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Your search for posts with tags containing Clockmaker found 15 posts

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “… practised by very few in ENGLAND, and those esteemed the best Mechanicks in Europe.” Like many other artisans who migrated to the colonies in the eighteenth-century,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2020

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Watches will be well repaired, Clocks put in good Order.” It was the first advertisement that watchmaker Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith placed in the New-Hampshire Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2020

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “CLOCK and WATCH-MAKER, at the DIAL in WILMINGTON.” Two clock- and watchmakers advertised in the August 16, 1770, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette, but they likely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2020

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said HILLER has to sell, a Variety of Watch Chains, Strings, Keyes, Seals.” When Joseph Hiller, a clock- and watchmaker, set up shop in a new location, he inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2020

March 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has the best of clarified Oyl, for Clock and Watches.” By the time that Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith placed his advertisement in the March 16, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2020

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has engaged Two exceeding good Workmen.” While eighteenth-century artisans frequently promoted their own training and other credentials, relatively few devoted space...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Feb 2020

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He still carries on Clock and Watch making as usual.” Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith, a clock- and watchmaker, was a prolific advertiser who frequently inserted notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2020

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (September 5, 1768).“He will clean a Clock and keep it in good Repair three Years for One Dollar.” When Robert Proud turned to the Newport Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2018

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 18, 1768).“Lessening the unnecessary Importation of such Articles as may be fabricated among ourselves.” Edward Spalding (sometimes Spauldin),...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2018

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (May 16, 1768).“BURROWS DOWDNEY … MAKES and repairs all Kinds od Clocks and Watches.”   When it came to advertising, watch- and clockmaker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2018

May 15

What was advertised in an American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (May 12, 1768).“BURROWS DOWDNEY, Clock and Watch Maker, in Front-street.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2018

April 8

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 8, 1767).“William Watt, Watch and Clock-maker.” I chose this advertisement because it addressed a unique occupation:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2017

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Evan Sutherland What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 1, 1767).“The CLOCK and WATCH MAKING BUSINESS in all its branches.” Adrian Loyer announced that he “carr[ied]...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2017

February 6

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 6, 1767).“ALEXANDER KIRKWOOD, Watch and Clock Maker from London, HAS taken shop.” A print of An Exact Prospect of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Feb 2017

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (August 23, 1766).“THE Subscriber … still carries on the Business of cleaning and repairing CLOCKS and WATCHES.” Publication of the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2016

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