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Postby dognose » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:45 pm

Diamond rings, pins, brooches and heirlooms valued at $10,000 were lost last week from the custody of the Long Island Express Co., having been shipped by the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., jewelers, of Boston, Mass., to Mrs. M. D. F. Hawley, of Thirteenth Ave., Brooklyn. The owner sent the jewelry to Boston to be cleaned and the firm, after the work was completed. shipped the package to Brooklyn by the Adams Express Co., which delivered it to the Long Island Express Co. The latter has offices at Bath Ave. and Bay 19th St., from which an expressman took the package to Mrs. Hawley’s house while she was out. As the maid did not have the change to pay the express charges, the man said he would take the package back to the office and thereafter it disappeared. Mrs. Hawley said the most valuable piece was a diamond cross given to her mother many years ago by Jenny Lind.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd November 1905

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:02 pm

Police and express detectives have failed to find the missing parcel of jewels sent from the store of Shreve, Crump & Low Co. to Mrs. D. S. Hawley, Brooklyn, N. Y., though a thorough search is still going on, and employes of several express and boat companies are under careful watch. The parcel contained, it is alleged. $15,000 worth of jewels that were left with the jewelry firm when Mrs. Hawley and her daughter were stopping at the Hotel Touraine. The bundle was turned over to the Adams Express Co. for delivery in Brooklyn.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd November 1905

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HENRY BIRKS BUYS U.S. JEWELRY FIRM

BOSTON - (AP) - Shreve, Crump and Low Co., Boston jewellers since 1800, will be merged into a U.S. subsidiary of Henry Birks and Sons Ltd. of Montreal, the president of the Boston company announced yesterday.

No financial details were disclosed in the announcement by Richard Shreve.

The deal is subject to the approval of Shreve stockholders.

It is the first U.S. acquisition for Birks, which was founded in 1879 and now runs a chain of retail jewelry stores across Canada.

Shreve said the two firms shared a "similar outlook and philosophy." both being "old, well established family firms."


Source: The Montreal Gazette - 25th September 1979

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:55 pm

J. Frank Hayward, with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., has returned from a fortnight's outing in Maine.

Hayward Macomber, with Shreve, Crump & Low Co., who has been making his home for the Summer at Hull, Mass., has returned to the city.

Harry G. Goward, salesman for Shreve, Crump & Low Co., has returned from his vacation, and is now at his homestead place. Lone Elm, Reading, Mass.

Windsor N. Cobb, who has accepted a position with a new San Francisco firm, left this week (Monday) for the Pacific Coast. Albert J. Strobel, salesman for the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., is to give up his position with that house and go to San Francisco, also to enter the employ of the new firm.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th September 1911

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Shreve, Crump & Low Co. - Boston - 1888

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According to an inventory of his estate, the late Charles H. Crump leaves property valued at $172,361, of which $163,710 is personal and $8,651 real holdings. Included in his estate are 850 shares in Shreve, Crump & Low Co. This stock is valued at $127,500.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd January 1918

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Shreve, Crump & Low, 1869 - Shreve, Crump & Low Co., 1919

The oldest jewelry house in Boston is that of Shreve, Crump & Low, Inc. It was established in 1800 and throughout its long career has always been a leader in jewelry circles. When the American Horological Journal, the original number of what is now The Jewelers' Circular, made its debut in 1869 the firm of Shreve, Crump & Low succeeded that of Shreve, Stanwood & Co., the new members being Charles H. Crump, whose entire business career was identified with the house up to the time of his death; George D. Low and William P. Shreve, a nephew of Benjamin Shreve. In 1888 the firm was incorporated as Shreve, Crump & Low Co., under the laws of Massachusetts with Benjamin Shreve as president, George D. Low as vice-president, C. H. Crump as manager and W. P. Shreve as treasurer.

In 1896 Benjamin Shreve died. Mr. Low succeeded to his position and trade activities, and Benjamin Shreve was elected vice-president. The latter has since been made assistant treasurer. Benjamin Shreve the father, died in Salem on Aug. 23, 1896, being at the time 83 years old. For several years he had taken no active part in the business, and after the removal of the business to the corner of West St. was in Boston but a few times. Before coming to Boston he had been in business in Saco, Me., with his brother, in Salem with his uncle, as S. B. and B. Shreve, and in New York as Kingsley & Shreve, at 22 Maiden Lane. In this place he had with him a brother and nephew who soon afterward went to San Francisco and established the house of G. C. & S. S. Shreve.

When in April, 1849, the store at the corner of Washington and Summer St. was occupied by Jones, Ball & Co. there was opened an establishment that was without an equal in the world, incredible as the statement may seem to those who do not now remember it.

After the fire of November, 1872, they gathered up the remnants of their stock and established themselves at 158 Washington St., where they remained until Dec. 8, 1873, when the new building was ready for them to occupy.

Soon after the death of John C. Gray, owner of the Washington and Summer Sts. block, the estate was sold to Harvard University, the owners of the adjoining building, and the whole was in 1889 rented to one tenant, obliging Shreve, Crump & Low to seek other quarters. The corner of Tremont and West Sts. was selected for the new location, on which was erected a six-story building that was occupied July 1, 1891.

The present officers of the company are: President, Dr. O. B. Shreve; vice-president, Richard D. Smith; treasurer, W. P. Shreve; directors, W. P. and O. B. Shreve, Richard D. Smith, W. A. Lee and A. W. Armington.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th February 1919

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Shreve, Crump and Low Company - Boston - 1922

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Shreve, Crump & Low Co., 147 Tremont St., have just made an extensive rearrangement of their large store, which permits of greater attractiveness and efficiency. The business office was moved from the first to the fifth floor, giving more space to the display of jewelry. On the second floor the silverware department is supplemented with accommodations for visitors. On the third and fourth floors are the Tiffany goods and antiques. Shreve, Crump & Low Co. are known all over America for their collection of antique furniture, mural decorations and bric-a-brac. Specimens are displayed from almost every part of the world. Many art students regularly visit the display to gain fresh ideas for their own designs. On the fifth floor is the mechanical department.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 28th November 1917

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The Death of Eugene S. Crump

Boston, Mass., Oct. 16.—The funeral of Eugene Stanwood Crump, son of C. H. Crump, of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., took place Monday, Oct. 9th.

The deceased was connected with the concern three years in the foreign goods department. He had been ill since May, and died Oct. 6th at the age of twenty-six. He was unmarried. The employes sent a handsome floral tribute.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 18th October 1893

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Shreve, Crump & Low - Boston - 1875

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Two men asked a messenger boy carrying a bag of silver for the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., to do an errand for them June 28 while they held the treasure. The boy obliged them but when he came back the men had gone with the bag. The boy was at the Park St. subway and stopped to rest when the two men came up to him remarking that he had a heavy load. He answered that the silver made it heavy. Then one of them asked if he would like to make 75 cents by running an errand across the street. "We'll hold the bag for you," the man promised. In the bag was a collection of silver which had been repaired by the Shreve Crump & Low Co. The value is put at $506.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th July 1920

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THE SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO. PRIZE FOR BEST TANDEM AT THE HORSE SHOW, BOSTON, MASS


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The beautiful trophy presented by the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston, Mass., to the Boston Horse Show, and given as a first prize for the best tandem, is as interesting a piece of silver as has been exhibited for some time. The prize, as will be seen from the illustration on this page, is most appropriate as a tandem trophy, and represents the goddess Victory seated in a chariot which is drawn in tandem fashion. The two horses are modeled from life, from the “Glorious Bonnie" and the “Glorious Connie," owned by T. W. Lawson, a well known citizen of Boston, who won the Blue Ribbons at the Madison Square Garden, Boston Horse Show and Brooklyn Horse Show for last year. The horses were modeled by permission of Mr. Lawson and in every detail are true copies in silver of the perfect specimens of horse flesh taken as models. The piece is in solid silver, beautifully chased, and is 24 inches long by 12 inches in height. It cost $1,000 and is considered one of the most artistic and valuable prizes that have yet been offered in connection with contests of this kind in Boston.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th May 1901

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Charles S. Patten has succeeded to the position of gold jewelry buyer and department head formerly occupied by the late Edwin H. Poor, for a number of years with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1906

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Postby dognose » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:03 am

William P. Shreve. of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., represented the Massachusetts Commandery of the Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States at the memorial services held at Trinity Church last week in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Bishop Phillips Brooks.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th February 1903

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By an order signed Friday by Judge Barrett, of the Supreme Court, in the suit of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston, Mass., against Edward Holbrook, Chas. H. Crump and Chas. W. Norton, a commission is to issue to Henry A. Alexander, of Paris, France, authorizing him to examine and take the testimony of Francis Fenwick, of that city, who is a witness on the part of the plaintiffs. The action, which was commenced in April, 1893, is for an accounting on the part of the defendants' who are trustees of the estate of Theron J. Blakeslee, an art and bric-a-brac dealer at 27th St. and Fifth Ave., who assigned in 1890.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 8th August 1894

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Postby dognose » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:33 pm

At Shreve, Crump & Low Company's store, corner of Tremont and West Streets, during the past week, there has been a large exhibition of artistic lamps and lamp shades from the Tiffany studios. Floral forms, in original and consistent designs have been used, which in themselves are works of art of a distinctly high order.

Source: American Art News - 11th March 1905

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ALWAYS READY TO SERVE

How Phillips Brooks Saved Much Jewelry, While Boston's Big Fire Raged


During the progress of the big fire in Boston, Phillips Brooks illustrated one marked phase in his character, and one of the grandest phases in the
character of any man or woman the willingness, the desire to serve, to help some fellow creature in distress. After seeing his own church on Summit street destroyed Mr. Brooks next went to the store of Shreve, Crump & Low, the well-known jewelers. Their doors were barred and their shutters up and no wonder. The store stood straight in the track of the flames, and already a large crowd, made up principally of roughs, had gathered in the anticipation of a chance to plunder and loot. Through this crowd Dr. Brooks made his way straight to the closed doors. His vigorous pounding finally gained him admission. Some of the men at the head of the affairs were friends of his. To them he said: "Gentlemen. I am here to do anything for you in my power. Make any use of me which is possible." So they loaded him down with diamonds and valuable jewelry. They filled his pockets, his hat, even his shoes. Again the door was unbarred and out through that crowd of roughs walked Phillips Brooks, carrying on his person valuables worth thousands of dollars. The act must have been suspected by the roughs, yet not a hand was put out to strike or even to touch him. Towering above them all, he inspired a respect or fear which proved a perfect protection. His magnificent courage, which did not know what fear was, enabled him to discharge his trust and leave the valuables in a place of safety.


Source: The Argus - 29th June 1893

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Shreve, Crump & Low Co. - Boston - 1898

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Shreve, Crump & Low Co. - Boston - 1908

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