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Offline rustyric

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Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« on: September 07, 2022, 03:12:55 PM »
Found this rule recently in a box of old tools - it has been cleaned. The makers name looks like Josiah Peutress - London

Despite a good search around on the internet I cant find anything about them, your comments are appreciated.



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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 02:43:51 PM »
So same problem as me then !!!

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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 08:31:02 PM »
Checked Grace's Guide to british Industry website - no results for Josiah Peutress.
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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2022, 09:39:59 PM »
my guess is that you should be looking for peWtress

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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 05:02:11 PM »
P-toad I think you got it right, it appears to be Pewtress. see https://www.londonpicturearchive.org.uk/view-item?i=51900&WINID=1662847161671

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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 01:02:08 AM »
So its the owners name on the rule not the maker ?

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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2022, 03:38:31 AM »
Possibly, all the London pictures states he is a Shipping agent. This entry in the 1881 census https://www.findmypast.co.uk/1881-census/josiah-pewtress-0003688639 gives his occupation as a Hardware Merchant, so he could have had them made by a third party, for sale by him as a hardware merchant with his name on it.

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Re: Please Help Me Identify The Maker Of This Boxwood Rule
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2022, 09:58:49 AM »
I think you have cracked it !! So it seem a rare little item then ?