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Postcard

One o'Clock Gun

Edinburgh Castle

Time Gun  -  Edinburgh Castle

Postcard  -  One o' Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England

 

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    Postcard  -  One o' Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle

 

One o' Clock Gun, Edinburgh Castle

The Time Gun

Thank you to Ian Scott for allowing me to reproduce this postcard.

Ian wrote:

"I would guess this photo is of the first one o'clock gun."

Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England:  May 10+14, 2010

1861

The first time gun at Edinburgh Castle was installed in 1861.  It was linked by an electric cable to the time ball on the top of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.

The time ball was raised daily, then dropped at 1pm, to give an accurate time check to the shipping in Leith Harbour and to others who were able to see it.

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.  The time ball photographed at 11.59pm on October 2, 2006  -  waiting to be lowered at 1pm

peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

The time gun was introduced in 1861 to give an audible time check at 1pm, for days when the weather was misty and the time ball could not be seen.

This map was produced to show how many second it took for the sound from the one o'clock gun to travel to different parts of Edinburgh:

   For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 

The Postcard

I believe that this card probably dates from the early 1900s.  There is no publisher's name on the back of the card, but there are initials- 'cZco' or similar - on the front of the card.

 

Question

Do you know who this publisher might have been?  If so,  please email me.   Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 17, 2010

 

Reply

1.

Richard Torrance

Edinburgh

Thank you to Richard Torrance, Edinburgh who wrote:

Zinco Collotype Company

"cZco was the Zinco Collotype Company.  They were located next to the Library on McDonald Road, Edinburgh.   I am currently trying to find out more about this printer."

Richard Torrance, Edinburgh:  May 18, 2010

 

Reply

2.

Fiona Mackintosh

Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Thank you to Fiona Mackintosh, Edinburgh who wrote:

My Grandfather's Company

"I believe Zinco Collotype Company was my grandfather's company.  He was George Thomson, and he was in business with his brother-in-law, Arthur Dunbar, and one other.

George's daughter (my mother) says that the business was forced to close in the Second World War, because it was considered a luxury and not sustainable during these times.

The family lived in Bellevue Road. To the best of my knowledge, the above is correct.  I don't imagine that there were two collotype companies of the same name in that street, although my mother says that the premises were not next to the library, as suggested, but near the junction with Hopetoun Street."

Fiona Mackintosh, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland:  July 28, 2011

, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland:

 

Edinburgh Castle Mons Meg and One o'Clock Gun

All Postcards

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks