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iconnumber posted 08-14-2002 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's always a pleasure to find some ephemera from on of the makers in my tree project. Here are a pair of trade cards for the firm of Nathaniel Goodwin Wood and his son, Albert.

I have found little information on the pair's careers outside this partnership. I presume Nathaniel originally began working in his native Leominster MA. He was still there when Albert was born in 1848, so the move to Boston must have been some time after that. I have no death date for Nathaniel, but guess it was in the 1890s. Albert stayed on in the city, remaining there till his death in 1909, but I don't know if he continued the business.

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iconnumber posted 08-14-2002 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
N.G Wood & Son usually gets classified as a coin silver manufacturer, as their pieces usually bear an intaglio mark of their name with no other stamp. I have seen marked sterling pieces from them, though, and judging by the number of fine bright-cut flatware pieces I have seen, they were quite productive at least into the 1880's.

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iconnumber posted 08-14-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful trade cards. Thanks, wev!

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the info, Brent. I poked around online auctions and found a shot of their mark:

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iconnumber posted 06-26-2003 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to the intaglio mark there is also one in cameo. This one is on a 5 1/4" condiment ladle that is also stamped "STIRLING."

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iconnumber posted 09-13-2008 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The following is from the U S Federal Census's:

Nathaniel G Wood had at least three sons. All of whom were in the jewelry business. Along with Albert N, there was Fred M and Arthur G. In 1900 in Boston, Arthur G was a jeweler's clerk and living with his father who was still listed as a jeweler and his mother.

Fred M's occupation was jewelry in 1900, but he was not in his father's household. Also in 1900, Albert N was in Leominster with no occupation given.

In 1910 Arthur G was listed as a jeweler, and it is probable that his father and mother were no longer living at that time.

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iconnumber posted 05-04-2009 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Albert N was born in Saco, Maine which was one of Nathaniel G's places of business before settling in Boston.

Judging by the fact that Nathaniel G Wood is in Clarks Boston Blue Book for 1906 and not in 1908, it appears that geneologists who give his death date as 24 April 1907 must be about right.

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