nail chapman

1) The man responsible for the marketing of the nailers’ wares.

1720 Thomas Wilkinson, nail chapman, Sheffield. In David Hey’s history of Sheffield’s rural metalworkers is a section on the nail trade in which he refers to nail chapmen such as George Guest of Thorpe Hesley in 1698 and Samuel Booth of White Lane Head in 1737. These men lived in or on the borders of Ecclesfield parish which was at the heart of the local nail trade.

dates 1698 1720

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