In the early days the company was known for a wide range of silver plated trinkets and cutlery and the like. Possibly they succeeded to William Ainsworth (active in 1872 at Ford Street, Birmingham) 1849-1855 1855-1872 JAMES ALLAN & COJAMES ALLANSheffield Active in Sheffield from 1849 to 1872 as manufacturer of Britannia Metal wares. Adie started the business in 1890 at Lion Works in Warston Lane, Birmingham. The partnership was dissolved in 1895 and the business was continued under the same style solely by William Ainsworth.
The "&Co" was dropped in 1855 CHARLES JAMES ALLENALLEN & DARWINLondon & Sheffield Charles James Allen & Sidney Darwin trading as Allen & Darwin.
Bicycle accessories were a later and highly successful line for many years. His address was Wicker St (1849-1851), Andrew St (1851-1855) and Johnson Lane (1855-1872).
From 1327 onward, it became an offence to sell any precious metal in Great Britain and its territories without appropriate hallmarks.
This long history of British hallmarks makes our hallmarking system one of the most highly structured and respected in the world.
British Silver Hallmarks were first introduced in 1327.
After this date, it was an offence to sell any precious metal without the appropriate hallmarks.
ADIE BROTHERS LTDBirmingham The firm was incorporated in 1906 joining the firms of Mc Kewan & Adie (manufacturing jewellers, gold and silversmiths) and E. Active at Portland Works, 55 Arundel St, Sheffield (1898-1912). The firm, active in High St, Paisley, became Arthur & Fraser (1849), Arthur & Co (late 1850's) and Arthur & Co Ltd (1878).
It had manufacturing premises in Birmingham and London C. Listed at 7 Hatton Garden, (1893-1894) and 12 Bartlett's Buildings, London (1897-1900). ARTHUR & CO Ltd Glasgow (possibly) A retailer business started in 1837 by James Arthur.
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