Harry Culman Jeweler  Hallmark:  Make in Honolulu HC

Hawaiian City Directory Listings
1903-04
Culman Harry, jeweler, r 1680 King
1905-06
CULMAN HARRY, jeweler, 1680 s King, r same
1910
CULMAN HARRY, Curios and Jewelry Fort cor Hotel,
1680 S King. (See right top lines and back cover).
1913
CULMAN HARRY, Curios and Jewelry Fort cor Hotel, r
1402 Alexander. (See right top lines and back cover)
1924
Culman Harry  r 232 Dewey av

Name:H Culman
Birth Year:1869
Birth Place:Pennsylvania

The 1913 Honolulu City Directory shows Thomas C. Dawkins as the Manager of Harry Culman Jewelers.   Mabel E. Benny was listed as Clerk.  Her son Benny, Richard N. bds 848 Young was listed at her residence.  Richard was known to work for Harry Culman from a very young age running errands and helping out in the business.  In 1923 Richard and Thomas Dawkins bought the business from Harry and changed the name to Dawkins Benny

1913
DAWKINS THOMAS C, Mngr Harry Cu1man, r 200 Dewey

Benny, Mabel E. clk Harry Culman, bds 848 Young

In 1923 HC Jewelers becomes Dawkins Benny Co. Ltd. although his obituary says 1919.  This may be true that the deal was made but not listed until later.


1924 Honolulu Directory
DAWKINS BENNY CO LTD Richard N Benny Pres
Wm Kramer Sec
Cecil G Benny Treas-Mngr Jewelry and
Curios 1112 Fort Tel 1483

1924
Benny, Cecil G. mngr Dawkins, Benny Co  r 1610 Liholiho


Richard Norman Benny
BIRTH4 Aug 1893
New South Wales, Australia
DEATH24 Jun 1959 (aged 65)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
BURIAL
O'ahu Cemetery
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
PLOTSection 15

HC (Harry Culman) and DB (Dawkins Benny) Honolulu

U. S. Deputy Marshal sterling badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.
Obverse of U. S. Deputy Marshal badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.  T-pin and Tube catch.

U. S. Deputy Marshal sterling badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.

Obverse of U. S. Deputy Marshal badge from Hawaii,
circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling. 
T-pin and Tube catch.

Example of a badge made by HC

1910 Directory ad on back cover.
Richard N. Benny obit 2
Richard N. Benny

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Benny

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