American Silversmiths

Peter Etter
(1715-After 1784)
Margaretta Rosina
(1724-1754)
Peter Etter
(Abt 1742-1798)

 

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Peter Etter
  • Born: Abt 1742, Braintree MA
  • Died: May 1798, Bay of Fundy

  General notes:

Watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1763-1776 as a watchmaker in Braintree MA 9
  • He worked circa 1778-1786 as a watchmaker in Halifax Nova Scotia
    He possibly worked for some of the time with John Finney, a loyalist silversmith from Charlestown MD.
    9
  • Advertised in the Nova Scotia Gazette and Weekly Chronicle (Halifax Nova Scotia), 3 Dec 1782, offering his service as a watch- and clockmaker and listing a large assortment of jewelry, glass, and silver flat- and holloware for sale. 9
  • He worked circa 1786 as a watchmaker in Westmoreland Nova Scotia 9
  • He worked circa 1790-1798 as a watchmaker in Halifax Nova Scotia 9
  • Inventory of the estate of Peter Etter, 1798.
    compiled by Samuel Gay, Hezchiah King and Stephen Milledge.
    Working tools:
    1 box with materials for making and mending
    watches, working main springs, etc.
    5 watch strings (sic)
    12 watch seals
    6 men & women watch chains & 8 keys
    4 screw plates
    2 screw drivers
    1 main spring instrument
    2 bluing pans
    3 drills
    1 pair callipers (brass)
    1 instrument for making screws
    27 files & rasps with handles
    4 fine saws
    4 spoon moulds
    4 small hammers & 2 blow pipes
    1 brass instrument for making screws
    2 pin vices
    1 lot of small tools for clock & watch making
    2 large vices
    4 hammers
    1 trough for running gold
    1 steel saw, instrument for making screws, microsope stand
    2 pairs shears, hone or turkey stone and other articles
    1 mainspring of a clock
    1 pair of small scales and weights
    Silver goods:
    2 pairs silver plated candlesticks 3.10.0
    1 silver tea pot 5.0.0
    1 sugar urn (silver) 3.14.0
    1 silver cream urn 1.3.0
    1 silver porringer 2.4.0
    1 pair silver salt cellars 2.12.6
    1 pair silver castors 2.17.9
    1 silver ladle 1.12.0
    1 silver gravy strainer 0.4.0
    1 silver punch ladle 0.5.0
    6 silver table spoons 3.17.0
    5 silver old spoons 2.10.0
    12 silver tea spoons 1.18.0
    3 pair silver jacket buttons 0.6.0
    4 pair silver buttons 0.8.0
    3 pair silver plain buttons 0.4.6
    1 silver compass seal 0.2.0
    2 pair silver clasps 0.5.0
    2 silver stock buckles 0.8.0
    1 pair old silver buckles 1.0.0
    1 pair childrens silver buckles 0.2.6
    1 silver pencil case 0.2.0
    8 silver rings 0.6.0
    1 silver crucifex 0.2.0
    1 silver thimble 0.2.0
    1 pair silver sugar bowls 0.5.0
    1 silver epaulet 0.10.0
    1 german silver lace 0.2.0
    1 finger ring 0.23.4
    1 small silver cup 0.5.6
    1 pair silver shoe buckles 0.17.6
    1 pair gold sleeve buttons 1.0.0
    1 gold epaulet trimming 0.17.6



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