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Description: This part-printed document binds George Kippen as an apprentice to learn the “art, trade and mystery of Gold & Silver Smith & Watch repair” to Charles Brewer of Middletown.

Charles Brewer (1778-1860) had learned his trade from Jacob Sargeant in Hartford, CT. Brewer had two different partners — Judah Hart and Alexander Mann — before opening up shop on his own in 1805.

George Kippen (1790-1847) plied his trade after this apprenticeship. He worked in Middletown as a silversmith and watchmaker for several years before he moved to Bridgeport, CT and had Barzillia Benjamin as a partner. He was later in business with William Wordin and then Elias Camp of Bridgeport. By 1830 he took on George Hoyt of Albany, NY as a partner.

This 12 1/2″ x 8″ document is signed by Brewer, Kippen, and his guardian Elisha Wetmore (as well as witnesses). Item #AM00258

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good.