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GEORGE BROWN LATIMER, later, LATIMER & SONS

143, 145, and 147, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

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Latimer & Sons - Edinburgh - 1909

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Latimer & Sons - Edinburgh - 1918

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Latimer & Sons - Edinburgh - 1918

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Latimer & Sons - Edinburgh - 1922

George Brown Latimer's business was founded in 1850, the firm were restyled as Latimer & Sons c.1890.

Latimer & Sons entered their marks, 'L&SONS' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners with several variations, with the Edinburgh Assay Office as from c.1895.

Latimer & Sons also entered their marks with the Chester Assay Office. On the 1st May 1909, 'L&SONS' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, and a similar one on the 6th May 1911. Both marks were entered as George Brown Latimer trading as Latimer & Sons, 143-147, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. In the 1909 CAO entry George Brown Latimer is described as Sole Partner. His private residence was recorded by the Chester Assay Office as Bellwood, 13, Forbes Road, Edinburgh.

The firm of Latimer & Sons were thought to have been in business at least until the mid 1920's.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DAVID DUNCAN

St. Catherine Street, Cupar.

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D. Duncan - Cupar - 1862


D. Duncan was recorded as a Clockmaker, located at St Catherine Street, Cupar, in 1835-1850.

Source: Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 - John Smith - 1921


David Duncan was recorded as a Jeweller and Dentist, located at 17, St Catherine Street, Cupar, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross - 1862


This business became David Duncan & Son c.1867. David Duncan is thought to have died in 1875, the business was continued by his son, John Duncan.


The following information may relate:

Notes on Cases visited at Cupar 7th October 1843:

Agnes Duncan, aged eighty-five. Allowance 10d. a week. Rent 2l., which is almost wholly paid by a nephew, aged fifty-nine, who lives with her. He is a sheriff-officer, by which he earns, on an average, from 3s. to 4s. a week. She receives 1s. 6d. a month from the ladies’ fund; and 6d. worth of bread a week from Gray’s fund. She likewise receives a little assistance from some nephews,—-one a jeweller, and one a painter, and one a wright ; all of these are married, and have families. The old woman was formerly in service and in better circumstances. Furniture poor and dirty.


Source: Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland - 1844


David Duncan entered two marks, 'DD', both contained within heraldic shields, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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JAMES SUMMERS

46, Cadzow Street, Hamilton

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James Summers - Hamilton - 1862

Noted as being located at 1, Castle Street, Hamilton in 1855.

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ALEXANDER DRUMMOND

31, High Street, Perth

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Alex. Drummond - Perth - 1854


PERTH - RAILWAY COLLISION NEAR THE GENERAL STATION

..........Mr Drummond, Jeweller, Perth, had one of his legs bruised and his forehead cut.


Source: Glasgow Herald - 25th July 1866


Scotch Bankrupts

Alexander Drummond, Jeweller in Perth.


Source: Glasgow Herald - 29th July 1868


Alexander Drummond was born at Perth c.1828, he was apprenticed in 1841. His working period is thought to be 1847-68.

Alexander Drummond entered his mark, 'A.D.' contained within a hexagonal punch, with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1865.

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DAVID BURNFIELD

53, South Methven Street, Perth

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David Burnfield - Perth - 1899

David Burnfield was born in Perth c.1839 and his working period 1868-1919.

The below newspaper detail may refer to the same David Burnfield and his brother George:

WELL-KNOWN PERTHSHIRE SPORTSMAN

Mr George Burnfield, the former Perthshire cricketer and St Johnstone footballer, died at his residence, 23, Rose Terrace, Perth, yesterday.

He was a brother of the late Mr David Burnfield, who was also well known as a sportsman.

Mr George Burnfield went to Birmingham as a young man to pursue his vocation as a jeweller, and while there he played football with Aston Villa reserves. He had been in business as a jeweller for close on half a century.


Source: Glasgow Herald - 18th December 1939

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THOMAS CHAMBERS

1, Kelburn Street, Barrhead


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Thomas Chambers - Barrhead - 1896

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JAMES T. KEAN

163, High Street, Ayr, and Main Street, Prestwick

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James T. Kean - Ayr and Prestwick - 1914

Following the death of James T. Kean in c.1922, the business was continued at Prestwick by his son, James Kean, as can be seen by the following notice:

Notice is hearby given that the Subscribers, the Trustees of the Deceased JAMES T. KEAN, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Ayr and Prestwick, have, as at 1st September 1922, transferred the business of Watchmaker and Jeweller carried on by the late Jas. T. Keen at Main Street, Prestwick, to his son, the Subscriber, James Kean, who now carries on said Business in Prestwick, solely for his own behoof and in his own name , and who will uplift all debts to, and discharge all liabilities due by, said Business.

JAMES MACKENZIE
ALLAN THOMSON

David Briggs, Clerk-at-Law
Marguerite Forsyth, Typist
Both of 56, Sandgate, Ayr.
Witnesses to the Signatures of James Mackenzie and Allan Thomson, Trustees to the late James T. Kean.

JAMES KEAN

David H. Tait, Solicitor
Marguerite Forsyth, Typist
Both of 56, Sandgate, Ayr.
Witnesses to the Signature of the said James Kean.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 31st October 1922

This business may be connected with James S. Kean, noted as working at Ayr in the 1960's, and John Snowden Kean, trading as James S. Kean, who was noted as working at Ayr in the 1970's and 1980's, who entered marks, 'JSK' contained within an oblong punch with the Edinburgh Assay Office.


(Updated Information - 13-7-2014)

John S. Kean, watchmaker, jeweller and optician, of 123, Main Street, Prestwick, has closed down operations at that address and will continue business solely from the premises at 163, High Street, Ayr.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - April 1961

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B.S. COPLAND

Main Street, Scalloway

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B.S. Copland - Scalloway - 1892

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B.S. Copland - Scalloway - 1893


At New Street, Scalloway, on the 23rd inst., the wife of B. S. Copland, watchmaker, of a son.

Source: Shetland Times 26th January 1895


At New Street, Scalloway, on the 20th instant, the wife of B. S. Copland, watchmaker, of a son.

Source: Shetland Times 24th October 1896

An image of the premises of B.S. Copland can be seen at: http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/in ... w==&pg=410

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JOHN BAIRD - JOHN BAIRD & SONS

68-70, Mitchell Street, Glasgow


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John Baird - Glasgow - 1902

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John Baird - Glasgow - 1933

Established in 1889.


JOHN BAIRD
HERALD OPTICAL WORKS, 68 and 70, MITCHELL STREET, GLASGOW

As a wholesale and manufacturing optician, Mr. John Baird has developed a business of wide influence and connection ; and perhaps no name is more familiar in the trade than that of the proprietor of the Herald Optical Works. It was in 1889 that Mr: Baird established the business with which he is now so widely identified. Twelve years or more ago–except by the skilled oculist–sight-testing was but little practised. Thanks, however, to the enterprise of such institutions as the British Optical Association and the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, in providing tuition, and issuing diplomas to successful candidates, there is now hardly a town of any importance that has not one or more opticians competent to undertake sight testing and correct ordinary defects of vision. Foreseeing the demand that was likely to accrue from the forward tendency in the world of optics, the present proprietor of the above-named works applied himself with characteristic energy to meeting that demand. There is no better known landmark in Glasgow than the " Herald " Buildings ; and the position of Mr. Baird's establishment is thus entirely favourable to the convenience of all classes of customers, occupying part of the familiar structure which is the home of the Glasgow Herald, one of Scotland's leading newspapers. All divisions are arranged under a system of classification which must readily recommend itself to the trade. One department is allotted to sight testing instruments and accessories ; the complete fitting up of the sight-testing room being a speciality. Another is devoted to the display of prism binoculars, field, marine, and opera glasses, telescopes, barometers, thermometers, and meteorological instruments, in all of which a number of special patterns are controlled. The jobbing department is an interesting and busy feature of the establishment. Here some hundreds of spectacle and eyeglass prescriptions are executed daily under methods of precision which secure the absolute accuracy of the work. In this department some grosses of spectacle and eyeglass cases are named in gold leaf ; and adjoining is a division for the nickel-plating of goods ; electro-gilding and silver-plating being also carried on . The workshops, which cover 1500 square feet of space, are very complete. There is a glazing shop fitted with rimless lens edging machines ; and the best skill is employed in the drilling and mounting of rimless lenses, particularly as regards special complicated lenses. For many years the proprietor has specialised in hand-made steel and gold frames, as distinguishable from machine-made spectacle frames which have not the wear of the hand-made article. The house can meet all requirements for frames wanted to special measurements, and can ensure early delivery. With respect to inventive work, reference may be made to the patent eyeglass guard just coming into the market, the special feature of which is that any one with a pair of pliers can adapt the guard to fit any nose . It has been patented in Britain, France, and Germany. For all else relating to the diversified supplies of this house, the trade may be confidently recommended to secure the illustrated catalogues which Mr. Baird places at their disposal. These must prove an invaluable medium of understanding between the house and its extensive connections at home and abroad. While each department is under the control of a capable manager, Mr. Baird is a firm believer in the personal element in business, and has all the details under his own supervision. The trade is not confined to the wholesale and shipping interests only, the home and export sides being equally well cultivated ; and the connections of the house extend throughout the United Kingdom and to Austraha, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Ceylon, Jamaica, and other parts abroad. Mr. Baird is a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London, and a Freeman of the City of London, He takes a keen interest in sport, especially golfing, cycling, and swimming, and is a member of the Cathcart Golf Club. Telephone : Central 541. Telegrams and Cables : " Spectacles, Glasgow."


Source: The Business World - 1914

John Baird entered his marks, 'J.B.' and 'J.B' both contained within oblong punches with clipped corners, with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE F. BRYCE

16, High Street, Paisley

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George F. Bryce - Paisley - 1890

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EDWARD & SONS

92-96, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

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Edward & Sons Ltd. - Glasgow - 1930


The Casket containing the address which was presented by the Executive of the Glasgow International Exhibition to Her Majesty the Queen, on the 22nd ult., was designed and manufactured by Messrs. George Edward and Sons, goldsmiths and silversmiths, London and Glasgow. The Casket, which is of silver, overlaid with pure gold, is quite different in shape from any casket hitherto presented to Her Majesty in this country, the design having been suggested by one of the Indian caskets among Her Majesty's Jubilee presents, now on view in the Kelvingrove Museum. It is cylindrical in form, richly chased with runic ornamentations and studded with Scotch stones from the various counties in Scotland. The Royal Arms are chased at one end, the Glasgow Arms at other end, and in the centre is a lion supporting a shield with the Royal Monogram " V.R." in relief, while the whole is surmounted with the Regalia. The casket rests on four upright supports, in Celtic form, standing on a military red velvet base, at the corners of which are four figures, representing four of the most illustrious Scottish regiments. The whole is contained in a handsome oak case, lined with satin. Messrs. Edward and Sons are also making the Casket to contain address to be presented to Her Majesty, at Queen Margaret's College, on Friday next. The casket is oblong in shape and covered with royal blue velvet, having ornamental silver gilt corner pieces and the Queen Margaret College badge in centre with royal monogram V.R. and Q.M.C. in monogram below. The gold catches, with ribbon for attaching badges which are worn by Convenors of Committees, were made by Messrs. Edward also.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st September 1888



MESSRS. EDWARD & SONS,
92 AND 96, BUCHANAN STREET, GLASGOW


Amongst the varied commercial interests of Glasgow which have a leading part in its prosperity and contribute to the attractiveness of its principal thoroughfares, the business of the goldsmith, jeweller, and silversmith necessarily occupies a very notable and conspicuous place. There are names which unite the features of the city's busy and progressive modem activity with a time when it was as yet in the initial stages of development, and which have given a certain distinction to its trading records. Messrs. Edward & Sons fall to be ranked in this category as sustaining the old and honourable traditions of the artistic crafts with which they have been connected for the greater part of a century. Their business was founded by the late Mr. George Edward in 1837, the year of the accession of the late Queen Victoria ; and one is reminded of the dignified characteristics and standing which the house has preserved by the fact that it continues to hold the Royal Appointment. A long and successful career has been marked by an uninterrupted family proprietary, which is to-day represented by Messrs. George Edward, D. Herbert Edward, and Arthur Edward, the present principals of the firm. Messrs. Edward & Sons trade as goldsmiths, jewellers, silversmiths, and watch and clock manufacturers ; and in each department maintain a superior standard. Occupying a very favourable position in fashionable Buchanan Street, their estalishment affords a centre for all who desire to obtain examples of high-class design and workmanship at a moderate cost. Perhaps the most notable feature of a collection thoroughly illustrative of the best phases of the trade is the range of fine diamond and gem jewellery, in which this house presents many exclusive and unconventional specialities. A similarly high grade is indicated in the firm's watches and clocks, all combining the essential merits of precision and superior workmanship, guaranteed time-keeping and elegant finish. The many beautiful specimens of silver and electroplated work tend to emphasise the sustained public interest in this important branch of industrial art ; and nothing finer could well be imagined than the wares of these classes which are submitted by Messrs. Edward & Sons. A noteworthy recent addition to the firm's many specialities is the Pulsynetic Electric Impulse Clock System. Recognising the importance of a time system which would be absolutely uniform, as well as accurate, they have, after a succession of careful and exhaustive tests, taken up the Scottish agency for this efficient system with which they are now equipping many important buildings, steamships, etc. Messrs. Edward & Sons having long provided for a wide range of requirements and a correspondingly varied circle of customers, their markets have, in the course of time, been very greatly extended, foreign and colonial connections being successfully cultivated, in addition to the large business conducted throughout the United Kingdom. All departments receive the undivided attention of the partners; and the administration continues upon the same sound principles which have so materially contributed to the repute of the house and to the establishment of its position and influence as one of Glasgow's representative business concerns. Telephone : 7683 City (2 lines). Telegrams and Cables: "Edward, Glasgow." Bankers : British Linen Co. Bank.


Source: The Business World - 1914

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Founded by George Edward in 1837/8, they had acquired the premises at 92, Buchanan Street by 1863, later extending it to take in No.96. In c.1874 they openned a London branch at Mansion House Buildings, on Cheapside.

For details of George Sherwood Edward's separate business in London, see: Some London Advertisements and Information

Edward & Sons were converted into a limited liability company in 1925.

The company relocated to 67, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, in 1963, and were later absorbed in the Mappin & Webb group of companies.

Images of the firms' premises can be found at: Views of Silversmiths' Premises

It is likely he company used the services of all of the assay offices, but certainly those of, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Chester, Dublin, and London.

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Member SirWatkynBassett wrote:

George Edward was a great enthusiast of Far Eastern art, and had section of his Glasgow shop devoted to it. He was also connected with the Japanese art section at the International Exhibition at Glasgow in 1901.

Some examples of the wares imported by George Edward:

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DEGE - Glasgow - 1896

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DEGE - Glasgow - 1896

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DEGE - Glasgow - 1900


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JOHN A. CLARK

64, later 40, Castle Street, Forfar

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John A. Clark - Forfar - 1898

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John A. Clark - Forfar - 1939

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H.W. TANKEL

142, Trongate, Glasgow

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H.W. Tankel - Glasgow - 1957

In c.1990 the Board of Directors were recorded as: Albert Edward Tankel, Alice Henriette Tankel, Eveline Mae Levy, Nathaniel Henry, George Mackay & James Clifford Stockwell. Secretary, Eveline Mae Levy.

H.W. Tankel first entered their marks, 'HWT' incuse without outline, and 'HWT' contained within an oblong punch, with the Glasgow Assay Office on the 4th January 1955, and then 'H.W.T' contained within an oblong punch, on the 24th February 1956. The last stated punch and others, including oblong punches with double notches, top and bottom, were later entered with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

They are still in business, now styled H.W. Tankel (Scotland) Ltd., their offices are located at 33a, Gordon Street, Glasgow, but their workshops are based at Birmingham.

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JOHN O. GOW

17, Bridge Street, Inverness

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John O. Gow - Inverness - 1873

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MACKENZIE BROTHERS

26, Union Street, Inverness

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MacKenzie Bros. - Inverness - 1893

Only a small amount of detail has been noted regarding the firm of MacKenzie Brothers of Inverness. It is known is that they were in business from at least 1881 until at least 1893, they were first located at 17, Lombard Street, Inverness, an address that was also known as 'The Lombard Street Manufacturing Jewellery and Watchmaking Establishment', in July 1890 they advertised: MacKenzie Brothers, Jewellers, Watchmakers, and Highland Ornament Manufacturers, of 17, Lombard Street , have removed to 22, Union Street. MacKenzie Brothers occupation of this address appears to have been short lived, as by 1893, as can be seen from the above advertisement, they had relocated to 26, Union Street, Inverness. (However, there is always the possibility, of course, of newspaper misprints or street re-numbering.)

MacKenzie Brothers do not appear to have entered marks under their own name with the Edinburgh or Glasgow assay offices.

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THOMAS M'NEIL

45, Cathcart Street, Greenock

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Thomas M'Neil - Greenock - 1905

Established in 1856.

Perhaps to be identified with a James McNeil who entered a mark from Greenock with the Glasgow Assay Office in c.1906. No trace of James McNeil has been found in local directories of the period.

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ALEXANDER MILNE & Co.

70, George Street, Edinburgh

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Milne & Co. - Edinburgh - 1858

SEQUESTRATION of ALEXANDER MILNE & COMPANY, Hairworkers and Jewellers, Edinburgh, and of Alexander Milne, the only Partner of that Firm, as much, and as an Individual.
The said Alexander Milne has presented a Petition to the Lord Ordinary on the Bills, praying to be discharged of all debts and obligations contracted by him, or for which he was liable, as the only Partner of the said Firm of Alexander Milne & Company, and as an Individual, at the date of their and his sequestration, on 12th April 1860.
W. Milne, S.S.C., Petitioner's Agent
9, Heriot Row, Edinburgh,
October 17, 1860.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 19th October 1860

ALEXANDER MONCRIEFF MITCHELL, Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the sequestrated estate of ALEXANDER MILNE & COMPANY, Jewellers, No. 70, George Street, Edinburgh, and Alexander Milne, the only Individual Partner of that Company, as such, and as an Individual, hereby intimates, that an account of his intromissions with the funds of the estate, brought down to the 12th instant, and state of the funds recovered and of the property outstanding as at the same date, have been made up and examined by the Commissioners on said estate, in terms of the Statute: That he has examined the claims of the several Creditors who have lodged their oaths and grounds of debt on or before the 12th instant, and made up lists of those Creditors entitled to be ranked on the funds of said estate. Farther, that an equalizing and a second dividend will be paid to those Creditors whose claims have been admitted by the Trustee, at his Office, 4, National Bank Buildings, Queen Street, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 13th day of February 1861.–Of all which Intimation is hereby given, in
terms of the Statute.
ALEXR. M. MITCHELL, Trustee.
Glasgow, December 17, I860.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 28th December 1860


Report of a Murder Trial:

On the 9th, 10th, and 11th February the High Court of Justiciary sat for the trial of Alexander Milne, accused of the murder of James Paterson. Milne was a jeweller and artist in hair, in South Frederick-street, Edinburgh, and Paterson was a working jeweller, who was frequently employed by Milne. On the morning of the 7th January Paterson sent Graham, one of his workmen, to Milne to make inquiry as to the execution of an order Paterson had received from him. Milne asked Paterson to come himself. Paterson entered his shop about 11 o'clock, and in a few minutes afterwards he was seen to come out at the area door, climb over the railings, and enter an adjoining shop, where he fell down, and in a few minutes expired, having been stabbed to the heart. There were no witnesses to the blow, but Milne was found with a dagger in his possession, which he had bought only that morning. At the trial Milne pleaded " Not Guilty," but also put in the special defence of insanity. After the evidence for the Crown, which occupied the greater part of the day, evidence was led during the rest of February 9th and on the, whole of the 10th in support of this special defence. The facts brought out presented a case of no little difficulty. It appeared that for some days before the murder, Milne (who had for the last few years led a very dissipated life) had been drinking heavily, and had reduced himself to a state which bordered on, if it had not become, actual insanity. On Christmas night he had had a party of friends at his house, whom he horrified by the display of a drawn sword, with which he performed numerous vagaries, and shocked by a very profanely expressed blessing, and generally alarmed by his excited and strange conduct. On the 5th January he was in bed, and called in a doctor, who prescribed some medicine and censured him for his debauchery. Paterson happened to call, and took up the bottle to smell it, and Milne afterwards refused to take any, saying that Paterson had poisoned it. At night he told the porter, who put on the shutters, that robbers were watching to break into his shop, and some noises at the door that night appear to have confirmed his suspicions. Next morning he got a smith to put on an additional bar, and Paterson happening to call he pointed him out to the smith as one of the blackguards, who had been trying to break into his shop. The take charge of some of his most valuable stock same day he went to an auctioneer to ask him, to in consequence of the suspected robbery; and to several persons he also expressed his belief that Paterson had designs upon his life so as to get his wife and take the business. On the morning of the 7th he went out about 10 o'clock and bought the dagger, whether before or after Graham's visit the evidence did not distinctly show. After the murder he waited in his shop till he was apprehended, though he had both opportunity and money to escape. To the police officials he avowed the act, stating that Paterson only two days before had come in and diffused vapours through the room, and while he was blinded and overpowered by them, taken liberties with his wife, and had also attempted to poison his children. Next morning the statement which he made in a declaration before the magistrate was that he was playing with the dagger when Paterson came in, that he told him to stand back, but that Paterson ran forward upon it, and so was killed by accident. In the first night of his imprisonment he awoke in great terror, and called out that his wife and children were being murdered. The turnkey feared delirium tremens, and took him, to the padded room, but no such fit cane on. Two other prisoners, incarcerated in the cell with him, testified to Milne having spoken and acted throughout his imprisonment under delusions similar to those he exhibited before the murder, and stated that sometimes he had justified his conduct in putting Paterson to death, and at other times expressed great regret for his death, which he attributed to accident. The medical gentlemen called for the defence (including Professor Christison) thought the prisoner while in gaol was insane, and acted under insane delusions, and they had detected no symptoms of feigning. They could not, however, account by reference to any known case of monomania for the contradiction in the prisoner's statements as to the cause of Paterson's death. On the third day of the trial, the Solicitor-General (Mr Young) addressed the jury for the Crown, and contended that the prisoner's aberrations were caused solely by drinking; that he had never lost consciousness of right and wrong, and that his declaration and conduct the day after the murder showed not insanity, but the result of cool reflection. Mr Scott, for the defence, maintained that the prisoner was insane at the time of the act, and that the insanity still continued. The Lord Justice Clerk, in his charge to the jury, went carefully over the evidence, and especially pointed out all those parts of the evidence which bore on the question of insanity and supported the prisoner's plea. He also instructed the jury that they might, if they found the prisoner sane, return a verdict of culpable homicide, should they think, from the absence of witnesses to the deed, that there was doubt as to its being an act of murder. The jury, after an hour's absence, found the prisoner guilty of murder, but recommended him to mercy. The Lord Justice Clerk pronounced sentence of death, and appointed the execution to take place on the 4th March, at the same time stating that the recommendation of the jury would be forwarded to the proper quarter. . [A memorial has been sent to the Home Secretary in behalf of Milne, signed by counsel for the defence, praying for reprieve of sentence, on the ground of the prisoner's insanity. The verdict of the jury finding Milne guilty was passed by nine to six, the minority being of opinion that the prisoner was insane.]

Source: Otago Daily Times - 2nd May 1863

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BERNARD HARRINGTON

Dundee

Bernard Harrington was a Silversmith/Designer/Lecturer, he was Head of the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at Dundee. He was the first Head of that Department and taught at the College from 1943 until 1974.

Prior to his arrival in Dundee, Bernard Harrington is thought to have been based at Sheffield, where he was noted as being a member of the distinctly 'modernist' Sheffield Artcrafts Guild in the 1930's.

A talented Silversmith, Bernard Harrington was the maker of several noted pieces of silverware during his lifetime. Perhaps the most important of his output was the Civic Mace of Dundee:

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The Mace is traditional in form, forty-eight inches in length, and made of silver and gold, chased and inlaid with coloured enamels all worked using traditional methods. It was assayed at Edinburgh and is struck with the date letter 'Y' for 1954.


The Convener's Mace that is carried ahead of Deacon Convener of the Nine Trades of Dundee is another piece designed and made by Bernard Harrington. It is forty-four inches in length and was assayed at Edinburgh in 1953. It has a silver head surmounted by a cap bearing the figure of St Andrew. There are nine fluted surfaces beneath the head each bearing the Crest of one of the Nine Trades. The shaft is made from South American Ebony with silver mountings.

Another example of the work of Bernard Harrington, a toddy ladle measuring 7" (18cm) in length and the bowl measures just under 3" (7.3cm) across. It weighs 60 grams. It was assayed at Edinburgh in 1959.

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Bernard Harrington entered his marks, 'BH' contained within a quatrefoil, with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 20th August 1948 and again on the 15th July 1958.

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Postby dognose » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:47 am

WILLIAM DOW

14, George Street, later, 24 South Methven Street, Perth

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William Dow - Perth - 1897

William Dow was born in Perth c.1860, his working period is thought to be c.1889 until 1926.


Notice is hereby given that the Business of Silversmith, Watchmaker, and Jeweller, carried on by the Subscriber WILLIAM DOW, at 24 South Methven Street, Perth, has been transferred, as at 26th November 1923, to the Subscriber David Law, who has been assistant to the said William Dow for the past 17 years. The Business will continue to be carried on by the said David Law under the existing name of WILLIAM DOW. The said David Law is hereby authorised to uplift all debts due to, and to discharge all liabilities of, the aforesaid Business.
Dated at Perth, this 22nd day of November 1923.
WILLIAM DOW.
DAVID LAW.

J. W. WYLLIE, Witness, 4 Kinnoull Street, Perth, Solicitor.
J. T. HENDERSON, Witness, 4 Kinnoull Street, Perth, Solicitor.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 23rd November 1923

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES ANDERSON

4, Commerce Street, Forfar

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Anderson - Elgin - 1863

Born in Elgin, James opened a watch, clockmaking and jewellery business in December 1861, in Commerce Street, next door to the Post Office, Elgin. Listed in Black's Directory of 1863 as working at 4, Commerce Street, he retired from business in the 1870's. He was elected a member of the Town Council in 1886 and in 1892 was appointed Dean of Guild, which office he held up to 1896. He died in at Mossbrae, Elgin on 19 February 1898.

Source: Provincial Silversmiths of Moray and Their Marks - G.P. Moss - 1994

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