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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 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES REPAIR’D by J. SIMNETT.” Near the end of the summer of 1770, watchmaker John Simnet went quiet in the pages of the New-Hampshire Gazette.  In late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2020

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES KEPT in REPAIR for Two Shillings and six pence Sterling per YEAR.” John Simnet’s advertisement in the July 13, 1770, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2020

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SQUIB—-To the Tune of Miss Dawson’s Hornpipe.” In June 1770, watchmaker John Simnet was unrelenting in the criticism of rival Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2020

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “His Clocks with both Hands gives the Lye, His Tongue ne’er speaks the Truth.” After placing an advertisement in which he compared his rival to a rat, watchmaker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2020

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “If Rats could speak, they would declare their Sentiments.” As spring turned to summer in 1770, the rivalry between watchmakers John Simnet and Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2020

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He is as great a Watch-Maker as he is a Mountebank.” The feud between watchmakers Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith and John Simnet had been playing out in the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2020

May 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “That there may be no Cause of a single Complaint, any Person may have any Alteration without further Expence.” The feud continued!  For more than a year watchmakers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2020

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMNETT, only perfect Watchmaker ever in this Country.” Watchmaker John Simnet returned to the pages of the New-Hampshire Gazette early in 1770, placing a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2020

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES … preserv’d in perfect Repair … by JOHN SIMNETT.” Regular readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette would have already been familiar with John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2019

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 27, 1769). “Any Clock or Watch, sent to said Griffith, will be speedily refitted.” Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith, a “CLOCK and WATCH...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 22, 1769). “WATCHES. SIMNET, London-Watch-Maker.” Over the course of many months, readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette became quite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2019

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 1, 1769). “He will mend and clean a WATCH for one half what Simnet will, let him mend as cheap as he will.” Readers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2019

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 18, 1769). “I will properly Repair, and Rectify, and Refit a WATCH, better by half, in half the Time, and for half his Price.” The rivalry...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2019

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 14, 1769). “Finisher to Mr. GRAY and Mr. ELLICOT, WATCH-MAKERS to his late and present MAJESTY.” John Simnet was an industrious advertiser,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2019

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 11, 1769). “WATCHES CLEANED in 30 Minutes.” John Simnet, a watchmaker from London, made his presence in Portsmouth known in 1769 with a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 2, 1769) “SIMNET, Chief WATCHMAKER in AMERICA.” It was another volley in an ongoing feud that was taking place in the advertisements published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2019

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 19, 1769) “WATCHES PROPERLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY REPAIR’D.” At a glance, two advertisements from watchmakers that appeared one after the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2019

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 5, 1769). “Mends and cleans Watches, in as neat a Manner as any Watch-Finisher in Town or Country.” John Simnet, “Watch-Finisher, and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2019

March 19

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 17, 1769). “WATCHES PROPERLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY REPAIR’D.” This advertisement stood out to me because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Mar 2019

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