went to the house of the prisoners and made inquiries about his son. The woman told a falsehood about the son having gone to America with a black bag before even the robbery was committed, and denied any knowledge of the property. Prosecutor afterwards saw the male prisoner, who told the truth about the place the son had gone to and also offered to give up some of the property and some duplicates which the boy had left there. Prosecutor then went and had a gold watch and a number of duplicates restored to him. A detective officer being communicated with, the prisoner Francis Judge was brought up from Scotland, and a large quantity of the property, amounting to over £200, was recovered from the prisoners, and from various jewellers and pawnbrokers to whom the articles were sold and pledged. The prosecutor and police officer agreed that the male prisoner had acted in a straightforward manner, apparently giving all the information in his power, and there did not from the evidence appear to be any case against him. The female prisoner was proved, however, to have pawned a quantity of the jewellery a day or two after the robbery. The jury, therefore, acquitted the male prisoner, and found the female prisoner guilty. The prosecutor recommended his son to mercy, on the ground that he had been led away by some of the Smiths, there being sons of his own age with whom he was in frequent communication. The boy was stated to have been, neglected to such an extent as to be unable to read or write. He was, sentenced to be imprisoned, for one month and then sent to a reformatory for four years. The woman Jane Smith was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Source: The Brecon Reporter - 9th March 1867

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EXCITEMENT AS SAFE IS FOUND

Attleboro, Massachusetts


While excavating for the new railroad depot on the site of the jewelry shop conflagration of 1898 workmen last week unearthed a safe, owned by one of the jewelry firms, and apparently overlooked when the place was cleared. It was full of water.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th August 1906

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GOLDSMITHS' HALL WEDDING

London


Married at the City of London church of St Lawrence Jewry, with a reception at Goldsmiths' Hall, was Rosemary Ransome-Wallis, curator of the Company's collection. She married Christopher Newman, and the couple received more than 150 guests at the hall.

Source: British Jeweller and Watch Buyer - March 1979

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THIEVES MAKE HAUL

Birmingham


Early this morning a daring robbery was committed in the Birmingham jewellers' quarter. A gang of thieves broke into the factory of a large jewellry firm in Warstone-lane, and abstracted several hundred watches, chains, and rings valued at over £15,000. The robbery was characterised by great daring, and the thieves, who entered by a skylight, got clear away.

Source: Evening Express - 7th December 1893

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CORONATION BOOM REPORTED

Birmingham


Birmingham jewellery manufacturers are experiencing the busiest period in their history owing to the demand for coronets, tiaras and other coronation regalia. Craftsmen are turning out thousands of souvenirs, for example, powder boxes, cigarette boxes, medals, tie pins, brooches, cuff-links and flags are also booming. One Birmingham factory is turning out one million flags a month and it aiming at putting out 20 million by May, 1937.

Source: The Townsville Daily Bulletin - 12th September 1936

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GOERING’S LOOT

Germany


Silver-plated Bath Tub Discovered

The silver-plated bath tub which Goering used was unearthed at his Feldenstein Castle, near Regensneurg, Germany, today. The German police said the tub was the most pretentious, if not the most valuable, find among the £360,000 sterling of loot buried in the grounds of the castle, which was one of Goering’s favourite Bavarian retreats. Under the direction of the United States High Commission, the officials’ treasure hunt has already yielded 36 crates of gold and gold-plated candlesticks and 160 bottles of rare brandy.


Source: The Otago Daily Times - 3rd April 1950

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GEOFFREY PILLING

Birmingham


Geoffrey Pilling, a director for many years of Payton Pepper & Sons, the Birmingham manufacturing jewellers, has died suddenly at the age of 58. Mr. Pilling was very well known for many years as a representative travelling throughout most parts of the North of England and Eire, and will be remembered with respect and great affection by all who knew him. He leaves a widow, Freda, and a son, Rodney.

Source: British Jeweller and Watch Buyer - March 1979

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JEWELERS SUFFER IN THE HANDS OF A TORNADO

New Richmond, Wisconsin


New Richmond, Wis., June 15.—The recent tornado at this place completely destroyed the buildings occupied by the following jewelers: O. M. Winter, Frank F. Bigelow, M. E. Starr and C. H. Todd.

C. H. Todd had a narrow escape from death. When the building started to tumble in he crawled under the counter and the falling timbers failed to reach him. He was buried under 10 feet of debris, but he called out loudly and soon had a rescue party digging for him.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 21st June 1899

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A TEA SET MADE FROM A DIME

New Haven, Connecticut


New Haven, Conn., Aug. 17. — In the show window of Wells & Gunde, jewelers, 788 Chapel Street, is a tea set consisting of four pieces and a tray. The pieces were all made out of one ten cent piece, melted and rolled into a tissue, and are perfectly formed. Each piece has the handles, legs, etc., that are necessary in the solid silver set. Not a crumb of the original dime was lost in the construction of this miniature tea service. The set is on one pan of the delicate diamond scales and on the other pan is a comparatively new ten cent piece. As the set was made from a piece not just from the mint or one not very much worn, the weight is exactly the same, but if a brand new dime was put on the scale in place of the dime that is there it would weigh down the tea set ; and if a well worn dime of twenty years ago was put on the pan it would be found wanting. The tea set was made by one of the workmen in Wells & Gunde's store.

Source: The Trader - September 1900

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