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Chas F PARTOON
« on: Saturday 10 November 18 12:12 GMT (UK) »
I am researching the Dundee Photographer CHAS F PARTOON.

As a young man he worked for William Ferrier the photograher and violin maker.

I understand that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries photograhers were sometimes violin makers. I have seen a violin labelled as having been made by Chas F Partoon of Dundee in 1896.

I would like to know if anyone knows more about his violin making before he became a prominent photographer with a studio at 55 Nethergate.

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Re: CHAS F PARTOON
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 November 18 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

I must say I hadnít previously heard of any generalised link between violin-making and photography, which donít (to my mind) have an obvious overlap of skills, other than perhaps the craftsmanís eye and dexterity. Perhaps Charles and William were just particularly gifted?

Is he the Charles Frederick Partoon born in Liverpool on 23 January 1871 and buried in Dundee on 12 September 1940?

I see that he was the son of a Liverpool watchmaker (also Charles); by 1891 he was in Dundee as a photographic retoucher.
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Re: CHAS F PARTOON
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 November 18 12:46 GMT (UK) »
From his obit. (including photograph) iin the Dundee Evening Telegraph, 12 Sep 1940 -

"A great lover of music, Mr Partoon was a former president of Dundee Military band and he played the piano and clarinet in various orchestras."
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Re: CHAS F PARTOON
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 November 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »


Previous enquiry about C F Partoon, Dundee Photographer

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=677469.0

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Re: CHAS F PARTOON
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 10:17 GMT (UK) »

The picture attached shows the interior of a violin labelled by Chas F Partoon in 1896.

The image, taken during repair, suggests that a previous label had been present.

It is not unknown for violin makers to refurbish an old instrument and attach their own label.

I prefer to think that Chas F Partoon made the violin himself.