Flute maker's stamp for producing impression of 'T. .Lot'

Made:
1758-69 in Glasgow
maker:
James Watt

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Flute maker's stamp, with lead handle for producing impression of 'T. .Lot', by James Watt, Glasgow, 1758-1769

This rather rough-looking punch, found among Watt’s tools, is marked ‘T Lot’, a celebrated French flute-maker who supplied the king. Did Watt use the punch to mark his own flutes and sell them at a higher price?

Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/862
Materials:
lead (metal), metal (unknown) and steel (metal)
type:
stamp
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt