Invoice, J. F. Scribner to Cahoon, Carter & Co., 16 June 1836

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, Jun 16th. 1836.
Messrs
Bought of ,
No. 20 Main-street, corner of Prime-st.
Importer and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Fancy and Staple Hardware, Iron, Steel, Nails, Spikes, &c. &c
Agent for the Redford Crown Glass Co. and the Keeseville Iron Manufacturing Co.
5 doz[en] knives & forks 4/. 2.75
4 [doz knives & forks] 14/. 7.00
6 [doz knives & forks] Ea[ch] 5/6. 8/. 9/. 10/. 12/. 14/. 15/. 55.13
1 p[ai]r Canes 10/. 1.25
1 [doz] Stuts 22/. 2.75
1 Card Pocket Knives $36 36.00
1 [doz Pocket Knives] Ea 15/. 18/. 40/. 44/. 56/. 21.63
2 [doz Pocket Knives] 36/. 9.00
11/ 12 [doz Pocket Knives] [Ea] 48/. 84/. 15.12
8/ 12 [doz Pocket Knives] 60/. 5.00
9/ 12 [doz Pocket Knives] 48/. 4.50
3/ 14 [doz] Penn [Knives] [Ea] 32/. 24/ 5.25
11/ 12 [doz Penn Knives] 30/. 3.45
3 [doz] Scissor Dirks 22/. 8.50
1 [doz] Razor in Cases Ea 26/. 38/. 8.00
3 [doz] Best on Cards 96/. 36.00
1 [doz] Shears Ea 18/. 32/. 7.00 228.23
11/ 12 [doz] Scissor [Ea]22/. 32/. 6.20
1 [doz Scissor] 18/. 2.25
6 [doz] Silver Plated Table Spoons 18/. 13.50
6 [doz Silver Plated] Teas [Spoons] 8/. 6.00
1/2 Gr[os]s. Britania [Spoons] 54/. 3.38
1 [Grs. Britania] Tea [Spoons] 24/. 3.00
1 [Grs.] Imd Iron [Spoons] 30/. 3.75
3 [doz] G[u]ard Chains 16/. 6.00
2 Ivory Rules 40/. 10.00
2 [Grs.] Glt Coat Buttons Ea 8/. 12/. 14/. 28/. 44/. 26.50
1 [Grs. Glt Coat Buttons] 56/. 7.00
2 [Grs. Glt] Vest [Buttons] 5/. 6/. 10/. 5.25
1 [Grs. Glt Vest Buttons] 16/. 20/. 24/. 7.50
12 [Grs.] Suspender [Buttons] 3/6 5.25
6 [Grs.] Pearl Shirts [Buttons] 7/. 5.25
4 [Grs.] Corsets Eyelots 4/. 2.00
3 [Grs.] Nitting Pins Ea 3/. 5/. 3.00 115.83
Am[oun]t Carr[ie]d Amt Carrd $344.66
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Am[oun]t Bro[ugh]t forward $344.66
1 Gr[os]s. Sewing All Ea[ch] 8/. 24/. 4.00
3 [Grs.] Curting Rings [Ea] 3/. 5/. 3.00
1 [Grs.] Brass Thimbles 12/. 1.50
1 [Grs.] Steel [Thimbles] 15/. 1.88
2 Best Ne[e]dles 26/. 6.50
1½ dz [dozen] Ink Powder 7/. 1.31
24 [dz] Lead Pencils 1/. 3.00
2 [dz] Carpenter [Pencils] 4/. 1.00
2 [dz] Pack Pins Ea 7/. 8/. 9/. 9.00
1 [dz] Ox Balls 10/. 1.25
1 [dz] Tobacco Boxes 7/. 0.88
1 [dz] Brass Pad Lock 10/. 1.25
1 Grs. Shoe Tacks 14/. 1.75
1 [dz] Snuffers 14/. 1.75
3 [dz] Chalk lines 5/. 1.88
6 [dz] Linen [lines] 4/. 3.00
2 [dz Linen lines] 6/. 1.50
1 [dz Linen lines] 8/. 1.00
1 Box [illegible] [Crons?] 4/. 0.50
1 [Box] Soap 6/. 0.75
4 [dz] Gimblets 5/. 2.50
1/2 [dz] Cork Screws 18/. 1.13
1 Grs. Hasps 14/. 1.75
1 Brass Nails Ea 7/. 8/. 10/. 3.13
6 lb Shoe Thread 4/. 4.50
4 pr. Brass Candlesticks 5/. 3.75
1 dz Chest Locks Ea 8/. 10/. 2.25
1 [dz] Pad [Locks] 36/. 4.50
1 [dz] Trunk [Locks] 34/. 4.25
2 [dz Trunk] Handles 5/. 1.25
2 Fancy Dusters 4/. 1.00
1/2 [dz] Long Cloth Brushes 52/. 3.25
1/2 [dz Cloth Brushes] Ea 18/. 28/. 36/. 5.13
1/2 [dz] Hair [Brushes] [Ea] 24/. 28/. 60/. 74/. 11.63
1 [dz] Shaving [Brushes] [Ea] 16/. 18/. 4.25
1/2 [dz] Snuff Boxes [Ea] 8/. 32/. 2.50
1 [dz] Brass Cocks [Ea] 24/. 36/. 52/. 14.00
2 [dz] Wood Fausetts 6/. 1.50
1 [dz] Shoe knivs 10/. 18/. 3.50 75.77
Am[oun]t Crrd [carried] fwd [forward] $466.53
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Bought of ,
No. 20 Main-street. corner of Prime-st.
Importer and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Fancy and Staple Hardware, Iron, Steel, Nails, Spikes, &c. &c
Agent for the Redford Crown Glass Co. and the Keeseville Iron Manufacturing Co.
Am[oun]t Bro[ugh]t fwrd [forward] $466.53
1 dz [dozen] Bread Knives 10/. 1.25
1/2 [dz] Nail Harness 48/. 3.00
1/2 [dz] Shoe [Harness] 52/. 3.25
1 [dz] Mill Files 36/. 4.50
1 [dz] Bastard [Files] 32/. 4.00
1/2 [dz] Rasps 36/. 2.25
3 [dz] Hand Saw [Files] 8/. 3.00
<​6 short not come​> 3 Bags Shot Ea[ch] 8/. 10/. 6.75
5 lb Burnt Wire 5/. 1.25
3 Try Squares 4/. 5/. 5/. 5.25
6 Jerman [German] Steel Hand Saws 8/. 6.00
6 Cart [Steel Hand Saws] 9/. 4.75
3 Brass Back [Hand Saws] 14/. 5.25
3 Qr Sand Paper 2/ 6 0.94
1 dz Mousing Knivs 26/. 3.25 56.79
1/4 [dz] Plated Locks Ea 38/. 52/. 2.81
2 [dz Plated Locks] 6/ 6 1.63
3 [dz Plated Locks] 5/ 6 2.06
1 [dz] Slates 14/. 1.75
5 C Pencils 2/6 1.56
1 [dz] Iron Candlesticks Ea 10/. 18/. 3.50
1/2 [dz] Fancy Buttans 48/. 3.00
3 [dz] Coat & Hat Hooks 4/. 1.50
1 [dz] Shoe Pincers 32/. 4.00
1 [dz] Steel Squares 15.00
1 [dz] Fry Pans 30/. 3.75
1/4 [dz] Sash Brushes 18/. 0.56
1/2 [dz] Paint [Brushes] Ea 48/. 32/. 5.00
6 [dz] All Half [Awl Haft] 2/ 1.50
1 pr. Large St◊◊◊ards 32/. 4.00
<​2 Short​> 2 Bags Shot 20/. 5.00
1 [dz] Curry Combs Ea 9/. 10/. 14/. 3.88
54 lb Brass Kettles 0.44 23.76 84.26
Amt Crrd [carried] fwd $607.58
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Am[oun]t Bro[ugh]t forward $607.58
4 dz [dozen] Mause Traps 5/. 2.50
1 [dz] Hoes Ea[ch] 32/. 44/. 9.50
2 [dz] Close Lines Ea 6./. 10/. 14/. 7.50
1/2 [dz] Spit Boxes [Ea] 32/. 44/. 4.75
1/3 [dz Spit Boxes] [Ea] 38/. 1.19
1/4 [dz Spit Boxes] [Ea] 40/. 1.25
1/2 [dz] Stand Lamps [Ea] 12/. 16/. 1.75
1 [dz] Scythe Rifles 8/. 1.00
1/2 [dz] Sickels [Ea] 36/. 40/. 4.75
3 [dz] Hide Whips 6/. 2.25
2 [dz Hide Whips] 14/. 3.50
2 [dz] Scythe Smithes 40/. 10.00
1 Coil Rope 60½ lb 0.16 9.68
3 [dz] Bead Cords 28/. 10.50
1 [dz] Shoe Brushes 10/— 1.25
1/4 [dz] Long Hdl. [Handle] Shovels $12.00 3.00
1 [dz] Scoops $12.00 12.00
1 [dz] Shovels $10.00 10.00
9 7/12 [dz] Scythes Stones 6/. 7.31 103.68
100 lb Bar Lead 0.09 9.00
3 Setts Trace Chains Brt. 14/ 5.25
3 [Setts Trace Chains] 13/. 4.88
2 dz Grass Scythes 20.00
1 [dz] Cradle [Scythes] 16.00
1/2 [dz] Horse Brushes 48/. 3.00
20 lb Wire 1/ 2 2.90
4 Kegs Nails 100 lb Ea 400 lb 0.08 1/2 34.00
102 lb Cast Steel 0.21 21.42
200 lb Nail Rods 0.08 16.00
200 lb Band Iron 0.08 16.00
15 lb A◊◊◊◊ca [American?] Steel 0.16 2.40
16 lb Eng Blister [Steel] 0.10 1.60
1 10/ 12 dz Tooth Brushes 0.12 2.75 155.20
$866.46
Package & Cartage 1.25
$867.71
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Messrs
Bill
’s bill
Hard ware. $867.71
Due Oct. 16, 1836. [p. [5]]
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    “A kind of dagger or poniard.” (“Dirk,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    Twelve dozen or 144 items. (“Gross,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A type of pewter metal, used for servingware. (Holland, Manufactures in Metal, 3:102–111.)  

    Holland, John. A Treatise on the Progressive Improvement and Present State of the Manufactures in Metal. Vol. 3. In The Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Vol. 52. Edited by Dionysius Lardner. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1834.

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    Chains used to secure pocket watches to the wearer. (Random, Helps and Hints 25.)  

    Random, Charles. Helps and Hints: How to Protect Life and Property. With Instructions in Rifle and Pistol Shooting, &c. London: T. Hurst, 1835.

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    Twelve dozen or 144 items. (“Gross,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A metal ball fitted onto the tips of the horns of cattle to prevent the goring of their handlers. (Comstock, History of the House of P. & F. Corbin, 24; Roosevelt, “Peter Norton and Gwen Adams.”)  

    Comstock, John B. History of the House of P. & F. Corbin. New Britain, CT: Corbin House, 1904.

    Roosevelt, Laura D. “Peter Norton and Gwen Adams.” Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, 1 Apr. 2007. Online version at mvmagazine.com. Accessed 11 Dec. 2020. https://mvmagazine.com/news/2007/04/01/peter-norton-and-gwen-adams.

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    “An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle.” (“Snuffers,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    “A borer; a small instrument with a pointed screw at the end, for boring holes in wood by turning. It is applied only to small instruments; a large instrument of the like kind is called an auger.” (“Gimblet,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    Refers to both a spindle used to wind thread or silk and a clasp used to fasten a padlock. (“Hasp,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    “A spout; an instrument to draw out or discharge liquor from a cask, vat or pipe; so named from its projection.” (“Cock,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    “A pipe to be inserted in a cask for drawing liquor, and stopped with a peg or spiggot.” (“Faucet,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    “A knife with a thin blade fixed by a tang in a wooden handle, used by shoemakers for cutting and paring leather.” (“Shoe,” in Progressive Dictionary of the English Language, 422.)  

    Fallows, Samuel. The Progressive Dictionary of the English Language, a Supplementary Word-Book to All the Leading Dictionaries of The United States and Great Britain. . . . Chicago: The Progressive Publishing Company, 1885.

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    A type of file used to sharpen saws, blades, or for finishing metals. (“Mill,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 6:445.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    A bastard file has an intermediate surface between a smooth and rough file. (Whittock et al., Complete Book of Trades, 231; “Bastard,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 1:695.)  

    Whittock, N., J. Bennett, J. Badcock, C. Newton, and others. The Complete Book of Trades, or the Parents’ Guide and Youths’ Instructor; Forming a Popular Encyclopaedia of Trades, Manufactures, and Commerce, as at Present Pursued in England. . . . London: T. D. Knight, 1837.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    A tool used to “form right angles, or otherwise measure angles.” (“Square,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A tool used to “form right angles, or otherwise measure angles.” (“Square,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A tool for sharpening scythes. (Digest of Patents Issued by the United States, 558; Fessenden, Complete Farmer and Rural Economist, 324.)  

    A Digest of Patents, Issued by the United States, from 1790 to January 1, 1839: Published by Act of Congress, under the Superintendence of the Commissioner of Patents, Henry L. Ellsworth. To Which Is Added the Present Law relating to Patents. Washington DC: Peter Force, 1840.

    Fessenden, Thomas G. The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist; Containing a Compendious Epitome of the Most Important Brances of Agricultural and Rural Economy. 4th ed. Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Co., 1839.

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    A tool for sharpening scythes. (Fessenden, Complete Farmer and Rural Economist, 324.)  

    Fessenden, Thomas G. The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist; Containing a Compendious Epitome of the Most Important Brances of Agricultural and Rural Economy. 4th ed. Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Co., 1839.

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    Traces “are the straps, chains or ropes by which a carriage or sleigh is drawn by horses.” (“Trace,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A small cask or barrel, varying in size but usually containing less than ten gallons. (“Keg,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Keg,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 5: 667.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    Blistered Steel was a coarse form of steel produced by heating wrought iron with charcoal in a process known as cementation. (Hazen, Panorama of Professions and Trades, 282.)  

    Hazen, Edward. The Panorama of Professions and Trades; or Every Man’s Book. Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt, 1837.

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    The cost associated with transporting goods, which were originally transported by cart. (“Cartage,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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