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, Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:15 am
I don't think they are the same, these manufacturers marks are very specific down to the type of letters used and background used for the stamp. As you can see in these two examples both are different. If the manufacturer was only in to white metal work then there is a possibility that the mark has never been recorded anywhere.
If it was William Manton, there were two William Mantons in Brum in 1903, one listed as a silversmith , and the other someone who did gold & silverware, but seemed to be mainly jewellery. I think the former is most likely. If so, then in 1903, which is the possible date given previously, hw was at 103 Vyse St, which later became the Jewell Cafe in picture below (taken 1969)
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Remember getting my original Wedding Ring from the JQ,had to go into this hovel of a building,he was a friend of a friend,hard to see how such lovely things could be produced in those buildings but we were very happy with our rings...........lovely.
, Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:26 pm
I make two trips to the Jewellery quarter each year, the wifes birthday and our anniversary. I sometimes will make an extra trip at Christmas time. It used to be really cheap until a few years back when legislation stopped them selling to the public at trade prices. It never really was trade price, but it was a great deal cheaper than High St retail prices.