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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:05 am
by dognose
ALISTAIR FRASER CAMPBELL

West Calder, West Lothian


An example of the work and mark of Alistair Fraser Campbell:

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AFC - Edinburgh - 2011

Alistair Fraser Campbell entered his mark, 'AFC' contained within a triple lozenge punch with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1986.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:52 am
by Traintime
W.J. KELLY Furnishing Ironmongers (1892-)

Dumfries (post WWII ad)

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:22 am
by dognose
DAVIS, DUFF & SON Ltd.

25-27, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow


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Established in 1824.

Davis, Duff & Son entered their marks with the Edinburgh and Glasgow assay offices.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:48 pm
by dognose
GEORGE GRAHAM

21, Forrest Road, Edinburgh


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Graham - Edinburgh - 1907

Established in 1882.

George Graham entered his marks with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:23 pm
by dognose
A. BOSWELL

14, Hanover Street, Edinburgh


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A. Boswell - Edinburgh - 1907

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A. Boswell - Edinburgh - 1909


Established in 1790 by James Boswell and continued by Alexander Boswell.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:44 am
by dognose
JOHN ALEXANDER

Govan


DEATHS

At Govan, near Glasgow, Mr. John Alexander, watchmaker, aged 78, father of John Henry Alexander, proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, and brother of the late Ensign Charles Alexander, 15th Veteran Battalion.


Source: Limerick Chronicle - May 1842

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:31 am
by dognose
MARGARET MARTIN

Edinburgh


Examples of the work and mark of Margaret Ormiston Martin:

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M·M - Edinburgh - 1960

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:53 am
by dognose
MACKAY BROTHERS

11, High Street, Dundee


Partnerships Dissolved

Mackay Brothers, 11, High Street, Dundee, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Sept. 5th.
James Mackay jun. continues under the same style.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd November 1891.


DEATHS

Mackay.—At Lorneville, Newport, Fifeshire, on October 1, Mr. George Brown Mackay, chemist and druggist, aged seventy-five. Mr. Mackay was born in Coupar-Angus, and was apprenticed to Mr. Spence, chemist, Crichton Street, Dundee. He began business on his own account in Scouringburn there, and although the trade was one of a working-class character, Mr. Mackay was highly respected by all in the district. When the British Pharmaceutical Conference first met in Dundee Mr. Mackay was one of the most active members of the committee. Five and twenty years ago he gave up the drug-business in favour of his nephew, Mr. David Mackay (now of Manchester), and associated himself with his twin brother William in their jewellery business.


Source: The Chemist and Druggist - 5th October 1907

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MCB noted the following:

MACKAY BROTHERS
Edinburgh AO identifies their rectangular mark of MACKAY over DUNDEE and notes William S Mackay jeweller and silversmith active in Dundee from 1860-67 as their predecessors. The registration date of the mark nor the name of other the partner is mentioned. Census records identify him as George B Mackay.
Page 601 of Jackson’s book notes W S Mackay first mentioned in Dundee in 1858 and Mackay Brothers in 1880.

William S Mackay
He was born in Cupar around 1830 the son of James and Margaret Mackay.
In 1851 he was recorded as a journeyman watch and clock maker living in Fentons Close, Dundee with James and Margaret MCRAY and their family. William is described as their son and the reference to McRay seems an error. His brothers who were also resident there were James Hunter McRay (sic) aged 24 a painter and George B Mackay aged 21 years a druggist.
In 1861 William and George were in the same trades as previously and listed still living with their parents at Seagate, Dundee; similarly in 1871 at 20 Union Street, Dundee when William, then a master watch maker, employed 3 men 3 boys and a woman.
No 1881 Census record has been found for them.
By 1891 William and George lived with their sister Matilda at Lorne Cottage, Forgan where George is shown as having become a watch maker and jeweller as was his brother.
The two brothers still lived together at Tay Street, Fogan in 1901 where they were listed as retired goldsmiths, the last record found of them.

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:07 am
by dognose
WILLIAM KER

Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of William Ker:

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Edinburgh - 1769

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KER

William Ker served his apprenticeship under Lawrence Oliphant and his final year was served under Edward Lothian.

Willian Ker was admitted as a Freeman on the 27th May 1760, Burgess on the 15th April 1761, and served as Deacon of the Incorporation from 1766-68.

In Partnership with James Gilliland. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=137902&hilit=ker#p137902

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:25 pm
by dognose
D. McGREGOR

High Street, Buckie


Tenders Accepted:

BUCKIE (Scotland).—Accepted for erecting a villa at High-street, Buckie, for Mr. D. McGregor, jeweller. Mr. J. D. Geddes, architect. East Church-street, Buckie :—

Mason: J. Dawson, Buckie. £233 3 8
Carpenters: W. Geddes & Sons, Portessie. £148 5 0
Slater: J. Barclay, Buckie. £30 17 0
Plumbers: J. & T. Campbell, Buckie. £51 18 0
Plasterer: R. Hume, Buckie . £43 6 5
Ironwork: Glegg & Thomson, Aberdeen. £4 4 2
Painter: R. Johnston, Bridgend. £15 0 0


Source: The Builder - 31st December 1904

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:56 am
by dognose
PETER WYLIE DAVIDSON

Glasgow


An example of the work of Peter Wylie Davidson, a student at the Glasgow School of Art:

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This image is from 1916.


Peter Wylie Davidson (b.1870-d.1963) entered two marks 'PWD' incuse and without outline, and 'P.W.D' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, both with the Glasgow Assay Office.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=99489&hilit=wylie&sid=14ad86e0eab0e50c44c27bfd363ee378#p99489

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:15 pm
by dognose
VICTORIAN RING BOX COMPANY Ltd.

Unit 1, Fleetside Enterprise Workshops, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway


An example of the work and mark of the Victorian Ring Box Company:

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VRBCo - Edinburgh - 1994

Established since at least 1992 under the ownership of Robert Young and Kathryn Jayne Young. Since at least 2022 under the ownership of Franca Maria Rose Bruno.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:57 am
by dognose
ALEXANDER GUNN

10, Leith Street, Edinburgh


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Alexander Gunn - Edinburgh - 1867

Alexander Gunn entered his mark, 'AG', within a wavy surround, with the Edinburgh Assay Office in c.1847.

The 1851 Scottish Census records Alexander Gunn as a jeweller and watch case maker, aged 29 years. He appears to have been working until at least 1886.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:22 pm
by dognose
WILLIAM PICKEN

9, Melbourne Place, Edinburgh


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William Picken - Edinburgh - 1867

Established in 1820.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:01 pm
by dognose
CHARLES DALGLEISH (DALGLIESH)

Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Charles Dalgleish:

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CD - Edinburgh - 1820


Charles Dalgleish served his apprenticeship under John Ziegler.

See here for the known apprentices of Charles Dalgleish:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=175585&sid=b4587587994f96626304133214c6c3b8#p175585

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