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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:51 am

CAPTAIN DAVID B. HAMILTON

An image of Captain David B. Hamilton, president of Rogers & Brother, an father of Charles A. Hamilton of Rogers & Hamilton Co.:

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This image was published in the year of his death, 1898.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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JAMES EMOTT CALDWELL

An image of James Emott Caldwell, head of the firm of J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia, that was founded by his grandfather, also named James Emott Caldwell, in 1839:

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This image was published in the year of his death, 1919, he was just 36 years old and died of influenza. His father, J. Albert Caldwell, who had also headed the firm, had died less than four years earlier at London of pneumonia.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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ONEIDA REPRESENTATIVE IN FIRST BUSINESS FLIGHT IN AUSTRALIA

An image of R. S. Hurlbut, representative of Oneida Community Limited (third from left), about to start what may have been the first business trip by aeroplane in Australia in 1920:

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To a representative of the Oneida Community, Limited, manufacturers of "community" plate, goes the distinction of being one of the first men to make a business trip by airplane in Australia. On Feb. 19, R. S. Hurlbut traveled by air from Melbourne to Geelong in a Sopwith Gnu machine in 28 minutes. After transacting his business in Geelong, he returned to Melbourne the same way, making the trip in 35 minutes.

Capt. Roy King, D.S.O., D.F.C., was the pilot of the machine, and T. Allan McKay of Melbourne, a friend of Mr. Hurlbut's, was also a passenger on the trip.

Mr. Hurlbut's story of his experience is as follows:

"It was necessary to make a business trip to Geelong, and as time was very limited, I had been out to the aviation grounds at Glenhuntley on the previous Sunday (Feb. 15) and arranged to 'fly' to Geelong.

"On Thursday morning (Feb. 19) I motored out to the aviation grounds early, as it was necessary, on account of urgent business matters, to get back to Melbourne before lunch. I lost no time in getting aboard the machine, taking my portfolio of samples with me. We left the grounds at 11 o'clock, arriving at Geelong (a distance of 45 miles) at 11.28 A. M.

"An altitude of about 3,000 feet was maintained practically all the way across Hobson's Bay. As we neared Geelong. the sensation caused by the 'plane swooping down toward the ground and righting itself was a very pleasant one. The day was hazy, and the driver, after circling round for a few minutes, finally landed safely at the Harbour Trust Landing Ground, Geelong.

"Soon after landing I took a motor into Geelong to visit the trade, and. after transacting business, motored back to the Landing Ground again and set out for the return trip to Melbourne. We ran into a very strong head wind, making it more difficult. The trip, however, only took 35 minutes, and we reached Glenhuntley safely.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th May 1920

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FRANK R. CAPRON

An image of Frank R. Capron, formerly head of Frank M. Whiting & Co. :

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This image was published in the year of his death, 1898.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:07 pm

J. BULOVA Co.

An image of the J. Bulova Co. display exhibited at the convention of the American National Retail Jewelers' Association held at Cincinnati in 1922:

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One of the most attractive exhibits at the convention was one made by the J. Bulova Co. of New York. The booth was artistically decorated in blue velvet and satin. The feature of the exhibit was the $3,000 painting which was made for the J. Bulova Co. by Coles Phillips. This picture represents an original interpretation of "Time." Instead of typifying "Time" by the old man with the scythe and whiskers, the Bulova people have shown the figure of a beautiful young lady. She is shown in motion, undoubtedly going through some poetical dance. This painting will be used in the big national advertising campaign which the Bulova company has scheduled for this Fall and Winter to be shown in full colors in many of the most popular known publications. Another feature of this exhibit was a small bracelet watch, the case of which was smaller than an ordinary dime. The watch was studded with diamonds. A test was made to determine its time-keeping qualities, and it was found that the watch had a variation of only two minutes in five days. Jewelers all over the country were very much interested in this timepiece. Several of them were eager to get it for exhibition in their own show windows.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th October 1922

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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MARTIN S. SMITH

An image of Martin S. Smith, founder of the Detroit jewelry business, M.S. Smith & Co. in 1864:

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This image was published in the year of his death, 1899.

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THE INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION - 1885

An image of of the floor-plan for The International Inventions Exhibition held at London in 1885:

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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THE ROYAL HUNT CUP - 1911

An image of the Royal Hunt Cup - 1911, marked by Garrard & Co, Haymarket, London:

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Established in 1843, the Royal Hunt Cup is a flat handicap horse race, open to horses aged three years or older, run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile. The event takes place each year in June. The cup is retained by the winning owner.

The actual maker may well have been Edward Barnard & Sons. Barnard's were a key producer of important military, sporting, presentation, ecclesiastical and municipal silverwares, and Garrard one of their known customers.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:29 pm

THE HEDGES BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP

An image of the Hedges Butler Challenge Cup. It was offered each year, commencing in 1907, for competition in the United Kingdom as a prize for the longest distance flight, starting from London on a specified day. The competition was open to any kind of flying machines and balloons.

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This image is from 1908.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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LOUIS KUPPENHEIM

Some images of the Louis Kuppenheim factory at Pforzheim:

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These images are from 1908.

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SAUNDERS-LORIE & Co.

An image of the president, vice-president, and superintendent of Saunders-Lorie & Co. of Toronto :

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This image is from 1920.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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L.E. WATERMAN Co.

An image of the huge electric sign surmounting the L.E. Waterman Co. factory. The sign, with letters six feet high, was one of the most conspicuous illuminations of Lower New York:

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This image is from 1912.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:27 pm

GARRARD & Co.

An image of a cup and cover that was exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall in 1928:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36151&p=127644&hilit=IMPROVING#p127644

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:31 pm

THE GOLDSMITHS & SILVERSMITHS COMPANY

An image of a cup and cover that was exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall in 1928:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36151&p=127644&hilit=IMPROVING#p127644

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:59 am

HERMAN STRAUS & SONS

An image of the window displays of jewelry and silverware at the department store of Herman Straus & Sons of Louisville, Kentucky:

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This image is from 1909.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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BARZILLAI BENJAMIN

An image of a silver tea set made by the Bridgeport, Connecticut silversmith Barzillai Benjamin in 1815:

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This image is from 1915.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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TROPHY BY HAMMERSMITH & FIELD

An image of a trophy made at San Francisco by Hammersmith & Field:

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This image is from 1904.

Winning the Trophy

To say that the work of the Louisville Commandery No. 1, the champion corps in the competitive drill of the Knights Templar during the recent conclave in San Francisco, was worthy of the trophy is but just praise for both. The Kentuckians were wonderfully well trained, and the prize, a punch bowl, of more than ordinary beauty and artistic merit. It is of hand-beaten copper, gold lined, ornamented with Indian arrow-heads, silver shields, spears, war-hammers, targets, scalps, and other Indian trappings bound in place with silver thongs. The handles of the bowl and the ladle are of deer horns. The cups and salver are of the same material and workmanship. It was designed and executed in San Francisco by Hammersmith and Field and is, as an easterner said, thoroughly westernesque.


Source: Sunset Magazine - October 1904

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39666&p=110635&hilit=hammersmith#p110635

and: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36661&p=129062&hilit=hammersmith#p129062

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Mon May 30, 2016 7:29 am

An image of the 'Star of Africa', a diamond weighing 516½ carats, following its setting into the King's Sceptre by the Crown jewellers, Messrs. Garrard & Co. of Haymarket, London:

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This image is from 1910.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:03 pm

An image of the logo of the New England Manufacturing Jewelers & Silversmiths Association:

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This image is from 1912.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:23 am

JOHN H. GAULT

An image of John H. Gault:

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This image was published in 1907, the year of his death.


John H. Gault, who died recently, August 21, 1907. was born in Port Carbon, Pa., in 1869. He was of very studious habits and mastered several languages in his “teens.” At the age of 17 he took charge of the White Metal Department of the Hen Fruit Jar Company, of Philadelphia. About five years ago be commenced the manufacture of table silverware, and two years later perfected and patented the process of making seamless silverware, which revolutionized the manufacture of that ware in this country and greatly surprised the large silverware manufacturers of the United States. He was very shy and retiring, though intensely self-reliant, choosing rather to overcome the obstacles and opposition he met by the might of his own abilities; to suffer and be silent than to call upon those nearest and dearest to him for help or sympathy, which also made it difficult to sound the depth of his abilities.

These traits in his character were so strongly marked that they had a very serious effect upon his health. and before his friends were aware of it he had developed a fatal case of quick consumption, which resulted in his death at a period of his life that he should have been in the flower of his ability and usefulness.


Source: The Metal Industry - December 1907

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