Newbury-Port Patent Nails

Much Superior, and 20 per cent. cheaper than imported


The Proprietors of this Concern beg leave to inform the importers of Nails from Europe, they have begun making Brads, and will have a considerable number for sale, in 14 or 20 days from this date; supplies of which will be forwarded to the principal ports in this Continent, and due notice given in the Newspapers. They have the fullest confidence of the superiority of their brads to any ever imported from England or elsewhere and only solicit a fair and impartial trial. Those who have made a trial prefer them to any they ever used; to those who have not tried them, they beg leave to observe their superiority to English wrought Brads, consist in their being quite regular in their shape, so much so, that ten thousand may be drove through the thinest pine board without using a Brad awl or spliting the board. Their superiority to other cut Nails consists in their being cut with the grain of the iron, whereas others are cut across the grain, consequently these are much tougher, and in general will clench equal to any wrought Brads.

As many will naturally conceive the impossibility of our making a sufficient number to supply the Continent, and will therefore think it necessary to continue their orders to Europe, we wish to remark, that we have now in complete working order 2 engines, each of which (if necessary) will turn out 200 thousand per day, making in the whole 3600 thousand weekly. That we have reason to suppose we shall make an addition of one engine every month, those doubtful of the fact are invited to see the operation of the engines, at Byefield, six miles from Newbury-port.

Headed Nails we shall also begin to make soon, which we believe will be superior to any ever yet made; but we leave this to be determined by those who use Nails, and of course are most competent to judge.

Specimen of the Brads may be seen at No. 37, State Street, Boston.


Proprietors, } GUPPY & ARMSTONG.

Wanted, a quantity of American Sheet Iron.

Letters addressed to J. W. Armstrong, Boston, will be duly answered.

N.B. A few White Smiths may have constant employ, and liveral wages

Nov. 19, 1795


Transcript of advertisement in the Commercial Messenger & Alexandria Gazette, November 24, 1795, p.4, transcribed by Debbie Robison from microfilm, Fairfax County Public Library, Virginia Room