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To be sold
At the shop next to the hatter's
in Medford, A few dozen caulking irons, stock locks, brass knob locks, block tin tea-pots, brass chaise nails, six penny brads, augers plaining irons, hunting whips, large pewter barons, brass cocks, crockery ware viz, plates, butterboats, tea-pots, sugar-bowls and a large tureen dish—— A variety of beaverit and felt hats, steel spring snuffers, fluted candlesticks, large and handsome brass scales, twenty double gross yellow metal buttons, a few rich brocaded and satin shoes, paper hangings with many articles of English piece goods——Also one piece of black hair seating for chair bottoms,—&c &c &c
It will be noticed that no trader's name is given, and we may never know who opened a department store next ‘the hatter’ or what Medford belle purchased the brocaded shoes. The hatter was a manufacturer and probably looked with disfavor on his neighbor's stock. It is a far cry from the snuffers and candlesticks to the modern electrolier, but planing, though done by power, is spelled in the ‘same old way’ on a Medford sign today not far from the site of ‘the shop next to the hatter's.’
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