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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Watch and Jewellery Trade — Reid, Norman Lindsay,

Watch and Jewellery Trade.

Reid, Norman Lindsay, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. This business was established, and for some time conducted, by Mr Black. It was then acquired by the Jewelry Importing Company, from whom it was bought by the present proprietor in March, 1907. The premises consist of the ground floor of a wood and iron building. The shop has a handsome plate-glass window, in which is displayed a fine assortment of jewellery and other goods, and the interior is well fitted up on all sides with glazed show cases. A convenient workroom is situated behind the shop. Mr Reid is a considerable importer of various kinds of jewellery, besides watches, clocks, and other articles. He was born in Dunedin, was educated at Milton, and afterwards learned his trade with Messrs. G. and T. Young in his native city. He remained with the firm for eight years, was then employed by Messrs. Stewart, Dawson and Company for two years, and finally returned to the employ of the former firm. Six months later he left in order to become manager of the business which he afterwards acquired. Mr Reid was for some time lieutenant of the Alexandra Rifles. In 1905 he married a daughter of the late Mr R. Hayes, Inspector of Public Works, of Melbourne, and has one son.

Denton, photo.Mr. N. L. Reid.

Denton, photo.
Mr. N. L. Reid.