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From: "gerald o'meara" <>
Subject: Silver Plating
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 18:58:07 -0600
Have several questions concerning the trade of silver plating. Was silver plating a craft practiced in Ireland in the 1830s-1840's and 1850's? Were young Irish lads allowed to learn and practice this craft? Did the English government restrict entry into the trade? My great grandfather engaged in this pursuit in and around Davenport Iowa in the early 1860s. Th ultimate issue I want is to determine is whether he brought his skills with him from Ireland or learned them after his arrival in the U.S. If this trade was learned in Ireland were members listed in a duild members list?