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Stephen Sands
  • Born: 16 Jan 1750, Cow Neck NY
  • Died: 31 Jan 1787

  General notes:

Clock and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1772-1783 as a clock and watchmaker in New York City NY
  • Advertised in the The New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury (New York City NY), 3 Feb 1772,
    Stephen Sands, Clock and Watch-maker, desires to inform the public in general, and his friends in particular, that he has opened shop at the house wherein Mr. Cornwell Sands now lives, in Peck's Slip, nearly opposite the market, where he proposes carrying on his business; those who please to favour him with their custom may depend upon having their work done with the utmost care and dispatch: Who has also to dispose of Watch Chains and Seals, and almost every article in his way.
  • Advertised in the Rivington's New-York Gazetteer (New York City NY), 30 Jun 1774,
    Wanted, As an apprentice to the Watch-Making business, A Sober ingenious Lad, of a good character, about 15 years of age. Such a one may hear of a place by enquiring of Stephen Sands, clock and watch-maker, nearly fronting Peck's Slip, New-York.
    Stephen Sands has, to dispose of, a very neat assortment of mens steel watch chains; likewise Cornelian, Intaglio and common seals; gilt trinkets; joint and common sheet watch keys, and silk strings: also neat fancy and paste knee and stock buckles, &c.

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