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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:49 am

M.M. HENDERSON Ltd.

84 & 141-143, Argyle Street, Glasgow. 134, Princes Street & Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. Dundee. Aberdeen. Airdrie.


An example of the work and mark of M.M. Henderson Ltd.:

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M.M.H Ltd.


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M.M. Henderson Ltd. - Glasgow - 1935


Established in Coatbridge in 1886 by Matthew McLaren Henderson.

Converted into a limited liability company in 1925 styled M.M.Henderson Ltd.

Matthew Henderson retired at the age of 81 and passed away in 1947, but the family continued to expand the operation with Donald Henderson at the helm.

At height of its popularity the company maintained around thirty branches in Scotland. The company has just gone (February 2014) into liquidation after 128 years of trading in Scotland.

M M Henderson Limited entered their mark 'MMH' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:56 am

KERR & PHILLIPS

74, Buchanan Street, later, 25, Gordon Street, Glasgow


Example of the mark of Kerr & Phillips:

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K & P - Sheffield - 1907



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K & P - Chester - 1936


Kerr & Phillips were registered with both the Glasgow, Sheffield, and Chester assay offices.

In 1934 the business was in the hands of John Oliver Early.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GAVIN YOUNG

Old Broughton, Edinburgh


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Gavin Young - Edinburgh - 1850

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SUSAN CHAPLIN

Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Susan Elizabeth Chaplin:

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SC - Edinburgh - 2001

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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STEPHEN SMITH (Thomas Smith & Sons)

Edinburgh


ROYAL CUSTOMERS

BANKRUPT JEWELLER REFUSES TO DISCLOSE TRANSACTIONS


Stephen Smith, goldsmith and jeweller, of Edinburgh, who carried on one of the principal businesses of its kind in the Scottish capital, examined in bankruptcy, put his liabilities at £59,000, and the assets at £31,000. The bankrupt explained that he had sold great quantities of stock in auction rooms at a heavy loss, and had pawned several thousand pounds' worth, which he had not been able to redeem. An accountant, representing creditors, asked concerning some proposed transaction with the Royal Family concerning the royal wedding. Mr. Smith refused to answer the question, saying that during his fourteen years' dealings with royalty he had been repeatedly warned against making public these transactions. The Sheriff was asked for an order to answer, and eventually the information was disclosed privately.


Source: Monmouth Guardian and Bargoed and Caerphilly Observer - 23rd January 1914

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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R.W. FORSYTH, Ltd.

Renfield Street, Glasgow and Princes Street, Edinburgh


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R.W. Forsyth, Ltd. - Glasgow and Edinburgh - 1907

R.W. Forsyth, Ltd. entered their marks, 'R.W.FORSYTH Ltd/EDINBURGH & GLASGOW', 'R.W.FORSYTH LTD/GLASGOW & EDINBURGH', 'R.W.F.Ltd' and 'R.W.F.' with the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES CARR

5-7, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen


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JC - Birmingham - 1931




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James Carr - box detail

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James Carr - box detail

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James Carr - box detail


TRUST DEED FOR CREDITORS

JAMES CARR

I HEREBY give notice that JAMES CARR, who carries on business in the names of the ST. NICHOLAS PROPERTY & INVESTMENT COMPANY, NORTHERN INDUSTRIES AND BELMONT SECURITIES at 13 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, and who resides at 108 South Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, signed a Trust Deed for behoof of his Creditors in my favour on 11th May 1964.

All Creditors should lodge their claims with me within 14 days of this date and all Debtors are asked to make payment of their debts to me within the same period.

This notice does not refer to the underacted firms in which the said James Carr was a partner:

James Carr, Jewellers, 5/7 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen.
Carr Brothers, Manufacturing Jewellers, 1 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen.
W. S. Mitchell, Fishmonger, 104 Holburn Street, Aberdeen.
William Hunter, Confectioner, 78 Walker Road, Aberdeen.
Contract Furnishers, 461 Union Street, Aberdeen.
George McTavish, Decorators, 13 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen.
John Allan, Wholesale Fish Merchant, Broadsea Road, Fraserburgh.
Northern Confectioners, 510 Gt. Northern Road, Aberdeen.
Thomas McLean, Wine Merchant, 8 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen.
Mini Motors, Driving Instructors, 13 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen.

STEVEN L. HENDERSON, Chartered Accountant,
11 Golden Square, Aberdeen.
14th May 1964.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 15th May 1964


Established 1881.

James Carr was later (c.1946) in partnership with his brother, George, as Carr Brothers.

The firm were registered with the Edinburgh and Birmingham assay offices.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm

RICHARD JACK

Edinburgh


An example of the mark of Richard Jack of Edinburgh:

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RJ - Edinburgh - 1840

Although mostly known for the manufacture of medals and brooches, an inspection of the 1840/41 Duty Book reveals Richard Jack submitted twelve table forks for assay at the Edinburgh Assay Office on Friday 30th April 1841.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=157508#p157508

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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HUGH PENMAN

Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Hugh Penman of Edinburgh:

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HP - Edinburgh - HG

Hugh Penman served his apprenticeship under his father, Edward Penman.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM ROSS

16, High Street, Tain and Strathpeffer Spa


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William Ross - Tain - 1896

AKA William 'Ticky' Ross.

William Ross entered his marks, 'W.R', 'TAIN' (contained within an oblong), 'W.R above T' (contained within a heart and surmounted by a crown), and 'W·R' (contained within a heraldic shield), with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

William Ross died in 1948.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:13 am

ALEXANDER STEVENSON

86, Fountainbridge and 61, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh



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Alex. Stevenson

Alexander Stevenson entered his mark, 'A.S' with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:07 pm

DAVID STALKER

Eleven Ward Road, Dundee


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David Stalker - Dundee - 1939

David Stalker was late manager of Whytock & Sons of Dundee, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=78157&hilit=Whytock#p78157

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM JEFFRAY

Edinburgh


William Jeffray, an Edinburgh silversmith, flung himself over the Dean-bridge in that city, he being dead when picked up.

Source: The Pontypridd Chronicle - 30th March 1888

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 pm

PETER FORRESTER AND COMPANY

Edinburgh


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Peter Forrester and Company - Edinburgh - 1793


EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGE

No. 128.

Andrew M'lean V. Hammermen of Edinburgh. June 26, 1793

Exclusive Privilege.—A free craftsman cannot, by contract, communicate a share of the craftman's profit to a merchant or guild-brother who employs him.

Peter Forrester was a brother of the Merchant Guild of Edinburgh, and kept a hardware shop there, in which he dealt, inter alia, in selling watches on commission. To keep his watches in good condition, he, on the 18th of November, 1789, entered into a contract for a twelvemonth, with Andrew M'Lean, an old soldier, and a King's freeman, wherein M'Lean engaged to clean and repair watches for him, at a certain rate per week: M'Lean was to perform this service, in a part of Forrester's premises, adjoining to his shop.

The Corporation of Hammermen complained of this contract as an infringement of their privileges. If M'Lean were to be considered as a journeyman, engaged by Forrester, and receiving wages as such, Forrester was thus drawing the profit of master craftsman; which he had no right to do, being a guild brother only, and no craftsman. If, on the other hand, as the terms of the agreement seemed to indicate, the craftsman's profit was to be shared between the two, then M'Lean did wrong in packing and peeling with Forrester, an unfreeman, and thus communicating to him the benefit of his own privilege as a free craftsman.

The case came into Court by a suspension, at the instance of M'Lean, which was conjoined with an action of damages, at the Corporation's instance, against him and Forrester.

The Lord Ordinary (Abercromby), "Found that the said Andrew M'Lean is entitled to the privilege conferred by statute on officers, mariners, soldiers, and marines; but, Finds, that the said Andrew M'Lean is not entitled to communicate that privilege to the defender, Peter Forrester, an unfreeman, in the manner attempted to be done by the agreement betwixt the said Andrew M'Lean and Peter Forrester, of date the 18th November, 1790, narrated in the libel; and in respect thereof, Finds and declares that the said Andrew M'Lean has no right or title to carry on or practise the watchmaker or clockmaker business, in any of its branches, in the shop of the said Peter Forrester, or Peter Forrester and Company, or in any house or shop within the liberties of the city of Edinburgh, for behoof of the said Peter Forrester, or Peter Forrester and Company, in terms of the said agreement; and, therefore, prohibits and discharges the said Peter Forrester, or Peter Forrester and Company, from allowing or employing the said Andrew M'Lean to work at the clock and watchmaking business for them, or for their behoof, either in their said shop and house, or in any other shop or house within the city of Edinburgh, or liberties thereof, in virtue of the said agreement: Finds the defenders liable in damages and expenses, and appoints an account thereof to be given in."

Two successive petitions, reclaiming against this interlocutor, were refused, without answers (20th June, and 9th July, 1793.)

For M'Lean, John Patison.


Source: Decisions of the Court of Session, 1781-1822 - David Hume - 1839


Peter Forrester and Company was the partnership of Peter Forrester and his brother, Francis.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm

STEVENSON & RUSSELL

55a, St. Nicholas Street, Aberdeen


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Stevenson & Russell - Aberdeen - 1922

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM ROBERTSON

3, South Bridge, Edinburgh


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William Robertson - Edinburgh - 1794

Son and successor of Patrick Robertson, 6, Parliament Close, Edinburgh.

Later in partnership with William Dick as 'Dick & Robertson'

William Robertson entered his mark, 'WR' with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SAMUEL DICKSON

126, High Street, Dumfries


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S. Dickson - Dumfries - 1844

Married to Mary McCormack, who died aged 19 in 1832, and in 1840 to Anne Milroy.

Samuel Dickson died 5th March 1859. He was the nephew and successor to the business of Joseph Walker Hinchsliffe.

The business was continued by Samuel's son, John Dickson, who was in partnership with his father as 'Samuel Dickson & Son' as from 1st December 1858, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=89224&hilit=dickson#p89224

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:20 pm

EDWARD EWEN

143, High Street, Dumfries


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Edward Ewen - Dumfries - 1911

Established in 1811.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:10 pm

HEPTING & FARRER

11, Murray Place, Stirling


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Hepting & Farrer - Stirling - 1940

In the 1990's Hepting & Farrer was noted as being part of Associated Goldsmiths. Directors noted in the 1990's include John Wilkinson MacDonald, Mrs Patricia Jean Fraser and Mrs Joan Christine Thomson.

In c.2012 Hepting & Farrar were taken over by Fraser Hart Ltd., and relocated to 15 Thistle Marches, The Thistle Centre, Stirling.

Hepting & Farrar entered their mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office, 'H & F' contained within an oblong punch.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=78276#p78276

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:44 am

H.C.A. RAMSDORF

125, High Street, Dumfries


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H.C.A. Ramsdorf - Dumfries - 1911

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