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Postby dognose » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:19 am

Mappin & Webb Ltd., Sheffield, have received a large order for "ergonomic" stainless steel cutlery for the new Orient Line vessel, the 40,000 ton Oriana, which made her maiden voyage to Australia on December 3. The order of more than 65,000 pieces of this special cutlery includes 14,000 table forks, 12,000 teaspoons, 10,000 table knives and fish knives, 1,000 jam spoons, 800 butter knives and 400 pickle forks. This is the first time the Orient Line has ordered other than silver plate cutlery. The cutlery has been designed by Mr. Robert Welch. The name "ergonomic" means the study of man in relation to his work and environment. Cutlery of the same design will eventually be on sale to the public.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - July 1960

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Mappin & Webb - London and Sheffield - 1908

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Postby dognose » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:59 am

After the death of the Duke of Clarence some speculation was indulged in as to the ultimate destination of the numerous presents known to have been entrusted to Sheffield houses for execution. We now know that one of them at least will remain a wedding present still. The beautiful silver dessert-service designed and produced by Messrs. Mappin and Webb, which was to have formed the Sheffield ladies' gift to Princess May, has just been bought by the Pontefract people for presentation to the Hon. Rowland Winn, M.P., on the occasion of his marriage with Miss Mabel Forbes, daughter of Sir Charles Forbes, Bart., of Castle Newe, Strathdon. The service is novel in conception, the idea being as if a d'oyley had been thrown carelessly on a plate. Tbe thought has been most cleverly and tastefully carried out, and forms a dainty example of the silversmith's delightful craft.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller And Silversmith - 1st November 1892

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Mappins - London and Sheffield - 1908

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Postby dognose » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:33 am

EMPRESS OF IRELAND DISASTER

ATLANTIC LINER SUNK - LOSS OF 1,000 LIVES - WELL-KNOWN VICTIMS.

The most terrible disaster since the loss of the Titanic occurred early on Friday morning in the St. Lawrence River, the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ireland being rammed and sunk by the Norwegian collier Storstad, with a death-roll believed to exceed 1,000. The Empress of Ireland left Quebec for Liverpool on Thursday afternoon with a complement of nearly 1,400 passengers and crew. At midnight she ran into a dense fog, and her engines were stopped. Just before two o'clock in the morning, when the passengers were all in their berths, the Storstad crashed into the liner amid- ships, and tore her way to the stern, making a huge rent and rendering the transverse bulkheads useless. The water rushed into the rent in such volume that in a quarter of an hour the great vessel sank. Hundreds of passengers were drowned in their beds and in the alleyways. Captain Kendall did all that was possible in the few minutes that the liner remained afloat. The S.O.S. call was sent out by wireless as long as the power lasted, and was picked up at Father Point, some ten miles away, whence urgent signals were sent to Rimouski. A few boats were launched down the sloping deck, and into these passengers, clad only in their night-clothes, were hurried. From Rimouski the Government steamer Lady Evelyn and another vessel, the Eureka, raced to the rescue. They reached the scene of the wreck three quarters of an hour after the collision occurred. The Empress of Ireland had disappeared. The Storstad, her bows bent and broken, stood by the few boats which had been launched from the liner. Her own boats were searching for the living and the dead. With all speed the survivors were placed on board the rescue ships and carried to Rimouski. Some were terribly inj ured, and twenty-two died after being taken ashore. Captain Kendall, who stuck to his ship to the last, went down with her, but was subsequently found lying unconscious on some floating wreckage. When all the persons visible, dead or alive, had been picked up, the crippled Storstad steamed to Rimouski, where she landed the half-naked passengers she had rescued, and then steamed for Quebec. On board was a party of over 100 Salvation Army delegates to the conference in London. Only twenty-six of these are among the survivors. Three hundred and thirty-seven survivors are known to have been landed, among whom are only twelve women. Twenty two of the saved died of injuries or exposure.

NOTABLE PERSONS MISSING.................

Mr. A. G. Maginnis, director of Messrs. Mappin and Webb


Source: Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph - 3rd June 1914


Alexander Gordon Maginnis's travelling companions on that fateful trip were Percy Adie, his wife, and niece, of Adie Brothers Ltd. of Birmingham, they narrowly escaped be drowned in the early hours of the morning on the 29th May 1914.

Alexander Gordon Maginnis was formerly a director and managing director of The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co.Ltd. before joining Mappin & Webb in 1911. He was born in Belfast on the 27th July 1861, the son of the Rev. David Maginnis. He had served his apprenticeship under John Gough of George Richmond Collis & Co. of Birmingham. He went to work for The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co. in 1882, and stayed until 1908 eventually becoming managing director of that company.

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Postby dognose » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:25 am

Charge against a Sheffield Manufacturer.–At Sheffield Town Hall, on September 30, Mr. William Williams, manufacturer, of Howard Lane, Sheffield, was charged with receiving a quantity of plated goods, the property of Messrs. Mappin Brothers, silver-plate manufacturers, of Baker's Hill, knowing them to have been stolen. Three men–Raines, Hampson, and Bardwell–gave evidence, and acknowledged that they had sold numerous stolen articles to Williams, the goods all having the prosecutors' mark on them. The accused was committed for trial, bail being allowed.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller And Silversmith - 1st November 1899

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Postby dognose » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:03 am

The Mappin Art Gallery, which has been built at a cost of £15,000, and provided with pictures valued at about £50,000 - a bequest to the town of Sheffield by the late Mr. John Newton Mappin–was opened on Friday, July 29. Sir Frederick Mappin, Bart., M.P., nephew of the donor, made the presentation, and a collection of paintings, valued at £20,000, given by himself, was presented on his behalf by Mr. Mundella. The Mayor, Sir Henry Stephenson, accepted the gifts on behalf of the Corporation

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller And Silversmith - 1st September 1887

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:42 am

Messrs. Mappin and Webb's new showroom, which has been for some time in course of erection, and the progress of which has been noted from time to time in these columns, has just been opened. The exterior supplies a notable architectural feature in the line of Norfolk Street, a thoroughfare which ought to be re-named Silver Street, if the number and importance of the silversmiths' showrooms it contains affords any reason for the change. The building has been constructed in a most substantial manner, and the combination of red brick, stone, and polished granite, together with its quaint Elizabethan outline, supplies a welcome contrast to the somewhat matter-of-fact buildings in its immediate vicinity. The entrance hall, paved with black and white marble, with its oak and walnut panelled walls and ceiling, and decorated with handsome bronze statuary, great ivory tusks, and richly-executed trophy chaIlenge shields, forms a worthy vestibule to the showroom proper. This apartment is of quite a palatial character, and is fitted entirely in American walnut and oak. The chandeliers and electroliers in wrought iron of elaborate design, the Oriental rugs on the polished floor, the numerous show-cases filled with the firm's most artistic productions, combine to make up a spectacle which it would be difficult to match. The contents of the cases are thoroughly representative of Sheffield silver-work. Athletic trophies, cups, two and three handled bowls, worth each a hundred guineas, flagons in ivory and silver, and a variety of articles too numerous to mention, constitute a display which give the impression of boundless wealth. The ivory alone in one case is valued at £800. Nor are the articles of every-day use wanting. Gold and silvermounted dressing-bags, silver dessert ware, epergnes, candelabra, and all the other usual contents of the stockroom, are to be found here in great variety, and of the most artistic design. It is safe to predict that Mappin and Webb's will be not the least important of the showrooms round which distinguished strangers are trotted when they honor Sheffield with their presence.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller And Silversmith - 1st July 1892

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Postby dognose » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:42 am

The church at Ranmoor, Sheffield, which was recently destroyed by fire, was entirely built by Mr. John Newton Mappin, who died in 1883. The deceased also gave the whole of his pictures to Sheffield, and left £15,000 with trustees to build an art gallery, which, it is hoped, will be opened early this year.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller And Silversmith - 1st February 1887

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Mappin & Webb (1908) Ltd. - London - 1912

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Postby dognose » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:02 am

An American airman has been charged with the theft of a £1,400 diamond ring, the property of Messrs. Mappin & Webb. Representatives of the jewelers took the jewelry to the Piccadilly Hotel where the man was supposed to be staying. He imprisoned the jewelry clerks in the hotel suite and escaped with the selected ring. He said he wanted to raise sufficient money to enter an air gliding contest staged by a London newspaper, the first prize in which was £5,000. The case is continued.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th September 1922

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Mappin Brothers - London and Sheffield - 1860

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Postby dognose » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:52 am

MAPPIN & WEBB (France) Ltd.

Rue de la Paix 1, Paris


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Mappin & Webb (France) Ltd. - Paris - 1921


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Mappin & Webb (France) Ltd. - Paris - 1921

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Mappin & Webb (Canada) Limited - Montreal - 1920

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Postby dognose » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:39 am

Details of Mappin & Webb's 'MAPPIN PLATE' mark that was registered in Denmark in 1922:

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Mappin & Webb - 1922

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Details of Mappin & Webb's 'SUN' mark that was registered in the United States in 1922:

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Mappin & Webb - 1922

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:40 am

New Mayoral Chain for Falmouth.–Messrs. Mappin and Webb have recently executed a new mayoral chain and badge for the borough of Falmouth. In the centre of the badge are the borough arms and motto enamelled in colors, with the ancient and present arms of England above and below. Shield-shaped links, which form the receptacles for the names and dates of the holders of the office, are separated by ornamental links.

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

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Mappin & Webb (1908) Ltd. - London - 1910

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Postby dognose » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:36 pm

There does not seem to be much prospect of an early improvement in the silver and electro-plate trades. However much individual firms may boast of exceptionally good orders, trade is on the whole decidedly dull. One satisfactory feature in the present situation is the relatively increased amount of Art'work turned out, especially in silver. The competition among the leading houses, severe as it undoubtedly is, does not so much take the form of producing cheaper as of more artistically designed work. Messrs. Mappin and Webb have been fortunate in securing the order of a magnificent candelabra and centre piece to the value of £1,000 for the officers' mess of a crack regiment, and the same firm have just supplied to the order of a foreign nobleman a travelling and dressing bag valued at 350 guineas.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd May 1892

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Postby dognose » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:38 am

Messrs. Mappin and Webb have made extensive additions to their establishment at the corner of the Poultry by the acquisition of the whole of the first floor of the premises. This story will now be used as a suite of showrooms.

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

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