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Search Results for "Cutler"

Your search for posts with tags containing Cutler found 16 posts

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Scythe, Sickle and Brand-iron.” Samuel Wheeler, a cutler, advised prospective clients that he “undertakes any kind of iron work that any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SICKLES, ready prepared for the Harvest.” As summer approached in 1770, James Hendricks announced to readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette that he had “ONE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2020

From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Feb 2020

July 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 16, 1768).“They have set up the CUTLERS Business in Providence.” When Joseph Bucklin and Nicholas Clark opened a new workshop they placed an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jul 2018

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 26, 1768).“Said Humphreys makes, and has now on Hand, a large Quantity of good Sickles, Scythes.” Stephen Paschall and Benjamin Humphreys...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 2, 1768).“Extending Manufactures, appear to be the only Means of saving an injured and distressed Country.” When Joseph Bucklin and Nicholas...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2018

March 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (March 11, 1768).“The Cutler’s or Whitesmith’s business is still carried on at my shop, and in a much steadier and careful manner than usual.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2018

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 19, 1768)“Robert Bingham … Makes all Kinds of Surgeons Instruments for Amputation.” In a notice in the New-London Gazette, Robert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2018

“The Child whom you used to lead out into the common”

In April 1785, seventeen-year-old John Quincy Adams had finished his first job, as secretary and translator for American minister Francis Dana in the court of Catherine the Great. Young J. Q. Adams returned to France, where his family was living during...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jan 2017

Fears in Framingham and Elsewhere

Yesterday I quoted two Connecticut newspapers from March 1775 reporting on the detection of a slave conspiracy in Natick. Such worries were nothing new. Back in September 1774, Abigail Adams had told her husband about a similar fear in Braintree: There...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Apr 2016

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 74, a Knife & Fork Set

Today’s 100 objects blog is by Victoria Jackson who is a doctoral researcher from the History Department at the University of Birmingham. Victoria is looking at a Knife and Fork set from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. A late 16th/early...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2013

More on Clasp Knives.

More on Clasp Knives.The clasp knife dates back to the Romans era, but the knives we are concerned with here are 17th and 18thcentury. As with any description of an antique item of which there were many makers, there may be some grey areas regarding shapes...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Feb 2013

More On Period Knives.

More On Period Knives.Today a friend in the States contacted me and asked me about knives, he had been watching the History Channel, and they had shown a knife with rivets securing the handle. Glen remembered what I had said regarding period knives being...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Feb 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.