Adie & Lovekin Ltd made unique and exclusive silver items during the late Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau era. The varying items included babies rattles, bookmarks nurses’ buckles, peppers and salts, button hooks and pin cushions. There pin cushions were particularly unique, their speciality being animal shaped pin cushions such as swans, elephants, pigs, and even camels.
The company was made up of Alfred Lovekin (1844-1912) and James Adie (1840-1913).
The firm began business circa 1863 as Adie & Lovekin, and it is said that it originally had its base at Snape Street, Hockley, Birmingham. They also had a factory in Regent Street, Hockley, Birmingham. In 1894 Adie & Lovekin commissioned Mansell & Mansell to design a new factory at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham which later became known as ‘Trafalgar Works’.
It was in 1889 on the 13th of April when the firm became officially registered as Adie & Lovekin Ltd.
They entered various hallmarks at the Birmingham Assay Office (1879, 1902, 1906) and the Chester Assay Office (1883, 1909).
Adie & Lovekin Ltd ceased trading around the late 1920s.
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