JAMES D. REID
184, Trongate, Glasgow
Mr. Reid, of 184, Trongate, Glasgow, has just completed a creditable piece of work in the shape of a handsome silver salver weighing 120 ounces. It is for presentation to Colonel Montague Gilbert Gerard, C.B., of Rochsoles and the Bengal Staff Corps, along with a dressing case to Mrs. Gerard, by the tenantry and others engaged about the estate as a mark of their regard. It is very tastefully and elaborately chased, and bears an appropriate inscription surmounted by the family coat of arms.
Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1888
James D. Reid entered his mark, 'J.D.R', contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1888.
He was a Freeman and Member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.
His private residence was noted as 39, Finlay Drive, Glasgow.
Reid, Jas. D., watchmaker, jeweller, and optician, 184 Trongate; ho. 39 Finlay drive.
Source: Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory - 1890-1891