- Jan 7, 2007
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Minelab vanquish, Quest x10 pro
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- All Treasure Hunting
Found this 18mm button today but can find no info on this backmark. Tia for any help.
Not sure. I think it is rathbone or rathBo-eNever seen that one either. Can you make out what is says exactly? JAGGAR & RATHBONE NEW YORK?
Thank you RedCoat. Great information.Also this, from the publication referenced above:
In order that he [the merchant trader Hiram J. Miner] might get the assortment in so small a quantity as to keep within the limits of his credit, goods would have to be cut and divided, which is not always readily done, nor usually expected to be done, in selling goods at wholesale. Therefore, before he ventured to select and “lay under” an article, he went to the house of Jagger & Rathbone, and said to Charles Underhill that he would commence the purchase with him, provided he would divide or cut each and every article so far as necessary to make up the assortment which he desired the bill to comprise. Mr. Underhill promptly and characteristically replied, “Yes, sir; and I will even divide a row of pins with you, if you wish, to make the assortment complete.” At once Mr. Miner commenced the purchase of him; and the first article of goods bought and “laid under” or “in the pigeon-hole” for the young merchant, was, “1/2 doz. white cotton hose at $4 75 per doz.” He went on selecting, cutting and dividing, until the bill amounted to $353 75.
So, it seems that R&J did indeed operate in the wholesale clothing business from their "dry goods house".