Chilver, J. & Co (Grand Rapids, MI)

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J. Chilver & Co.*

Bookbinders and Blank Book Manufacturers

27 Canal Street

Grand Rapids

Michigan, 1.

not in Spawn

a Joseph Chilver would be listed as a bookbinder for Ward & Gibson in 1866

Advertisementon the spine of a book (in maroon) and three binder's tickets.
Images courtesy: Vernon Wiering, Wiering Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  1. Joseph E. Chilver  was born in 1825 in Haleworth, Sufffolk England. He
    immigrated with his parents to Toronto, Canada then to Illinois  and on to
    Grand Rapids Michigan.

  2. In 1891 the bindery was located in the Blodgett block, corner Ottawa and
    Louis streets.  Baxter, Albert, History or the City of Grand Rapids,1891, 
    chapter, XXX.

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