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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:30 am

JAMES WEIR Ltd.

66, Buchanan Street, and 25-27, Argyle Street, Glasgow


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James Weir - Glasgow - 1894

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James Weir, Limited - Glasgow - 1922

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J.W - Glasgow - 1924

James Weir was a member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

The business of James Weir Limited was later incorporated into that of Robert Stewart Limited. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=94520&hilit=stewart#p94520

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES & ANDREW KELLEY (Kelly)

The Arcade, later, 82, Argyll Street, Glasgow


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Jas. & Andw. Kelley - Glasgow - 1852

James Kelly was recorded at Greenock, c.1830.

Andrew Kelly was a Freeman of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

James & Andrew Kelly entered their mark, 'J&AK' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1856.

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Postby dognose » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:39 am

THE STANDARD BULLION Co.

16, Queen Street, Glasgow


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The Standard Bullion Co. - Glasgow - 1944

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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HYMANS

Jaeger House, 62, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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Hymans - Glasgow - 1944

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:37 am

McGREGOR & GARDNER

Queen Street, later, 7, Princess Square, Glasgow


Dissolutions of Partnership

M'Gregor & Gardner, Queen-street, Glasgow, wholesale jewellers, &c. Sept. 1. Debt, by John T. & Robert Gardner.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th February 1876


McGregor & Gardner registered their mark, 'McG&G', contained within an oblong punch, with the Chester Assay Office on the 14th September 1882.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:04 pm

D. BUCHANAN

Glasgow


DEATHS

At 9, Sardinia Terrace, on the 11th inst., Joseph Matthewson, youngest son of D. Buchanan, jeweller.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 12th November 1869


The above may refer to the 'D. Buchanan' who registered two separate 'D.B' marks with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:46 pm

WILLIAM HANNAH

523, Gallowgate, Glasgow


GLASGOW BANKRUPTCY COURT

(Before Sheriff Murray)

EXAMINATION OF WILLIAM HANNAH

The bankrupt was a watchmaker at 523 Gallowgate. There were present:- Mr W.D. Quick, accountant, trustee; Mr G.L. Clark, writer, agent in the sequestration; Mr Duncan Thomson, writer, for Mr Peat's representatives; and Mr John Scoular, jeweller, Buchanan Street. The bankrupt deposed that he began business in April, 1874, with £35 of capital borrowed from his mother, from whom he got further loans as the business went on. The business never paid. His liabilities amounted to £278 2s 8d, and his assets to £65 11s 4d, showing a deficiency of £211 11s 4d.

After several questions had been put to the bankrupt by Mr Scoular, the statutory oath was administered.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 13th April 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:08 pm

JAMES GILLILAND

Edinburgh


Examples of the work and mark of James Gilliland:

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IG - Edinburgh - 1783


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IG - Edinburgh

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IG - Edinburgh


James Gilliland served his apprenticeship under Archibald Ure.

James Gilliland (Gillieland, Gilsland) (b.1721?-d.1791) was in partnership with William Kerr (Ker), as Gillieland & Kerr, c. 1762 - c.1773.

James Gilliland was a Freeman of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=137906&hilit=Gilliland#p137906

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:01 am

DAVID GRAY

44, High Street, later, 1, Church Place, later, 27, Castle Street, later, 53, High Street, later, 12, Church Place, later, 8, Church Place, later, 83, High Street, later, Queensberry Square, Dumfries


Examples of the work and mark of David Gray:

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Fouled Anchor - Unicorn's Head - Fouled Anchor - G - DG



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Unicorn's Head - G - Fouled Anchor - DG

David Gray started his career in Edinburgh, serving his apprenticeship under James Douglas, and possibly as a journeyman with Joseph Pearson of Dumfries, before starting on his own account at Dumfries in 1814.

David Gray was twice married, firstly to Elizabeth Murray, and secondly to Elizabeth Rome. He died on the 2nd January 1841, aged 63 years.

David Gray registered his mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Postby dognose » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:32 am

HENDERSON & HORNER BROTHERS

Buchanan Street, Glasgow


Example of the work and mark of Henderson & Horner Bros.:

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H&HBrs - Glasgow - 1948

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ARCHIBALD McRAE

Glasgow


Archibald McRae, a Glasgow, Scotland, manufacturing jeweler, was a visitor to Lancaster last week, having come here principally to see the plant of the local watch company.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 19th February 1908

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Postby dognose » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:02 am

WILLIAM COCHRANE

35, Beith Street, Edinburgh


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Wm. Cochrane - Edinburgh - Box detail

Thought to working in the 1930's - 1940's.

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Postby dognose » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:05 pm

JAMES CAW

Edinburgh


Contained within the Perth & Kinross Council Archive Collections are the following letters:

Letters from James Caw, jeweller, Edinburgh to Robert Keay younger and Messrs R and R Keay relating to the jewellery trade but also to political reform and related concerns, 1831-1853.

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WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Buchanan Street and Gordon Street, Glasgow


EIGHTH WARD COMMITTEE - A meeting for the appointment of office-bearers was held yesterday, when Mr William Alexander, jeweller, Buchanan Street and Gordon Street, was elected convener; and Mr D.M. Nelson, 48, Gordon Street, and Mr J.T. Smith, 11, West Nile Street, were re-elected as treasurer and secretary. A cordial vote of thanks was given to Mr W.C. Coghill, the late chairman, for his long and valuable services on behalf f the ward.

Source: The Glasgow Herald - 1880

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:29 am

R.L. HECTOR

33, Jamaica Street, later, 265, Argyle Street, Glasgow


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R.L. Hector - Glasgow - 1877

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R.L. Hector - Glasgow - 1886

R.L. Hector & Sons Ltd. entered their mark, 'R.L.H' contained within an oblong punch, with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GLASGOW GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY

Glasgow Goldsmith's Company. - A special meeting of the wardens and members of this company was held yesterday forenoon - Mr. Wm. Alexander in the chair - for the purpose of electing two wardens in the room of Messrs. David Sutherland and Andrew Kelly, deceased. The meeting unanimously appointed Messrs. William Taylor and William Alexander, and agreed to send letters of condolence to the widows and families of the deceased wardens. A committee was appointed to draw up rules for the charitable society in connection with the members of the company, and report at the annual meeting in July.

Source: The Horological Journal - February 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:16 pm

WOLFFE BROTHERS

46, Gordon Street, Glasgow


Wolffe Brothers, Watch Manufacturers and Importers, Wholesale Jewellers, &c.,

46, Gordon Street, Glasgow.

Factory: 94, Vyse Street, Birmingham.

Telegraphic addresses :— " Lupus," Glasgow ; "Lupus," Birmingham.

An eminent source of Glasgow's commercial prosperity may be traced in those departments of activity in which the well-known firm of Messrs. Wolffe Brothers have acquired special distinction, and as wholesale jewellers and importers and manufacturers of watches, operating on an extensive scale, this house maintains a standing among its contemporaries consistent with the enterprise that its principals have manifested during a trading existence of some twenty-six years. It is now under the joint proprietary of Messrs. David and Bernard Wolffe. The business has been directed towards the supply of all kinds of jewellery and watches exclusively to the trade. Favoured by the support of large connections all over Scotland, England, Ireland, Channel Islands, etc., the firm have been enabled to provide for jewellers and merchants on terms only available to a house dealing directly with the main centres of watch and jewellery production and commanding the resources Messrs.Wolffe Brothers have largely contributed to perpetuate the long-established popularity of the Geneva watch, and the excellent productions specialised by them in this line represent the output of the busy factory at Chaux de Fonds, in Switzerland, from which these are regularly derived. In London, Coventry, and Birmingham they conduct a busy and prosperous industry in every one of the several branches of watch and jewellery manufacture for which these centres are favoured, and in response to the exigencies and tastes of modern times, they have taken a worthy initiative in placing upon the market goods which illustrate a perfect reconciliation between first-class handiwork and moderate prices. Relying upon the trade support which over a quarter of a century’s honorable trading has tended to elicit, the firm endeavour to sustain this high standard on terms profitable alike to themselves and their constituents, and, by reason of this fact alone, command a repute in the British watch jewellery trade that requires no endorsement. Both principals are well known and much esteemed for their courtesy and business enterprise, and anticipate the orders of a widespread and influential amen with the exactitude of a firm thoroughly conversant with every development of the trade and industry of which they have become accredited pioneers. The premises at 46, Gordon Street, comprise a large warehouse in conjunction with showroom, counting-house, office, and store, and are fitted and appointed in a manner suitable and convenient to the needs of an extensive trade. The appropriate Latinised form of the firm's name, “Lupus" readily identifies the house in telegraphic communications forwarded to Glasgow or to the depot at 94, Vyse Street, Birmingham.


Source: Glasgow and Its Environs: A Literary, Commercial and Social Review, Past and Present; with a Description of Its Leading Mercantile Houses and Commercial Enterprises - Stratten & Stratten - 1891

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:18 am

JAMES SMITH

2, Sandgate Street, Ayr


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James Smith - Ayr - 1876

Late with James Muirhead & Son of Glasgow.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby Glacierman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:25 pm

dognose wrote:ERNEST LOW

Stonehaven


I found his tombstone here: https://billiongraves.com/grave/Ernest-Low/13629708#/
He died 30 April 1912, age 67, and is buried in Springbank Cemetery, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Scotland. His wife, daughter-in-law & her infant unnamed child are also on the stone. Mentioned also is his son, Robert I. V. Low.

My interest in the man stems from owning a watch marked "Ernest Low, Stonehaven" The hallmarks on the sterling case are quite worn, but I will attempt to get a decent photo.

Thanks for the information!

-- Richard Hardesty, Hungry Horse, Montana, USA

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi Richard,

Welcome to the Forum.

Many thanks for this information, it is appreciated. It would be good to see some images of the marks and if you could start a new topic with them in one of the British Hallmarks sections of the forum, that would be great.

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