McSymon & Potter

McSymon & Potter, Ship Chandlers and Paint and Oil Merchants, Tin and Coppersmiths and Flag Makers, 26, Clyde Place.—

    The firm of McSymon & Potter was established in 1847, by the late Captain Walter McSymon and Captain Thomas Potter. The present partners are Mr. H. M. Fyfe, and Mr. C. Campbell, but the designation of the firm remains unchanged. Both members have a thorough knowledge of this line of business, of which they have had a life-long experience. Mr. Fyfe belongs to a family who have been engaged in the business of ship chandlers and paint makers since the beginning of the present century, and has been connected with this firm for over twenty-six years, and Mr. Campbell for about twenty-four years.

    The premises in Clyde Place consist of warehouse in front with a capital stock of ship chandlery and all other ship requisites, comprising paints, oils, &c., sailcloth and cordage, ships’ ironmongery, lamps, brushes, flags, along with everything necessary for engineers’ stores. In the workshops situated behind are employed a number of workmen in the manufacture of ships’ lamps, cooking ranges, &c. Since the firm was established, they have acted as agents for Peacock & Buchan’s celebrated antifouling composition.

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