Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:38 am

To Messrs. John Round and Son belongs the honour of having brought out the latest and most striking novelty in the silver trade. To the casual observer it is the ordinary centre-piece of the breakfast or dinner table—graceful in design, it is true, but not differing otherwise in appearance from what may be seen in dozens of show-rooms in the town. The turning of a small tap, however, at once brings the peculiarity of this centre-piece into notice. A thin jet of water is thus made to ascend from the ornamental figure on the top and to fall back in spray into the glass dish placed for the reception of flowers. The height of this jet may be regulated from twenty feet down to two inches by simply turning the tap to a greater or less extent. The principle of the thing is altogether different from that of the miniature fountains one sometimes sees in shop windows, and is simplicity itself when once it is explained. The water is forced from a receptacle in the bottom of the centre-piece by compressed air. It is said that George the Fourth could never make out how apples got into pies, and in like manner some people may wonder how the compressed air is introduced into the receptacle which holds the water. There is no practical difficulty, however, about it; when the water is exhausted the reservoir is simply replenished by means of a flexible tube provided for the purpose. The compressed air takes care of itself—it is safe to be found in its place when wanted. This contrivance is fully protected by patent, of which Messrs. Round and Son possess the sole right. Arrangements have been made for turning out any number of these centrepieces in a great variety of designs, and we may safely predict that in a short time their use will be almost universal.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1890

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:25 am

Known trade names used by John Round & Son:

ÆNEAS
THE ALLADIN
AMINTO
ARATOR
ARENEM
AVENA
BALAZO
BANDOLA
BEBARA
BELANZA
BENAROID
BEXRA
BURVIS
CADERA
CAJISTA
CAZURA
CHALLENGE
COPSI
DINGO
GALEZA
GODIVA
GONDOLA
HERMIT
KENDULAM
KORRELLO
LABARUM
MATADOR
MEDOVA
NOVENER
OHOOLA
ORION
PALADO
PANGORA
PENULAM
PIXIE
ROBEX
SAURIUM
SERLOSA
TRITON
TUDOROID
TUROSA
UNATUS
URANUS
VALARIUM
VENDAX
VENIA
VIBRONA

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:13 am

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John Round & Son, Limited - Montreal - 1907

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby MGArgent » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:53 pm

John Round & Son tazza or basket.

Base marked "J.R" (with a dot), Sheffield, Sterling, 1912, to the exterior side of bowl and "ALL THE ROUND", W1013, 7 underneath.

Handle marked with alternate "JR" mark (without a dot), Sterling.

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:08 am

Model of the Blackpool Tower by John Round & Son Ltd.:

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:37 am

The death is announced of Mr. John Round, of Sheffield. Mr. Round was the originator of the extensive silver-plating business carried on at Tudor Works, and which during the last three years has been conducted by "John Round and Son, Limited," Mr. Round acting as a director.

Source: The Birmingham Daily Post - 21st March 1877

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:35 pm

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John Round & Son, Limited - Montreal - 1906

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:33 am

SILVERSMITHS' STRIKE

£4 a Week!


The silversmiths employed by John Round and Son, Sheffield, have struck work because the firm have engaged non-Union men from Birmingham, who work at lower rates than prevail in Sheffield. As the firm belongs to the Federation of all the chief silversmiths in Sheffield, working on the lines of the Engineering Employers' Federation, there if a prospect of the dispute extending throughout the trade if the men persist in their action. The men on strike have lately been earning £4 a week.


Source: South Wales Echo - 17th November 1900

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:31 pm

An example of the work and mark of John Round & Son, a spoon, assayed at Sheffield in 1904:

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JR - Sheffield - 1904

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:34 pm

Another example of the work and mark of John Round & Son, King's pattern teaspoons, assayed at Sheffield in 1900:

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JR - Sheffield - 1900

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Re: Information Regarding John Round & Son of Sheffield

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:40 am

The annual report of the directors of John Round and Son, Limited, recommends a dividend at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum.

Source: The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent - 6th March 1877

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