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Re: The Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:24 am

DEMAND FOR SILVER IN EXCESS OF SUPPLY

New York


Silver and silver plate manufacturers have been so pressed with business during the last few months that several of the larger concerns have been forced to refuse orders, or to accept them only with the understanding that deliveries would not be made before two or three months. An added stimulus has been given their business through the unusual demand that has come from retailers and dealers for silverware for June weddings. One big silversmith declared yesterday that the outlook for June business is excellent, and that orders already received for silverware for delivery prior to that month are greatly in excess of those of other years.

Retailers are particularly anxious to obtain the better grade articles. Manufacturers are receiving large orders for plated ware, but because of the accumulation of orders since the first of the year they have been unable to keep up with the demand. Plated ware, knives and forks, etc., are in particular demand, one company reporting that in one pattern alone they are 3,000 behind orders. Labor is gradually showing improvement, and the manufacturers expect that conditions shortly will assume a more normal aspect. With the price of silver still high and supplies small, the silversmiths say that it is not possible for them to make any reductions to the trade at this time.


Source: The New York Tribune - 7th May 1920

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Postby dognose » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:52 am

SILVER-MOUNTED SKULLS?

Paris


France has heard of Victoria's visit to Waterloo — heard it with indignant scorn. The jackal that digs the dead from their graves, yet spares their bones — not so, that worse than jackal, England. Will it be believed—yes, it will be; for — when England is the subject, Frenchmen will believe any thing; will it be believed that the same chaise de poste which conveyed Victoria back to Brussels, also conveyed the skulls of twelve French grenadiers, dug from the field of Waterloo? And for what purpose — infuriated Frenchmen will ask — was this sacrilege committed? We will tell them; and when they have heard it, let their swords glisten in the sun! These twelve French skulls have been sent to the Court silversmith in London, to be mounted into drinking cups; and, when mounted, to be presented to the Duke of Wellington for the accursed orgies held at Apsley House, on the 18th of June.

Source: Le National - November 1843

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MEDLOCK & CRAIG

Inverness


Medlock & Craig Ltd, of 29 Queensgate, Inverness, changed hands last month when Mr and Mrs R W Allan retired after being there since 1947.

Established in 1876, the shop has maintained traditions of the Scottish trade which will be kept up by the new owners, Forth Jewellers, of Rose Street, Edinburgh.

Mr Allan, in the trade since 1936, is looking forward to a lot of golf and fishing.


Source: British Jeweller and Watch Buyer - March 1979

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SIR ARTHUR COCKS

Sydney


The many friends of Sir Arthur Cocks were delighted when the announcement was made that the King had honoured him with a Knighthood in the Order of the British Empire. Sir Arthur has played a prominent part in the public life of Sydney and of the State. He was only 18 years of age when he entered the house of a Melbourne wholesale optician, and it was not long before Sir Arthur Cocks came to Sydney. To-day he is the managing director of Arthur Cocks & Co., Ltd., wholesale opticians. His success is a fine tribute to his ability. For eight years Sir Arthur Cocks was an alderman of the City Council, and at one time held the highest civic office—that of Lord Mayor. Since 1910 he has been a representative in the larger sphere of the State Parliament, and as Treasurer has won the confidence of his Cabinet colleagues. Jewellers join in congratulating Sir Arthur Cocks and Lady Cocks on the honour conferred upon them.

Source: The Commonwealth Jeweller & Watchmaker - July 1923

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Postby dognose » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:44 pm

LIGHTNING CAUSES HAVOC IN JEWELER'S HOUSE AND STORE

Norristown, Pennsylvania


Norristown, Pa., July 26.—The thunder storm on Thursday was very severe and played some curious pranks in and about North Wales. At the residence of jeweler D. H. Krause, on Main St., a ball of fire seemed to run into the house over the electric light wire, burning out the fuse box and tearing off a piece of moulding. Balls of fire raced around a table in the room where Mrs. Krause was sitting and it seemed as though the entire house was ablaze. The electric lights in Mr. Krause's store were extinguished by the shock. A portion of the cornice was also torn off on the outside of the building where the electric wires enter. The experience was one which Mr. and Mrs. Krause do not care to again pass through.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd August 1898

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Re: The Snippet - Past News of the Silver Trade

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HEAVY FAILURE OF SILVERSMITHS

London


At the London Bankruptcy Court, yesterday, the failure was announced of Messrs. Henry Draper and Thomas Stewart, of 58, New Bond Street, jewellers and silversmiths, trading as John Turner & Co. The liabilities are estimated at £40,000; assets, £14,000.

Source: Sheffield and Rotherham Independent - 15th August 1879

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IMPORTANT AMALGAMATION

Birmingham


The Amalgamation of the old established house of John Gilbert & Co., Limited, and William Spurrier, Limited, has been bought about. Both firms are in good repute. The former are manufacturers of spoons, forks, etc., and the latter as manufacturers of tea and coffee sets, and kindred articles.

Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st September 1885

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Postby dognose » Mon May 11, 2020 1:20 pm

A JUBILEE MEDAL

London


In continuation of their medallic series, the council of the Art Union of London are about to offer three premiums of £50, £30, and £20, for a pair of dies for a medal to celebrate the jubilee of Her Majesty. The medals will be three inches diameter, and, in bronze and silver, will form a portion of the prizes to be given in their next distribution. The competition is confined to British artists.

Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 15th December 1886

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Postby dognose » Wed May 13, 2020 7:30 am

KENNETH L. HEWES

Plainville, Massachusetts


With deep regret, 'The News" announces the death on August 13 of Kenneth L. Hewes, son of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Hewes of Plainville. The funeral was held Sunday, August 15 under the auspices of the American Legion, John Edward McNeil Post, No. 217.

"'Ken," as he was known to everyone in the shop, came to work with Whiting & Davis in May, 1919. He was in the Shipping Department until September when he was transferred to the Bench Department, where he worked until he was taken fatally sick. Before coming here, he was in the service, being stationed at Camp Devens.

Ken Hewes was one of the best liked men in the shop and highly esteemed by the community. He took an active interest in shop affairs and was historian and war risk officer of the Plainville Post of the American Legion. In him. Whiting & Davis has lost an employee of whom they were justly proud.


Source: The Wadco News - 27th August 1920

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Postby dognose » Mon May 18, 2020 4:45 am

ANDREW & Co.

London


To celebrate Mr. Charles A. Baker's 25 years' service with Andrew & Co. Ltd., of Hatton Garden, Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Guershoon Colin gave a cocktail reception and dinner. Presenting a cheque to Mr. Baker on behalf of the company, Dr. Colin referred to Mr. Baker's service in the First World War, his A.R.P. duties in Hatton Garden during the last war, and his reliability and unfailing loyalty to the company throughout a quarter of a century.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - June 1957

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Postby dognose » Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 am

THE KAISER S DOUBLE STEALS FROM JEWELLER

London


Before Mr. W. R. M'Connell, Q.C. (chairman), at the Newington Sessions on Wednesday, a man, named Harry Evans, 28, traveller, who has gained some notoriety as the "double" of the German Emperor, on account of his facial expression and upturned moustache, pleaded guilty to, and was sentenced to eleven months' hard labour for, having unlawfully, by false and fraudulent pretences, obtained sums of money, and stolen jewellery, the property of his master, Ernest Herbert, watchmaker and jeweller, of 25, New Kent-road. Mr. H. C. Biron prosecuted. Mr. W. M. Thompson represented the prisoner.

Detective-sergeant Smith, M Division, said that the prosecutor was now a bankrupt, with liabilities of about £5,000. The amount of goods actually stolen by the prisoner approached £5,000, and he had employed servants at 4s. a day to pledge gold and silver Watches, diamond rings, signets and seals, brooches, &c., in different parts of London.

A singular fact was brought to light by the defending counsel, who explained that Evans could neither read nor write. He had been employed at the Surrey Theatre, and occasionally had played small parts in various productions. It was urged on his behalf that he had given way to temptation.


Source: Evening Express - 14th September 1899

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THE ILLEGAL SALE OF JEWELLERY MADE WITH COINS

United Kingdom


Fined £10 - Khusall Khan was fined £10 at Tenby for using threepenny pieces other than as currency. Police constable Evans stated that while in plain clothes at St. Margaret's Fair, Tenby, he saw a brooch containing four silver threepenny pieces, dipped in gold, on defendant's stall. When asked the price Khan said, "Ten shillings." Khan denied offering the brooch for sale, and said that it had been given to him as a charm.

Source: Jeweller & Metalworker - 1st November 1945

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