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The business was founded by Francis Lambert I (born in 1778) in 1803 opening a shop selling jewellery and silver plate at 11-12 Coventry Street. The manager was William Rawlings, who in c. 1819 entered in partnership with Lambert renaming the firm Lambert & Rawlings.
In this period the firm manufactured on his own workshop situated on the corner of White Hart Court, Leicester Square all types of silver goods (except spoon and forks) using the marks entered at Goldsmiths' Hall by John Wrangham (foreman) and William Moulson (his assistant).
Francis Lambert died in 1841 and the business was continued by William Rawlings and Francis Lambert II (born 1810, son of Francis Lambert I) with his mother Caroline (dead in 1860) as sleeping partner (Francis Lambert II was apprenticed to his father in 1825 obtaining his freedom in 1832).
In 1851 the firm participated to the London Great Exhibition with an impressive group of silver. A similar group of silver was sent to the International Exhibition of 1862.
The partnership with William Rawlings was dissolved in 1861, few months before his death. Meanwhile, since Francis Lambert II was dead in 1856, the firm was managed by his brother George Lambert (born 1823, second son of Francis Lambert I, obtained his freedom by service in 1845) under the name of Lambert & Co. The first mark of the firm was entered by George Lambert in 1868.
Four sons of Francis Lambert II were involved in the silver business: Francis Lambert III (born c. 1845, free by Patrimony in 1866), William Rawlings Lambert (born c. 1846, free by Patrimony in 1868), Herbert Charles Lambert (born c. 1852, free by Patrimony in 1873, senior partner of the family business in 1902, dead 1924) and Ernest Dechemont Lambert (dead in 1912).
George Lambert died on 12 September 1901 and quoting from his obituary "...was apprenticed to the Goldsmiths' Company in 1837, and filled the office of Prime Warden in 1887, of which circumstance he had a deep appreciation, as being the only apprentice who had attained that distinction for several centuries".
Following his death the firm was continued by Herbert Charles Lambert (son of Francis Lambert II) and his brother Ernest Dechemont Lambert.
In 1916 the firm was closed and absorbed by Harman & Co Ltd trading under the amended name of Harman & Lambert.

John Wrangham and William Moulson, London 1840 mark John Wrangham and William Moulson, London 1840, mark entered in 1822
They were the foreman and his assistant in the Lambert & Rawlings workshop situated on the corner of White Hart Court, Leicester Square
William Moulson, London 1841 mark William Moulson, London 1841, mark entered in 1840
George Lambert, London 1897 mark

George Lambert, London 1900 mark
George Lambert for Lambert & Co
The first mark was entered in 1868. Similar marks were entered in 1891 and 1896
Herbert Charles Lambert, London 1906 mark

Herbert Charles Lambert, London 1912 mark
Herbert Charles Lambert
The first mark was entered in 1902. Similar marks were entered in 1904, 1905 and 1912

Harman & Co, London 1937 mark

Harman & Co (J S Harman), London 1937 mark
Harman & Lambert, London 1969 mark

Harman & Lambert, London 1969 mark
Mark entered in 1953
Lambert & Co trade mark Lambert & Co trade mark Lambert & Co trade mark Harman & Co trade mark

Lambert: ancient advertisement

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