Wednesday, 5 March 2014

1877 Content Sale


I finally got around to transcribing the scan of the newspaper advert for the 1877 Balintore Castle content sale, as it is not completely clear and hence difficult to read. The original scan in below, followed by my transcription.

Hope you enjoy my electronic emulation of Victorian manual typesetting. Google blogger is not LaTex: that is all I can say. :-) Anyhow, there is a rather good looking form of initial letter "capitalisation" of a word that is already in upper-case. by increasing the font size for the first letter. We have lost that totally in modern type-setting. I have marked errors in the original advert in red. Do not forget the compositors of the day had to work in mirror printing. so they can be excused their errors.


original newspaper scan

SALE OF THE
SUBSTANTIAL AND ELEGANT FURNISHINGS,
OF
BALINTORE CASTLE, FORFARSHIRE,
ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, THE 1ST AND 2D MAY
1877,
AT ELEVEN O’CLOCK PROMPT EACH DAY
-
MR DOWELL will Dispose of, by Auction, the
whole of the FURNISHINGS of this large Castle, -
all from the best Makers
The DRAWING-ROOMS consist of - Two Choice Maple
Bookcases ; Drawf Bookcase : Satin-wood Circular Card,
Kingwood, Walnut, Japan and Chess Tables ; Lounging
Sofas, Couches, and Easy Chairs ; Handsome Large Centre
Ottoman, with Raised Back ; Silk Window Curtains ; Rose-
wood Cabinet Pianoforte, by Cramer & Co. ; Very Large
Brussels Carpet and Rugs ; Old French Clock ; Portfolio
Stand ; &c., &c.
The DINING-ROOM, of Mahogany, embraces Set of Ex
panding Telescopic Tables, 16 ½ feet long, with Circular Ends ;
Auxilliary Set of Oak Tables : Neat Pedestal Sideboard ; very
fine Turkey Carpet 39 feet long x by 18 feet ; Chairs with
Stuffed Seats, and Backs in Morocco ; Crimson silk Brocade
Curtains ; Dumb Waiters ; Easy Chair  ; Couch ; Assortment
of China, Glass, Cutlery, &c., &c.
The LIBRARY.-Capital Mahogany Bookcase ; Dwarf
Bookcase ; Elegant Rosewood Bureau ; Writing Table
Couch ; Easy Chair ; &c.
The BEDROOMS (Eighteen) are handsomely furnished
with Brass and Iron Beds (Double and Single), with choice
Bedding ; French and Single Wardrobes, with Mirror Doors ;
Chests of Capital Drawers ; with corresponding Toilet and
other Bedroom Requisites; Carpets and  Rugs; Couches,
Easy Chairs, an every other comfort, in perfect order.
The SALOON, HALL, and LOBBY have fine Carved Oak
Tables, with High-Back Chairs. Rich-toned Gong. Double
Royal Stag Horns, several Hall Clocks, Barometer by Hollins.
&c.
The KITCHEN is replete with every Requisite, including
Copper Pans, Kettles and Moulds, Ban Marรจe Pan, Sauce
and Fish Kettles ; Dish Covers ; Weighing Machine ; Tin
Utensils, &c. ; also Duplex and Oil Lamps, Ice Safe, Mangle,
Furniture for Servants’ Hall and Bedrooms, Larders, a few
Garden Tools, and numerous Miscellaneous Effects.
‘Order of Sale-
         TUESDAY, 1st May, - The whole Furnishings of the Base-
                  ment Rooms, Kitchen Utensils, Servants’ and Attic
                  Bedrooms, Stable Bedrooms, Laundry, and Outdoor
                  Effects.
         WEDNESDAY, 2d May.-Crystal, China, Cutlery, Best
                  Lamps, Dining and Drawing Rooms, Library, Prin-
                  cipal Bedrooms and Dressing Rooms, Saloon, Hall
                  and Lobby
    Balintore Castle is 8 Miles from Kirriemuir and 10½Miles
from Alyth.
         Edinburgh, 18 George Street.

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