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wev
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iconnumber posted 06-04-2016 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ran across this today, though it was done in 2014:

Maine Silver, Watches, and Jewelry: Makers and Dealers, 1760 to the Early 1900s - A Checklist

where you can download the PDF.

It is quite complete and accurate, but what sold me was the opening paragraph of the forward:

"As all collectors know, identifying the mark on a silver object, a watch, or a piece of jewelry can be frustrating. Such has been especially true for Maine-related wares, as the only specific source has been James P. Fredyma’s Directory of Maine Silversmiths and Watch and Clockmakers, 1980. Replete with an unbelievable numbers of inaccuracies, its best feature is that it has been long out of print and largely unavailable".

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 06-05-2016 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great find..Thanks so much for pointing us to it.

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iconnumber posted 06-05-2016 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ooh! Guess I should throw out the whole set of Fredyma pamphlets that I have for all of New England!

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iconnumber posted 06-11-2016 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Replete with an unbelievable numbers of inaccuracies, its best feature is that it has been long out of print and largely unavailable".

The last sentence is priceless - thanks Wev!

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iconnumber posted 06-12-2016 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A deft bit of prose, indeed; made my day.

For those who might be interested, I am making an addendum to the checklist. When it reaches a decent substance, I will post a link to the pdf.

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iconnumber posted 06-12-2016 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you WEV

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iconnumber posted 06-20-2016 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not sure if anyone is interested in this, but I am bored and it is wicked hot outside, so I made up a pdf of my addendum to the Maine Checklist. It is nothing approaching a systematic march, more an idle ramble through the list, adding and correcting as I go.

Maine Checklist Addendum

If my energy returns and I add enough to warrant it, I will post a new version.

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iconnumber posted 06-30-2016 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am still at it; fairly boring stuff, but every once in a while, a bit more of life than usual shows up. The entry:

Richmond, John F.: JLR & WM, Portland, 1873-79

I checked the 1880 census and found him, a Maine born jeweler, aged 32, listed among the prisoners being held at the Cumberland County Jail. I did a quick search and found this from the New York Times, 21 July 1880:

Portland, Me., July 20 -- John F. Richmond and Simon M. Yeaton broke out of the Cumberland County Jail at Portland, last night, escaping by using four false keys. There is no trace of the fugitives.

Haven't found out the nature of his crime, but he left behind a wife and at least two children. Wonder if he made it. . .

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iconnumber posted 06-30-2016 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was suggested by a reader tenacious enough to plow through it all, that it would be easier to only include the corrections/additions rather than the whole slew of names. Makes sense to me, so here is a link to the PDF:

Maine Makers Addendum

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iconnumber posted 07-09-2016 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For anyone who has bothered, I uploaded a new version with additional information and corrections. It can be downloaded from the same link above.

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iconnumber posted 07-10-2016 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have every addition. Thanks so much.

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