The First Century: The Story of a Canadian Company: Henry Birks & Sons 1879-1979

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The First Century: The Story of a Canadian Company: Henry Birks & Sons 1879-1979
Abstract
In 1879, Henry Birks (1840-1928) opened a gift shop in Montreal that specialized in retail sales of jewellery, gold and silver pieces, and clocks, advertising articles in silver plate as well as sterling silver. In 1893 he went into partnership with his three sons, William Massey, John Henry, and Gerald Walker, as Henry Birks and Sons. Shortly after, the company expanded outside Montreal. It purchased companies across Canada that supplied or manufactured gold and silver articles (in Ottawa in 1902 and 1911, Winnipeg in 1903 and 1913, Toronto in 1905, Vancouver in 1906, Montreal in 1907, Halifax in 1919, and Calgary in 1920) and opened branch stores across Canada and abroad (in London in 1925 and Antwerp in 1929).
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Henry Birks & Sons
Date
1979
Language
en
Citation
MacLeod, Kenneth O. The First Century: The Story of a Canadian Company: Henry Birks & Sons 1879-1979. Montreal: Henry Birks & Sons, 1979.
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