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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am

JAMES HOWDEN & SON

North Bridge, later, 37, Princes Street, Edinburgh


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JH&Co. - Edinburgh - 1838


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James Howden & Son - Edinburgh - 1859

James Howden entered into partnership with his son Andrew in 1848.

Both James and Andrew emigrated to Australia in c.1864.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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CHARLES STEPHEN

5, Broad Street, Peterhead


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Charles Stephen - Peterhead - 1870

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Charles Stephen - Peterhead - 1870



Peterhead Presentation

.............The watch is a full hunting English lever, was supplied by Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead, and bears the following inscription:- Presented to Mr Alexander Aiken by friends and wellwishers, in token of their respect and esteem - On his leaving Peterhead - February 1890.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 10th February 1890


Miss Louey Stephen, daughter of Mr Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead, has gained the honours certificate of the London College of Music for elocution.

Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 3rd August 1891


Situations Vacant

Journeyman Watchmaker Wanted, immediately; liberal wages to good workman; none other need apply. - Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 14th November 1895


Deaths

Stephen - At 53, Queen Street, Peterhead, on the 25th inst., Margaret Don Lumsdon, beloved wife of Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 27th October 1899

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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FRANCIS FORBES

Edinburgh


One FRANCIS FORBES Watch-Chain-Maker, and Gilder in Water Gold, lately come from London, lives at present in the fourth Story, up the first Fore stair, within the Netherbow-port of Edinburgh, North-side; and as there has never been any one before in this Place that professed, or could rightly perform those Branches of Trade, he desires to inform all Persons of Quality and others, That he makes all sorts of Gold or Silver Chains for Watches and Twizers, Neck Chains, Wastecoat Chains, Scissar Chains, etc., That he also mends old ones very neatly, and cleans Gold Chains, Watch Cases, Cane-heads, Sword-hilts, or any kind of Gold Work, and gives them as good and bright a Colour as when new. And further, he gilds in liquid Gold, large or small Work, of Silver, Brass, or pinchbeck Metal; such as, Church Plate, Town Maces of Silver, Silver Salvers, Ornament Cups, Ewers, Milk Pots, Tea Spoons, Desert Plate, Silver Snuff boxes, Sword-hilts, etc., and all kinds of Filigrane Work of Silver; also he gilds Pinchbeck Snuff-boxes, Cane-heads, Twizers, Watch Chains and Hooks, Shoe buckles, Thimbles, Coat buttons, Sleeve buttons, etc., all at as low a Price, in the same Perfection, and with as fine a Colour as can be done at London: And any gilded Plate, or other Work where the Gilding is worn off, he regilds at an easy Rate, and makes them look as well as at the first.

Source: Caledonian Mercury - 22nd January 1741

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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AIRD & THOMSON

1, Renfield Street, later, 139, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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Aird & Thomson - Glasgow - 1867

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Aird & Thomson - Glasgow - 1867

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Aird & Thomson - Glasgow - 1888

James L. Aird.

Late W.C. Shaw.

Aird & Thomson entered their marks, 'AIRD & THOMSON/GLASGOW' and 'A&T' with the Glasgow Assay Office.

Succeeded by Aird, Thomson & McKellar.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ALEXANDER COGHILL

Glasgow


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Alexander Coghill - Glasgow - 1853


Alexander Coghill was a member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

He is perhaps to be identified with William Coghill, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=84762&hilit=coghill#p84762

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SYMONS GILLFMAN

Glasgow


ALLEGED WAR OFFICE FRAUDS

Free Passage to the Cape


At Southampton to-day Symons Gillfman, a Jeweller, of Glasgow, and Abey Freeman, formerly a trooper in the Prince of Wales's Light Horse, were brought up on remand charged with being concerned together in using a War Office document to obtain a passage on the hospital ship Simla with intent to defraud the Authorities. Mr. Wharton, who appeared on behalf of the War Office, said Freeman was a Native of South Africa, who had fought during the present war, and was granted an indulgence passage to England as an invalid. When he was about to return to South Africa he was granted another indulgence passage to the Cape, but, owing to his having changed his address, a duplicate order for the passage was sent, and it was understood both reached him before the Simla sailed. Gillfman presented himself with the duplicate order. No doubt, Freeman had acted very foolishly, but as he had served his country the War Office authorities did not wish to be vindictive, and he would be allowed to proceed to South Africa by the next available ship. The charge against Freeman was, therefore, withdrawn, as also was the charge against Gillfman.


Source: Evening Express - 10th October 1901

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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MORRISON-IGNATIEFF SILVERSMITHS

34, Argyll Arcade, Glasgow


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Morrison-Ignatieff Silversmiths - Glasgow - 2013

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SILVER AND GOLD PLATE

A recent statute fixes the standard qualities of gold and silver plate in Scotland, and provides for the assaying and marking of it; 6 and 7 Will. IV. c.69. Goldsmiths and silversmiths must not work plate inferior to certain standards specified in the act;

1. Persons following the trade of silversmith, goldsmith, or plate-worker, before sending their names, descriptions and marks to the Goldsmiths' Incorporation of Edinburgh, or the Goldsmiths’ Company of Glasgow, forfeit L. 100 ;

2. Goldsmiths, &c. must strike their mark on the plate, and send it to the assay office to be assayed, where, if it is found to be standard, it is marked with certain marks;

3. Assayers are empowered to levy specified rates upon plate sent to be assayed;

4. Plate of objectionable manufacture is returned without assay; but if it is found unobjectionable, a few grains are scraped from it to be assayed;

5. If the assayer suspects that too great a quantity of base metal, or solder, is contained or concealed in the plate, he must test; but if it is found that his suspicions are groundless, compensation must be made for the damage done the plate in testing. Disputes are settled by two justices or magistrates;

6. The scrapings are assayed, and if found inferior to the standard, the plate is defaced ; if equal to standard, it is marked ;

7. The assayer weighs and sells the scrapings for behoof of the assay office;

8. Provision is made for the accuracy and faithful administration of the assayers, &c.;

10 to 15. Certain small gold and silver articles require no marks or stamp, such as rings, chains, necklace beads, filigree work, pencil cases, &c.;

16 and 17. Selling or exporting plate not duly marked, subjects the offender to a penalty ;

18. Forging or imitating dies or marks, stamping with forged dies, &c. and fraudulently using the lawful dies, is felony;

19. Members of the incorporation or company are competent witnesses in prosecutions;

23. The act is declared not to affect the act 59 Geo. III. c. 28, for establishing an assay office in Glasgow, except in so far as alterations are expressly made upon it, nor to affect any other acts for granting duties on plate, or on dealers’ licences;


Source: A Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland - William Bell - 1838

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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R. & T. M'INNES

300, Argyle Street, Glasgow


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R. & T. M'Innes - Glasgow - 1882

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J.P. MILLIGAN

158, High Street, Dumfries


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J.P. Milligan - Dumfries - 1911

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JOSEPH C. FIRTH

29, St. Nicholas Street, Aberdeen


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Joseph C. Firth - Aberdeen - 1876


Joseph C. Firth - Watchmaker, Jeweller, and Optician - 29, St Nicholas Street, - Would call special attention of visitors and customers to his well-selected and well-assorted stock of - Gold and Silver Watches, Dining and Drawing Room, Lobby, Kitchen, and other Clocks; also, Electro-Plated Goods, Jewellery, and Spectacles - 29, St Nicholas Street.

Source: The Aberdeen Journal - 31st August 1877

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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FINTAN McKINLAY

Bretagne, France


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FMCK - Edinburgh - 2002

'CELTIC COLLECTIONS'

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WALLIS HUNTER - THE KILTPIN COMPANY - JEWELLERY CASTING SCOTLAND Ltd.

The Steading, Carradale, Argyll


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WH - Edinburgh -

The businesses of Mike Hurst.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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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.


LETHNOTT - Presentation - Miss Duncan, teacher at the female school, Lethnott, has been presented with a handsome gold dress ring by her Sabbath class. Such a mark of esteem is alike credible to teacher and taught. The ring, which was of superior workmanship, was made and engraved by Mr. Andrew Swan, working jeweller and silversmith, Port Street, Stirling.

Source: Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review - 22nd August 1862


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

An example of the work and mark of Andrew Swan:

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AS - Edinburgh - 1856

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Postby dognose » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:21 pm

J.G. TODD

92, Friars' Vennel, Dumfries


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J.G. Todd - Dumfries - 1911

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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LAURENCE AITCHISON

Falkirk, later, 56, Argyll Street, Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of Laurence Aitchison, made during his Falkirk period:

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James Mitchel / CLERK / Carron / 1838

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LA


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Laurence Aitchison - Glasgow - 1852

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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EDWARD LIVINGSTON(E)

Dundee


An example of the work and mark of Edward Livingstone:

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EL


Died
At Fisherrow on the 15th curt. Mr. Edward Livingstone, late jeweller, Dundee, in the seventy-seventh year of his age.


Source: 'Caledonian Mercury' Thursday 26th January 1832

Most sources have Edward Livingston(e)'s last working date as 1824. It is possible that he had retired at that date, but an open mind should be kept as for a possible slightly later last working date.

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MCB noted the following:

EDWARD LIVINGSTON(E)
Edinburgh Assay Office lists him as Livingston, apprenticed to William Scott of Dundee, active from 1790-1824 and using marks with EL contained in a rectangle followed by various other symbol marks, one containing the letter D.
Page 601 of Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks lists Edward Livingstone active in Dundee from 1790.
Page 61 of A Directory of Scottish Provincial Silversmiths & Their Marks by Richard W Turner lists him as Livingstone, agrees with Edinburgh AO as to his working period and records 21 marks used by him, all a similar combination to those mentioned above.
The Dundee Register of Merchants & Trades for 1782 listed him as master of “An Ancient Lodge” but doesn’t appear to say which.
He was listed in the Dundee Trade Directory for 1809 as a silversmith on the west side at the top of Castle Street, the one for 1818 as a jeweller at 6 High Street and the ones for 1822 and 1824 as a jeweller in Overgate.
It is problematic whether a family tree for an Edward Livingstone of Dundee posted on a website relates to this silversmith in that no mention is made in it of his trade. There is a similarity in dating his death as 1824, erroneously it would seem if he was the silversmith, and for what it is worth he was said to be the son of Sir Alexander Livingstone and Elspeth (Nee Hog) born in Dundee in 1756 and marrying Isabella Speid in Dundee in 1791. Another website records they had 10 children christened in Dundee between 1792 and 1812.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:08 am

ROBERT SWAN

Edinburgh


An example of the work of Robert Swan:

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RS

Robert Swan, born 1762, was in partnership with Andrew Hewitt as Hewitt & Swan from c.1786-1789

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES CLIFT

35, St. David Street, Brechin


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James Clift - Brechin - 1896

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES McMENIMIN Ltd.

28, St. Enoch Square, Glasgow


SAFE BLOWN OPEN

PROFESSIONALS STEAL £3,000


It was discovered on Friday that the promises of Mr James M'Menimin, wholesale jeweller, 28, St. Enoch-square, Glasgow, had been burgled, the huge safe having been blown open with gelignite, and £3,000 worth of diamonds, gold watches, and gold bracelets stolen. The thieves got into empty premises above, and, knocking down a partition wall in them, reached the other premises, the floor of which they cut, and lowered themselves into M'Menimin's premises. The thieves got clear away after completing their "work."


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 6th June 1908


J. McMenamin Limited registered their mark, 'JMcM' contained within an oblong punch, with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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