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DANIEL PATTERSON

24, Main Street, Campbeltown


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Daniel Patterson - Campbeltown - 1886

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A.G. M'FARLANE

42, Stuart Street. Millport, and Main Street, Largs


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A.G. M'Farlane - Millport - 1886


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A.G. M'Farlane - Millport - 1898

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WILLIAM DUFFUS

44 & 46, Upper Kirkgate, Aberdeen


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William Duffus - Aberdeen - 1877

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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IAN ATKINSON

3 Belsfield Terrace, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria

Ian Michael Atkinson has been registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office since 1986. He has been working as a silversmith since the 1970's and is a known maker of Officers' cap badges in silver.

The mark of Ian Atkinson:

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'IA'

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WILLIAM T. SHEARER

Stromness


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Wm. T. Shearer - Stromness - 1873

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HECTOR MORRISON

143, later, 78, Commercial Street, Lerwick


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H. Morrison - Lerwick - 1875

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H. Morrison - Lerwick - 1886


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D.P. CHALMERS

Stromness


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D.P. Chalmers - Stromness - 1873


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D.P. Chalmers - Stromness - 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES LIDDLE

Victoria Street, Kirkwall


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James Liddle - Kirkwall - 1875

SEQUESTRATION of DAVID POTTINGER CHALMERS, Watchmaker in Stromness, in the County of Orkney, and residing there.
JOHN STANGER COPLAND, Esquire, Writer in Stromness, has been elected Trustee on the Estate; and William Cowper, Writer in Kirkwall, and James Liddle, Watchmaker, Kirkwall, have been elected Commissioners. The Examination of the Bankrupt will take place in the Sheriff Court House, County Buildings, Kirkwall, on the 19th day of March current, at eleven o'clock forenoon. The Creditors will meet in the Town Hall, Kirkwall, on Saturday the 29th day of March current, at eleveN o'clock forenoon.
J. S. COPLAND, Trustee
Stromness, 10th March 1879


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 14th March 1879

All the above information likely refers to James Liddle snr. who was born on the 22nd October 1830. His son James Liddle, who was born around 1858, was also a Watchmaker, working in Victoria Street, Kirkwall around this time.

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DAVID MORGAN

1, Bank Street, Alloa


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David Morgan - Alloa - 1877


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David Morgan - Alloa - 1887

The believed succession of this business is; Andrew Black 1840's up until 1872-3, David Morgan, James Allan up until 1962, Gordon McFarlane (still in business today with his son, Neil McFarlane (now located at 41, Mill Street, Alloa).

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ROBERT SCOTT

8, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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Example of the work and mark of Robert Scott:

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R.S - Glasgow - 1887

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF GLASGOW GOLDSMITHS

The death occurred on Saturday at 81 Langside Drive, Newlands, Glasgow, of Mr Robert Scott, who was for many years chairman of the Glasgow Goldsmiths Company.

Mr Scott, who was 80 years of age, was a jeweller in the city for a long period, his premises latterly being in Buchanan Street.

In 1932 he attained his jubilee as a member of the Goldsmiths Company, and was a warden of the company for over 30 years.

He became chairman in 1914, and acted in this capacity almost continuously until three years ago.

Mr Scott was a former Deacon of the Incorporation of Gardeners, and was at one time president of the Association of Deacons of the 14 Incorporated Trades. He was a past president of the Bridgeton Burns Club.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 21st October 1935


The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh, who hold the records of the former assay office at Glasgow, attribute several possible marks to Robert Scott, but as the records from the Glasgow office are unfortunately incomplete, the only ones attributed with certainty are 'RS' contained within an oval, 'R.S' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, 'SCOTT' contained within an oblong punch, and 'SCOTT' incuse and without outline.

The first mention of Robert Scott appears to be in 1882.

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ROBERT STEWART Ltd.

64-66, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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Sales box detail c.1924


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R. Stewart Ltd. - Glasgow - 1935


NOTICE

The Business of Goldsmith, Jeweller, and Watchmaker carried on from 18th June 1871 to 14th February 1877, by the Subscribers, the Trustees of the late Robert Stewart, Goldsmith, Jeweller, and Watchmaker, Glasgow, at 2 and 4 Buchanan Street and 122 to 134 Argyle Street, under the Firm or Company name of ROBERT STEWART was, on the 14th February 1877, transferred to the Subscribers James Robert Stewart and John Allan Stewart, both sons of Mr.Stewart; and his Trustees ceased, on the last mentioned date, to have any interest in the Business.
The Business has since 14th February 1877 been, and will hereafter be, carried on by the said James Robert Stewart and John Allan Stewart, under the same Firm or Company name, and they are authorized to receive all accounts due to the Firm, and will pay all debts due by it.

PETER STEWART, M.D.,
JAMES RITCHIE,
JOHN STEUART,
JAMES HOUSTON,
Being four and a quorum of Mr.
STEWART'S Trustees.
JAMES R. STEWART.
JOHN A. STEWART.

WM. MORISON, of No. 87 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Law-Clerk, Witness
DAVID M'GiLL, of No. 87 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Law-Clerk, Witness.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 17th August 1877


Established in 1832. They appear to have entered their first mark with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1842.

The last noted directors of the business were R.V. Stewart & J. Hedley Stewart in 1934. The business appears to have closed in 1935.

R. Stewart Limited had earlier incorporated the business of James Weir Limited.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM HOURSTON

Albert Street, Kirkwall


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William Hourston - Kirkwall - 1873


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William Hourston - Kirkwall - 1875


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William Hourston - Kirkwall - 1886

This firm appears to be still in business today.

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PATRICK HANNAY

Paisley

Examples of the work and marks of Patrick Hannay:


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Patrick Hannay's working period is thought to be around 1780-1810.

Paisley at the end of the 18th century was an up and coming town, becoming wealthy from its cotton industry, that supported at least five silversmithing firms, J & G Heron, John Allen, Malcolm Gillies, and William Hannay, who was undoubtedly related to Patrick Hannay.

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JOHN F. FENTON

Stirling


SUDDEN DEATH OF STIRLING JEWELLER

Mr John F. Fenton, jeweller, one of Stirling's best-known business men, died suddenly at his home early yesterday morning. He was 65 years of age, and the day before had appeared to be in perfect health and had played on Stirling Bowling Club's green, where he was a member and prominent prize-winner. A native of Newburgh, Fife, he went to Stirling 40 years ago, and soon after opened his business on his own account. He is survived by his wife and three sons and six daughters.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 16th September 1936

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WEST OF SCOTLAND ELECTRO-PLATE COMPANY

West of Scotland Electro-Plating and Gilding, and Refining Establishment

300, later, 306-308, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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West of Scotland Electro-Plating and Gilding, and Refining Establishment - Glasgow - 1849

The Subscriber, Dr Francis Hay Thomson, Surgeon-Dentist in Glasgow, having, sold his interest in the Business hitherto carried on at No. 300, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, in his own name or under, the Firm of "The West of Scotland Electro-Gilding, Plating, and Refining Establishment," or of " The West of Scotland Electro-Plating Establishment," or of " The West of Scotland Plating Establishment," hereby gives notice to the Public of his retiral.

FRANCIS HAY THOMSON.

ANDW. BANNATYNE, Witness.
J. WYLIE, Witness.
Glasgow, November 22,1852.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 23rd November 1852


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West of Scotland Electro-Plate Company - Glasgow - 1865

The business of Dr. F.H. Thompson was established in 1847, the West of Scotland Electro-Plating and Gilding, and Refining Establishment were holders of a licence issued by Elkington, Mason & Co.

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WILLIAM WEBSTER

Motherwell

DEATH OF MOTHERWELL JEWELLER

Mr William Webster, a well-known Motherwell business man, died at his residence, Highthorn, Adele Street, Motherwell, yesterday. Mr Webster, who had been in business as a watchmaker and jeweller in the town for upwards of 40 years, had been in failing health for some time, but was able to attend business up till a few days ago.

He was 70 years of age, and is survived by Mrs Webster and two sons, both of whom are married. Mr Webster was an elder in Daiziel High Church, but resigned recently through failing health.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 11th June 1942

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HUGH DOUGLAS

190, Trongate, later, 36-42 Brunswick Street, later 66, Brunswick Street, Glasgow


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Hugh Douglas - Glasgow - 1873

SEQUESTRATION of HUGH DOW DOUGLAS, Musical Instrument Maker, Stockwell Street, Glasgow. ROBERT GILMER, Accountant in Glasgow, has been elected Trustee on the estate; and James Gait, Accountant in Glasgow, John Hall, Junior, Metal Merchant in Glasgow, and George Panton, Merchant in Glasgow, have been elected Commissioners. The examination of the Bankrupt will take place in the Chambers of Mr Sheriff Bell, Court-house, Glasgow, on Monday the 3d day of February next, at 12 o'clock noon. The Credtors will meet in the Trustee's Counting-house, No. 135, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, on Thursday the 13th day of February next, at three o'clock afternoon.
R. GILMER, Trustee.
135, Buchanan Street,
Glasgow, January 27, 1862.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 28th January 1862

Hugh Dow Douglas was born on the 4th July 1833 at Perth, the son of Hugh Douglas, a musical instrument maker, and Margaret Walker. He founded his business in around 1853. In the 1870's the business was restyled to Hugh D. Douglas & Son. He died on the 4th April 1887, at Glasgow. The business appears to have ceased trading in the 1920's.

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PATRICK ALEXANDER

Argyll Street, Glasgow

EXTENSIVE JEWEL ROBBERY

Daniel Kilmartin and Jane Blackie were on Feb. 22 remanded at Glasgow, charged with stealing 100 gold rings by breaking a large plate-glass window at the shop of Patrick Alexander, jeweller, Argyll Street, Glasgow. Blackie was arrested at a pawnbroker's while pledging several of the rings. Other rings were found on Kilmartin on his arrest at his house in Stockwell Street.


Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st March 1886

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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A. ALLISON & Co.

411, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow


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A. Allison & Co. - Glasgow - 1896


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Allison & Co. - Glasgow - 1899

This would be Andrew Allison, noted as a Freeman of the Glasgow Goldsmiths Company in 1893.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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J.S. EWEN

137, King Street, Castle Douglas

Box detail from the 1920's:

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The business was later restyled to 'J.S. Ewen & Son'.

Still today there is a jeweller's business at 137, King Street, Castle Douglas, it is now Alexander Thomson & Son.

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