Adverts for Businesses in the old Edinburgh Trade Directories


with a view from Calton Hill

Detail from an advert in the Edinburgh & Leith Trade Directory  -  1867  -  Ritchie, Clockmakers, with a view from Calton Hill

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

This advert appeared in the Edinburgh Post Office Directory in 1867.

James Ritchie & Son hold the contract for maintaining many of the public clocks in Edinburgh, including the clocks on St Giles Cathedral, the Canongate Tolbooth, the floral clock in Princes Street Garden and the Time Ball that is raised daily on the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill as a signal to the shipping on the Firth of Forth.

The Nelson Monument with its Time Ball can be seen at the left-hand side of the engraving above.  Edinburgh Castle is in the background in this view and also below:

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.  The time ball being raised at 12.55pm


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