Walter Thornhill Silversmith London
Firm established 1734 listed from 1838 as cutlers to the Queen. John James Thornhill, Walter's father gained reputation for his high quality of work andduring the second half of the 19th Century and since the 1851 Great Exhibition they won many prices. In 1895 when the firm became a limited liability company it was described as 'cutlers, gold and silversmiths, jewelers and manufacturers and dealers in dressing cases, traveling bags etc.'.
134 Bond St. London
1810 - 144 New Bond St.
1859 - Trading from 44 Cornhill St. as well
== Time table ==
1734 - Firm established by Joseph Gibbs (A Cutler)
1805 - Morley & Thornhill (John James Thornhill)
1823 - Thornhill Co.
1848 - John James Thornhill dies, His son Walter takes over business
1850 - Walter Thornhill 1850
1875 - Walter Thornhill & Co.
1895 - Ltd. added
1905 - Walter Thornhill & Co. the company stops manufacturing
1912 - The company closed and stopped trading.
Thornhill and co. No 338 made by Walter. London 1878.
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I would like to send my best wishes to my visitors, especially to my subscribers and to those who sent photos of rare whistles , as the McDonald by Burley and as this one and many more.
Happy New 2013 and may we find more stories and new whistles.
Bless you all and with this personal note, I may share with you some of my music, A Blues I sang few weeks ago and a new up coming double guitar album Equator.
The King's Own Beaufort whistle by J, Hudson & Co. was one of their top models here is another rare whistle, one known to the author, a numbered Fire Brigade whistle:
I shall bring much better photos in the next few days,
I thought this model was made since 1888 as far as I knew, but now I know better,
since this one has the 84 Buckingham St Stamp . so it was made 1882 to 1884.
I will bring new better photos .
sent to us few years back by one of are readers who is actually a Fire Man .
L: 10,3 mm
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