Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

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Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:53 pm

A topic for recording information regarding Thomas Steele & Son of Hartford, Connecticut, and their earlier entities, Steele & Crocker, Thomas Steele & Co..

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If you have any details of the above company, advertisements, examples of their work, etc., anything that you are willing to share, then here's the place to post it.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_S6.html

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:44 pm

An example of the mark of Thomas Steele & Son on a spoon set manufactured by the Whiting Manufacturing Co.:

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STERLING - PAT. 1871

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T. STEELE & SON

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STERLING - PAT. APPL. FOR

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T. STEELE & SON - HARTFORD

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:17 am

The entry for Thomas Steele in Geer's Hartford City Directory for 1845:

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THOMAS STEELE, (late Steele & Crocker,) Dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Gold and Silver Spectacles, Silver Spoons, Plated and Britannia Ware. Exchange Buildings, 195 Main st. Watches of all kinds carefully repaired by experienced workmen, and warranted.

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:03 am

Schmidt & Fox is the name of a new jewelry firm in Hartford. They are the successors to A. H. Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt was for a number of years with T. Steele & Son, one of the oldest and best known concerns in New England. Mr. Fox was for many years with Ernest Schall.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 14th October 1891

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

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Schmidt & Fox - Hartford, Conn. - 1892

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:09 am

An image of W.A. Crosby:

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William A. Crosby learned the jewelry trade with Thomas Steele & Co., remaining with the firm around eight years from c.1860-1868, before leaving for Chicago.

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:53 pm

T. Steele & Son, the well known jewelers of Hartford, who have been in business since 1836, being about to retire to engage in other business, offer their entire stock of goods, lease of premises and all their elegant fixtures at a bargain. Their store is located on one of the most prominent thoroughfares of Hartford, and is regarded as the best stand in that city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - March 1887

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:18 am

Messrs. T. Steele & Son, an old jewelry firm of Hartford, Conn., closed out their business in the latter part of May.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - July 1887

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:54 am

The below notice may refer:

STEELE - At the residence of his Son-in-Law, Henry D. Atwater, No. 184 Joralemon-st., Brooklyn. April 10, Mary R., widow of Thomas Steele of Hartford, Conn., in the 89th year of her age. Funeral private. Internment at Hartford, Conn. Carriages will meet 12 pm. train from New York. Hartford papers please copy.

Source: New York Tribune - 11th April 1902

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

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Thomas Steele & Son - Hartford, Conn. - 1867

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby silverly » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:03 pm

Hartford Courant Advertisement:

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby silverly » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 pm

[quote="silverly"]Hartford Courant Advertisement: 1837

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:37 am

Arthur Benton Ryan, son of Michael A. and Almira E. (Carl) Ryan, was born March 2, 1855, in Danbury, where he grew up, attending the grammar and high schools. At the age of sixteen he removed to Hartford, where he began an apprenticeship at the jeweler's trade with Thomas Steele & Son. After five years he removed to Middletown, and in July, 1876, became associated with John L. Smith, jeweler of that city. Four years later he purchased the business and formed a partnership with C. Wyman Barrows. Later the firm included three proprietors, Ryan, Barrows, and Parker, and this association continued about twenty years. At the end of this period, Mr. Ryan sold his interests and removed to Boston, Massachusetts, where for a period of twelve years he was engaged in the manufacture of baking powder. This business he sold out and for some years operated a commission business, dealing largely in grocers' sundries. This business he also sold in 1912, when he returned to Middletown. Mr. Ryan is an active member, and was for some years deacon of the First Baptist Church, of whose Sunday school he was superintendent for twenty years. For several years he was vice-president of the Young Men's Christian Association, of Middletown, during which period its present handsome building was erected. Before removing to Boston, he served two years as an alderman in Middletown, and during the Progressive movement of 1912 he was a candidate on that ticket for representative. For a number of years he was a director of the Central National Bank, of Middletown.

Mr. Ryan married, September 25, 1879, Agnes Maria Sears, who was born July 15, 1855, in Hartford, third daughter of Hezekiah Kilbourn and Julia (Osborne) Sears, granddaughter of Calvin and Martha (Chapin) Sears. (See Sears line). The children of Arthur Benton and Agnes Maria (Sears) Ryan are: Stetson Kilbourn, secretary of the State Board for the Education of the Blind, and deacon of the First Baptist Church, of Middletown ; Leonard Osborne, mentioned below ; and Arthur Benton, residing in South Farms, and now on the staff of the Middletown "Press."


Source: Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography - American Historical Society - 1923

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:46 am

Mr. Steele, the well-known Hartford jeweler, has just completed his residence, which is said to be one of the handsomest in the State.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - May 1878

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Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:48 am

Edward Hobun, a clerk with Thomas Steele & Son, jewelers, of Hartford, Conn., recently robbed his employers’ safe of some $1,500 worth of watches and made his escape.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - September 1878

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