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Lonsdale & Dutch

Tinsmiths  -  Lantern Makers

Howe Street

Edinburgh New Town

The Workshop

The small tinsmiths' workshop of Lonsdale & Dutch can be found in the heart of the New Town of Edinburgh, in a cellar off Howe Street, just round the corner from Great King Street, the home of Edinburgh Photographic Society (EPS)

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When I first visited the Lonsdale & Dutch workshop in 1991, the only occupants were:

 Arthur Dutch, tinsmith and also a keen bagpiper

 his large black dog.

Lonsdale & Dutch  -  Tinsmiths  -  Howe Street, Edinburgh New Town  -   1992

The workshop looked to me like a scene from the 1920s, rather than the 1990s.  Arthur had worked there for 40 years.  He thought he might retire in about five years' time.  (I last met him at his workshop in 1994.  His workshop was still operating now, in 2004,but Arthur had retired.)

The premises had character.  Many years ago the walls had been whitewashed and his daughters had fixed old tools around the walls.

Lonsdale & Dutch  -  Tinsmiths  -  Howe Street, Edinburgh New Town  -   1992

History

Arthur Dutch is now the only worker on the premises.  In the 1960s, he employed twelve men, much of their work being metalwork repairs for motor cars.

 Arthur's father had worked for Moir & Baxter's garage, about a mile away at Comely Bank.  His grandfather had first worked for a large tinsmith nearby, then moved to the present workshop at Howe Street.

Lonsdale & Dutch  -  Tinsmiths  -  Howe Street, Edinburgh New Town  -   1991

Arthur explained that there was no shortage of lantern work to be tackled.  He was making lanterns to order, then selling for about 95 each, and had no time to make any for stock.  He told me that he only took on work that he enjoyed doing, and that he liked people who knew what they wanted.

 

Comment

1.

Alex Ellis

Edinburgh

Thank you to Alex Ellis who wrote:

Howe Street

Arthur Dutch

"I see from your EdinPhoto web site that you have some photos of Arthur Dutch in his workshop in Howe Street, Edinburgh.

I worked in Howe Street for 30 years and supplied Arthur with paint etc. for some of his metal work.  I got to know him fairly well."

Sax Shaw

"I would have loved to have got him and his neighbour from upstairs, Sax Shaw, together for an evening or two of chit chat and story telling.

Arthur and Sax were the type of people who you could sit and listen to all night long and still come back for more."

Alex Ellis, Edinburgh:  October 25, 2014

Howe Street

Arthur Dutch

"I visited Arthur Dutch and photographed him at work several times in the 1990s.  I always found him to be very welcoming, and good company."

     Lonsdale & Dutch  -  Tinsmiths  -  Howe Street, Edinburgh New Town  -   1992

Sax Shaw

"On just one occasion, in 1991, I went upstairs with him to meet Sax Shaw, artist, tapestry and stained glass worker.

I took photos of him at work, including this one:

Saxe Shaw, using a quill to draw a cat

Sax died in 2000, at about the age of 84."

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 26, 2014

 

More Memories of Workers around Howe Street

For more of Alex Ellis's memories of those who worked near him in and around Howe Street:

-  Arthur Dutch, tinsmith

-  Sax Shaw, artist

-  Willie Heath, motor mechanic

please click on the thumbnail image below:

Lonsdale & Dutch  -  Tinsmiths, Edinburgh  -  1992

 

Lonsdale & Dutch:    Photos

Edinburgh at Work

 

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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

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