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Dobson and Sons

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of 110 New Bond Street, London, W

1760 Company established.

c.1814 Thomas Wilkinson founded a retail silversmiths and jewellers business.

1845 the business was continued by his son John Wilkinson in partnership with Henry Holmes Dobson (born 1798) under the name Wilkinson & Dobson.

1851 the partnership was dissolved and Henry Holmes Dobson continued the business under his own name at 32 Piccadilly.

1877 the firm's name was changed to Dobson & Sons when Thomas William Dobson (born 1824) and Henry Holmes Dobson II (born 1826) entered into the partnership.

1886 At the death of Henry Holmes Dobson II the business was continued by Thomas William Dobson until his death in 1905.

1905 The business was continued by Percy Holmes Dobson and Charles Westcott Dobson.

Two sons of Henry Holmes Dobson II were apprenticed to George Lambert. They obtained their freedom by service in 1885 (Arthur Edwin Dobson) and 1886 (Robert Holmes Dobson).

1914 Goldsmiths, silversmiths and diamond merchants. Specialities: antique and second-hand silver, animal models, medals etc., diamonds, presentation plate etc. Employees 10. [1]

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  • [1] Silver collection