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Daniel Wordin
  • Born: 1791, Fairfield CT

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1810 as a silversmith in Bridgeport CT 3
  • Advertised in the The Connecticut Journal (Bridgeport CT), 26 Sep 1811, seeking a journeyman silversmith. 3
  • He was a partner before 1813 with John B. Booth in Bridgeport CT as WORDIN & BOOTH. The partnership was dissolved on 28 May 1813, with Wordin continuing at the old stand.
  • He was a partner in Sep 1813 with Nathaniel Booth Nichols in Bridgeport CT as WORDIN & NICHOLS. The partnership ended some time before 1817, when Nichols had moved south.
  • Advertised in Sep 1813 (Bridgeport CT), asking for an apprentice in the gold and silversmithing trade, and also a trained journeyman. Later that year they advertised silver table, tea, cream, salt and mustard spoons, silver and plated tongs, ear rings, finger rings, and breast pins, gold, hair and silk chains, gold and silver seals and keys, silver and brass waist clasps, necklaces and bracelets, silver and brass thimbles, shell, horn and ivory comb, harness ornaments "and a few first rate English and French watches."
  • Advertised in Jun 1814 (Bridgeport CT), announcing that WORDIN & NICHOLS had in their employ "a first rate watch repairer (who served his time in London), well acquainted with its various branches and complicated watches, such as repeaters, horizontals and patent lever escapements."

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