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Joseph Gloster

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of Lion Silver Works, Hockley Hill, Birmingham. Telephone: Northern 1745. Cables: "Matchboxes, Birmingham"


  • 1880 Company established.
  • 1914 Manufacturers of silver goods. Employees 100. [1]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Silver E.P.N.S., "Aloid" and "Neusil" Cigarette Cases, lined "Shelley", "Nameloid", or "Perline" fitted with Patent "Metelas" Clips. Presentation Cups, Bowls, Tea Sets, and General Silver Goods. Birmingham Jewellers' and Goldsmiths' Association Member. (Stand Nos. J.43 and J.54) [2]

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  • [1] Birmingham Makers' Marks