Day's Music Hall

Obscure reference to ‘Days Music Hall.’
  • 1893 Alteration: benches replaced with redundant seating from Days Music Hall, Birmingham.
  • The reference refers to the Empire Theatre, Smithford Street, Coventry.

Franco-Midland Hardware Company Limited

Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited, with a hundred and thirty-four branches in the towns and villages of France, not counting one in Brussels and one in San Remo.

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“I perceive that you have been unwell lately. Summer colds are always a little trying.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

Sherlock Holmes rubbed his hands with delight, and I stared with astonishment at our client. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“I am afraid that I rather give myself away when I explain.” said he. “Results without causes are much more impressive.”

Sherlock Holmes - Harris. Dr Watson - Price

“One is Mr. Harris,(Sherlock Holmes, an Accountant) of Bermondsey, and the other is Mr. Price, (Dr Watson, a clerk)of this town,” said our clerk glibly. “They are friends of mine and gentlemen of experience, but they have been out of a place for some little time, and they hoped that perhaps you might find an opening for them in the company’s employment.” (Hall Pycroft)

Arthur Pinner - Harry Pinner

“When I was speaking to the other chap in London, at the time that he laughed at my not going to Mawson’s, I happened to notice that his tooth was stuffed in this very identical fashion. The glint of the gold in each case caught my eye, you see. When I put that with the voice and figure being the same, and only those things altered which might be changed by a razor or a wig, I could not doubt that it was the same man. Of course you expect two brothers to be alike, but not that they should have the same tooth stuffed in the same way.” (Hall Pycroft)

Directory of Paris

This is a directory of Paris,’ said he, ‘with the trades after the names of the people. I want you to take it home with you and to mark off all the hardware-sellers, with their addresses. (Harry Pinner)

Note written by Hall Pycroft

Note which Arthur Pinner asked Hall Pycroft to write:

“I am perfectly willing to act as business manager to the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited, at a minimum salary of 500 pounds."

Newspaper Article

“It is a London paper, an early edition of the Evening Standard. Here is what we want. Look at the headlines: ‘Crime in the City. Murder at Mawson & Williams’s. Gigantic Attempted Robbery. Capture of the Criminal.’ Here, Watson, we are all equally anxious to hear it, so kindly read it aloud to us.” Read More...

Mawson & Williams

At last I saw a vacancy at Mawson & Williams’s, the great stock-broking firm in Lombard Street. (Hall Pycroft)
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Coxon & Woodhouse

  • Mr Hall Pycroft’s former place of employment.
Coxon & Woodhouse’s, of Draper Gardens, but they were let in early in the spring through the Venezuelan loan.

New Street, Birmingham

Mr Hall Pycroft stayed at a hotel in New Street, Birmingham.
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126B Corporation Street, Birmingham

126B was a passage between two large shops, which led to a winding stone stair, from which there were many flats, let as offices to companies or professional men.
Offices of the Franco-Midland Hardware Company Limited.
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17 Potter's Terrace, Hampstead, London

Address of the lodgings of Mr Hall Pycroft.
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Dr Watson's practice in the Paddington District

Holmes called on Watson at his home in the Paddington District to request his company on another ‘adventure’. This time in Birmingham.

Harry Pinner

He was very like the chap I had seen the night before, the same figure and voice, but he was clean-shaven and his hair was lighter.

Arthur Pinner

A middle-sized dark-haired, dark-eyed, black-bearded man, with a touch of the sheeny about his nose. He had a brisk kind of way with him and spoke sharply, like a man who knew the value of time.

Hall Pycroft

The man whom I found myself facing was a well-built, fresh-complexioned young fellow, with a frank, honest face and a slight, crisp, yellow moustache. Read More...

Sign of Four

The Sign of Four. Regarding the Sholto murder and the Agra Treasure and another novel in the Canon.

Mrs Watson

Dr Watson’s wife. Formerly Miss Mary Morstan (Sign of Four).

Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

“Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent." (Sherlock Holmes) (Study in Scarlet)
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