James Ritchie & Son

Watch and clock repairs in the workshop
 below the shop at 54 Broughton Street

1991

Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                Photo taken March 4, 1991

 

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   Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street

 

James Ritchie & Son (Clockmakers)

Established 1809

James Ritchie & Son were established in Edinburgh in 1809.  Here is an advert for the company, taken from the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory, 1867

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

Watches and Clocks

The company was based at 54 Broughton Street for many years until they moved to Hanover Street in late 2007.

Here are some photos of watches and clocks under repair in the company's workshop in the basement of 54 Broughton Street.  These photos were taken in 1991 and 1992.

Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street - Broughton Street, Edinburgh     Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street

Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street     Ritchie watch and clock repairs below the shop at 54 Broughton Street

Public Clocks

Here are some photos of public clocks under repair at the company's workshop in Livingston, West Lothian.  These photos were taken in 1991 and 1992

James Ritchie & Son  -  Repairing public clocks in the workshop at Livingston       James Ritchie & Son  -  Repairing public clocks in the workshop at Livingston     James Ritchie & Son  -  Repairing public clocks in the workshop at Livingston

Since these photos were taken, Ritchie's workshop has moved from Livingston to Broxburn in West Lothian.

 

James Ritchie & Son

Edinburgh at Work

Scotland at Work

  

 

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