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Tinsmiths' account books, 1851-1875.
Simmons, George W., 1803-1863.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 365  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 
Vermont Historical Society Library  XMSC 88  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Simmons, George W., 1803-1863.
Title : Tinsmiths' account books, 1851-1875.
Physical Description : .25 linear feet.
General Note : The Vermont Historical Society Museum holds several examples of tinware manufactured at the Simmons tinshop (2004.38)
Summary :

The collection contains two account books; the first is an account book kept by Bennington, Vermont tinsmith George W. Simmons (1803-1863) for the years 1851 to 1854 (MSA 365), the second is a cashbook kept by George H. Simmons (1834-1892), the son of George W. Simmons, for the years 1872 to 1875 (XMSC 88). Also included in the collection is a printed report of the deposition of George H. Simmons in a patent dispute with Jeremiah Essex over the invention of a cop tube (MSA 365).

Biographical or historical data :

George W. Simmons was born in New York on January 22, 1803, the son of George and Laura Simmons. He moved to Bennington, Vermont around 1830 and set up shop as a tinsmith. He married Abigail Pettis Wills on May 5, 1833 in Bennington, Vermont. He died February 7, 1863. One of his sons, George H. Simmons (born November 16, 1834-died September 5, 1892) also took up the trade of tinsmith and patented several inventions, including a cop tube and safety lamp filling attachment.

Subject Term : Tinsmithing Vermont Bennington.
Genre/Form : Account books.
Occupation : Tinsmiths
Added Author : Simmons, George H., 1834-1892.