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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:42 am

LUMSDEN

Anstruther


Another Relic of Nelson.—H.R.H. Princess Louise, while on her way to Kellie Castle, recently stopped at Anstruther for some time, and visited some of the principal places of interest, including a local watchmaker's, where they purchased a watch on account of the interesting story attached to it. A native of Cellardyke acted as steward on Lord Nelson's flagship. Something went wrong with the galley-clock, and Nelson gave him this watch to keep things right. It has remained in the family for some time, but came into Mr. Lumsden's possession latterly, and in answer to the inquiries of the party he produced it, and they eagerly bought it.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st December 1891

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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FRANCIS HOWDEN

Parliament Square, Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Francis Howden:

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FH - Edinburgh - 1793


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FH - Edinburgh - 1802


Francis Howden was the son of John Howden, a farmer of Hermiston, Midlothian.

He served his apprenticeship under Alexander Aitchison II.

c.1782-84 he was in partnership with John Taylor, as Taylor & Howden. The partnership ended with the death of Taylor.

Deacon of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths 1811 - 1813.

He died on the 14th September 1848, aged about 90 years.

See also: The Known Apprentices of Francis Howden of Edinburgh

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LEWIS JOHNSTON WADDELL

Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Lewis Johnston Waddell:

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LJW - Edinburgh - 1936

Lewis Johnston Waddell registered his mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 11th October 1929.

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J. MUIR JUNIOR

Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of J. Muir Jnr.:

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J.M.Jr. - Glasgow - 1855

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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

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:00 am

A Listing of Watchmakers and Jewellers Working at Greenock in 1930:

Bradley Robert, 28 Inverkip Street
Cameron & M'Eachran, 36 Hamilton Street
Davidson Robert, 4 West Blackhall Street
Douglas & Son, 9 Hamilton Street
Gibb John T., 18 Hamilton Street
Halliday Robert, 3 Argyle Street
Hendry James, 34 Hamilton Street
Irving Thomas, 38 Inverkip Street
Lang J., junr., 42 West Burn Street
M'Kellar A. S. H., 27 Cathcart Street
M'Neil Thomas, 45 Cathcart Street
M'Neur David, 34 Ann Street

Source: The Greenock and District Directory - 1930

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DAVID ROSS

23, Bank Street, Galashiels


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David Ross - Galashiels - 1894

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JOHN AFLECK

8, Union Street, Glasgow


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John Afleck - Glasgow - 1852

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LOUIS GUNTERT & SON

46, Market Street, Galashiels


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Louis Guntert & Son - Galashiels - 1894

Following the death of Louis Guntert, the business was succeeded by his son, Francis Guntert in 1916. The business was sequestrated the following year.

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JAMES GRAY

22, South Frederick Street, Edinburgh


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James Gray - Edinburgh - 1841

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WILLIAM CROUCH

40, North Bridge, Edinburgh


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William Crouch - Edinburgh - 1841

William Crouch and William Crouch & Son were both registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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JAMES HOWDEN & SON

North Bridge, later, 37, Princes Street, Edinburgh


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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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DOUGLAS CRAIGIE ARMSTRONG

Larbert


An example of the work and mark of the amateur silversmith, Douglas (David?)Craigie Armstrong:

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D.C.A. - Edinburgh - 1969

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM ARTHUR

69, High Street, Paisley


Jeweller Robbed Kings Worth £2,000

Rings worth about £2000 were stolen yesterday from William Arthur, jeweller, 69 High Street, Paisley. A man was examining engagement rings, and when the attention of the proprietor, Miss Margaret Arthur, was distracted, he ran from the shop with them. He is believed to have escaped in a car.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 30th November 1965

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM MORTIMER

10, George Street, Edinburgh


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Wm. Mortimer - Edinburgh - 1841

This appears to be a different business from that of William Mortimer, the Bullion dealer, refiner and goldsmith of North Bridge, Edinburgh.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=81901&hilit=mortimer#p81901

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM CLARK SHAW

40, later, 64, Argyll Street, Glasgow


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WCS - Glasgow - 1856

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WCS - Glasgow - 1856

William Clark Shaw was a Freeman of the Glasgow Hammermen and a Member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

William Clark Shaw was formerly a partner in the business of Mitchell & Russell of Glasgow.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=124451&hilit=shaw#p124451

William Clark Shaw made the Deacon's chain for the Incorporation of Coopers of Glasgow in 1854 at the cost of £105.


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James Robertson - Glasgow - 1852

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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THOMAS BARTIE

Hutcheson Street, Glasgow

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Thomas Bartie - Glasgow - 1828


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T. Bartie - AE (Alexander Edmonstoun) - Edinburgh - 1824

Thomas Bartie was a member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company and a Freeman of the Glasgow Hammermen. He served his apprenticeship under John Sid.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES EASTON

72, Argyll Street, Glasgow


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James Easton - Glasgow - 1856

The above may refer to the 'J. Easton' who entered a mark, 'J.E' with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:45 pm

JAMES BARCLAY SMITH

Old Cumnock


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James Barclay Smith - Old Cumnock - 1859


Agnes (née Weir) and James Tear's first child, Janet Tear, was born in Ecclesall, Sheffield in 1868, followed by seven more children (Ancestry.co.uk, Tear 1868-1883). Agnes's mother died at the Tupp Inn in 1876 (NRS, Lapraik 1876) and, as mandated by James Weir's will, the pub was to be sold. The proceeds were to be divided among Agnes's siblings, most of whom had left home. Her sister Jane had had an illegitimate daughter with local jeweller and watchmaker James Barclay Smith in 1859 (NRS, Smith 1859). The mother's rather poignant attestation of paternity is recorded in full on the birth certificate. The girl, Elizabeth, was being raised at the Tupp Inn by her grandmother (census data for Smith, 1871).

Source: Northlight Herritage - The Tupp Inn/Jenny Tear’s, Lugar Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire - 2014

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:04 pm

DAVID HARLEY

13, High Street, Dunfermline


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David Harley - Dunfermline - box detail

David Harley was recorded as working in Dunfermline in 1877.

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