Received in a box of “do you want this stuff” two unused Scotch
Stones. One 1/4 inch square and other 1/8 inch square. Both stones
are 5 inches long. The stones have a label that bears the
Made In Scotland trade The Celebrated Scotch mark “TAN O’
Used by the most eminent firms of Watch and Clock Manufacturers,
Lithographers, &c.&c. The Merchandise Marks Act makes it an offence
to remove Trade Labels &c. Infringements will be prosecuted.Gold
Medals, London1885 and 1890, for excellence and quality of stone.
The Water of Ayr and Tam O’Shanter Hone Works Ltd.
The Scotch Stones sure look like the ‘scotch stones’ I made from a
slate tile. Will use both on the next repousse’ piece and see if
there is any difference.
Does anyone know what The Water of Ayr reference means?