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C. F. Hancock

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From the 1862 London Exhibition Catalogue

Jeweller and Silversmith, of Bond St, London

1849 Founded by Charles Frederick Hancock (b. 1807 in Birmingham).

C.F. Hancock, a previous partner in the firm of Hunt & Roskell, opened his own shop at 39 Bruton Street obtaining soon after a Royal Warrant of Appointment from Queen Victoria (advertising as 'successors of Storr & Mortimer').

The firm had a manufactory workshop (closed in 1897) adjoining his premises in Little Bruton Street and retailed jewellery and silver manufactured by silversmiths as Robert Hennel & Sons, Hayne & Cater, C.T & G. Fox and others.

1866 After the partial retirement of C.F Hancock, the firm continued its activity as Hancock, Son & Co. The partners were Mortimer Hancock (son of C.F. Hancock), Horatio Stewart and Henry John Dore.

1870 C.F. Hancock fully retired; the firm's name changed to Hancocks and Co. Charles Frederick Hancock junior (son of C.F. Hancock) entered into the partnership.

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  • [1] Silver Collection