11148Re: [WarOf1812] The Letter "J" in the alphabet
- Jun 4, 2001Hi everyone,
I own an butcher knife made in Shefield in the period 1800-1840 by John
Wilson Co. It is marked I WILSON. He made knives from the 3rd qtr of
the 18th Cen. well into the 20th Cen. I imagine that he did not want to
change his "brand" name which was known for high quality. Prior to 1800
Wilson marked his knives with a touch mark of a pepper corn and a
diamond. The name was added at the start of the 19th Cen. The
documentation for this came from the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly.
I also have a 1763 set of Engineer manuals published in Britain which
uses j as we would today. Things were not as uniform as they are today
in usage and spelling.
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