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Your search for posts with tags containing Rivalry found 17 posts

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Work that has been damag’d by Watch-Butchers, repair’d.” For more than a year, starting in the winter of 1769 and continuing well into the summer of 1770, watchmakers John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2021

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

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has brought with him ample Certificates of his Character.” When John Girault, “A Native of FRANCE,” arrived in New York, he turned to the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jan 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

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 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

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 27, 1768).“ONE might be apt to think by Mr. Champneys’s advertisement that GEORGE LIVINGSTON is actually dead.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2018

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (February 18, 1768).“No Man can be more careful, and vigilant, than the Master of said Office.” John Gerrish had a bone to pick with Elias...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2018

Through the pint glass: All’s Well That Ends Well

Of course, I decided to pick a fight the last night he was in town. My brother and I were at John Morrissey’s, a divey local not even a block from my house. It serves the cheapest Guinness I’ve yet found in Dublin. He’d been in town...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 8 Sep 2016

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (June 19, 1766).“EDWARD BROADFIELD has carried on the manufacture of STURGEON for fourteen years, and given a general satisfaction.” Edward Broadfield told...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2016

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (June 13, 1766).“The unwary purchaser may make use of this to prevent their being taken in.” Throughout the eighteenth century many advertisers emphasized their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2016

Sibling rivalries: As You Like It

My brother gripped my arms and twisted me to the ground. On my way down, I crashed into and through set of doors. That’s when our father came down. “What are you guys doing down here?” We caught our breaths. We wiped sweat from our brows....
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 15 Jun 2016

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