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Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co

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The Manufacturing Goldsmiths and Silversmiths' Company of 112 Regent Street, London

1880 Company established by William Gibson (d. 1913) and John Lawrence Langman (1846-1928), acquiring the premises previously used by John Joseph Mechi.

1885 The Manufacturing Goldsmiths and Silversmiths' Company won a gold medal for general exhibit of jewellery and plate

c.1894 Incorporated the Goldsmiths Alliance (see advert)

1898 The company was registered on 27 May, to take over the business carried on under the same title of goldsmiths and silversmiths, diamond and gem merchants, watchmakers etc. [1]

1914 Jewellers, silversmiths, diamond merchants, watch and clock makers. Specialities: diamond and gem jewellery, presentation plate, antique silver, military mess plate and trophies, watches, clocks, chronometers, dressing bags, etc. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1952 The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd was amalgamated with Garrard and Co Ltd.

1953 Garrard and Co, the Crown Jewellers, were part of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co until this year[3]

  • The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co had manufactories at Newcastle Place, Clerkenwell; Regent Works, Sheffield and Rue St George, Paris; it was a retailer of items supplied by various British gold and silver manufacturers (Martin Hall & Co Ltd, W & G Sissons, Wakely & Wheeler, William Comyns, Harrison Brothers & Howson, etc.)

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. See advert
  • [1] Silver Collection