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Ayr stones - Any Ideas?


#1

Does anyone know of a source for Water of Ayr stones. I have
found it almost impossible to get them in the UK. Is there an
replacement, or does anyone have any ideas for an alternative?

Richard

Richard Whitehouse
Ardleigh Workshop
Ardleigh
Colchester
CO7 7RH
UK
Telephone: +44 1206 230117


#2

Hi Richard

Try
Exchange Findings
11-13 Hatton Wall
London
EC1N 8HX (0171) 831 7574

or at
81 Caroline Street
Hockley
Birmingham
B3 1UP (0121)236 5211

They have various sizes ranging from =FA3.50

Regards

Andrew


#3

RW> Does anyone know of a source for Water of Ayr stones. I have
RW> found it almost impossible to get them in the UK. Is there an
RW> replacement, or does anyone have any ideas for an alternative?

RW> Richard

G’day, Richard. I quote directly from the label on my Water
of Ayr Stone;

“Made in Scotland. The celebrated Scotch Tam O’ Shanter Hone
Used by the most eminent firms of Watch and Clock Manufacturers,
Lithographers,&etc, &etc…” It then goes on to tell one
that one will be prosecuted for infringments, mentions Gold
medals, and concludes "The Water of Ayr & Tam O’ Shanter Hone
Works Ltd. - but what it doesn’t say is where the Works is! I
bought mine from a jewellers supply company in Auckland New
Zealand, but to be honest, I think I prefer to use 400 to 600 to
1000 grit wet-and dry paper fastened to a stick. –

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