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MARSHALL BROTHERS

288, Icknield Street, Birmingham


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Marshall Bros. - Birmingham - 1922

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BUTTONS LTD.

Portland Street, Birmingham


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Buttons Limited - Birmingham - 1922

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Buttons Limited - Birmingham - 1922


Established in 1907 by the merger of the button manufacturers; Thomas Carylyle Ltd., Harrison Smith Ltd. and Plant, Green and Manton Ltd.



(Button Trade Amalgamation) Verschmelzung in der englischen Knopfindustrie.

A provisional agreement has been entered (nach einem Bericht der »Times« London vom 12. Nov. 1907) into for the amalgamation of the button manufacturing businesses of three Birmingham firms. The circular states that for some time past a movement has been in progress amongst the leading firms in the button trade with the object of amalgamating the several interests concerned. The advantages which would accrue from such a scheme are many, and include the following:—(I) Avoidance of undue competition; (2) increased purchasing powers of raw materials; (3) reduction in Stocks; (4) the utilization of the whole concern of the most up-to-date machinery and methods of each factory. The firms concerned are Thomas Carlyle (Limited), Plant, Green and Manton (Limited), and Harrison and Smith (Limited).

Hierzu liegt uns folgende Nachricht der Financial News-London vom 12. November 1907 vor:

An important amalgamation has been arranged by the Birmingham button manufacturers—Thomas Carlyle, Limited; Plant, Green, and Manton, Limited; and Harrison and Smith, Limited. The advantages claimed for the scheme are (1) the avoidance of undue competition; (2) increased purchasing powers of raw materials; (3) the reduction in Stocks; (4) the utilisation for the whole concern of the most up-to-date machinery and methods of each factory.

A new company will be formed called Buttons, Limited, with a capital appproximating to 250000£. The purchase price to be paid for Thomas Carlyle, Limited, is 127000£, in 75000 fully paid up five and a-half per cent. preference shares of 1 £ each, and 52000 £ fully paid up ordinary shares of 1 £ each in the new Company. Each 5 £ preverence share will be exchanged for five fully paid five and a-half per cent. preference shares of 1 £ each and each 5 £ ordinary share for four fully-paid-up ordinary shares of 1 £ each in the new Company. The Company was registered in 1897, and the issued capital is 75 000£ in preference and 65 000£ in ordinary shares of 5 £ each.

The consideration payable to Plant, Green and Manton for the sale of their concern is 30 000 fully-paid-up five-and-a-half per cent. preverence shares of 1 £ each and 55 250 fully-paid-up ordinary.


Source: Kartell-Rundschau: Zeitschrift für Kartellwesen und Verwandte Gebiete - January 1908



BUTTONS, LIMITED, Button Manufacturers, Birmingham. Hours of Business: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Incorporated as a Limited Company. Chairman: E. H. Green. This firm was formed by the amalgamation of Messrs. Plant, Green & Manton, Ltd., Harrison & Smith, Ltd., and Thomas Carlyle, Ltd. Claim to be the largest Manufacturers of Buttons of all kinds in the world. Specialities: Buttons, Buckles, Hooks and Eyes, Military Ornaments, and General Smallwares. Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign, Colonial. Telephones: No. 822 (East), for Portland Street Works; No. 2350 (Central), for Warstone Lane Works; No. 3744 (Central), for Clissold Street Works. Telegraphic Addresses: " Carlyle, Birmingham," for Portland Street; " Linen, Birmingham," for Warstone Lane; " Cygnus, Birmingham," for Clissold Street.

Source: Whitaker's Red Book of Commerce or Who's Who in Business - 1914

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COOKSEY & Co.

14, & 15, Bennett Street, Stamford Street, and 53, 54, 55, 56, Brunswick Street, and 5, Bishopsgate Street Within, and 93, Great Tower Street, and 57, Cheapslde, London


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Cooksey & Co. - London - 1893

Exhibitors at the Chicago Exhibition of 1893.

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ISAAC HEBBERD

8, Air Street, Piccadilly, London


Take notice, that the Partnership lately carried on between us the undersigned, Isaac Hebberd and William Thompson, as Sword-Cutlers and Manufacturers of Military Ornaments, in Air-Street, Piccadilly, in the County of Middlesex, hath been this day dissolved by mutual consent.--Dated this 1st day of January 1830.
Isaac Hebberd.
Wm. Thompson.


Source: The London Gazette - 12th January 1830


Isaac Hebberd's address was recorded as 8, Air Street in 1843 and 1852.

8, Air Street was occupied by the sword cutler and military ornament maker, Charles Reeves (see above post) in 1859, and by William Pimm, of the same profession, in 1860.

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ROBERT & JOHN PULLMAN

17, Greek Street, London


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Robert & John Pullman - London - 1893

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HEBBERT & Co. Ltd.

8, Pall Mall East, later, 16, James Street, Haymarket, and, 51, Bermondsey Street, London, and Leeds


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Hebbert & Co. Ltd. - London - 1897


Established in 1815.


Hebbert & Co. Ltd., 51 Bermondsey Street, London. S.E.

To this firm must go the credit of being first to make a display after the harness maker’s own heart! Hitherto it has been frequently remarked that “there was little or nothing for us.” Well, the time has come when there is something for us, and if the bootseller (we had almost said bootmaker) can revel in the display of “foot wear” (these things used to be called boots and shoes), the harness maker can stand in front of the stall and admire or adversely criticise the exhibits to his heart’s content. And what are the exhibits? On one side is a set of silver-mounted brougham harness; on the opposite side a nickel-mounted cab harness; in the centre saddles and bridles; in the rear travelling requisites, leather belting, and accoutrements for army, navy, volunteers, and fire brigades.

If we are too retiring and modest, and afraid to get within two or three yards of the exhibit, there is a young man on the alert who assures us that our breath will not tarnish nor our hands damage good solid stufi such as they have put there for critical inspection. Thus reassured, we saw some timid harness makers grasp the nettle and everything else within reach and come of scathless. Comparing notes when the talented showman's attention was wanted elsewhere, they pronounced the harness to be good value, and as to certain lines in bags they were simply astonished. “Can’t make out how it is done ” said one. Well, that is the firm's own business; perhaps the secret lies not in their stealing the stuff, but in their producing everything from start to finish, and employing none but skilled, reliable workmen in the various departments. Amongst other things which the firm produces in large quantities is buff leather for army accoutrements, but the War Office has decreed that there shall be no more pipe-claying for Tommy Atkins, and brown leather belts instead of buff ones are being served out. Of course it was not to be expected that the War Office would consider in the least degree the poor contractor who, in order to promptly execute current contracts, has to make preparation by starting the production of his material at least 18 months before it is wanted, consequently when the change was made contractors were found with very heavy stocks of buff leather, for which they had absolutely no use, unless it was for razor strops! Had Messrs. Hebbert turned all their buff leather into these useful adjuncts to a comfortable shave, such goods would have been a drug on the market for many years to come, instead of which they hit upon the plan of making some good, strong, and cheap head collars, which are now being offered to the trade, and can be retailed by the latter at less than the prime cost of very cheap goods, and yet bear a good profit. Now here is a chance for enterprise to earn the nimble nine-pence. A trade card to the firm will bring price list and printed matter of considerable interest.


Source: Saddlery and Harness - December 1903


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Hebbert & Co. Ltd. - London - 1904


THE “LAING-HEBBERT’’ MILITARY AND SPORTING EQUIPMENT

An improved form of equipment for carrying the rifle or carbine was shown on the 15th ult. at the Queen's Hall, Westminster. Hitherto the carbine or rifle of mounted infantry or the gun of the sportsman has been carried either by a strap over the shoulder or with the butt-end resting in a bucket. In the new equipment, known as the “Laing-Hebbert” (the sole makers being Messrs. Hebbert & Co., Ltd., 51, Bermondsey Street, London, S.E.), sportsmen and soldiers will find a vast improvement. It permits of use in combination with the ordinary bandolier and belt, and it can be had as a combined bandolier, belt, and rifle carrier. The rifle is suspended from a special form of hook on the belt, to which it is fastened by a leather strap and ring around the small of the butt, the barrel being passed through the loop on the shoulder strap. Hence the weight of the weapon is entirely borne by the waist.


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The practical utility of this arrangement was demonstrated by a number of commissionaires, who wore the new equipment (exactly as in fig. 1) as adjusted to the “Sam Browne” pattern officers' belts now in use, and went through a series of exercises showing the manner of adjusting the carbine on the back, bringing it to the “trail” or the “ready,” showing how easily the rifle can be adjusted and brought into use on the march, how it is adjusted at the “double,” and how it can be used when kneeling or lying down. The exercises carried out could scarcely leave any doubt in the mind of the onlooker as to its simplicity and efficiency, enabling a gun or rifle to be carried with the minimum of discomfort and fatigue. It can be adjusted and brought to the “trail" or the “ready” with the use of one hand only, whether marching or at the “double,” whether riding, kneeling, or lying down. It was also demonstrated by a trooper on horseback that there is no interference with the comfort of the horse, and that the rider can easily mount and dismount, and even fall off without becoming detached from his weapon or causing any injury thereto. It is not necessary to emphasize the importance of having both hands free while carrying a gun or rifle, whether for military or sporting purposes. The fatigue of riding and of marching is reduced; the weapon is always instantly and ready to hand; the gunner can serve his gun or deal a deadly blow if pressed at close quarters; the engineer no longer requires to stack his rifle hundreds of yards from his work; and a cavalry-man can always be sure that when “dismounted without leave” he is not separated from his weapon. Our readers in big game countries should find it indispensable as a means of safety and avoiding fatigue. In open countries where long rides are necessary it is especially important, the hands being left free, there being no chafing or bumping, and the weight being so distributed that it appears very slight. Where varied shooting is in existence, the rifle may be carried on the back while the shot-gun is being used, or vice versá. Further particular and prices can be had from the makers at the address above given.

Source: The British Trade Journal - 1st February 1904


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Hebbert & Co. Ltd. - London - 1904

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E. WOODS

36, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London


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E. Woods - London - 1871

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JAMES CURTIS

25, Holles Street, Newcastle Street, Strand, London


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James Curtis - London - 1862

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WILLIAM DOWLER

Cherry Street, Birmingham


William Dowler entered two marks, both 'WD', with the Birmingham Assay Office, as a military ornament maker, on the 11th June 1857.


Dowler William, button maker, 42, Cherry Street; resd, Soho hill

Source: Corporation General and Trades directory of Birmingham - 1861


MILITARY AND NAVAL ORNAMENT MANUFACTURERS
Dowler, W. 42 Cherry-st.

Source: William's Manufacturers' Directory - 1864


Dowler, William (military and naval ornaments) 42, Cherry-street

Source: Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory - 1869


BUTTON MAKERS
Dowler, William, 42, Cherry Street.


Source: The Commercial Directory and Shippers' Guide - 1872


Dowler, Wm. Military button and ornament manufr., 42, Cherry Street (noted at same address, Dowler & Co., manufacturing jewellers.)

Source: The Birmingham and District and Sheffield and Rotherham Commercial List - 1876


Dowler Wm. military ornament & button ma. 42 Cherry st.

Source: The Post Office Directory of Birmingham - 1878

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HOBSON & SONS

37-38, Little Windmill Street, later c.1885 renamed to 1-3-5, Lexington Street, Golden Square, and 154–164, Tooley Street, and High Street Factory, Woolwich, London


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Hobson & Sons - London - 1888

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Hobson & Sons - London - 1901


Will Of Mr. Fred Leslie.—Probate duty has been paid on £16,118 16s. 10d. as the value of the personal estate of Mr. Frederick Hobson, late of No. 8 Tavistock-chambers, Bloomsbury, actor (professionally known as Fred Leslie), a widower, who died on 7th December last, aged thirty-seven years. His will is dated 18th April, 1891, and the executors thereof are his brothers, Mr. Thomas Hobson, of No. 30 The Village, Old Charlton, and Mr. Charles Walsham Hobson, of Lexington-street, Golden-square, army outfitter. The testator bequeaths to the executors £50 each; to his servant, Conway, his wearing apparel; and to Mrs. Ellen Sontar (professionally known as Miss Nellie Farren) all his furniture, plate, plated goods, articles of vertu, books, pictures, and other articles of domestic, personal, or household use and ornament (excepting jewellery and articles of solid silver), in and about or belonging to his chambers. In the event, which happened, of the value of his personal estate exceeding £6000, Mr. Hobson bequeathed to his sister, Ellen Hughes, £100; to the said Ellen Soutar, £2000; to Mr. Edward O. Silverthorne and Mr. William Thomas Vincent £100 each ; and to his servant, Conway, £20. He devised all his real estate and bequeathed the residue of his personal estate in trust in equal shares for all his children.

Source: The Australian Journal - May 1893

The business was established in 1850 and continues today.

In 1993 Hobson's acquired the business of C.H. Bernard & Sons (later styled Bernard Uniforms Ltd.), of Harwich.

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STILLWELL, SON & LEDGER - STILLWELL, LEDGER & Co.

25, Barbican, 6, Little Britain, London


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Stillwell, Son and Ledger - London - 1863

Late David Lewis Tappolet.

Stillwell, Son and Ledger were noted as exhibitors at the International Exhibition of 1862.

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JAMES McKIERMAN

15, St. John's Lane and 7, Albion Place, later, St. John's Masonic Depot, 62, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, London


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Bro. James McKierman - London - 1863

Formerly in partnership with George Kenning as 'Kenning & McKierman', 4, Little Britain, London.

James McKierman entered his mark 'JMcK' contained within an oblong punch, with the London Assay Office on the 20th March 1867.

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CHRISTIE & SON

16, George Street, Edinburgh


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Christie & Son - Edinburgh - 1868

In the early 1900's J. Christie & Son entered six marks, 'J. CHRISTIE & SON, LTD/ MILITARY OUTFITTERS / EDINBURGH', contained within an oblong punch, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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FRANCIS PRESTON

Ancoats Bridge Works, Ardwick, Manchester


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Francis Preston - Manchester - 1860

Established in 1816.

The Bankruptcy Act, 1869. In the County Court of Lancashire, holden at Manchester. In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Francis Preston, of Ancoats Bridge Works, Ardwick, in the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer and Army Contractor, trading under the style of Francis Preston and Co. Notice is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the above-named person has been summoned to be held at our offices, No. 5, Saint Ann's-street, in the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, on the 12th day of July, 1871, at three o'clock in the afternoon precisely.--Dated this 27th day of June, 1871. A. and GEO. FOX, No. 5, St. Ann's-street, Manchester, Attorney for the said Francis Preston.

Source: The London Gazette - 30th June 1871

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RAUSCH & COMPANY

8, George Street, Edinburgh


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JOSEPH BENT

59 & 60, later, 87, Newhall Street, Birmingham


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Joseph Bent - Birmingham - 1858

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B. NINNES

Hythe and Sandgate, Kent


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Ninnes - Hythe, Kent - 1901


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B. Ninnes - Hythe and Sandgate, Kent - 1901

MONEY LYING IDLE.—Best Prices given for Old Jewellery, Silver Plate, War Medals, Military Badges and Relics. Full value, cash or Exchange. Remittances or offers made by return of post.—B. NINNES, Jeweller, Hythe and Sandgate.


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B. Ninnes - Hythe, Kent - 1902

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HAYWARD

50, Long Acre, London


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CHARLES EDKINS & SON

Friday Bridge Works, Birmingham


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Charles Edkins & Son - Birmingham - 1891

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I. MARCUS & Co.

54a & 145, Houndsditch, London


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I. Marcus & Co. - London - 1921

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