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Act of Incorporation and By-Laws and Miscellany.jpg
Description: Includes Minutes, Feb. 15, 1763 - April 18, 1768
Date: 1763-1768

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Description: Gunning Bedford was an important master builder who remained active in the building trades throughout his life, although few buildings can firmly be attributed to him. The son of Gunning and Mary Bedford of New Castle (DE), he appears in Philadelphia…
Member number: 34*
Birth date: 1/1/1720

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Description: Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 1 Feb 1769 to 15 Oct 1781 with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear; there is a gap in the minutes from 26 Apr 1776 to 23 Oct 1778.
Date: 1769-1781

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 21 Jan 1782 to 21 Apr 1788 {with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear}
Date: 1782-1788

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Description: Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages, 18 April 1791 to 20 January 1794.
Date: 1788-1791

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Description: Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 20 Jan 1791 to 14 Jan 1792.
Date: 1791-1792

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Description: Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 18 April 1791 to 20 January 1794 {with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear}.
Date: 1791-1794

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 16 Jan 1792 to 24 June 1795 {note: the minutes of a few meetings in item 4 duplicate some of these in more finished form; these in 5b are rougher in form, and are perhaps…
Date: 1792-1795

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 21 Apr 1794 to 15 Jan 1798 {with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear for fines, entry fees, quarterages, arrearages, price…
Date: 1794-1798

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Description: Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 1 Jul 1795 to 14 Jan 1801.
Date: 1795-1801

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Description: Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly. annual, and special meetings, 16 April 1798 to 18 January 1802 {with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear}.
Date: 1798-1802

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Description: Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 21 Jan 1801 to 15 Jan 1806.
Date: 1801-1806

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Description: From inventory description: [sm; on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / MINUTES 1802-1813"] Carpenters' Company Minutes (Quarterly and Annual Meetings), 19 Apr 1802 to 13 May 1804; also List of Members with fines and arrearages (cf Warden's Book),…
Date: 1802-1804

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters' Company Minutes (Quarterly and Annual Meetings), 16 Jan 1804 to 17 Oct 1825; also: Rules and Regulations for meetings, adopted 17 Apr 1809.
Date: 1804-1825

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Description: Carpenters' Company Minutes (Quarterly and Annual Meetings), 16 Jan 1826 to 20 July 1857.
Date: 1826-1857

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Description: Rectangular metal door plate with repeating floral designs. Three nail holes, one at top, middle and bottom. Painted Brown. 4 of a set of 4.
Date: unknown
Item type: Decorative Door Plate

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Description: Framed Print titled: "Christ in the Carpenter's Shop" Reproduction "ONE OF FOUR TUDOR WALL PAINTINGS FROM THE MIDDLE SIXTEENTH CENTURY IN CARPENTERS' HALL LONDON. In the centre Joseph is trimming a beam, whilst on the right is the Virgin Mary and the…
Date: unknown
Item type: Framed Print

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Description: Also contains Carpenters' Company Ledger, 22 Feb 1769 to 16 Jan 1823, From the inventory description: hz; on spine, in manuscript: "Minutes/ of the / Friendship / Carpenters / Company / 1769" Friendship Carpenters' Company, Company Minutes, 29 Jan…
Date: 1770-1775

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Description: metal hand drill with wooden handle and drill size approx. 2"
Item type: metal hand drill

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Description: large wooden press with two hand screws
Item type: wooden press

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Description: Mahogany four-drawer chest of drawers. French bracket feet, brass hardware, bowed front. Key hole in center of each drawer
Date: c. 1790
Item type: chest of drawers

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Description: Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Fair Minutes, 22 Jan 1812 to 15 Jan 1823.
Date: 1812-1823

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Description: Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes, 17 Jan 1838 to 29 Dec 1852.
Date: 1838-1852

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Description: Oil on canvas, portrait of Joseph Worrell (c. 1769-1840) and attributed to artist Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842). Worrell was a house carpenter, or builder, who was elected President of the Carpenters' Company, Philadelphia in 1821. This portrait was…
Date: 1821 (probably circa)
Item type: portrait

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Description: One of a pair of portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Zachariah Howell, by Robert Street, Philadelphia, 1834. Both half length, seated, painted to face one another. Elizabeth is depicted with a lace cap and fichu with orange-colored stone pendant fastening.…
Author: Robert Street
Date: 1834
Item type: portrait

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Description: One of a pair of portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Zachariah Howell, by Robert Street, Philadelphia, 1834. Both half length, seated, painted to face one another. Mr. Howell holds architectural drawings in his hands. See CCCCP-044.
Date: 1834
Item type: portrait

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Description: Evan Peters was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company prior to the date of the earliest surviving records of the 1760s. He first appears in the Company records early in 1770, the same year he made a pump for The Company's lot. (Making…
Member number: 65*
Date elected: 1/9/1763

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Description: Price book of Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia., From inventory description: "[Sm; no cover or spine inscription; in case.] Carpenters Company, Rules for Measuring and Valuing House-Carpenters Work [Philadelphia, 1786].…
Date: 1786

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters' Company, Rules and Regulations for Measuring and Valuing Carpenters' Work, As revised and Adopted by the Company (Philadelphia, 1852), printed, with inscribed prices, additional items, ink sketches; volume of…
Date: 1852

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Description: Carpenters' Company, Account Book, Ledger for Rental Receipts from other Societies, 15 Jan 1807 to 14 Jan 1839; also: [Managing] Committee, Fair Minutes 24 Jan to 5 Feb 1794; also: Treasurer's Journal, 24 Jan to 5 Feb 1794, Jan to 4 Dec 1806.
Date: 1807-1839

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Description: William Roberts was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company prior to the date of the earliest surviving records; he was first present at a Company meeting in 1768. Roberts was an "encourager" of the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan,…
Member number: 40*

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Description: Spindle armchair with shaped arm rests terminating in knuckled hand grips. shield-shaped plank seat, vase turned and splayed legs with bobbin turned stretchers. 1 of 7.

Repaired by Robert Whitle, Laurel Rd., Solebury, Bucks County, PA 18963.…
Date: 1773 (circa)
Item type: chair

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Description: From inventory description: [sm; on cover: "THE CARPENTERS COMPANY / SAMUEL JONES / BOOK OF DEMENTTIONS / OF CARPENTERS WORK / NO.2 / 1784"] Samuel Jones, Itemized Valuations--under Carpenters' Company rules-- for various Buildings, Jan 1784 to 26…
Date: 1784-1785

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Description: Characterized as "among the most important and skilled archiect-builders in colonial America" by his biographer Charles Peterson, the chief Philadelphia claimant for the title of America's first architect is the master builder Robert Smith who was…
Member number: 29
Birth date: 1/14/1722

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Description: From inventory description: Carpenters Company, Committee of Prices, Minutes, 23 Oct 1786 to 5 Feb 1791.
Date: 1786-1791

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Description: James Stewart (elected 1833; deceased 1856) was hired to demolish the house at 6th and Market street used by G. Washington as the first White House. 524-30 Market Street. The wood for this box was from the mantel in Washington's bed chamber.…
Date: c.1845
Item type: wooden Washington Box

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Description: Varnished light wood gavel. Hand printed on the paper which is wrapped around the handle is the following inscription: "THIS GAVEL PRESENTED TO THE CARPENTERS' COMPANY BY JOSEPH JONES APRIL 1894 THE HEAD FROM A TREE BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND BY ELISABETH…
Item type: W. Penn gavel

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Description: Wooden gavel- elongated barrel-shaped head with flat ends. Handle tapers then widens near the head. Three evenly divided cuts have been made around the circumference of the head. two cuts have been made half an inch apart around the circumference of…
Item type: gavel
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