American Silversmiths

Andrew Tyler
(Bef 1692-1741)
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Andrew Tyler
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George Tyler


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George Tyler
  • Born: 23 Sep 1755, Dedham MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1778-1785 as a silversmith in Boston MA with a shop at No. 15 Cornhill, where he had showcases inside and out. Platework, punch ladles, boatswain's calls, spurs, shoe, knee and stock buckles were all part of his stock. A Mr. Vent [perhaps John Vent], native of Halle, Germany, was employed as journeyman. In 1785, when Tyler embarked in navigation, he gave his apprentice, Samuel Davis, the remainder of his time. Davis speaks with respect of Tyler's "uniform good will and kindness." According to Davis' Memoirs, during the six years of his apprenticeship to Tyler, "buckles and many peculiar articles of the trade have ceased to be worn at all."

    He left his trade and moved with his brothers Joseph and Belcher to Deer Isle ME. He set up a general mechantile business there, before moving on to Castine, where he was postmaster. 3
  • Master to Samuel Davis Apr 1779-1785 in Boston MA. 1

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