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JAMES COULL Ltd.

Mitchell Street, Glasgow


OBITUARY

Mr WILLIAM CHESTERS

The death occurred yesterday of Mr William Chesters, who was well known in business circles in Glasgow. He was managing director of James Coull Ltd., wholesale jewellers, and a founder-member of the Scottish Jewellers' and Watchmakers' Association of which he was also the honorary president.

Mr Chesters, who was 81, was a native of Cheshire, and had been in business in Glasgow for nearly 40 years. He was a former magistrate of the burgh of Milngavie; the senior elder of St Paul's Church, Milngavie; a superintendent of the Sunday school; a member of the Dumbartonshire Elders' Association, and an office-bearer in the Dumbartonshire Unionist Association.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 16th August 1949

James Coull Ltd., whose last known directors were Norman Ian Chesters, George Irving Christisom, Hector McKay Scott & Paul Roskow Gentle Thompson, registered their marks at both the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices. The Glasgow registered mark was 'J.C' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners. The Edinburgh registered mark 'JC', the 'J' and 'C' overlapping one another and contained within a lozenge shaped punch.

James Coull Ltd. ceased trading on the 8th November 1982.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE S. WHYTOCK

Dundee

MARRIAGES

At Forebank, Dundee, on the 22nd inst. by the Rev. Richard Logan, Mr George S. Whytock, jeweller, to Eliza Goodair Scott, second daughter of Mr William Balbirnie, slater.


Source: Dundee Courier - 29th July 1857

This person may be the originator, or one of the sons, of the business of Whytock & Sons of Dundee (see above post), who claimed establishment in 1830.

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GEORGE A. MOIR

36, St. David Street, Brechin


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George A. Moir - Brechin - 1900


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Geo. A. Moir - Brechin - 1907

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JAMES RATTRAY

Nethergate, Dundee

Dundee Royal Casket. –A meeting of the Special Committee of Dundee Town Council, appointed to consider and select a design for the casket in which the addresses to the Duke of York and the Princess May are to be enclosed, have decided that the design submitted by Mr. James Rattray, jeweler, Nethergate, Dundee, should be accepted. The casket is to be made of 18-carat gold, weighing fully 18 ounces, and measuring over all 8 inches long and 5" inches high. The top will be surmounted with the Dundee coat of arms. In front of the lid are to be shown the Royal arms, and at each side of the lid there will appear a portrait of the Duke of York and the Princess May. The centre panel is to be filled in with a picture of the Art Galleries and Free Library. The narrow panels on each side are to be filled in with ornamental scroll work, and the end panels will show pictures of the Royal Arch and the Old Steeple. The border of the base is to be beautifully chased, and will rest on four neatly chased scroll feet.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1893

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GEORGE D. RATTRAY

32, Nethergate, Dundee


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Geo. D. Rattray - Dundee - 1910


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Geo. D. Rattray - Dundee - 1915


The continuation of James Rattray's business (see above post), established in 1850.

George David Rattray succeeded to his father, James's business by a least 1907. George David Rattray died on the 22nd January 1918, aged 62 years.

George D. Rattray entered his mark 'G.D.R' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Edinburgh and Glasgow assay offices.

George D. Rattray entered similar marks to the above with the London Assay Office, on the 8th May 1907.


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G.D.R - Birmingham - 1914

The maker's mark may be over-striking that of another in this case.


See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=127464#p127464

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RATTRAY & Co.

32-36, Nethergate, Dundee


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Rattray & Co. - Dundee - 1927


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Rattray & Co. - Dundee - 1930

Probably the third phrase of the Rattray business.

Rattray & Co. entered their mark 'R & Co' contained within an oval punch, with the Edinburgh and Glasgow assay offices.

Rattray & Co. entered their mark 'R & Co' contained within a six-sided punch, with the Chester Assay Office on the 23rd September 1935. A similar mark was also entered with the Birmingham Assay Office.

The partners of Rattray & Co. in 1935 were noted as Joan Kirkcaldy and John Shelland (Shilland).

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JAMES DUNCAN

St. Jame's Place, Brechin


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James Duncan - Brechin - 1896

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James Duncan - Brechin - 1900

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JOHN MITCHELL

20, High Street, Brechin


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John Mitchell - Brechin - 1896

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John Mitchell - Brechin - 1900


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John Mitchell - Brechin - 1904

Later styled J.Mitchell and Son. They are still in business today styled J.Mitchell and Son and are still located at 20, High Street, Brechin. The business has been owned by the Laing family since 1960.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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HUGH DUNLOP

65, High Street, Ayr


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Hugh Dunlop - Ayr - 1898

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GRAHAM LEISHMAN STEWART

Dunblane


A picturesque 300-year-old building, rescued from demolition in Dunblane's Cathedral Square, houses the Cornerstone Gallery which constantly specialises in silver and goldsmithing and diversifies with exhibitions of paintings, prints and so on every four to six weeks.

Bill and Graham Stewart (father and son) make individual hand-worked pieces of jewellery which are much in demand for clients ranging from local farmers to Margaret Thatcher. Bill Stewart originally trained in optical instruments and industrial design before turning to silversmithing and his designs are clean-cut and elegant. His latest commission has been a triangular rosebowl presented to the Royal College of Surgeons by three of its Fellows.

Graham Stewart trained at Aberdeen. Torn between painting and jewellery he eventually decided to return to Dunblane to goldsmithing and, in his case, his work is gently decorative - using different coloured golds, often embellished with open filigree, delicate leaves, and tracery windows. Pendants, necklaces, and lockets are a speciality.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 12th August 1981


Graham Leishman Stewart (b.1955) entered his mark 'GLS' contained within a heraldic shield, with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1976.

He studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and established his workshop at Dunblane in 1978.

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GEORGE GUTHRIE

18, Swan Street, Brechin


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George Guthrie - Brechin - 1892


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G. Guthrie - Brechin - 1904

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ROBERT G. LAWRIE Ltd.

The Highland House, 38 Renfield Street, and North Wallace Street, Glasgow

An example of the work of Robert G. Lawrie Ltd., an Irvine clan badge:


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RGL - Glasgow - 1951

Manufacturer of Highland accoutrements, bagpipes, Highland dress, etc.

Established in 1881.

The name is often mis-spelt as 'Robert G Laurie Ltd.'

Robert G. Lawrie Ltd. entered their marks 'RGL' and 'R.G.L', both contained in oblong punches, with the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices.

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JAMES PEAT

Carluke, Lanarkshire

Deaths

Peat - At Strathclyde Hospital, Motherwell, on 15th February 1968, JAMES PEAT, in his 91st year (retired jeweller), 72, High Street, Carluke. - Friends desirous of attending funeral please meet cortège at Daldowie Crematorium (West Chapel), Broomhouse, tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.45 a.m.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 16th February 1968

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ROBERT MORRISON

39, Bridge Street, Inverness


BIRTHS

Morrison, Robert, watchmaker & jeweller, 2 Douglas Row, Inverness, son


Source: Inverness Advertiser - 17th June 1870



SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - DAMAGE TO THE TOWN CLOCK

On Tuesday afternoon, about one o'clock, a severe thunderstorm burst over Inverness. There were only a few peals of thunder, but one of these was so loud and startling that for a moment it was supposed some of the buildings in town had been struck. In High Street and Bridge Street nearly every one turned out of doors, and looked about to see if any damage had been done, most attention being directed to the town steeple. No injury to the steeple, however, was apparent, and the storm passed off in a deluge of rain; but on the following day, Mr Morrison, jeweller, Bridge Street, observed that the town clock was not striking, and going up to see what was wrong he found that the steeple had actually been struck, though the damage was slight. The lightning appeared to have come in above the clock from the window, then down the chain which is attached to the hour-hammer, along the pendulum, and tearing its way through the woodwork protecting the pendulum, it escaped by the open bars towards Bridge Street. The chain attached to the hammer has been half melted and stiffened, just as if it had passed through the fire.


Source: Inverness Advertiser - 7th July 1871

Robert Morrison's private residence was noted as 72, Church Street, Inverness, in 1873.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM JOHNSTONE

Glasgow

SALE OF BANKRUPT STOCK OF GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, JEWELLERY, SILVER AND PLATED GOODS, CUTLERY Etc.

AT 156 TRONGATE

ROBERT STEWART respectfully informs his Friends and the Public that he has purchased the whole STOCK belonging to the Sequestrated Estate of William Johnstone, watchmaker and jeweller, which will be ready for inspection on Wednesday, 29th instant. The stock having been all purchased within 18 months, the whole will be found new and fashionable.

R.S. is determined to offer it to the Public at unprecedented low prices, as the whole must be immediately turned into cash.

Glasgow, 27th December 1847


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 27th December 1847

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ANDREW SWAN

4, Port Street, Stirling


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Andrew Swan - Stirling - 1865


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Andrew Swan - Stirling - 1868


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Andrew Swan - Stirling - 1870


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Andrew Swan - Stirling - 1872

Andrew Swan's business was established by at least 1864. He was joined in partnership by his son, Robert in c.1882, and the business restyled to Andrew Swan & Son. The firm survived until at least 1903.

Andrew Swan registered his mark 'AS' contained within a shield shaped cartouche, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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THOMAS DUNN

The Sign of the Globe, 50, North Hanover Street, later, 106, George Street, Edinburgh


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Thomas Dunn - Edinburgh - 1860

Thomas Dunn took over his brother's, John Dunn, business in c.1843. He appears to have been in business until 1867 at least.

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NORMAN CHERRY

Kelso


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Norman Cherry - Kelso - 1983

BIOGRAPHY
1966-70 Glasgow School of Art
1970-71 Assistant to Louis Osman, Goldsmith, Canons Ashby, Northants
1971- Designer - Goldsmith - Jeweller, Kelso
1974-86 Proprietor, Woodmarket Gallery, Kelso
1978-84 Part-time Lecturer, Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels
1983 Temporary Part-time Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art
1984-85 Associate Lecturer, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1985-96 Principal Lecturer, Head of Division of Three Dimensional and Environmental Design, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1996-08 Professor and Head of School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University
2008 - Dean of Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln
2009 - Visiting Professor, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

AWARDS
1971 Crafts Consultative Committee setting up grant
1972 Saltire Society John Noble Craft Award
1983 Sir Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship
1983 Grand Prize - Society of North American Goldsmiths Platinum Design Competition
1984 1st Prize, Jewellery, Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh Design Competition
1993 Betty Davies Award for Jewellery - Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen
2003 Applied Arts Award - Visual Arts Scotland

Norman Cherry registered his mark 'NC' contained within a lozenge, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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WILLIAM MACDONALD MILNE

Aberdeen

DEATH OF AN ABERDEEN JEWELLER

The death occurred yesterday at his residence 38 Grosvenor Place, Aberdeen, of Mr William Macdonald Milne, jeweller and optician. Mr Milne started business on his own account in Aberdeen 35 years ago, and built up a large business, his work as an optician being well known throughout the North of Scotland. He took out a patent for individual Communion service cups of his own design, and supplied these to over 100 churches in the country.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 20th March 1931


William Macdonald Milne registered his marks 'MILNE' 'ABDn' with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed May 28, 2014 9:00 am

JOHN LYALL

9, Old Bridge Street, Ayr


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John Lyall - Ayr - 1914


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J.LYl. AYR.

John Lyall entered similar marks to the above with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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