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Postby dognose » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:41 am

Gold Loving Cups Presented to Presidents of United States and Mexico

Among the important presents and souvenrs which have been given to President Taft during his trip throughout the country, there are none more interesting nor more significant from a political standpoint than the solid gold cup presented to him during his interchange of courtesies with President Diaz of Mexico. For this occasion two beautiful 18-karat gold cups were given, respectively, to Presidents Taft and Diaz on the occasion of their meeting in El Paso, Tex., and Juarez, Mex. The cups, which are alike in most particulars, were designed and supplied by A. H. Richards, a jeweler in El Paso, and made by Simons, Bro. & Co., Philadelphia.

Both cups bear the seal of the United States in raised relief on one side, while the reverse bears the seal of Mexico. In the inscribed name of the recipient alone do the cups differ—one bearing the words “President William Howard Taft, 1909,” and the other, “President Porfirio Diaz, 1909.” The bowl of the cups stand about seven inches high and are supported by a slender stem. Each is inscribed “Token of esteem and appreciation from the citizens of El Paso, Tex., in commemoration of the meeting between Porfirio Diaz, President of the United States of Mexico, and William Howard Taft, President of the United States of America. Oct 16, 1909, El Paso, Texas.”

The cups are graceful in their simplicity and are beautiful products of the jeweler’s and engraver’s arts. It is to be regretted that the photographs of these cups, which were courteously offered to The Jewelers Circular-Weekly by Mr. Richards, who made them, were not sufficiently clear to permit of their being produced.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 17th November 1909

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Simons, Bro. & Co. - Philadelphia - 1909

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Postby dognose » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:50 am

Thomas Brainard Myerle passed away in West Chester, Pa., a few days ago. after an illness of several weeks, with a complication of heart troubles. He was 52 years of age. For many years the deceased had been engaged in the jewelry business in Philadelphia. During the past year he had been in the service of Simons. Bro. & Co. In his early life he resided in the south.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th January 1900

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:46 am

John F. Simons, in charge of the factory of Simons. Bro. & Co., has sold the property, 2215 Venango St., to Samuel W. Middleton, for $20,000.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th May 1901

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F. H. Carpenter joined the road staff of Simons, Bro. & Co. on Jan. 1.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd January 1894

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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:45 am

John Simons, of Simons, Bro. & Co., manufacturing jewelers, has departed for an extended vacation trip to the Thousand Islands and other New England and Canadian resorts and will not return until September.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th August 1908

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Postby dognose » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am

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Fred Allen, formerly with the Towle Mfg. Co., has accepted a position with Simons, Bro. & Co.’s branch house here.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 4th May 1892

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Simons, Bro. & Co. - Philadelphia - 1893

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Postby dognose » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:49 am

Simons Bros. & Co., jewelers. 616 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa., announce as follows:

"Desiring to concentrate our energies in the manufacturing of our specialties of sterling silverware, thimbles, gold-headed canes, etc., we have disposed of the retail departments of diamonds, watches, jewelry and cut glass to Messrs. J. D. Hoover and Edgar A. Smith, who have been associated with us for many years and who are well known to our customers. They will continue their branch of the business under the firm name of Hoover & Smith in the Chestnut street store formerly occupied by us, and for them we desire to bespeak the same favors which you have formerly extended to us.

"In connection with our manufacturing we shall continue the retailing of silverware with entrances from Chestnut and Sansom streets as before."

The above house is one of the oldest in Philadelphia and has enjoyed for two or three generations the best trade of the Quaker City. Messrs. Hoover & Smith merit the full confidence of the public.


Source: International Railway Journal - November 1901

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Frederick Simons, of Simons, Bro. & Co., in discussing the Dingley bill now before the United States Senate, says he believes that on the whole it will prove advantageous to the jewelry trade of the country. "At the same time," said he, "I signed a petition protesting against the passage of that portion of the bill relating to the increase of duty on imported watches, believing that the present duty of 25 per cent, is sufficient and that an increase would be an unjust discrimination. I think, however, the new diamond schedule will offset the contemplated increase on watches. Jewelers are strongly urging a reduction of the rate on gold leaf, silver leaf, aluminium leaf and composition or Dutch metal." Mr. Simons says business generally in the past few weeks has had a material and gratifying impetus.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th April 1897

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:12 am

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Boston patrons of Simons, Bro. & Co. received word from Edwin S. Simons, last week. that his customary trip to this city would be canceled because of the death of his brother, John F. Simons, which was announced last week. Much sympathy was expressed here by friends of the firm.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th December 1909

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Postby dognose » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 am

Frederick M. Simons, of the firm of Simons Bro. & Co., of Philadelphia, was married March 15 to Miss Marion, daughter of H.V. Lesley of Philadelphia.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - April 1883

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Simons, Bro. & Co. - Philadelphia - 1901

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Postby dognose » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:17 pm

The Peter L. Krider Co. have opened a new salesroom on the second floor of the Simons, Bro. & Co., building, 618 Chestnut St. Quite a novel effect is produced by the handsome electrically lighted sign that announces the entrance to the new rooms.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 20th March 1895

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Postby dognose » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 am

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There was a crash at the Columbus building when Simons. Bro. & Co.’s heaviest safe was being taken from the elevator. The operatives attempted to roll it onto the sixth floor without first locking the elevator in position. When part of the elevator had been released the elevator sprung upward, throwing the safe to the floor with an impact estimated at 18,000 lbs. Damage was limited to mosaic floor and ceiling below, the floor girders withstanding the strain.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 6th May 1896

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Simons, Bro. & Co. - Philadelphia - 1896

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:50 am

Simons Bros & Co., the Chestnut street jewelers, have obtained a verdict in the Common Pleas Court for $86.42, against Patton & Cobb, manufacturing jewelers, on Sansom street, in a suit for the recovery of the value of goods sold and delivered.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 18th February 1891

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Postby dognose » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:00 am

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A neat German silver badge, commemorative of his services in the bicycle corps in the late railway riots is worn by George Anderson, with Simons, Bro. & Co. Captain George Meehan, of the Meriden Britannia Co. ; Captain Philip Samuels, of Samuels Bros.; Cashier Samp, of Lapp & Flershem; and Peter Kier have returned to their business duties after an exciting month among the strikers.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 15th August 1894

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Re: Information Regarding Simons, Bro. & Co.

Postby silverfan » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:58 pm

I just saw that my post dated Dec.27 2017 has lost its photos. How can i complete the post again?
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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:55 pm

Hi Silverfan,

If you post the replacement images here I'll edit them into the original post.

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