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Re: The Jet Industry

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DEMPSEY & FARGIS

603, Broadway, New York


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Dempsey & Fargis - New York - 1909

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D. LISNER & Co.

140, Fifth Avenue, New York


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D. Lisner & Co. - New York - 1909

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LEWY & COHEN

530, Broadway, New York


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Lewy & Cohen - New York - 1909

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B.T. BURLTON

59, Cheapside, London


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B.T. Burlton - London - 1872

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ANTHONY BROTHERS

24, Adelaide Street West, Toronto


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Anthony Brothers - Toronto - 1920

The business of Ivon T. Anthony and Fred. B. Anthony.

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Re: The Jet Industry

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WILLIAM KNAGGS

119b, George Street, Edinburgh - 319, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - 8, Skinner Street and Church Street, Whitby


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William Knaggs - Edinburgh and Whitby - 1872

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William Knaggs - Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Whitby - 1872

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G. & J. SPEEDY

9, Cliff Street and Flowergate, Whitby, and 5, Parliament Street, Low Harrogate, and 179, Lord Street, Southport


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G. & J. Speedy - Whitby - 1870


Whitby Jet.—A set of very elegant jet ornaments has recently been presented to the Maharanee Bamba, whoso marriage with the Maharajah Duleep Singh excited so much attention long since, from the romantic and interesting circumstances which led to the union. The gift is a present from the inhabitants of Whitby, to testify their high appreciation "not only of the Maharajah's private character, but of the great benefits received by the town during the residence of his highness at Mulgrave Castle, and the lasting advantage conferred upon the town and district by his spontaneous liberality in the formation of a new road to the North, which secures accommodation and pleasure to the public," &c. The ornaments are of the scallop shell pattern, beautifully executed and richly set in gold by Messrs. G. and J. Speedy, of Whitby.

Source: The Art Journal - 1864

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Re: The Jet Industry

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GREENBURY & WAKEFIELD

St. Hilda's Hall, Baxtergate, Whitby, and The Pantheon, Harrogate


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Greenbury & Wakefield - Whitby - 1870

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Greenbury & Wakefield - Whitby - 1873

The business of Isaac Greenbury and Robert Wakefield.

Established in 1835.


The highest price ever given for a single piece of jet is said to have been 21l. This piece, which was obtained at Staithes, about 1866, was 2 inches in the thickest part, 7 inches broad, and 6 feet long. It weighed 21 Ibs., and belonged to Messrs. Greenbury and Wakefield.

Source: The Jurassic Rocks of Britain - C. Fox-Strangways, F.G.S. - 1892

The business was later continued by Robert Wakefield. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=38870&p=153233&hilit=Wakefield#p153233

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Re: The Jet Industry

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ROBERT WAKEFIELD

St. Hilda's Hall, Baxtergate, Whitby


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Robert Wakefield - Whitby - 1879

This would be the continuation of the business of Greenbury & Wakefield. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=38870&p=153107&hilit=greenbury#p153107

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Re: The Jet Industry

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SILBER & FLEMING

London

Examples of Jet jewellery supplied by Silber & Flemng:

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Re: The Jet Industry

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S. LICHTENSTEIN

34, Saint Paul's Square, Birmingham


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Re: The Jet Industry

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THE WHITBY JET WORKS - WILLIAM WRIGHT

Marine Parade, Whitby and 61, Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight


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The Whitby Jet Works - Whitby - 1878

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Re: The Jet Industry

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KENT BROTHERS

168, Yonge Street, Toronto


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Re: The Jet Industry

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VULCANITE JEWELRY Co.

191, Broadway, New York


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Vulcanite Jewelry Co. - New York - 1875

'Byron's Patent, May 18, 1869'

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Re: The Jet Industry

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Pronounced Demand for Jet

The demand for jet, which is now so apparent in Paris, has already had its effect in this country, and considerable jet jewelry is being sold. In Paris jet has taken on a particular importance. The number of people there in mourning and the general desire to wear only very sober jewels is the cause of this vogue. They sometimes attract people who are not absolutely compelled to choose black. Around the neck they put narrow ribbons of black velvet, or better still, insertions of Chantilly with a jet clasp and a jet plaque worked and perforated.

In hair ornaments jet is pre-eminent. In many of the new pins for the hair the shaped part is covered with tiny dull beads and the border of polished cut jet. In back combs and ornaments such as tiaras, etc., the designs are usually extremely light. Some of them have light, fine antennas in imitation of an ostrich feather or a hair ribbon, but they often attain the importance of real diamonds.

Jet pendants are similar to the jewel pendants ornamented with real or artificial stones, many being close copies of those most popular. Sometimes small fine paste stones brighten them up, in black and white effect. For certain highly priced pieces onyx is employed. In this class are crosses of onyx ornamented with fine beads. The question of mourning jewels has put the amethyst also in favor.

Rhinestone hair ornaments are beautiful, shown with the evening gowns. Most of these are in crescent moon effects, both in rhinestones and colored stones. Others show rhinestone tracery in high ornamental combs of tortoise shell; and very often just the large carved tortoise shell comb supports the puff of hair in back.


Source: Notions and Fancy Goods - February 1917

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Re: The Jet Industry

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W. SAWDON

17, Bridge Street, Whitby


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W. Sawdon - Whitby - 1893

Established in 1840.

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Re: The Jet Industry

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CHAMPENOIS & Co.

44, Hill Street, Newark, New Jersey and 1, Maiden Lane, New York


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Champenois & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1879

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Re: The Jet Industry

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:25 am

BOOM IN JET TRADE

Jet ornaments and brooches are having an extraordinary revival just now.

"The sale of jewellery made of jet is three times larger than it was last year," said a Regent-street jeweller to a press representative yesterday. "Jet hat-pins, earrings, and bracelets are largely worn just now. They are very cheap, brooches and bracelets costing only 2s. 6d. or 3s. 6d. each.

"The revival of the jet trade will mean increased prosperity for Whitby, where most of the jet is obtained."


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 5th November 1907

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