W is for Weaver

By CROZIER, John, 1783 
£225

John Crozier Weaver & Mercer… Makes & Sells all Sorts of Silks Keeps a large Assortment of Stuffs, ?Jerwich Crapes Bombazeens, Quilted Coats &c &c. NB. Merchants and. Shopkeepers. May be Supply’d on ye most Reasonable Terms

Ephemera
  • Author: CROZIER, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: At the Turks Head No.21 Widegate Street, Spittlefields
  • Publication date: c1783
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card, clipped at corners.
  • Dimensions: 90 by 120mm. (3.5 by 4.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17928

Notes

Trade card for John Crozer, a weaver and mercer listed in Bailey’s Northern Directory’ for 1781 as active at Widegate Alley, while The New Complete Guide to All Persons who Have Any Trade’ of 1783 correctly located his premises at Widegate Street. These seem to be the only records made of Crozier’s life or career, apart from his will which indicates that he died in 1793.

The majority of Crozier’s trade card is taken up with written information supplying the trader’s name, address and list of goods and services, but it also displays an ornately framed illustration of a Turkish man drawing a sword. This is presumably a reference to the location of Crozier’s sop, which was at the Turks Head”. 

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