R. Rugg Monk, Plymouth Watchmaker

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johnlea
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R. Rugg Monk, Plymouth Watchmaker

Post by johnlea » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:19 pm

I have a pocket watch with a silver case that belonged to my Grandfather.
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The face has the name of the watchmaker as R. Rugg Monk Plymouth. The only information I can find about this maker is from Eyre's Post Office Plymouth & District Directory, 1890. Copy and paste this link into your browser and see advert in bottom right hand corner of the page:

http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4/id/105692

I have also attached pictures of the hall marks which could indicate a case maker of John Osment and a date of 1875. But I stand to be corrected on that.
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Can anyone shed any more light on this maker please?

Many thanks
John

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Re: R. Rugg Monk, Plymouth Watchmaker

Post by requests@clockswatches.co.uk » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:14 am

Hi,

Loomes has a maker - Richard R. Monk of Frankfort Street, Plymouth listed in 1878, the same entry appears in Clive Ponsford's book on Devon makers.

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Re: R. Rugg Monk, Plymouth Watchmaker

Post by johnlea » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks for that. Is the entry that's just appeared in your list a transcription of what's in Loomes?

There seems to be a problem posting pictures on your site. I see I'm not the only one who has struggled.

John

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Re: R. Rugg Monk, Plymouth Watchmaker

Post by requests@clockswatches.co.uk » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:47 am

The page on our website gives census details about Richard, his family and reference details from other sources.

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