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Peter Grumbine

Respects to William S. Bowers, deceased, for the following research.

The first tax on Peter Grumbine in Washington Township, Franklin County is for 1827 as a silversmith, Freeman. For the next 20 years he is called a watchmaker, and clockmaker, having no property and taxed just on his trade.  1846 he is termed a silversmith with $100 yearly income. The Waynesboro Village Record (newspaper) carried his advertisement Sept. 1849. 

"Peter Grumbine  Watch and Clockmaker.  Next Door to Detrick’s Saddle Shop."

July 7, 1853 advertisement read: Watch and Clockmaking at his old stand on the diamond.

Peter Grumbine Clocks

Waynesboro Village Record May 28, 1857:  Clock and watch Establishment….

Peter Grumbine and son respectfully announce the opening of a new shop one door east of Miss Seider’s Millinery Store and nearly opposite the Saddler’s Shop of William P. Weagly- where they repair, sell and manufacture all sorts of goods in their line.

Waynesboro Village Record April 5, 1867:  Peter Grumbine died at his residence, aged 60 years- 3 mos. – 28 days .  He died intestate, there is no property recorded.  His shop was a few doors east of the Diamond on the north side of Main Street. His last taxable year was in 1866, listed as a tenant, and paid .38 tax on his silversmith trade.

Renfrew Museum and Park 1010 East Main St, Waynesboro has two fine examples of early Grumbine tallcase clocks.

Peter Grumbine Clocks

Peter Grumbine,

Waynesboro circa 1830s

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