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Peote, James (1792)

Peote, James

Mr Damant's Street, Strait-bargate, Boston, Lincs., looking-glass, barometer and scientific instrument maker (1792)

In October 1792 announced that he had recently arrived in the town from London and had opened shop. He offered barometers, thermometers, telescopes, ‘Electrifying Machines, Camera Obscura's and Magic Lanthorns’. He claimed to make and sell all sorts and sizes of looking-glasses and to be able to grind and polish glass plates. He stocked gilt frames for mirrors and prints, ‘Tea Caddies, Gentlemen's Dressing Boxes, and Portable Desks’. He offered to supply ornamental work for builders, had a method of preventing rust in gun barrels, and made and sold fireworks. [Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, 5 October 1792]

Source: DEFM

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.