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D. L. Billings, plumbint
D.L. Billings advertising card
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 Before Going Away for the Summer, do not fail to make arrangements for Plumbing Repairs.

Today we have an advertising card showing a mail box on a post with the message: Will passing ships please forward letters. The mail box is actually a box made of paste board with a flap at the top serving as the cover.

D.L. Billings advertising message
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 Inside, folded down to less than 1 inch square, is a message from D.L. Billings & Co., plumbers, 780 Dudley Street, Dorchester. Circa 1902 when D. L. Billings’ home address is given in the Dorchester Blue Book as Thacher Road.

Readers' Comments
 Bob Rugo reported that the 1900 Census has David Billings age 56 at 15 Thacher Road, born in Maine, the operator of a hardware business. It looks like he has a son Walter H. who is listed twice, once at his parents address and once across the street at #24 with his wife. Walter is a salesman for stoves, but has a boarder who is a plumber. Based on the way the census listings run, it looks like Thacher Road is what is now known as Windermere Road, running from Cushing Ave to Stoughton Street.

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Created: April 24, 2011   Modified: April 24, 2011