Watson & Symington
Watson & Symington, Importers of Ostrich and Fancy Feathers, Manufacturers of Bead Laces, 70, Union Street.—
A celebrated house in its line, though comparatively recently established, is that of Messrs. Watson & Symington in Union Street. Founded only in 1887, the firm nevertheless has already acquired a foremost position on the market in this branch of commerce. The warehouse contains a choice assortment of ostrich and fancy feathers, beads, ornaments, and novelties used by the millinery trade. The nature of the stock demands a constant succession of change in colours and form, and affords unlimited scope for the display of artistic taste, which in this establishment is fully taken advantage of.
The great speciality, however, for which Messrs. Watson & Symington are well known is their “Court plume”, which is duly protected by registration, and is the absolute property of the firm. This black ostrich plume is in every respect worthy of the high eulogiums pronounced on its exquisite finish, curl, and shade by competent authorities in the trade. The stock on hand is kept in excellent order, and particularly well arranged for the inspection of patrons, organisation, tact, and energy being apparent in every branch of the business. The trade is large and comprehensive, and locally and in the country well established, embracing feathers used by military uniform contractors, drapers, and milliners, and for export.
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