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Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:26 am
by dognose
A topic for advertisements and information regarding all branches of the Scottish trade, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, they are all worth recording and help to provide a bigger picture of the trade in that country.


J.& J.S. ANDERSON

96, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen

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J.&J.S. Anderson - Aberdeen - 1890

This was the business of James Sheridan Anderson. He was formerly in partnership with John Anderson. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1878, James continued alone, but the styling of the business name remained the same. They were formerly located at 93, Queen Street, Aberdeen.

The above advertisement from 1890 notes the fact that the Duty placed on gold and silver was abolished in that year.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:23 am
by dognose
JOHN SELLAR

81, High Street, Elgin

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J. Sellar & Sons - Elgin - 1863

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J. Sellar & Sons - Elgin - 1863

Two advertisements from 1863 for John Sellar. He was born at Forres on the 16th December 1801 and set up on his own account at that town in c.1820. By 1822 he removed to Tain, and by 1825 to Wick. He was on the move again in March 1836, this time to Elgin, a town that he was to remain at for the rest of his life, he died there on the 2nd March 1886.


An example of the work of John Sellar from his time in Wick:

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An example of a non-silver item by John Sellar, a blood-letting fleaming tool:

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm
by dognose
ROBERT DRUMMOND & SON

5, Murray Place, Stirling, and 3, Queen's Park, Oban


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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1865

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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1868

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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1882

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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1897

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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1897

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R. Drummond & Son - Stirling - 1911


Robert Drummond & Son entered their mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office, 'RD&S' contained within an oblong punch.

The 'Son' of R. Drummond & Son, is likely to be George Turnbell Drummond, who entered a mark ('T' above 'GD' in a trefoil) at the Chester Assay Office on the 16th October 1896 from the 5, Murray Place address.


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MCB noted the following:

ROBERT DRUMMOND & SON

Robert Drummond & Son of 5 Murray Place, Stirling registered a mark RD & S in a shield shape at Sheffield Assay Office in 1904.

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:53 am
by dognose
GEORGE IMRAY

Grantown-on-Spey

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Geo. Imray - Grantown-on-Spey - 1895

Successor to James Smith. (James Smith was recorded as a Clock and Watchmaker located at South Street, Grantown, in 1837 as noted in Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland.)

George Imray entered his mark at the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 am
by dognose
WILLIAM HIGH

212, High Street, later, 209, High Street, Arbroath

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William High - Arbroath - 1899

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William High - Arbroath - 1901

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:25 am
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H.S. MACDONALD

9, Port Street, Stirling

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H.S. Macdonald - Stirling - 1865

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H.S. Macdonald - Stirling - 1870

Henry McDonald founded his business in c. 1850. He entered his mark at the Glasgow Assay Office. Henry Macdonald died in 1890.

The business was sold to William Archibald in 1885. William Archibald died in 1893.

The business was later acquired by James Banks. James Banks died in 1940.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:36 pm
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JAMES RAMSAY

8, High Street, later, 32, Reform Street, Dundee

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James Ramsay - Dundee - 1885

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James Ramsay - Dundee - 1914

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James Ramsay - Dundee - 1930

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James Ramsay - Dundee - 1934

James Ramsay's business passed to his son, Arthur James Ramsay around the turn of the century, the firm continued to be styled 'James Ramsay'

Arthur James Ramsay died on the 3rd January 1940.


Transit box used by James Ramsay:

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James Ramsay entered his marks (J.R. within an oval [James Ramsay], and J.R contained within a lozenge [Arthur James Ramsay]) at the Edinburgh, Glasgow and London assay offices.

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JR - 1921 - London

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MCB noted the following:

JAMES RAMSAY

James Ramsay of 8 High Street, Dundee registered a mark JR in a diamond shape at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1900.

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:05 pm
by dognose
ROBERT ROBERTSON

Crossgate, later, 35, Bonnygate, Cupar

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R. Robertson - Cupar - 1862

Having served his apprenticeship under his uncle in London in 1807, Robert Robertson started on his own account in Cupar in 1815 taking over the business of George Constable who departed to Dundee. He was later joined by his son, George Brunton Robertson in 1857 and the firm was later restyled R&GB Robertson. Robert Robertson died in 1877.

Robert Robertson is recorded as a Jeweller located at Crossgate, Cupar, in 1837.
Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland - James Pigot - 1837

Robert Robertson was recorded as a Jeweller and Inspector of Weights and Measures, located at 35, Bonnygate, Cupar, in 1862.
Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

Robert Robertson entered his mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:33 pm
by dognose
JOHN M. MEFFAN

33, Millgate, Arbroath

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John M. Meffan - Arbroath - 1901

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:43 pm
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W.M. MOSSMAN

134b, Princes Street, Edinburgh

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W.M. Mossman - Edinburgh - 1914

Walter Mercer Mossman entered his mark ('WMM' within an oblong punch) with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:56 am
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J.D. MURDOCH

2, East High Street, Forfar

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J.D. Murdoch - Forfar - 1898

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:24 pm
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A. & G. CAIRNCROSS

6, St. John Street, Perth

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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - 1891

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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - 1899

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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - 1905

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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - 1907

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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - 1911

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Cairncross - Perth - 1921

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Cairncross - Perth - 1929

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Cairncross - Perth - 1937

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Cairncross - Perth - 1939


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A. & G. Cairncross - Perth - sales box detail

A. & G. Cairncross were established in 1869 by Alexander (b.1839 - d.1896) and George Cairncross (b.1846 - d,1912). They were a family owned business up until 1989, and are still in business today located at 18-20, St. John Street, Perth.

Amongst the previous owners, the following names have been noted: Janet Margaret Cairncross, James Kennaway Cairncross, Alastair Duff Cairncross and Mary WM McPhee.

They entered their marks at the Edinburgh Assay Office, 'A & G.C' in an oblong punch with clipped corners, and 'A & above G C' with a pellet inbetween the two sets of letters, contained within a quatrefoil punch.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:32 pm
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FRANCIS JOSEPH WILD

86, Murraygate, Dundee

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Francis Joseph Wild - Dundee - 1871

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Francis Joseph Wild - Dundee - 1884

Francis Joseph Wild was thought to be in business as from 1845.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:45 pm
by dognose
WHYTOCK & SONS

38-40, Reform Street, Dundee

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Whytock & Sons - Dundee - 1930

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Whytock & Sons - Dundee - 1934

Whytock & Sons address was noted in 1877 as 46, High Street, Dundee. Whytock & Sons were in business from at least 1853.

Whytock & Sons were at some point before 1934 incorporated with Wilson & Sharp of Edinburgh, who themselves were later to become part of the Mappin & Webb group.

Whytock & Sons entered two marks with the Glasgow Assay Office, 'W&S' contained within a triple circle punch, and 'W&S' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:55 am
by dognose
JOHN STRACHAN

10, Cross, Forfar

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John Strachan - Forfar - 1898

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John Strachan - Forfar - 1939

Thought to be still in business today and still trading at the same address.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:00 am
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SMITH & RAIT

34, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

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Smith & Rait - Glasgow - 1901

Smith & Rait entered their marks ('S & R' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners) at the Glasgow Assay Office.

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MCB noted the following:

SMITH & RAIT

In 1904 the partnership also registered a mark from 34 Buchanan Street, Glasgow at the Sheffield Assay Office comprising S & R in two joined circles.
In 1900 D C Rait (David Chrichton Rait) & Sons of the same address, in addition to marks entered at the Glasgow Assay Office from 1880, had also entered a mark at Sheffield comprising DCR & S in a rectangle with rounded corners.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:48 am
by dognose
R.F. MACAULAY

20, South Methven Street, later, 13, New Scott Street, Perth

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R.F. Macaulay - Perth - 1891

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R.F. Macaulay - Perth - 1899

Robert F. Macaulay was born at Aberdeen c.1861. He started up his business in Perth c.1884 and continued there until c.1913.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:55 am
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LAMBERT HEPTING

Murray Place, and 22, Queen Street, Stirling

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Lambert Hepting - Stirling - 1865

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Lambert Hepting - Stirling - 1868

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L. Hepting - Stirling - 1897

Established 1862.

Lambert Hepting was born in the early 1830's at Neukirch, Baden, Germany. In the early 1850's he moved to Stirling to work with his uncle, Peter Ketterer as a clockmaker.

Lambert Hepting's business was later styled Hepting & Farrar, and was located at 9-11 Murray Place, Stirling. In the 1990's the business was noted as being part of Associated Goldsmiths. Directors noted in the 1990's include John Wilkinson MacDonald, Mrs Patricia Jean Fraser and Mrs Joan Christine Thomson.

In c.2012 Hepting & Farrar were taken over by Fraser Hart Ltd., and relocated to 15 Thistle Marches, The Thistle Centre, Stirling.

Hepting & Farrar entered their mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office, 'H & F' contained within an oblong punch.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:58 am
by dognose
DAVID SUTHERLAND

82, Commercial Street, Lerwick

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D. Sutherland - Lerwick - 1892

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D. Sutherland - Lerwick - 1893

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David Sutherland - Lerwick - 1898

David Sutherland was born around 1851.

Presumably David Sutherland relocated prior to 1906, as in that year, J.R. Halcrow states that he has acquired the business formerly carried on by D. Sutherland. The address, though, is 2, Charlotte Place, Lerwick.

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J.R. Halcrow - Lerwick - 1906

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:12 pm
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GRIERSON CHEYNE

54, Commercial Street, Lerwick

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G. Cheyne - Lerwick - 1892


Death Notices:

At Victoria Wharf, Lerwick, on the 2nd inst., GRIERSON CHEYNE, watchmaker, aged 32 years. Friends will please accept of this (the only) intimation.


Source: Shetland Times - 5th November 1892

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