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wev
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iconnumber posted 09-14-1999 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won an interesting piece of ephemera on online the other day. It is a copy of the Village Record, or Chester and Delaware Federalist for April 24, 1822, published in Westchester, Pennsylvania. On the front page is a 2 column illustrated ad for Emmor T. Weaver, Silver-Smith.

The scan is not the best. The remainder of the text reads:

SWORD, MOUNTER AND GILDER,
NO. 20, NORTH FOURTH STREET,
NEXT DOOR TO THE SIGN OF THE CROSS KEYS AND WESTCHESTER STAGE-OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA,
Where he intends keeping an assortment of articles in his line of business, and where orders will be thankfully received and promptly executed.
N. B. � MASONIC JEWELS, MEDALS, APRONS, and SASHES may be had as above.

Emmor Trego Weaver was born on 06 July 1786 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the second of 7 children born to Joshua Weaver and Mary Trego. The Weaver line dates to the early 1670s in Chester County, while the Trego's go back to the 1650s. In 1810, Emmor married Mary Boswell in Philadelphia; they apparently remained childless.
Kovel gives his dates and simply lists him as working in Philadelphia. He is not listed in Belton. Ensko notes him in Philadelphia, working at 17 Elfredth's Alley c 1808 and Lox Legs Court in 1820.

Unfortunately, I have no examples of this maker's work. Perhaps one of our readers can post a scan of his mark from their collection or provide additional information on his career.

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iconnumber posted 09-15-1999 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been looking a bit closer at the Weaver line and found that Emmor's father Joshua (1753-1827) was also a silversmith. He is noted in Ensko as working in West Chester c 1815, which must have been toward the end of his career. It seems a likely guess that Emmor had his early training in his father shop, though it would not be unusual for him to have apprenticed outside the family, either. Anyone with examples of Joshua Weavers work?

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I have a Federal style creamer by this smith, probably dating ca 1810 & the mark is E.T.Weaver in a stepped rectangle. If someone can give me some parameters to set my scanner on for good resolution on silver items, I will try to get a good scan of both the creamer and the mark.

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Scott Martin
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I have attempted to answer your scanner question on the General Silver Forum: parameters to set my scanner on for silver????

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