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Manufactured and Sold, Wholesale and Retail, by
him, at Greenfield, Mass.


Having Manufactured and sold the above Putty, for twenty-five years, and believing it not surpassed by any cement now in use, I ahve determined to deliver it, personally, to the people of the New England States, with directions for using it. The sale of more than 10,000 BOXES at my shop is all the recommendation I want for its genuineness.

Yours, with Respect,



Remove back the skin with a small knife, and take the Putty from the bottom of the box, the quantity that is wanted, (which you will learn by two or three experiments)--place it upon the bottom of a plate and pallet it with the finger, --then apply it to one edge of the ware so broken,--put it together and set it up in such a way that it will balance the piece and let it dry three months.

For coarser ware, oil with good boiled oil the edges so broken, and let them dry about ten days, and then apply the Putty, as in the other case. And if the time should appear to any one, to long, just let them give their note to the Bank, and as soon as that becomes due, the ware will be fit for use.

One of your regualr Traders in each Town, will be supplied with the above valuable Cement, in Tin boxes, stamped with my name. Price 12 1-2 cts per box.


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George Washington Mark (1795-1879) was long a figure in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where he operated a paint store and made paintings for and of the local community. Mark's store was located at the rear of his home which had once been the old tavern standing on Mansion House Corner in the center of town. The structure had been moved some distance down Main Street in 1825. He sold paint, exhibited his paintings and also did house painting. For reasons that remain obscure, he was known as "Count" Mark.


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"Mark's China Putty, For Cementing Glass And China Ware"

artist   George Washington Mark (1795-1879)
date   c. 1870
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   6.0"
height   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Handbill
accession #   #L03.011

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