Robert McQueen & Sons
Robert McQueen who was a cutler and surgical instrument maker in Newcastle from the 1840's to the 1880's. He was born in 1819 in Tynemouth. He died in 1890 in Corbridge. His son William was also a cutler.
R. McQueen and son were in Grainger St., Newcastle. In the 1850 Ward's directory for Northumberland and Durham, Robert was at 45 Grainger St., and he was listed as a cutler and surgical instrument maker. From 1858 to 1916 (the last directory I could access) R McQueen and son were at 52 Grainger St. So the firm continued long after Robert's death. By the late 1890's, the firm also advertised as opticians and makers of surgical instruments, truss and bandages, suppliers to the Newcastle Royal Infirmary. They were also makers of mathematical instruments.