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Adam W. Spies
Date: d. 1860
Remarks: Dealer in swords, firearms and general hardware, New York City, from 1821 until after 1851; first listed in city directory of 1821 as a merchant at 87 Maiden Lane, next in 1833 as "Spies, Adam W., hardware, 192 Pearl Street"; in 1834 his listing is changed to "hardware and military goods store"; in 1840 he moved to 218 Pearl Street, and in 1846 to 91 Maiden Lane (see Harold L. Peterson, "The American Sword, 1775-1945," p. 267).