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EYLAND & SONS Ltd.

Walsall


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Eyland & Sons Ltd. - Walsall - 1920



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Established in 1760.

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EDWARD ARMFIELD

9, Newhall Street, Birmingham


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Edward Armfield - Birmingham - 1860


Some detail of Prince Albert's visit to the factory:

......... The button manufactory of Mr Edward Armfield, in Newhall street, was the next object of interest. Here his Royal Highness met with a large party assembled to receive him, and upon his entrance was loudly applauded. The manufacture of buttons, it is hardly necessary to say, is amongst the staple trades of Birmingham, and it was somewhat singular that the Prince, as if by anticipation on this occasion, wore Birmingham buttons of Mr Armfield's make.

Source: The Economist - 2nd December 1843

The last establishment visited by his Royal Highness was the gilt and silver-plated button manufactory of Mr. Edward Armfield. Prince Albert was received by Mr. Armfield on alighting from his carriage, and was conducted through the different workshops in which the various processes of the manufacture were carried on. With the inspection of Mr. Armfield's manufactory, and the numerous objects of interest connected with the button trade, Prince Albert's visit to the workshops of Birmingham terminated.

Source: The Progresses of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert - 1844


The Gilt and Silver Plated Button Manufactory of Mr. Edward Armfield, New Hall-street.

This was the last of these establishments visited by his royal highness, who was received by Mr. Armfield, on alighting from his carriage, and conducted through the different workshops in which the various processes of manufacture were carried on. The prince first inspected the metal as it is cut out in its rough by powerful presses; next the process of annealing, cleansing, and stamping ; and the simple mode by which the shank is soldered on was afterwards explained. The process of gilding and burnishing was next gone through in the presence of his royal highness, thus giving the last finish to this once fashionable article of utility and ornament. This, the once great staple trade of Birmingham, is now reduced to a very limited extent, and of the thousands who were in years past kept busily and profitably engaged in the various branches of the manufacture, few, comparatively, are now obtaining employment. The gilt and plated metal button trade has, perhaps, called into existence and exercised a greater amount of inventive genius than the manufacture of any similar article in Birmingham ; it is still undergoing constant improvements. One of the latest for which a patent has been obtained, is what may be termed a moveable button, the shank being attached to the coat, to which can be firmly put on any pattern of button which the taste of the wearer may suggest, and this he can change as often as it suits his pleasure. This patent is, we learn, applicable to covered as well as metal buttons. It is not to be supposed that the button manufacture in Birmingham is confined to the latter alone, for the making of silk and Florentine buttons is carried on very extensively, and the button trade may be still said to form our staple manufacture, inasmuch as it employs more hands than any other branch of industry in our far-famed “toy-shop.” The fortunes of many of our most wealthy merchants have been based on the button trade, as it flourished in the palmy days, when its importance was so highly estimated as to secure the passing of a legislative enactment in its favour (we believe in the reign of George the third) subjecting to a heavy fine all persons found wearing other than metal buttons!


Source: The Builder - 2nd December 1843

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THOMAS OSBORN & Co.

88, Cheapside, Birmingham


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Thos. Osborn & Co. - Birmingham - 1858

Late Osborn and Gunby (Henry Osborn and John Gunby), Bordesley Mills.

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REEVES, GREAVES & Co.

Toledo Works, Charlotte Street, Birmingham and 8, Air Street, Piccadilly, London


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Reeves, Greaves & Co. - Birmingham - 1851

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39456&p=138509&hilit=reeves#p138509

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39456&p=130605&hilit=reeves#p130605

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F.C. DOULTON

53, Carisbooke Road, Walthamstow, London


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F.C. Doulton - London - 1914

'DOULTON'S PATENT'

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ROGERS & Co. (Military Outfitters) Ltd.

8, New Burlington Street, Savile Row, London


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Rogers & Co. (Military Outfitters) Ltd. - London - 1927

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JOSEPH PHIPSON

Birmingham


Whereas the Commissioners acting in the prosecution of a Fiat in Bankruptcy awarded and issued forth against Joseph Phipson, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Button and Military Ornament Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, have certified to the Right Honourable the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and to the Court of Review in Bankruptcy, that the said Joseph Phipson hath, in all things conformed himself according in the directions of the Acts of Parliament made and now in force concerning bankrupts; this is to give notice, to by virtue of an Act, passed in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intitled "An Act to amend the laws relating to bankrupts :” and also of an Act, passed in the first and second years of the reign of His present Majesty, intitled “An Act to establish a court in Bankruptcy,” the Certificate of the said Joseph Phipson will be allowed and confirmed by the Court of Review, established by the said last-mentioned Act, unless cause be shewn to the said Court to the contrary on or before the 7th day of July 1837.

Source: The London Gazette - 16th June 1937

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ALMOND & SMITH

67, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, London and Chelmsford


ALMOND & SMITH, Army Contractors and Helmet Makers, 67, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, London, S.E. Hours of Business: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established in 1850. Speciality: The manufacture of Helmets and Army Accoutrements generally, including Saddlery, Cork Helmets, and Fur Busbies. Have works at Chelmsford (three and a half acres), and employ from 200 to 400 hands. Connection: United Kingdom. Telephone: No. 752 Hop. Telegraphic Address: " Accoutrements, London."

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

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JUDGE JEWELLERY

88, Birchfield Road and 285, Brearley Street, Birmingham


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Judge Jewellery - Birmingham - 1917

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Judge Jewellery - Birmingham - 1917

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Judge Jewellery - Birmingham - 1917


Writing of Christmas presents reminds one that although comparatively little jewellery is being worn or sold just now, a craze Jewellery has developed for regimental badge brooches of every kind. These grow in popularity month by month, and although there are numerous kinds in the market none are more attractive than the original "Army Corps" brooches sold direct by the manufacturers—The Judge Jewellery Makers, of 285 Brearley Street, Birmingham. These brooches are unusually dainty in design, representing crossed rifles with any regimental crest mounted in the centre, and are obtainable in gilt, enamel, silver, or gold, and make a most charming and acceptable Christmas gift.

Source: The English Review - November 1915

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NUTTING & KENT

18, Little Britain, London


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Nutting & Kent - London - 1921

William Edward Kent noted as sole partner in 1912.

Nutting & Kent entered their mark, 'N&K', contained within two conjoined circles, with the London Assay Office on the 5th February 1912.

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SHIRLEY BROOKS Ltd.

41-42, Artillery Place, Woolwich


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Shirley Brooks, Limited - Woolwich - c.1916

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Shirley Brooks, Ltd. - Woolwich - c.1916

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Shirley Brooks, Ltd. - Woolwich - c.1916

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Shirley Brooks, Ltd. - Woolwich - c.1916

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Shirley Brooks, Ltd. - Woolwich - 1934

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Shirley Brooks, Ltd. - Woolwich - 1939

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F. PHILLIPS

Wellington Street, Aldershot


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F. Phillips - Aldershot - 1943

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F. Phillips - Aldershot - 1953

The business of H. Phillips and R.A. Garratt.

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A.C. HEATH

1-5, Barrack Road, Hounslow


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A.C. Heath - Hounslow - c.1916

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STEPHEN SIMPSON

Avenham Road, Preston and 58, Warwick Street, Regent Street, London


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Stephen Simpson - London - 1912

Established in 1829.

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H. JAMES

31, Golden Square, London


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H. James - London - 1921

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JAMES GUSTHART

The Golden Anchor, Ludgate Hill, London


An image of a James Gusthart billhead from 1748:

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Source: London Topographical Record - 1903

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EDWARD SMITH

139, Ebury Street, Eaton Square, later, 5, Boyle Street, Saville Row, later, 25, Cork Street, Bond Street, London


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Edward Smith - London - 1908

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Edward Smith - London - 1921

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Edward Smith - London - 1943

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Edward Smith - London - 1943

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ALKIT Ltd.

Cambridge Circus, London


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Alkit Ltd. - London - 1947

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Alkit Ltd. - London - 1952

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SHARPS

Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone, Kent


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Sharps - Maidstone - 1947

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CHARLES PITT & Co. Ltd.

50, St. Martin's Lane, later, 31, Maddox Street, London


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Charles Pitt & Co. Ltd. - London - 1934

Charles Pitt entered his mark, 'C·P', contained within a heraldic shield, with the London Assay Office on the 4th October 1882.

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