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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    John Cotton went out of business as a tobacconist so long ago that we need to look at older Brit. makers; perhaps GBD?
    I think you are on to something here Jim. From a 1961 GBD Flyer at pipepages - "9447 Thick Shank Billiard, Flat Saddle Mouthpiece". Now, the next thing I'm curious about, was the dates of this shops operation in Edinburgh.
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    One partnership was shown as dissolved in the Edinburgh Gazette of 1879:

    MINUTE OF
    DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.
    mHE Firm of JOHN COTTON, Tobacconists, 12
    JL Princes Street, Edinburgh, was DISSOLVED upor
    the 15th day of May 1879, by the termination of th
    Contract of Copartnery between the Subscribers, w
    were the sole Partners of said Firm.
    Dated 7th July 1879.
    GEORGE COTTON.
    Witnesses to the Signature of George
    Cotton—
    WILLIAM PORTECWS, Law-Clerk, of
    No. 1 India Buildings, Edinburgh,
    Witness.
    J. A. MACDOXALII, Law-Clerk, of
    India Buildings, Witness.
    JAMES PURVES.
    Witnesses to the Signature of James
    Pnrves—
    THOS. BOOTH, Law-Clerk, of 15 Hill
    Street, Witness.
    JAMES WATT, Apprentice to Horatius
    Bonar, W.S., Edinburgh, Witness.


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    (may have re-formed though in Frederick Street)).
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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    He also had a factory on Easter Road Edinburgh.

    http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/re...40749#carousel
    Ally, from that site,

    View from south of 100 - 103 Princes Street, Edinburgh, showing cars and shop fronts, including Drummond Young, E. Pass & Sons, J.B. Green & Sons Ltd, Boots Chemists, Durie Brown’s Ltd, Hector Powe, John Cotton Ltd Tobacco Manufacturers, Over-seas House, Birrel and Hope Brothers. 1933
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    It was the wrong link I posted Dave, have a look at the edit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    It was the wrong link I posted Dave, have a look at the edit...
    At 7 Frederick St as early as 1912-13, that's great Ally!

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    According to this Cotton G & Sons had the Princess St shop, and John Cotton on Fredrick St, also have a look at the pages for tobacconists in Edinburgh, It goes on for three pages, I'm sure there are only two tobacconists now in Town.

    http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Edinburgh-an...33/675458/1260

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    According to this Cotton G & Sons had the Princess St shop, and John Cotton on Fredrick St, also have a look at the pages for tobacconists in Edinburgh, It goes on for three pages, I'm sure there are only two tobacconists now in Town.

    http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Edinburgh-an...33/675458/1260
    That's great Ally. My degree was in History, I can easily get lost, in a good way, in this kind of research! I have to go out momentarily, but the thing to find is the date John Cotton's is no longer listed at 7 Frederick. I wish I didn't have to leave right now, this is fun!

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    Well done gents .....fine research and fascinating. Too much of a coincidence the pipe Dave has marked "47" and Jim's post shape "9447". I love rummaging through those old newspaper clips and archives.
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    Another update, from Edinburgh and Leith, Post Office Annual Directory (1940-41) John Cotton Limited addresses shown at 100 Princes Street and factory at 172 Easter Road. This, and the other pipes the seller had make me fell it's from the pre-war period.

    http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Edinburgh-an...164657/221#134

    As a confirmation, from the same as above in the Classifieds,

    http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Edinburgh-an...64657/134#1149

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