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Your search for posts with tags containing Watches found 7 posts

May 4

GUEST CURATOR: Tyler Reid What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Be cautious, there are many … counterfeit watches … so bad they cannot be rendered useful.” John Simnet, a clock- and watchmaker, created this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2022

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Such Alterations which don’t engage much Time, GRATIS.” John Simnet, a watchmaker, placed rather colorful newspaper advertisements over the course of several years in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2022

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

Frying Watches

In the waning years of the American Revolutionary War, Samuel Kelly was witness to an odd revelry in British occupied Charleston, South Carolina:The Peacock returned here from a cruise, and the seamen, having received some prize-money, purchased several...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 10 Jan 2018

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (May 5, 1766).“He upholds and warrants their Performance for one Year.” Isaac Heron made, sold, and repaired watches. He was proud of his work and stood...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2016

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Date of creation based on publication date of print. Published by S.W. Fores in November 1795 as “Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address”; engraved by Isaac Cruikshank with Woodward’s name removed form lower left corner. An ugly...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address

Eleven lines of text below image and above title: Gemmen, at the general meeting you impowered [sic] me … Publisher’s advertisement following imprint: Folios of caracatures [sic] lent out for the evening. Printmaker: Cruikshank, Isaac,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

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