About Evald Nielsen

August 6th – Thorvaldine Marie Weimar, later Evald Nielsen’s wife, is born in Korsoer at
the westcoast of Sealand.

June 5th – Evald Johannes Nielsen is born in Stubbekoebing on the island of Falster.

April 1st – Evald Nielsen’s father, a coach builder, opens a workshop in Stege at the island of Moen. Later this year the father cuts an axe into his knee and is disabled.

In the spring Evald Nielsen’s father goes bankrupt. The family moves to Copenhagen.

Evald Nielsen’s father dies.
October 15th Evald Nielsen is apprenticed as press operator, later as steel engraver at the workshop of silversmith Aug. Fleron.

Evald Nielsen meets Marie Weimar; at Whitsun they picnic together for the first time.
October 15th Evald Nielsen finishes his education as steel engraver and continues to work at the workshop of Aug. Fleron.

Evald Nielsen gets a governmental scolarship and travels for a year with his friend Ejner Engberg. They are staying in among other towns Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt, Mainz, Köln, Erfurt, Zürich, and Paris. In Paris they visit the World Exhibition.

Evald Nielsen returns home and again works at the workshop of Aug. Fleron.

Evald Nielsen does his military service in the navy. January 22nd he becomes a father, as Marie gives birth to a son, Aage.

Evald Nielsen is travelling again, staying in among other towns Berlin, Frankfurt, Mainz, Köln, and Leipzig. In Berlin he follows lessons at Lehranstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseum for half a year, but it is uncertain whether this stopover is on this second travel or on his first travel 1900-1901.

Evald Nielsen is still travelling. He has a long stay in Paris.

In the autumn Evald Nielsen returns to Denmark. He og Marie marries.
October 20th Evald Nielsen opens a workshop and shop in an attic in 33 Kompagnistraede.

May 29th Evald Nielsen again becomes father, as Marie gives birth to another son, Bjarne.

Evald Nielsen moves his shop and workshop to 11 Raadhusstraede.

Evald Nielsen reports the hallmark ”EN” to Aedelmetalkontrollen (the Danish organization controlling the quality of silver and gold). He takes part in an exhibition of Danish handicraft products at the Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseum.

July 15th Evald Nielsen becomes a member of the Goldsmiths’ Guild of Copenhagen.

Until now Evald Nielsen has described himself as engraver or chaser. Now he starts calling himself silversmith. He has 14 employees at his workshop, and he has regular dealers in Skagen and Aalborg in the north of Jutland, Odense at Fuen, and Hamburg, Germany.

The workshop gets a motorized press and rollers, and the production of cutlery is

The firm now has around 20 employees.

March 15th Evald Nielsen is elected as master of the Goldsmiths’ Guild of Copenhagen.
He leases premises in 21 Vester Voldgade (close to Raadhuspladsen, the main square in Copenhagen) and establishes a shop and workshop. The new shop opens 10 days before Christmas. The shop and the workshop in Raadhusstraede carries on.

Evald Nielsen’s organizing work is spreading. August 30th the Faellesraadet for Foreninger inden for Guld-, Soelv- og Pletvarebranchen (Joint Council of the Gold-, Silver- and Platewaretrade) is established on the initiative of Evald Nielsen and he is elected the first chairman. November 16th he is elected as chairman of the newly established Dansk Guldsmedemesterforening (The Union of Danish Goldsmithmasters).

In the tax year 1921-22 Evald Nielsen has his best income during all his years as businessman.

In the spring Evald Nielsen’s oldest son Aage Weimar-Nielsen finishes his education as
silversmith in the firm Grann & Laglye.

In April-October the large Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne takes place in Paris. Evald Nielsen participates, and the firm is awarded a gold medal. Evald Nielsen travels to Paris to witness the exhibition himself.

The firm gets notice to quit Vester Voldgade, but gets off by taking the owner to court. The notice is declared invalid and cannot take effect until 1928. In the meantime Evald Nielsen buys the property 5 Nygade to be taken over at November 29th. Nygade is part of the main shopping area in Copenhagen.

August 12th Evald Nielsen opens a new shop at the first floor in Nygade 5, as the ground
floor is let out.
Aage Weimar is attached to the firm as silversmith and designer.
Foreningen for Kunsthaandvaerk (The Danish Handicraft Association) arranges a travelling exhibition in the USA. Evald Nielsen takes part with several pieces of work, among them apparently designs by Aage Weimar. Some of these are bought by the Gallery of Art in Omaha.

In the spring Evald Nielsen’s youngest son Bjarne Weimar ends his apprenticeship as
chaser learning the trade by chaser Carl Moeller.
From April 1st and the rest of the year the large World Exhibition in Barcelona takes place. Evald Nielsen is one of the Danish exhibitors, and the firm is awarded with a Grand Prix.
From October 26th  to November 10th the Goldsmith’s Guild of Copenhagen marks its 500 years jubilee with a large exhibition. Evald Nielsen takes part and is showing among others works designed by Aage Weimar.
The jubilee is celebrated at November 7th, and Evald Nielsen is awarded with an order of chivalry by the Royal House of Denmark.

The firm opens a new workshop in 7 Ny Vestergade some hundred meters east of she shop in Nygade.
Bjarne Weimar is attached to the firm as designer.

The ground floor in 5 Nygade becomes vacant. Evald Nielsen starts a rebuilding, and at
September 24th he opens a new and modern shop. At the same time he is closing down in  Vester Voldgade and Raadhusstraede, gathering all his activities in 5 Nygade and 7 Ny Vestergade.

Evald Nielsen takes part in the World Exhibition in Brussels. The firm is awarded with a Grand Prix.

In May Evald Nielsen kicks his son Aage Weimar out of the firm after disagreements.

Evald Nielsen takes part in an exhibition in Paris and is awarded Grand Prix and diploma of honour for both jewellery in gold and silver works.

June 5th – Evald Nielsen’s 60 years birthday.
The firm is represented at the World Exhibition in New York.

Evald Nielsen’s silver jubilee as master of the Goldsmiths’ Guild of Copenhagen is celebrated at March 15th. He is made honorary member of the guild.

October 20th Evald Nielsen keeps the 40 years jubilee of his firm.
November 16th his silver jubilee as chairman of Dansk Guldsmedemesterforening (The Union of Danish Goldsmithmasters) is celebrated.

Evald Nielsen retires as chairman of Dansk Guldsmedemesterforening (The Union of
Danish Goldsmithmasters).

Evald Nielsen continues to cut down on his organizing work. December 2nd he resigns as chairman of Faellesraadet for Foreninger inden for Guld-, Soelv- og Pletvarebranchen (Joint Council of the Gold-, Silver- and Platewaretrade).

April 20th Evald Nielsen retires as master of The Goldsmiths’ Guild of Copenhagen and is
appointed honorary master.

June 5th – Evald Nielsen’s 70 years birthday.

April 22nd – Marie dies of a lung cancer.

June 5th – Evald Nielsen’s 75 years birthday.

At October 20th the gold jubilee of the firm is celebrated.

May 12th Evald Nielsen dies, 78 years of age. Bjarne Weimar carries on with the firm.
In October the workshop in Ny Vestergade is let on lease to Ejnar Olsen. The seven employees proceeds with the new boss. The workshop still supplies the shop in Nygade.

Ejnar Olsen is forced to close down the leasing of the workshop in Ny Vestergade. The workshop is sold to Helge Hansen, who already has a workshop in Roedovre (a suburb west of Copenhagen). As part of the deal he takes over hallmarks, moulds etc. and the right to use the Evald Nielsen-mark. Helge Hansen supplies the shop in Nygade.

In spring Helge Hansen closes down the workshop in 7 Ny Vestergade and concentrates his activities in Roedovre. His deliveries to the shop in Nygade carries on.

In March Bjarne Weimar closes down the shop in Nygade and sells the property. Helge Hansen continues with the workshop in Roedovre as Evald Nielsens Eftf. (Evald Nielsen’s Successor).

Aage Weimar dies.

Bjarne Weimar dies.

In November Evald Nielsens Eftf. is bought by silversmith Gregers Holt. He moves the workshop to Stenloese northwest of Copenhagen, where it can be found today.

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