W D Chapman Lure Article Closure 1893
In this W D Chapman Lure Article Closure 1893 we see WD Chapman say adieu to the fishing tackle industry in a Jewelers trade rag in 1893. Sorry for the blurry article. A lot of the older magazines and paper articles don’t scan well.
Fishing Tackle Proves a Failure with WD Chapman
Rochester NY Nov 13 The failure of the fishing tackle house of VD Chapman & Son precipitated the closing up of the jewelry store of VV D Chapman at Theresa Mr Chapman has been in business there for the last forty years and much sympathy is felt for the old jeweler.
Mr Chapman has made public the following statement;
After struggling through a business career of over fifty years bravely meeting financial depressions and beginning at the bottom of the ladder after two disastrous fires 1 find myself to day financially “snowed under.” Having been extensively engaged in the manufacturing of “Fishing Tackle” making and causing to be made “Tons” with which to lure the finny tribe, I find the business has failed and engulfed me in my old age. But to my old friends and customers whom I have tried to serve faithfully and well in more prosperous days I will say I am at the old place with compe tent help to attend to fine watch work and repairing .
Goods at order which will come cheaper to you than if kept in stock WD Chapman