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American Silversmiths

James Mix
(1793-1860)
Elizabeth Visscher
(1797-1877)
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James L. Mix
(abt 1822-1907)

 

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James L. Mix

  • Born: abt 1822, Albany NY
  • Died: 3 Jan 1907

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark (possibly used by his father, as well.)
  • He worked from 1840 to 1891 as a silversmith in Albany NY
    He is listed as a jeweler in Hoffman's 1844 Albany City Directory at 18 Green Street along with his brother, Visscher. Later he had a shop at 5 Beaver Street and then 34 North Pearl Street. 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Albany NY, listed as a silversmith, living in his father's home.
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Albany NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Albany NY, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Kinderhook NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • State of New York by Henry Kollock , 1882.
    JAMES MIX, Watchmaker and Jeweler, 34 North Pearl Street.
    "Many advantages contribute toward making Albany a great purchasing centre, and to accommodate the trade there are concentrated a number of enterprising business men who have established business houses to meet these demands, prominent among them being Mr. James Mix, who is largely engaged in dealing in fine watches of both foreign and domestic manufacture, and diamonds. He has a large double front store, elegantly provided with handsome plate-glass show cases, in which, and in his windows, are displayed an elegant assort men t of rare and expensive jewelry and silverplate and gold watches. Mr. Mix is special agent for the celebrated Saltzman watch, and also for the United States, Philadelphia. Elgin, Waltham, and New York Watch Companies' manufacture. Mr. Mix is a native of Albany, and is a gentleman sixty years of age. He is also bank director of the National Union Bank of Kinderhook. He succeeded his father in this business, which is nearly one-half a century in age, being established in 1827. He is doing a very handsome business of $150,000 a year, which is steadily increasing. Mr. Mix, by his straightforward, honest dealings with the public, and cordial and polite manners, has won hosts of friends in Albany."



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