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Information Regarding J.W. Benson Ltd.

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:04 am

A topic for recording information regarding S.S. & J.W. Benson (Benson Brothers), J.W. Benson, and J.W. Benson Ltd., of London.

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J.W. Benson - London - 1893

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J.W. Benson - London - 1912

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Examples of the work and mark of J.W. Benson Ltd.:

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J.W.B.Ld - London - 1935

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J.W. Benson, Ltd. - London - 1910

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S.S. & J.W. Benson - London - 1854

The business of the brothers, Samuel Suckley Benson and James William Benson.

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Messrs. J. W. Benson, Limited, the well-known watchmakers of Ludgate Hill and Old Bond Street, have by special warrant been appointed watchmakers to His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia.

Source: The Navy & Army Illustrated - 20th December 1902

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J.W. Benson, Ltd. - London - 1907

'PORTLAND'

'IMPERIAL PLATE'

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Postby dognose » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:37 am

His Majesty the King of the Netherlands has appointed Mr. J. W. Benson, of Old Bond Street and Ludgate Hill, goldsmith and watchmaker to the Royal Court.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th October 1882

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J.W. Benson Ltd. American trade mark registration 1906:

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J.W. Benson, Ltd. - London - 1906

'ANKH'

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J.W. Benson - London - 1863

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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:03 am

Time and Time-tellers. By James W. Benson (Hardwicke)—Visitors to the International Exhibition of 1862 will remember Benson’s great clock which stood under an architectural dome in the main avenue, struck the hours and quarters, and gave the time to the other clocks in the building. The maker of that clock, Mr. Benson, of Ludgate Hill, thinking that a plain statement of facts about clocks and watches might be useful to many persons who possess timekeepers, has produced the very well written and instructive little book before us, both historical and practical. He gives us information about old dials, water-clocks, and ancient watches, with notes of numerous curious instruments for recording old Time’s progress. Among these are the Death’s-head watch Which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots, the monster watch worn by Oliver Cromwell, Milton’s watch, and many others; incidentally introducing several entertaining anecdotes and, bits of old-world history. Then we have a complete account of modern clocks and watches, with explanations as to their different modes of action, their manufacture, and other particulars; after which are notices of the most celebrated turret clocks, as those at Wells Cathedral, St. Paul’s, and old St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet Street, the hours of which were struck by two mechanical giants. This specimen of ancient ingenuity is it seems, still in existence, having been purchased by the late Marquis of Hertford, and placed in the grounds of the Regent’s Park villa erected for that nobleman by the late Decimus Burton. Every section of the book is illustrated with engravings and explanatory diagrams; and the book itself is a pleasing instance of literary Work from the pen of a practical manufacturer—another instance, if any were needed, of the intimate connection between artistic and mechanical operations. Mr. Benson’s work is thoroughly well done in every particular, and in none so thoroughly as a the avoidance of anything approaching puffery or self-laudation. He nowhere sets himself up as the best watchmaker, the most scientific of clockmakers, or even as the inventor of the well-known chronograph for marking the time of races and other events to the twentieth part of a second; but he everywhere seems anxious to produce—as he has produced—the best popular and practical treatise yet published on watch and clock making.

Source: The Christmas Bookseller - 1875

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SHOW-CASE ROBBERY

Charles Richards, a labourer, with no home, but who was dressed in a canvas jacket and trowsers which are usually given to vagrants who tear up their own clothes while seeking nightly shelter in the casual wards of the unions, was placed at the bar at Guildhall, before Mr. Alderman Besley, charged with wilfully breaking a large pane of plate-glass in a show-case belonging to Mr. Benson, watchmaker and jeweller, of Ludgate-hill, and stealing therefrom a pair of plated spoons, value 12s. William Francis Vallat, assistant to Mr. Benson, said that about half-past eleven o'clock that morning he heard a smash of glass outside the shop, and went to see what damage had been done. He found that a sheet of plate-glass in the show-case, value 22s., had been smashed, and two plated spoons had been taken from the case. Shortly afterwards the police-constable same up with the missing spoons, and the prisoner in custody. The spoons produced were his employer's property, and their value was 12s. The prisoner was remanded.


Source: The Brecon County Times - 6th February 1869

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J.W. Benson - London - 1870

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DASHED AWAY WITH WATCHES

A man smashed one of the windows of Messrs. Benson, the jewellers, at Ludgate- hill, yesterday afternoon. Then seizing a number of gold watches, he rushed away with them. He was, however, seized by a passer-by and handed over to the police.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 19th May 1906

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J.W. Benson Ltd. - London - 1918

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GOLD CASKET FOR HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK

It will be remembered that during the recent visit of the King of Denmark to the City the Corporation of the City of London presented his Majesty with an address of welcome, and afterwards decided that it should be enclosed in a suitable gold casket. After a severe competition, the order was entrusted to Mr. J. W. Benson, Ludgate-hill and Old Bond-street. The casket is of Renaissance design, and Mr. Benson is to be congratulated on the result of his labours, for both in design and manufacture much artistic taste has been displayed, and a work has been produced which is a worthy example of the London goldsmiths' art.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 7th October 1893

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J.W. Benson/Hunt & Roskell - London - 1897

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ROBBING WELL-KNOWN JEWELLERS

At the Mansion House, London, on Thursday Henry Toombs, a Putney youth, admitted stealing £53 and a valuable diamond ring from his employers, Messrs. Benson, jewellers, of, Ludgate Hill. It was stated that prisoner stole the money in October and proceeded to Paris, where he attempted to pawn the ring, and thence to Alexandria,where he robbed an English fellow traveller, and was sent to gaol. He was now sentenced to six weeks' hard labour.


Source: The Western Mail - 30th March 1894

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THE LONDON PRESS GOLFING SOCIETY CUP


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Among the many golf competitions held recently, one of the most interesting was that of the London Press Golfing Society at Acton. The prize offered was the handsome silver cup of which we give a photograph, presented to the society by Lord Burnham and the Hon. Harry Lawson. It was supplied by Messrs. J.W. Benson, Ltd.

Source: The Graphic - 2nd November 1907

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J.W. Benson, Ltd. - London - 1907

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