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MAUSER Mfg.Co.

New York

Mauser Mfg. Co. to Erect a New Building

The Mauser Mfg. Co., 14 E. 15th St., New York, is to have a new building at the southwest corner of 31st St. and Fifth Ave., New York, on a plot 30.4 x 100 ft., with an L in the rear 20 x 43.3 ft.

The new structure will be seven stories high and will be occupied entirely by the company. The work of demolishing the old building now on the site, will begin in a few days and the new structure will be ready for occupancy in less than a year from now. It will be equipped with every modern convenience and will be used for show room and office purposes only. The old establishment at E. 15th St. will still be retained by the company and used as a factory. The company leased the new site on a $200,000 valuation.

The business of this concern is growing very rapidly and the want of a suitable place in a good locality where the output of its factory could be shown to advantage has been felt for a long time. The company intends to run the old establishment in E. 15th St. to its fullest capacity.

Much of the room that is now being used for show room and office space will be given over entirely to manufacturing.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 24th September 1902

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PRESENTS FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING

Sheffield

It is quite in keeping with the general fitness of things that the Sheffield presents to be given to the Duke of York and Princess May on the occasion of their marriage should be of Sheffield manufacture, and connected with the staple trades of the town. The work has been distributed among the following firms : –First among the silversmiths comes Messrs. Round and Son, to whom has been allotted the getting-up of the grape scissors, nut crackers and picks, and sugar lifters ; Hutton and Sons make the dessert goods, while Walker and Hall get up the fish eaters, and Martin and Hall the coffee spoons, and Dixon and Sons the silver spoons and forks. The cutlery firms employed on the present are Rodgers and Sons, who are entrusted with the best cutlery, Butler and Co., who will make the game carvers, and Atkinson Bros., who will get up the common cutlery. The committee have thus fulfilled their difficult task with a great amount of judgment, as the firms named are fairly representative of the cutlery and silver trades of the town, and may be trusted to give a good account of themselves when the work is completed.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1893

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ATTLEBORO JEWELRY WORKERS' STRIKE


STRIKE CONTINUES

Attleboro Manufacturers Report Substantial Increase in Those Returning to Work, but Union Leaders Claim Only 58 Went Back Last Week

Attleboro, Mass., Aug. 5.–During the second week of the Attleboro jewelry workers' strike the manufacturers reported substantial gains and declared that the strike was not interfering with production. The strikers had a second vote last Thursday and Business Agent James H. Crowell announced that the vote was to continue the fight. Last Sunday a mass meeting was held, at which Miss Mabel Gillespie, of the Minimum Wage Board, was the chief speaker.

On Monday a canvass of the manufacturers by the Attleboro Sun showed that 75 actually returned to work that day who had been out the previous week. The biggest gain of that day was by the Robbins Co., which gained 20, although nearly every concern affected showed an increase of employees at work.

At the factory of the Leach & Garner Co. came the first test, the firm having been closed the previous week. The report was that only three had failed to appear for work.

The S. O. Bigney Co. had two return, and there was only one vacancy, it was reported. Col. Bigney declared the strike was the biggest farce imaginable.

On Tuesday the manufacturers reported 25 returning. The Marathon Co. said five returned, while the J. W, Schuler Pearl Co. reported seven. Agent Crowell issued a statement denying the reports of the men returning in such large numbers. He declared only 58 went back last week.

On Thursday James J. Sullivan, representing the United States Department of Labor, addressed the union members and advised them to return to work without concessions. He said that he had obtained sufficient knowledge to know that the men would be taken back without discrimination. The advice was a hard blow to the union members who had been awaiting his coming with interest and expectancy.

Mr. Sullivan asked at the workers' meeting as to the number of members in good standing. He was informed that a week prior to the strike 315 were in good standing and at the time of the strike 915 were in good standing.

In accordance with the request of Mr. Sullivan a statement was issued by Mayor Harold E. Sweet asking that the recommendation be accepted and the men be taken back without discrimination.

Following the statement of Mr. Sullivan the union held a meeting and by a voice vote decided to continue the strike. On the following evening it is said a formal ballot was taken to continue the strike.

Vice-President William P. Maloney went to Boston today to ascertain why the State Board of Conciliation and Arbitration had not taken action.

Announcement was also made of an open meeting to be held in North Attleboro on Sunday, when it is hoped to secure support.

It was announced this week that Samuel M. Einstein, James H. Crowell and George K. Webster were members of the Community Labor Board appointed by the United States Government. Mr. Einstein represents the public; Mr. Crowell labor, and Mr. Webster the employers.

The export department of the C. H. Eden Co. broke all export records last month, shipping 125 per cent more than in any previous month. Many other concerns report a big export business to Cuba, Porto Rico and the South American countries.

Joseph F. Finberg gave a clambake last week to all the Food Administrators in Bristol County.

The factories of the R. F. Simmons Co., W. E. Richards & Co., Bliss Bros. Co. and J. M. Fisher & Co. resumed operations on Monday after a week's close for the usual Summer vacation.


Source: The Jewellers' Circular - 7th August 1918

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HOWARD P. ADAM

Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE JEWELER CAN DRILL HOLE IN HUMAN HAIR

Milwaukee. Jan. 7 (AP) - Howard P. Adam, Milwaukee jeweler, can drill a hole in a human hair and thread another hair through it.

But he doen't do it to collect bets.

He does it to impress students in clock and watch repairing at the Milwaukee Vocational School with the necessity for careful work and patience.

Adam teaches at the school. His hair-threading feat has proved useful in teaching would-be jewelers not to give up easily when working with tiny objects, he says.

Adam made the drill he uses himself, starting with a piece of tool steel about the size of a darning needle. He hardened and tempered it and then put a drill point on one end. The point, with cutting threads, is much finer than a normal needle point. The threads are necessary, he explains, because you can't puncture a hair without splitting it; the hole actually must be drilled.

His drill complete, Adam jerked a hair from his head and started to work. It took hours, the first time, before he found out how. Now he can do it, usually, in less than a minute.

Adam enjoys working with tiny objects. He has made hundreds of sterling silver spoons 72 thousandths of an inch long. His collection of miniatures, many home-made, totals about 300 and includes such items as an airplane model so small it fits on the head of a pin.


Source: The Victoria Advocate - 7th January 1954

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REPORT OF FIRE

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, R. I., Nov. 9.–Fire broke out at 3.30 Tuesday morning on the second floor of the building at the corner of Page and Clifford Sts. The building is occupied by jewelry firms and gold and silver refineries, among them being George M. Baker, refiner, F. A. Stevens and Frank S. Salisbury, die sinkers and tool makers, and J. C. Wolstenholme, manufacturing jeweler. The fire started on one of the two floors occupied by Mr. Baker, and had spread the length and breadth of the building before the department could respond to the alarm. It was soon under control. The various losses are estimated as follows:

J. C. Wolstenholme, on the top floor, most damage by water in the shop, to stock and machinery, while the office was badly damaged by water and smoke. Loss about $800; fully covered by insurance.

George M. Baker who owns the building estimates his loss at about $2,500 on the building and$500 on the stock, etc.;covered by insurance.

Frank Salisbury and F. A. Stevens each will lose about $100 or $150; fully insured.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 15th November 1893

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INTERNATIONAL SILVER Co. V ONEIDA COMMUNITY Ltd.

SILVERSMITHS IN BATTLE OVER TRADE MARK

Albany. April 26. (AP) Two leading makers of silver table-ware, each claiming the right to mark its knives, forks, spoons and other implements of the trencherman with the talisman "Rogers 1847" today laid a dispute over those claims before a Federal Court.

Yesterday counsel for the companies, the International Silver Company and the Oneida Communities, argued over the need for a suit. District Judge Frank Cooper ruled against the Oneida concern which asked that the International's charge of copyright infringement be dismissed. Today evidence was introduced to show that the International in acquiring all the Rogers companies that grew from a concern established in 1847 obtained the exclusive right to the marking.

Oneida traces its right to the use of the trade emblem to the purchase of the William A. Rogers, Ltd. a Canadian concern. This transaction, the International counters, was a fraud.

The Rogers brothers established the silver-ware business in 1847 in Connecticut. There were three of them. Their relatives started several silver plate companies. Also, about 1847, John Humphrey Noyes, New England religious zealot, was impelled to the first definite steps toward founding the cult which brought Oneida Community into existence. On the foundation of the communal enterprise which Noyes initiated with the manufacture of steel animal traps, rose Oneida Community Ltd. Pierpoint B. Noyes of Utica is its president.


Source: Schenectady Gazette - 26th April 1932

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THE CARDIFF GIANT PEARL

The Cardiff Gigantic Pearl.–Cardiff, England, which, years ago furnished the "Cardiff Giant" of notorious memory, comes again to the front, this time, however, with a "giant pearl," of an intrinsic value of $100,000. A correspondent of an English paper says that the pearl is about to be placed in the Art Exhibition, and some facts explaining its find will be of interest. The lucky owner, Mr. Rawlins, is a resident of Thomastown, and in common with his townsmen owns a small garden. Two years ago, it appears, a large quantity of oysters came to Merthyr from Grimsby, consigned to a local fishmonger; but for these the sale was not rapid enough to clear them off while they were fresh, and in consequence several barrels remained on hand in a condition which unfitted them for the table. The fishmonger saw Mr. Rawlins, and, knowing that he was an amateur gardener, asked him to buy a barrel for manure. This he consented to do and had the barrel taken up to his garden. In the winter the oysters were thrown up and Mr. Rawlins noticed something peculiar in the one in question, and thinking that the weather might act upon it he placed it under a currant bush where it remained for monihs; and then seeing that the seeming pearl was as white and firm as ever, brought it into town and exhibited it to some of the principal inhabitants.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - June 1884

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JOSEPH BLAKE THAXTER

Boston

Joseph B. Thaxter

Mr. Joseph Blake Thaxter died this morning in his residence at Hingham. He was born in Hingham June 1, 1818, was educated in the public schools of that town, and learned the trade of silversmith with his father. Coming to Boston in 1837 he established with his brother Daniel, the firm of Thaxter & Brother, opticians, successors to James Pierce. A widow and a married son survive him.


Source: Boston Evening Transcript - 23rd March 1900

Joseph's father, also named Joseph Blake Thaxter, was born on the 15th October 1791 at Hingham, and died there on the 8th May 1863.

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E.W. DENNISON - DENNISON MANUFACTURING Co.

From our American exchanges we learn that Mr. E. W. Dennison, the head of the important house of the Dennison Manufacturing Co., died on 22nd September, at his country residence, in Marblehead, Mass. Had he lived until 23rd November he would have been sixty-seven years of age. His brother, A. L. Dennison, now living in England, was the inventor of the American system of watchmaking. While in the jewellery business in Boston he established his father in the business of making paper boxes for jewellers. Out of that small beginning grew the Dennison Manufacturing Co., whose box, tag and findings business is now world wide in renown. Mr. E. W. Dennison, who had been a watchmaker and jeweller with rather ill success up to 1847, became a salesman in the paper box establishment then run by his brother. He soon became the proprietor, and his success in business from that time on is well known. As a business man he was very successful ; and socially he was one of nature's noblemen, always ready with a warm word of encouragement and open purse for every worthy object. To have personally known Mr. E. W. Dennison was a genuine pleasure. His mantle falls upon a worthy successor in Mr. H. B. Dennison, his son. Mr. Dennison had been in feeble health for about a year. Last spring he had an attack of heart trouble, which with other complications came near causing his death at that time. His funeral was very largely attended, as he was as popular in social circles as he was respected in the marts of trade.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1886

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LORENZO CUPPIA

New York

Death of Lorenzo Cuppia

Lorenzo Cuppia. at one time a well-known silverware manufacturer, of New York, died at his residence, 312 W. 46th St., that city, on Jan. 23d.

Mr. Cuppia was born in Luno, Piedmonte, Italy, on Aug. 11, 1811. He came to this country about 40 years ago. In 1874 he became interested with his son, Louis Cuppia, in a jewelry business which they established at 19 Union Square, under the firm name of L. A. Cuppia. Louis Cuppia died in 1883, and Mr. Cuppia continued the business with his son, Caesar A. Cuppia. They later went into the silverware business exclusively, and about 1887 moved to 42 E. 14th St., where they remained until the failure of the firm in 1889. Since that time Mr. Cuppia has not been identified with the jewelry trade.

While returning home Sunday, Jan. 21. Mr. Cuppia had an apoplectic stroke and was carried to his home. This induced paralysis from which he died, the following Tuesday. The funeral services were held Friday at St. Agnes' Church, 42nd St. and Third Ave. The interment took place at the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 31st January 1894

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ROYAL GERMAN SILVERWARE

Berlin

Berlin, June 12 - (AP). - Former Crown Prince Frederick William and his wife, apparently never will receive the gift of the famous silver service for 125 persons which it was intended to present them on the 25th anniversary of their marriage.

The most skilful silversmiths in Germany worked eight years on the beautiful platter, fruit bowls, knives, forks, spoons and other necessaries to complete the cabinet. The silverware is valued at three million marks. Twenty years ago the various cities in Germany promised the then imperial couple the present on their silver anniversary. Now, a few years past, the representatives of more than one hundred cities still are wrangling over the question whether the gift shall be made. Meantime the silverware is reposing in a vault in the Reichsbank. It is being suggested that the collection be given to a Berlin museum.


Source: The Evening Indenpendent - 12th June 1926

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PLATINUM PROSECUTIONS

Philadelphia Jewelers Charged with Manufacturing Platinum Jewelry, Must Answer Two Charges

Philadelphia, Oct. 26.–The first prosecutions for a violation of the platinum commandeering orders and the platinum regulations has been begun in this city and the parties against whom proceedings have been taken were two jewelers, Frank Witaskis and Alexander Carr, doing business under the style of Witaskis & Carr, manufacturing jewelers at 11th and Chestnut Sts. They are now held under $500 bail for further proceedings.

These men had been commandeered among other manufacturing jewelers by the order of June 21, at which time it is said that they had in their possession 5.35 ounces of platinum. According to the complaint that has been made, they retained for themselves about two ounces, giving the remainder to the Government and thereafter continued to manufacture platinum jewelry.

Owing to a discrepancy in their report to the War Industries Board, an agent of the Department of Justice, W. H. Furrow, raided their place of business and made a search, discovering the fact that they had withheld the platinum from the Government and also had continued to manufacture platinum jewelry after the new regulations went into effect. The raid took place Oct. 19 and the attention of the United States Attorney was called to the violation.

Agent Furrow reported he found both men were working on platinum caps for the tops of rings, brooches and bar pins and that in doing so they violated the Explosives Act of Oct. 1, 1918. Both men were closely questioned by the United States Attorney and pleaded entire ignorance of the law.

Washington was notified, as was Wilson A. Streeter, Assistant Gold and Silver Administrator of this district. It was first believed that the men would be dismissed and the charge against them dropped because the Government had confiscated their platinum, but after careful investigation the District Attorney applied for warrants for their arrest and the men have now been indicted on a charge of using two ounces of platinum belonging to the Government and also for violating the platinum regulations, which went into effect Oct. 1.

The action of the Government in proceeding against these men is said to be a forerunner of a large number of similar proceedings to be taken by the Department of Justice against jewelers.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th October 1918

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INTERNATIONAL HALLMARKING

London

U.S. Branded Hallmark Thief

European Assayers Seek Protection

London, Sept. 29 (Reuters) - The United States was accused today of being the world's worst culprit in the forging of hallmarks on precious metals.

J.S. Forbes, London's assay master (in charge of hallmark and precious metal tests), told a conference of Europpean assayers here that Britain lost a lot of money through the forging of British hallmarks.

A.H. Westwood, assay master in Birmingham, said the worst culprit was the United States, which has no hallmarking system of its own.

The U.S. is not represented at the conference, at which delegates from 14 European countries hope to form an international organization for the protection of hallmarks.


Source: Toledo Blade - 28th September 1965

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GEORGE C. SHREVE

San Francisco


The Will of the late George C. Shreve

San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 24.–The will of the late George C. Shreve was filed for probate at a late hour Saturday afternoon by the executors, Wilfred W. Montague and Henry L. Dodge.

The estate consists of the interest of deceased in the jewelry firm of George C. Shreve & Co., his residence valued at $15,000 and some real property in the State. The value of the entire estate, real and personal, is placed at $250,000. The testator bequeaths $5,000 to each of his two children, George Rodman and Bessie Lawton Shreve, and the residue of his estate to his widow, Rebecca, for her life only.

By a clause in his will the testator declares his entire property to be community property, and states that should his widow desire to take as her share of the estate the one-half allowed her by law, she may do so, in which case the other half of the estate is to be equally divided between the two children. In any case the children are to inherit upon the widow's demise.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 1st November 1893

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RIDGEFIELD SILVERSMITHS Inc.

Ridgefield, Connecticut


Ridgefield Bank President Purchases Silversmiths, Inc.

Francis D. Martin, president of the 1st National Bank & Trust Co., Ridgefield, confirmed reports this week he had purchased the Ridgefield Silversmiths, Inc.

Martin, also a well-known jeweler, said he was leasing the plant to Vermont manufacturers of plastics, but that the deal had not jelled completely as yet.

The Ridgefield Silversmiths was owned by a corporation headed by George B. Kittel, president, who retired from active participation in the concern and is currently living in Paris, France.

The corporation was represented in the negotiations by a son, Robert Kittel, secretary-treasurer, and Atty. Michael E. Bruno.

Martin declined to reveal the purchase price, although he said, "I paid more for the building than what I sold it for three years ago." He was the original owner of the building. It was completed in 1941.

Ridgefield Silversmiths have been producing baby cups, many types of cigaret lighters popular in the jewelry line, jewel boxes, and silverware.


Source: Sunday Herald - 25th February 1951

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CHARLES FREDERICK LIVERMORE

Middletown Plate Co.

The Late Charles F. Livermore.–In the death, on the 11th, of C. F. Livermore, Western manager of the Middletown Plate Co., not only his associates, but Chicago jewelers and the trade throughout the country are heavy losers. Especially endeared to those whose fortune it was to know him intimately, he was held in the highest esteem by all in any way associated with him. Born of New England parentage, in New York City, in the fall of 1868, his early life was spent in the East. While he was still young, however, his father died, and his mother with two children, a younger sister and himself, went to Chicago to make their home. Two years later, at fourteen, he began his business career in the Chicago office of the New Haven Clock Company, of which Col. G. A. Harmount was then manager. His rise there was remarkably rapid, and at the age of sixteen or seventeen he was sent out as a traveling salesman. For several years the Western office of the New Haven Clock Company represented the Middletown Plate Company, and when in 1892 the latter established an independent office in Chicago, Mr. Livermore was given its management. Since then he has become more and more valuable to the company. As evidence of the esteem in which he was held, we quote Col. G. H. Hulbert, president of the Middletown Plate Company, who came on from the East especially for the funeral: "Mr. Livermore," he said, "was a young man of remarkable energy and very popular; he devoted himself to the interests of this company, and was untiring in his efforts on our behalf." Thomas H. B. Davis, vice-president of the company, also expressed his sense of the loss very feelingly. For about a year past Mr. Livermore had been troubled with diabetes, but he had notwithstanding kept steadily at his work; indeed, up to two weeks ago he continued on the road. It was therefore with great surprise that Mr. Davis, early last week, while in St. Louis, received word of his critical illness. In 1896 Mr. Livermore was married to Miss I. E. T. Harrison, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Harrison, then of Philadelphia, and but three months ago a boy was born to them. Funeral services were held at the Second Presbyterian Church, last Friday, at 2 o'clock, by Dr. S.J. McPherson, pastor of the church, and by fellow Knights Templar of Mr. Livermore in Apollo Coinmandery, No. 1, Dearborn Lodge 310. Charles Lester, local manager for the New Haven Clock Company, and the New England Watch Company, was one of the six Knights Templar who acted as pall-bearers. A man better liked, personally, or more respected for his business ability, than Charles Frederick Livermore would be difficult to find.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 19th April 1899

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LUIGI ILLARIO

Valenza

Signor Luigi Illario bears the imposing title of being president of an organisation called the "Mostra Permanente di Gioielleria Oreficeria Argenteria." The title has nothing to do with Argentina.

Signor Illario comes from Valenza (northern Italy), which is the gold jewellery centre of the modern world.

He is in Melbourne for a $500,000 exhibition of Valenza jewellery at Proud's in Bourke Street. There are 4391 individual items on display, ranging from a $13,830 diamond and sapphire bracelet watch down to less costly items.

Diamonds, Signor Illario told me through an interpreter yesterday, diamonds are still a girl's best friend.

"But rubies are the hardest stones to obtain," he said.

"The diamond is still the king of the gems - and after that you get the ruby, the emerald and the sapphire."

Signor Illario went on to demonstrate that the art of the goldsmith was far from dead in Europe.

Valenza's first gold mill was established, according to record, in 1843. Since then the growth of the industry has been phenomenal.

Signor Illario says there are now about 900 jewellery workshops in the area. In Valenza itself, about 11,000 artisans work in goldsmithing and jewellery manufacture, with another 2,000 in surrounding villages.

Value of the district's output is estimated at some $800 million a year.

Seventeen years ago, Valenza established a school of goldsmithing and jewellery making.

Students from as far away as Africa, Scandinavia and the United States have attended the school which, at present, has 203 students, 20 per cent. of whom are from overseas.


Source: The Age - 12th October 1967

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JOHN S. BIRCH & Co.

New York

Obituary

Mr. John S. Birch, of the firm of John S. Birch & Co., of this city, died July 26, of Bright's disease. He was known to the trade as the inventor and manufacturer of Birch's Patent Self-Adjusting and Adjustable Watch Keys, an ingenious device that has been very popular, and which brought to its inventor excellent pecuniary returns. Mr. Birch commenced business in this city in 1847 as a wholesale dealer in paper and paper hangings. He subsequently engaged in the manufacture of sewing silk, having a factory at Newark. He was also in the commission business, dealing in China and East India goods, and at another time in Japanese silks. As a merchant he met with severe reverses and was forced to give up business. Then he tried his fortunes in real estate and stock operations, but met with no better success. Being possessed of an inventive turn of mind, he devised and patented the Self-Adjusting Watch Key, which proved to be a success from the first and laid the foundation for li s future prosperity. He was led on to make other inventions in other lines of industry, several of which proved to be useful and were well received. The only other devices of his known to the trade were his self-adjusting wrenches and key rings. Mr. Birch was a man of good intelligence, of indefatigable industry and unconquerable perseverance; he was kind and pleasant in his dealings with others, generous and charitable, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. Mr. Birch was 56 years of age, and left a widow but no children.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - September 1884

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EAGLE STERLING Co.

Glastonbury - North Haven

EAGLE SILVER WORKS

Removal From Glastonbury to North Haven Finally Arranged

It is reported that the project for the removal of the Eagle Silver works from Glastonbury to North Haven, heretofore referred to in The Times, has finally been decided upon.

Edward Malley, the wealthy New Haven drygoods dealer, offered to take $2,500 of the capital stock besides giving the company the use of a brick building and land for five years on his property on South Elm Street. Meetings were held to arrange the matter but the offer was not accepted and on Saturday afternoon the papers were signed whereby the company will locate in New Haven, just south of the railroad depot. Work has been begun in getting things in readiness for the new brick building, 70 x 30, two stories, which F.L. Stiles, of North Haven, will put up. It is expected that the building will be completed by December 1. The company have been in operation in Glastonbury for nearly three years and manufactures sterling silver flat ware. The works will be moved to North Haven about January 1, 1898. Besides F.J. Stiles being interested in the company, E.G. Goddard of New Haven and others of North Haven have taken stock in the company, which employs forty hands, The officers of the company are: President. W.H. Watrous, Hartford: secretary, and treasurer, F.A. Giddings, New Britain: general manager, E.S. Stevens, Glastonbury.


Source: The Weekly Times - 4th October 1897

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MORGAN JEWELRY Co.

Des Moines

Newly Appointed Trustee of Morgan Jewelry Co. Sues Receiver

Des Moines, La., Aug. 27.–Clarence L. Sheets was yesterday appointed trustee for certain creditors who applied to the United States Court for an order in bankruptcy against the Morgan Jewelry Co. After the bankruptcy proceedings had been commenced in the United States Court the company resisted on the ground that it was not insolvent. Later the company asked for a receiver in the District Court and one was appointed. This brought on a direct conflict between the Federal and State Courts.

Yesterday the trustee was appointed and he commenced suit to restrain the receiver from disposing of the goods and to compel him to turn the books over to him. The trustee also makes the accusation that certain of the creditors are in a conspiracy with the receiver named by the District Court to prefer other creditors. He also makes the accusation that a large quantity of diamonds were fraudulently disposed of by the receiver and members of the company.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd September 1902

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