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WILLIAM W. WRIGHT

Queensferry


NOTABLE QUEENSFERRY MODEL

A model of Rosebery Hall, situated in the High Street of the old-world burgh of Queensferry and familiar to thousands of visitors, has just been completed by Mr W.W. Wright, watchmaker and jeweller, of that town. The work has taken 30 years to complete. The model is composed almost entirely of oak and brass. It is constructed on a scale of one-sixteenth of an inch to a foot, and is technically accurate down to the most minute detail, the quadruple-faced clock, an exact replica of the original, being a very fine example of the skill of the horologist. Mr Wright served his apprenticeship to the watchmaking trade with Sir Alexander Stevenson, ex-Lord Provost of Edinburgh.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 15th January 1932

William W. Wright entered his mark 'WW' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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D. & J. STEWART

Stirling


OBITUARY

Mr. Daniel Stewart, senior partner of D. & J. Stewart, jewellers of Stirling, after being knocked down by a van. He was over 80.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - January 1958


This was the firm of Daniel and John Stewart. The business had been running since at least 1866.

There were presumably two Daniel Stewart's, likely father and son. The above obituary likely refers to the son.

Daniel Stewart (I?) had been apprenticed to Robert Drummond of Stirling.

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WINSKI BROTHERS Ltd.

Bruce Street, Dunfermline

Established in 1948 by a Polish ex-soldier, Czelsaw Winski, who turned his watchmaking hobby into a full-time career. He was joined in business by his brother, Longin.

The business appears to relocate to Cowdenbeath in 1961 and since 1983 has been in the hands of the Pye family, who themselves have been involved in the jewellery business since 1908 (James D. Pye, Methil, Est. 1908).

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THOMAS OVENS

30, Crossgate, Cupar


OBITUARY

Mr. Thomas Ovens, watchmaker and jeweller, of 30, Crossgate, Cupar, Fife. He was for many years with Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh before taking over the business of Mr. H. Adamson of Cupar 35 years ago.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - April 1960

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J. ROSS MURISON

64, Broad Street, Fraserburgh


OBITUARY

Mr. J. Ross Murison, Aberdeenshire watchmaker and jeweller, of 64, Broad Street, Fraserburgh, aged 81.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - May 1962

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GEORGE MITCHELL

Kirkcaldy

OBITUARY

Mr. George Mitchell, a jeweller and watchmaker, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, for 34 years, aged 64.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - August 1958

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Old Scotch Jewels

In the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland there are many rare pieces of old Scotch jewelry, many dating from prehistoric times. There, may be seen the different forms which have been adopted, and the varieties of ornament peculiar to Scotland. The bronze examples with Celtic ornamentation include some exceptionally fine pieces, one armlet from Bunrannock, in Perthshire, is very large and the spiral ornament is well executed. There are several armlets with flat expanding ends from Aberdeenshire. The silver brooches, of which there are many, have chiefly interlaced ornament, some being gold-plated, one having an engraved face in relief upon it. Some of the brooches are very large indeed, for instance there are pennanular brooches with interlaced ornament measuring as much as four inches across and some ornamented with gold filigree work are further enriched by amber settings. Similar brooches in silver are also enriched with amber. Silver chains are not uncommon. When digging the Caledonian Canal, near Inverness, a chain of double rings of silver weighing no less than 95 ounces was found, and was with other finds claimed as Treasure Trove.

"In the days when the Vikings came and went no doubt much jewelry and arms were lost. In their graves too, many discoveries have been made. Among the relics of this period in the Edinburgh Museum are oval-shaped brooches similar to those often found in Norway, there is also the hoard of silver ornaments found in the sand-hills near Rin, among them pennanular brooches as large as eight inches across, armrings of twisted wire and other brooches of peculiar shapes. Brooches are very conspicuous among the Edinburgh Museum exhibits; very interesting are those which came from the round towers or 'brooches.' A fine brooch in the British Museum was found in Scotland in Loch Bay, it is of silver and is a massive cloak or shawl fastening; according to repute this noted piece was made from silver from the Isle of Mull, its inscribed back stating that it was made by a 'tinker of the fifteenth century.' . . .

"Much might be said about the use of charms and amulets in Scotland. Amber beads were at one time much worn in the belief that they were remedial in cases of bad eyesight. Charms to cure toothache seem to have been very generally held to be very beneficial, and some of these curious parchments written in fine script were carried about in little silver boxes or mounted in frames and worn like pendants or in lockets."– Fred W. Burgess.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th July 1922

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DONALD MORRISON

Shore Street, Inverness


Inverness Store Opens

Mr. Donald Morrison, a native of Beauly, has started his own watchmaking and jewellery business in Shore Street, Inverness. After receiving his initial training in Edinburgh, Mr. Morrison took up his trade at Medlock & Craig, Inverness. He remained there for 11 years before he branched out on his own.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - May 1960

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GEORGE S. PATERSON

Buckie


OBITUARY

Mr. George S. Paterson, watchmaker and jeweller, of East Church Street, Buckie, Banffshire.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - February 1960



7th January 1960 - Death of veteran shopkeeper The death took place last Wednesday at his home at 29 East Church Street of George S. Paterson at the age of 82. Mr Paterson had been in business in the town as a Watchmaker and Jewellers for almost 60 years and was the town’s oldest businessman. He had been in the shop only two days before. He was the son of a tinsmith and served his time in Elgin before opening his shop in Buckie in 1900. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Janet who is a schoolmistress in Stirling and Jean who is on the teaching staff of St Peter’s School, in Buckie.

Source: Buckie Heritage


The Valuation Roll - Buckie - 1906-7, reveals George Paterson, Tinsmith, as the owner of three properties in East Church Street. No. 27 was occupied by George S. Paterson, Watchmaker, No. 29 by Robert Munro, Carter, and a store was occupied by Alexander Murray, Carpenter.

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McLEOD & POLLOCK

164, Argyle Street, Glasgow


The likely, perhaps previously unrecorded, mark of McLeod & Pollock:

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McL&P - Glasgow - 1854

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GEORGE WEST

Strathmartine Road, Dundee


OBITUARY

Mr. George West, who had been in business for exactly 50 years as a watchmaker and jeweller at Strathmartine Road, Dundee.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - September 1958

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DAVIS & SONS

Glasgow

Some examples of the work of Davis & Sons:

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Marks attributed to Davis & Sons:

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See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_D.html

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JAMES LAING SCOTT

High Street, Inverurie


OBITUARY

Mr. James Laing Scott, of High Street, Inverurie, watchmaker and jeweller. He was 60. Mr. Scott had been in the jewellery business since 1918. He took over the jewellery business in Market Place, Inverurie previously carried on by his father, the late Mr. A.H. Scott. He retired for health reasons six years ago.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - June 1958

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ANNE MELVIN BUCHANAN

Edinburgh


Celtic jewellery

Miss Anne Melvin Buchanan, a gold and silver jewellery worker, staged a Festival Exhibition at 24, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, during the run of the Edinburgh Festival. She specialises in hand-made jewellery of Celtic design.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - October 1960


Anne Melvin Buchanan entered her mark 'A·M·B' contained within an oblong punch, with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 9th December 1949.

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WILLIAM SMITH

Volunteer Hall Buildings, West Church Street, Buckie


Noted as a Watchmaker and Jeweller who arrived at Buckie from Elgin in May 1881.

Source: Banffshire Advertiser - 25th May 1881


The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh recorded William Smith as Watchmaker at Elgin in 1867.

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F.F. ANGLER

West Church Street, later, Baron Street, Buckie


Noted as a Watchmaker relocating from West Church Street to Baron Street, Buckie in 1881.

Source: Banffshire Advertiser - 25th May 1881

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CHARLES DONALD

Greenock and New York


New York

Brigadier Lamb, of the Salvation Army, 120-130 West 14th St., has a communication from the daughter of William Donald, asking for the address of Charles Donald, a jewelry worker in this city, who was at one time a resident of Greenock, England (Sic). A man named Donald died in this city some time ago, and his description corresponds with that of William Donald, and the relatives are trying to locate Charles Donald, who, it is expected, can give them accurate information on the matter.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 6th May 1908

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THOMAS HOWIE

90, High Street, Perth


OBITUARY

Mrs. E. Howie, one of the partners of Messrs. Thomas Howie, 90, High Street, Perth, Scotland.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - February 1959

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JOHN MARTIN YUILL

19, Bannatyne Street, Lanark


Mr. Andrew W. Yuill, 44-year-old jeweller of Lanark, topped the poll at the recent civic elections there, at his first attempt. He is the son of ex-Provost John M. Yuill and works with him in their jewellery and watchmaking business in Bannatyne Street.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - July 1958


FORMER PROVOST OF LANARK

Mr. Andrew Yuill, a former provost of Lanark, collapsed and died yesterday. He was 58.

Mr. Yuill, who was in business as a jeweller and watchmaker, was a past president of Lanark Rotary and a founder member of Lanark Toastmasters.

His father, the late Mr. J.M. Yuill was provost of the burgh from 1939 to 1942.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 17th December 1971


The mark of John Martin Yuill, 'JMY' contained within an oval was registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:24 am

VERA DOROTHY CORSTORPHINE

Balerno, Midlothian


An example of the work and mark of Vera Dorothy Corstorphine:

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V.D.C. - Edinburgh - 1973/74

Vera Dorothy Corstorphine was born in India c.1913. She registered her mark 'V.D.C.' contained within an oval, with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 26th January 1971. She died at Edinburgh on the 7th May 1995.

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