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GRAHAM & MORTON

Baker Street, later King Street and Dumbarton Road, Stirling


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Sales box detail


Established in 1830.

The business of William Graham and David Morton.

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DAVID M'CULLOCH

33, High Street, Paisley


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David M'Culloch - Paisley - 1907

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DEREK WAKELING

Aviemore


An example of the work and mark of Derek Wakeling:

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DW - Edinburgh - 1986

Derek Wakeling designed and manufactured the Dunwich Crozier.

Derek Wakeling is thought to have retired in 1989.

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JAMES GILCHRIST

9, Bridgegate, Irvine


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James Gilchrist - Irvine - 1896

Established in 1835.


DEATH OF VETERAN IRVINE WATCHMAKER

Mr James Gilchrist, one of the oldest working jewellers and watchmakers in Scotland, died at his residence, Helana, Irvine, in his 81st year, on Wednesday evening. Mr Gilchrist was in business in Irvine for over 50 years. He retired a few years ago, and was succeeded by one of his sons, but his retirement was only nominal, and he continued to spend several hours every week-day in his old workshop in Bridgegate, and even when over 80 years of age was engaged regularly on small and very fine work.

Mr Gilchrist is survived by two sons, a daughter, and a grand-daughter. Both of his sons are in business as jewellers and watchmakers.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 26th March 1937

James Gilchrist was noted as a member of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Irvine in 1906.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ROBERT TENNANT & Co.

Glasgow


Examples of the work and mark of Robert Tennant & Co.:

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T&Co. - Glasgow - 1889

Robert Tennant & Co. were registered with both the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices.

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SUSAN BARR

Innerleithen


An example of the work and mark of Susan Margaret Alexandra Barr:

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SB - Edinburgh - 1982

Susan Barr entered her mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 28th November 1980.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GLEN KELSO FRAME - INVERGYLE CRAFTS Co. - INVERGYLE JEWELLERY Ltd.

Carnoustie, Angus and Meoul, Stranraer


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G·F - Edinburgh - 1977

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Glen Frame died in 1989.

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JOHN SCOTT

Barossa Street - 22, St John Street - 9, Barossa Place, Perth


What is likely the work and mark of John Scott:

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SCOTT - Edinburgh - 1817


John Scott was the son of John Scott, a teacher, and Elizabeth Hereford. He was apprenticed to Robert Keay (I) (Five years as from the 4th September 1797). He was recorded as working from Barossa Street, 22, St John Street, and 9, Barossa Place, all at Perth. John Scott took George Edward as an apprentice in 1824. He died on the 12th September 1858.

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At Port Glasgow, on the 25th inst., Mr Robert Anderson, 7, Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, to Charlotte, daughter of the late John Scott, Jeweller, Perth


Source: The Dundee Courier & Argus - 19th July 1865

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE CARSTAIRS

Swinton Row, Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of George Cooper Carstairs:

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GC - Edinburgh - 1862

George Cooper Carstairs was born in 1799 and died on the 15th July 1866.

George Cooper Carstairs served his apprenticeship under James Nasmyth.

The apprentices of George Carstairs can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=153461&hilit=carstairs#p153461

The business was succeeded by William Cooper Carstairs.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DANIEL DUFF

38, New Street, later, 15, High Street, Paisley


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Daniel Duff - Paisley - 1848

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Daniel Duff - Paisley - 1851

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Daniel Duff - Paisley - 1853


Daniel Duff is recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker located at 38, New Street, Paisley, in 1837.

Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland - James Pigot - 1837


Paisley Bankruptcy Court

Examination of William Marshall jnr. residing in Waterbrae, Paisley:

.......The amount of the composition was upwards of £300. To enable me to pay the sum, I borrowed money from Messrs. James Thomson & Co., and Mr. Duff, Goldsmith and Jeweller in Paisley


Source: Glasgow Herald - 15th November 1859


Apprehension of Notorious Housebreaker

.........On making a further search, Mr Thomson found in the house some more silver plate, several broken silver articles, and a case containing a dozen silver spoons. One portion of the plate bore the initials 'A.D', and another those of 'A.W', while the spoon case exhibited the address 'Daniel Duff - Watchmaker & Goldsmith - Paisley'.


Source: Glasgow Herald - 17th August 1868.

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JAMES HARDY & Co. Ltd.

7, Castle Street, Edinburgh


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James Hardy & Co. Ltd. - Edinburgh - Sales box detail

Established in 1792.

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M.N. HARDIE

28, Wellmeadow Street, Paisley


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M.N. Hardie - Paisley - 1880

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M.N. Hardie - Paisley - 1882

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE GRIEVE

High Street, later, 30, South Street, later, 29, New Scott Street, Perth


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George Grieve - Perth - 1880


Rae Bros., of Glasgow, Paisley, and Perth, have acquired the old-established photographic and lantern business of George Grieve, of 29, New Scott Street, Perth. This business has been in existence for over quarter of a century, first in High Street, and latterly at the above address, where Mr. Grieve will still retain the managership.

Source: The Photographic News - 10th August 1900

George Grieve is thought to have been born at Roxburgh in c.1846.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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AUGUST AUER

51, Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen


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August Auer - Aberdeen - 1876

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J. RATE

Royal Bazaar, 40, Market Street, Aberdeen


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J. Rate - Aberdeen - 1876

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WILLIAM DUNCAN

92, Union Street, Aberdeen


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William Duncan - Aberdeen - 1876

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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THOMAS BRYCE

Edinburgh


A shocking case of cruelty and neglect came before the Sheriff's Criminal Court, at Edinburgh, on Monday. A working jeweller, named Thomas Bryce, and his wife, residing in South Elgin-street, pleaded guilty to neglecting to supply their four children-aged respectively three months, and three, five, and seven years with food and clothing, and reducing them to such a state of emaciation and weakness that their lives were endangered. The children, when found by the police, were in an indescribable state of filth. The prisoners were each sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

Source: The Wrexham Advertiser - 25th March 1876

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GILMOUR & WATSON

Mitchell Street, Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of Gilmour & Watson:

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G & W - Glasgow - 1915


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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:36 am

ALEXANDER SCOTT

109, Buchanan Street, and 3, Gordon Street, Glasgow


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A.S - Sheffield - 1926


See: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... ott#p79864

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:35 pm

D & R

Mark noted on a watchcase:

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D&R - Glasgow - 1917

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh, who hold the Glasgow records, state that the entry that accompanies this mark is "almost illegible" but transcribes it as "F[?] Ducommun[?]". They state that the sponsors location is London.

It is thought there may a connection with the below bankruptcy notice:

F. Ducommun, 138 Minories, London, E.C., watch company's manager, lately carrying on business at 59-61 Hatton Garden, London, E.C., watch importer

Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 1st March 1932

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