J. G. Graves
J. G. Graves of Westville, Durham Road, Sheffield, general merchants and manufacturers, and of Margaret Street, Sheffield, electro-plate manufacturers (1911); later a mail-order company.
ca.1894 Company founded.
1894 John George Graves, jeweller, Surrey House, Arundel street.
1906 Share prospectus. Directors are John George Graves, Riverdale, Sheffield; Alfred Edward Graves, Ashcliff, Ranmoor, Sheffield; Arthur Frederick Callum, 113 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield; and George Addy, Ranmoor, Sheffield, Merchant.
1906 Advertised under "Birmingham and Sheffield Warehouses" in Northampton
1911 Advertised in Sheffield as "electroplate and silverware manufacturers". Listed under General merchants and manufacturers, Watch and clock makers, Jewellers of Durham Road, and electro-platers of Margaret Street
1912 Offered the Graves motorcycle, made for the company by New Imperial Motors
1912 Offered Graves gramophones and also sold disc records; also pocket watches, rings, etc (see advert)
Possible agents/makers of the Sheffield Minor motorcycle.
1928 Offered Graves 3-speed bicycles(see advert)
1928 Agents for Heeley Motor and Manufacturing Co
1932 Incorporated as a public company; the business supplied goods by mail order, from its own factories and warehouses in Sheffield and from the manufacturers with which it had contracts; some of its shares were offered for sale; directors included John George Graves and Alfred Edward Graves, Arthur Wilson and Arthur Callum
1939 Application for recognition of charges under the Road and Rail Traffic Act, in relation to furniture, general stores, wares, etc
1939 Offered Graves Vulcan radios (see advert)
1939 Alfred Edward Graves (1870-1958), brother of John George Graves, was Director of a Mail Order Limited Company, living in Sheffield
1969 Company in voluntary liquidation
Sources of Information
- Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 04 January 1894
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 15 May 1906
- Northampton Directory
- Sheffield Directory
- Sheffield Directory
- Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 10 June 1929
- The Times 17 Oct 1932
- The Edinburgh Gazette 9 June 1939
- 1939 register
- The London Gazette 26 September 1969