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Now & Then: Abrecht Bird Jewellers

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Like father, like son. Peter Bird (left), current fourth generation with his father David Bird.

Friedrich Robert Abrecht, founder Fred Robt. Abrecht

Ken Styles, David Bird and Peter Bird

Fred Robt. Abrecht moved into York House on Little Collins Street as one of its first tenants in 1925 and remained there until the building closed in 1977 (pictured in 1953)

Peter Bird and his father David Bird in 1999

The Fred Robt. Abrecht office was subjected to a devastating robbery in 1910 – at the time, the largest Melbourne had ever seen – from which Friedrich Abrecht never fully recovered

Fred Robt. Brecht took over retailer Dumbrells Jewellers on Bourke Street during the Great Depression, saving it from closure

John Bird, founder of J Bird & Son

Friedrich Robert Abrecht's Certificate of Membership to the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce

The J Bird & Son workshop in 1949

The Abrecht Bird team today – (L-R) Greg John, Yuki Mathwin, Stephanie Tkalcevic, Eleanor Hawke, Kylie Beachley, Peter Bird and Leon Corn

delete this Image A timeline of Abrecht Bird Jewellers



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