South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:09 am

SALTERS & Co.

123, Main Street, Port Elizabeth

Established in 1915.

Noted in 1927 as having 4 employees.

Salters & Co. was a branch of Katz & Lourie of Johannesburg, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15236&p=102135&hilit=katz#p102135


Salters & Co., 123 Main Street. R. A small firm of jewelers, watchmakers, and opticians. Established 1915. Head office, Port Elizabeth. No branches. Employees, 4. Traveling representatives, nil. (Salters & Co. is a branch of Katz & Lourie, of Johannesburg, with Isaac Salters as attorney and interested in local business. Obtains their stock from Katz & Lourie, Johannesburg.)

Source: Hearings before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations - United States Department of State - 1929

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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ELSE WONGTSCHOWSKI

Rosebank Mews, 175, Oxford Road, Johannesburg


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E. Wongtschowski - Johannesburg - 1958

Else Wongtschowski (née Reinheimer) (a.k.a. Else Wong) received her training in Frankfurt in the early 1930's. Arriving in South Africa in 1936 she spent a period of time working for Kurt Jobst before setting up on her own account.

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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FRANK & HIRSCH

Johannesburg


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Frank & Hirsch - Johannesburg - 1958

The business of brothers-in law's, Fritz Frank and Helmut Hirsch.

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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HAGLUND (Pty.) Ltd.

Kruis Building, Corner of Kruis and Harries streets, Johannesburg


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Haglund [Pty.] Ltd. - Johannesburg - 1958

The business of Birger Haglund (b.1918, d.2006), a Swede, was founded in 1948. The business was acquired in 1953 by Hans Georg Blum and Rolf Waizenegger, German cousins who both received their training at Pforzheim. Blum and Waizenegger were later joined by Geophrey Foden (1973) and Marchand van Tonder (1981) as partners in the business.

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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H.C. BIDDLE

108, Main Street, Port Elizabeth.


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H C Biddle - Port Elizabeth - 1893


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H C Biddle - Port Elizabeth - 1896

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:26 pm

A listing of jewellers who were members of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce in 1911:

J.W. Jagger & Co. (Wholesale) - P.O. Box 471 - Telegraphic Address: 'Damask' - Telephone Number: 12
W.E. Burmester & Co. - P.O. Box 1008 - Telegraphic Address: 'Burmester' - Telephone Number: 161
Mappin & Webb, Ltd. - P.O. Box 3055 - Telegraphic Address: 'Desdijeron' - Telephone Number: 796
Sampson Marks & Co. - P.O. Box 918 - Telegraphic Address: 'Desirable' - Telephone Number: 1229


Source: Commercial Year Book - Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce - 1911

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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INTERNATIONAL SILVER Co.


Connecticut

W. A. Henderson, a representative of the International Silver Co., who has had charge of their business in South Africa for the past six years, visited the Meriden factory, last week. Mr. Henderson says business in his line is practically suspended in South Africa owing to the Boer war. He was in Johannesburg when hostilities began.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th May 1901

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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ADOLPH MENDELSSOHN

Johannesburg


FINDING A BANK-NOTE

Adolph Mendelssohn, a wholesale jeweller, of Johannesburg and Hatton-garden, was charged at Bow-street with stealing a £5 note belonging to Mr. T. T. Holford, of Coram-street, W.C. The accused found the bank-note on the pavement in High Holborn, and the evidence showed that when he paid it into his bank he said he had found it, and wanted it to be identified. Sir Albert de Rutzen said this showed that there was no intention to commit a fraud, and the accused would be discharged without any stain on his character.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 13th May 1904

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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FORSYTH & Co.

165, Church Street, Maritzburg


FROM NATAL TO THE NATAL; THE PLATE PRESENTED BY THE COLONY TO THE CRUISER

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The plate, which was presented to H.M.S. Natal on Monday by the Hon. Sir William Arbuckle, Agent-General for Natal, was the outcome of a popular subscription started in the Colony last autumn, and limited to one shilling for adults and three-pence for children. All the article, save the ship's bell, are of solid silver, the centrepiece alone weighing 536oz. They were made by Messrs. Forsyth and Co., jewellers, Maritzburg.


Source: The Graphic - 27th April 1907

See: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... yth#p80319

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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AMSTERDAM DIAMOND CUTTING WORKS (Ntl.) (Pty.) Ltd.

Amsterdam House, West Street, Durban and Johannesburg



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Amsterdam Diamond Cutting Works - Durban and Johannesburg - 1950

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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L. EGLY

132, High Street, Vryheid


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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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SPEIGHT

Cape Town


To Capetown

Mrs Speight, daughter of the late Mr J. H. Sheehan, leaves Sydney on July 20th to join her husband in Capetown. Mr Speight, who went to South Africa some 15 months ago, was lieutenant in Thornycroft's Light Horse, but resigned his commission two months ago to open business in Capetown as jeweller.


Source: The Singleton Argus - 16th July 1901

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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THOMAS ALFRED GADSDEN

Natal?


MISSING RELATIVES
This column is open for genuine cases of Missing Relatives only, but not for runaway husbands and wives. Persons inquiring must write very distinctly, and express themselves clearly in giving particulars, and must state relationship. The name and address of inquirers must be given for publication, in each instance. Foreign and Colonial papers are requested to copy.

GADSDEN.—Miss Faith Vivian Gadsden, c.o. James Hancock, Esq., Pleasant View, Sneezewood P.O., East Griqualand, Cape Colony, seeks relations of her deceased father, Thomas Alfred Gadsden, sailed from London, to Natal March-June, 1863, an Irishman, and had been a jeweller in Paris.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 23rd February 1907

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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C. COATES

Capetown, Port Elizabeth, Birmingham (England), Capetown, Adelaide and Murray Bridge (Australia)


Mr. C. Coates, who is about to commence as a jeweller in Murray Bridge was apprenticed to Messrs. Mendelsohn & Co., Capetown, in 1908. From thence he went to Messrs. Joseph & Co., Port Elizabeth, and later to Birmingham to finish his improvership. After serving with them for a considerable time he returned to Capetown, where he set up in business as a wholesale watchmaker until he opened a jewellery business, which he unfortunately had to sell on account of ill health. Mr. Coates arrived in January, 1920, in Adelaide, where he has been in business as a wholesale watchmaker ever since. Mr. Coates is the possessor of valuable testimonials in regard lo his ability as a watchmaker and his personal character. He recently became engaged to Miss L. Pontt, of Birdwood.

Source: River Murray Advocate - 17th June 1921

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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BOERS AND THE UNION JACK

A Birmingham jeweller has just had an extraordinary demonstration of the bitter feeling which exists against the English flag among the Boer officials of Johannesburg. He recently sent out a number of small brooches bearing the Union Jack in coloured enamel. He now learns that as the result of the flag appearing on them they have been confiscated by the Boer authorities.


Source: The Weekly Mail and News of the Week - 24th April 1897

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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ISAAC GOLDFIAM

Johannesburg


Buying Gold In Africa

It Is dangerous to purchase unwrought gold or rough diamonds in South Africa from any but the recognised dealers In those articles. Isaac Goldfiam, a Johannesburg jeweller, charged with purchasing from a police officer a quantity of unwrought gold valued at $3,000, has been sentenced to 18 months’ hard labor, and to pay a fine of $1,500. The purchase did not, actually take place, and the point was reserved for argument before the Transvaal supreme court as to whether the agreement to purchase was an offence.


Source: Perth Amboy Evening News - 21st December 1904

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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VIJAY MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS

528, Church Street, Pietermaritzburg


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Vijay Manufacturing Jewellers - Pietermaritzburg - 1947

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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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K.M. LODHIA & Co.

106, Prince Edward Street, Durban


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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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A.G. TIPNIS

120, Grey Street, Durban


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Re: South African and Rhodesian Silversmiths

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SONI MOOLJEE HIRJEE

169a, Grey Street, Durban


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Soni Mooljee Hirjee - Durban - 1947

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