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American Set
« on: Sunday 02 February 20 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi all
I donít know if any of you can help at all, we found my Mamguís wedding list the other day.  (They got married about 1931 in cilgerran). 
We found the usual towels and things listed as wedding presents but she also listed 2 gifts of American Sets,  we cannot for the life of us work out what this might be.

Any ideas?
Evans
Wolfenden  & Clarke (for Hubby)
Owen
Jones
Phillips
Smith
(all welsh names as we appear to have the lot on one side)

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Re: American Set
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 February 20 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Did two different people gave her an "American set" or did she get two sets from one person?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: American Set
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 February 20 22:58 GMT (UK) »
Looking at newspaper ads around that time an American Set was a type of radio/wireless.  However, lists of wedding gifts include "linen American set" and "embroidered linen American set", which might be more likely.

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Hotham, Guilliatt, Brown, Winter, Buck, Webster, Mortimore
Richards, Meredith, Gower, Davies, Todd, Westmacott, Hill
Mid C19 Cardiff and Haverfordwest, the Marychurch family.


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Re: American Set
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 February 20 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Found an advert online.
An American Set was/is a set of placemats with a matching napkins.

https://www.catawiki.com/l/21610415-american-set-table-service-linen
https://www.missoni.com/hk/missoni-home/american-gift-set_cod46619635vq.html

Confirming Drosybont's 2nd suggestion ;D
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Re: American Set
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 February 20 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Alternatively, The Bystander of 11 Dec 1929 has an illustration of "A Hercules embroidered American set, which consists of two pillow-cases and a bolster case.  They will wear and wash marvellously well"

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Hotham, Guilliatt, Brown, Winter, Buck, Webster, Mortimore
Richards, Meredith, Gower, Davies, Todd, Westmacott, Hill
Mid C19 Cardiff and Haverfordwest, the Marychurch family.

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Re: American Set
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 February 20 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, i think you have answered my questions  :)

Erato - it was 2 seperate people, i wonder if they were matching sets
Evans
Wolfenden  & Clarke (for Hubby)
Owen
Jones
Phillips
Smith
(all welsh names as we appear to have the lot on one side)

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Re: American Set
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 February 20 23:10 GMT (UK) »
The other things on the wedding list that made me laugh were they were given 4 x clocks and.....

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Evans
Wolfenden  & Clarke (for Hubby)
Owen
Jones
Phillips
Smith
(all welsh names as we appear to have the lot on one side)