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Wingate, F.
Military goods, &c. F. Wingate has for sale . Sign of the Gold Watch . Augusta
Augusta, [Maine], 1820. Approx. 7¾ x 6¾, text in triple column under a running head; lightly foxed; very good. At the bottom of the broadside: "Warranted clocks, watches, and time-pieces made and repaired, and constantly on hand, for sale. Any work in the gold and silver line, made at short notice, upon reasonable terms, and all orders attended to with pleasure, at the Sign of the Gold Time-Piece." Frederic Wingate came to Augusta from Haverhill, Mass. in 1804. He was a maker of brass clocks and set up in business there as a clockmaker. It was a successful business, and afterwards "when the military spirit exhibited itself in training and musters, added the sale of military equipments to his business" (see James W. North, The History of Augusta (1870), p. 965). Among the items listed for sale are "thrust swords and hangers, artillery & cavalry [swords] with brass scabbards, brass and steel barrel pistols ... plated stirrups, bitts, buckles ... hat tassals ... fine gold necklaces ... sugar tongs ... Masonic aprons ... slates, pencils and inkstands ... jewsharps and fish-hooks." Not found in OCLC or American Imprints.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]

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