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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 am

B. DUFFUS

46, Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen


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B. Duffus - Aberdeen - 1886

Appears to be the successor to William Duffus, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=93713&hilit=duffus#p93713

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DAVID ROBERTSON

46, Stirling Street, Airdrie


EXTENSIVE BURGLARY AT A JEWELLER'S SHOP

An Airdrie telegram states that a jeweller's shop in that town, belonging to Mr Robertson, was plundered between Saturday night and Monday morning. Over 100 watches and about 20 jewelled rings were stolen.


Source: South Wales Daily News - 24th October 1893


D. Robertson of 46, Stirling Street, Airdrie is listed in the Watchmakers and Jewellers section of Clarke's Airdrie Directory - 1896

David Robertson of 46, Stirling Street, Airdrie is listed in Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Scotland - 1903

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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A. MURRAY

Perth


An example of the work and mark of A. Murray of Perth:

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AM - Single-headed eagle - AM

A. Murray's working period was thought to be 1810 to 1820.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 am

GRIERSON & MURRAY

Glasgow


The Partnership carried on in Glasgow betwixt Philip Grierson and John Murray, as Jewellers and Silversmiths, under the firm of GRIERSON & MURRAY, was DISSOLVED, on the 16th of April last, by the death of the said John Murray.
PHIL. GRIERSON.
ALEX. FINLAY, RICH. ROBSON. Executors of the late JNO. MURRAY.
ROBT. FINLAY, Witness.
HUGH STRATH, Witness.
Glasgow, November 17, 1821.
JAMES GREENFIELD, Jr., JOHN MURRAY, Also Executors.
JAMES TURNER, Witness.
WILL. KING HUNTER, Witness.
Dunse, December 7,1821


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 11th December 1821

Grierson & Murray entered their marks, 'G&M', with the Glasgow Assay Office.

John Murray was a Founder Member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:42 pm

PLACE & REID

Dairsie (Osnaburgh), Fife


An example of the work and mark of Place & Reid, a pair of 9ct. cuff-links, assayed at Edinburgh in 1966:

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P&R - Edinburgh - 1966

The business of Alan Place & Michael Reid.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 pm

J.H. WILDMAN (James Harry Wildman)

54, George Street, Edinburgh


Details noted on a letterhead from 1929 note that the business claims establishment of over 150 years and are the successors to the following:

Thomas Smith & Sons
J. Watson Wilson & Co.
J. & W. Marshall
G. & M. Crighton
James Crighton & Co.
Millidge & Sons
James Whitelaw

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby SteveDWollongong » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:53 am

WILLIAM CLARK

Greenock

An example of the work of William Clark. A small ladle measuring 7" (18cm) in length:

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William Clark is recorded as a Silversmith, active 1780 - 1810

Source: Greenock Silversmiths, Clockmakers, Watchmakers and Allied Trades, p 3, Ver 1.0
Published by McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock 2017


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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:23 am

GRAINGER & CAMPBELL

1103, Argyle Street, Glasgow


Established in 1946 by George Grainger and Neil Campbell.

Partners noted in 1981 as Sir Patrick Grant Bt and Robert Wallace.

Noted as having incorporated Duncan MacCrae & Son, who were established in 1897 in 1952.

The firm were known makers of Bagpipes.

The business closed in 1989.

Grainger & Campbell entered their mark, 'G & C', contained within an oblong punch with clipped top left and right corners, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:54 am

JAMES DOUGLAS

Dundee

Examples of the work and marks of James Douglas:

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DOUGLAS - Crowned shield - Topped heart

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DOUGLAS - Crowned shield - Topped heart - ID


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ID - Crowned shield - Topped heart - ID

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Crowned shield - Crowned shield - Topped heart - ID


James Douglas's working period was thought to be 1796 to 1820.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:04 am

JAMES HANNAY

20, High Street, Paisley


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James Hannay - Paisley - 1848

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James Hannay - Paisley - 1851

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James Hannay - Paisley - 1853

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:33 pm

R.T. (Unidentified)

Glasgow


Examples of spoons marked by 'R.T.', perhaps a retailer overstrike:

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R.T. - Glasgow - 1864

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:19 am

MARSHALL

Lawnmarket, Edidburgh


EXTENSIVE ROBBERY, AND EXTRAORDINARY RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning the shop of Mr. Marshall, jeweller, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, into, and two gold watches, thirteen silver ones, three snuff-boxes, a number of gold rings, keys, and broaches, £18 in bank notes, nine guineas, and nine half guineas were carried away. On Tuesday a boy, who was bird nesting at the Figget Whins, discovered near to the burn, a parcel containing four of the silver watches,one of the gold watches, several of the guineas & half-guineas, watch keys, &c; Same day a chairman found at the side of the road near Cannonmills another parcel, containing one of the gold and four of the silver watches, the three snuff-boxes and some of the gold seals and keys, which he brought to the police- office. The recovery of so much of the stolen property; in such a way, is unprecedented and altogether wonderful. Either the thieves have been terror or conscience stricken.


Source: Caledonian Mercury - May 1929

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:20 pm

R.B. DAVIDSON

63, Nethergate, Dundee


EXTENSIVE JEWEL ROBBERY

On Sunday, an extensive jewel robbery was discovered to have been perpetrated in Dundee, some time between Saturday night, and Sunday morning. The shop of Mr. R. B. Davidson, jeweller and watchmaker, was broken into, and watches, brooches, and other articles carried off. The robbery bears the evidence of very careful planning; and notwithstanding that Mr. Davidson's shop is always lighted up during the night, nothing occurred to excite suspicion. The affair seemed to have been conducted with great premeditation, for the small boxes which contained the different articles appear to have been left behind. Property of the value of £700 is already missed. The police have visited houses of known bad characters, but as yet have obtained no clue of the robbers.


Source: The Monmouthshire Merlin and South Wales Advertiser - 12th December 1873

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:28 am

LINDSAY LUKE

Paisley


An example of the work and mark of Lindsay Luke, a Celtic-point spoon of around 1820:

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II - Anchor - II

See: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=52739

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:54 am

G.V. BOYD

84, High Street, Paisley


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G.V. Boyd - Paisley - 1848

This department will be conducted by William M'Kechnie.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:46 am

HENDRICH ANDRESEN

Edinburgh


ALLEGED MURDER AND ROBBERY

On Friday Mr Humphrey held an inquiry at Spitalflelds, respecting the alleged death from violenoe, of Hendrich Andresen, aged 80, a Russian Jew. Peter Mitchell, of Fashion-street, proved that the deceased had lodged at his house for the last three weeks, and was formerly a jeweller of some standing in Edinburgh. On the night of Tuesday week he came to his lodgings, and said he had been robbed by some thieves; they had grasped him round the throat, and emptied his pockets. He was crying, and the blood was issuing from his nose. He remained ill until Saturday, when he got so bad that witness sent for a doctor. On Tuesday night he was taken out of bed, and went into the yard, where he fell, cutting his face. The next morning he was found dying in bed. He stated that he had property in Hull, that he had rich friends, and that two of his sons were officers in the Russian army. He said that his business in Edinburgh had been seized by the Queen during the Russian war, as he was accused of being a Russian spy. Dr Dwyer proved that he was called to deceased and found him dead. A post mortem examination showed death had been caused by effusion into the brain. The effusion was undoubtedly accelerated by the violence inflicted on deceased, there was no outward mark of the garotting. The shock to the system would be very severe, as his age was so great. The jury returned a verdict, 'That deceased was found dead on Wednesday morning from the mortal effects of effusion of serum on the brain, and that the effusion and the death were accelerated by violence inflicted on him by some person or persons unknown.'


Source: The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser - 4th March 1864

Another report stated that Hendrich Andresen was in business at both Edinburgh and Leith.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:50 am

ENTERPRISE WATCH & JEWELLERY Co.

135-137, Argyle-street, Glasgow


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Enterprise Watch & Jewellery Co., 135, and 137, Argyle-street, Glasgow. May 18.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th July 1877

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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STEVENSON & M'ARTHUR

421-423, New City Road, Glasgow


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Stevenson & M'Arthur, 421, and 423, New City-road, Glasgow, watchmakers, &c. June 5. Debts by B. R. Stevenson, who continues the busines
s.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th July 1877

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:02 am

WILLIAM ROBB

Ballater


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William Robb - Ballater - 1922


LUMPHANAN HIGHLAND GAMES

........A special brooch for the Ladies race was kindly presented by Mr Wm. Robb, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Ballater.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 19th July 1897


BALLATER FLOWER SHOW

.......Silver medal by Wm. Robb, Jeweller, Ballater, for table decoration was won by Mr H. Sheridan.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 21st August 1897


BALLATER'S GIFT TO MISS MACKENZIE

.......The necklace which was supplied by Mr Robb, Jeweller, Ballater, having been kindly handed round the company for inspection by Mr Francis Coutts.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 28th February 1900


William Robb was the father-in-law of the Ballater silversmith William James Fraser.


Prior to Robb working in Ballater, William Robb initially set up his business in Kincardine O'Neil.

Marks with either the KO'N or K'ON are rare and its believed only a small number of items remain to this day.The actual time Robb worked from Kincardine O'Neil is as yet unknown.

The below medal is engraved 'Newburgh Games 1891'. The medal is hallmarked from Edinburgh in 1890-91 and as well as the full set of Edinburgh marks it has Robb's 'W.R' makers mark as well as the Kincardine O'Neil punch mark of 'KO'N'.

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W.R - KO'N - Edinburgh - 1890


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W.R - BLTR - Edinburgh - 1908


A Braemar souvenir spoon by William Robb:

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W.R - BLTR - Edinburgh - 1925

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W.R - BLTR - Edinburgh - 1925

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39666&p=158236&hilit=robb#p158236

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:40 am

A.T. ESPIE

8, Eglinton Street, Glasgow


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A.T. Espie - Glasgow - Sales-box detail c.1920

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