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Your search for posts with tags containing Jeweler found 17 posts

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Will sell them cheaper than any in the city.” Charles Oliver Bruff, a goldsmith and jeweler, operated a shop at “the Sign of the Tea-pot, Tankard, and Ear-ring” on...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2022

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some of the best workmen … that could be had in any part of England.” In the summer of 1771, Bennett and Dixon introduced themselves to residents of New York as “Jewellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2021

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHARLES STEVENS … informs the Public, particularly his old Customers, that he has removed to BROAD-STREET.” When Charles Stevens, a goldsmith and jeweler, moved to a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2021

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the GOLDEN LION.” In the early 1770s, John Carnan, a goldsmith and jeweler, ran a shop at the corner of Second and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.  He promoted his “GOLD,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Aug 2021

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mourning rings cheaper than has ever been done in this city.” Upon the occasion of moving to a new location, jeweler and goldsmith James Bennet placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2020

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769). “He will sell at the lowest Advance, and allow ten per Cent. discount for CASH.” In the late 1760s James Courtonne operated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2019

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769). “JAMES OLIPHANT, JEWELLER.” When he moved to a new location in September 1769, jeweler James Oliphant...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2019

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 25, 1769). “Work done as well as in any other Part of New-England.” Even though he operated a shop in the relatively small town of New London,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2019

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 3, 1769). “Two negro boys brought up to the jeweler’s trade.” When John Paul Grimke, a jeweler, decided to “retire from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2019

June 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 26, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, At the Sign of the Tea-pot, Tankard, and Ear-ring.” When Charles Oliver Bruff, a goldsmith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jun 2019

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 6, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, AT the Sign of the Gold Cup.” Like many other eighteenth-century advertisers, John Andrew noted the proximity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2019

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 4, 1768).“They intend carrying on their business in all its branches, as they have brought proper tools for that purpose.” According to an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2018

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 8, 1768).“JONATHAN SARRAZIN, JEWELLER.” Jonathan Sarrazin once again placed his advertisement for “a LARGE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2018

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South Carolina Gazette (January 4, 1767).“A Large assortment of JEWELLERY and PLATE.” Jonathan Sarrazin, a jeweler in Charleston, used a woodcut of a teapot, one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2018

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 11, 1767).“A LARGE Sortment of JEWELLERY and PLATE.” Approximately two-thirds of the December 11, 1767, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2017

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? “LEFT by the subscriber at Mr. Bennett White’s … a neat assortment of JEWELLERY.” Virginia Gazette (August 1, 1766).James Geddy “became Williamsburg’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Aug 2016

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Gazette (May 5, 1766).“BEST neat Shoe & Knee Chapes.” What were shoe and knee chapes? Colonial readers would have instantly recognized shoe and knee chapes as buckles....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2016

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