A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Monday, July 9, 2012

History: Joshua T Clowes, Filling Station Owner, Matawan (1922)

The 15 Dec 1922 edition of The Matawan Journal included this advertisement for the J T Clowes auto filling station on Main Street in Matawan.

The ad read:
Where Service Is Paramount

Here at J T Clowes auto filling station, and where moderate charges for our goods prevail. Just because you happen to drive a five thousand dollar car is no reason we should overcharge you. That's why our customers remain with us.

                             J T Clowes        Phone 72-R
Main Street                                                                    Matawan, NJ
Joshua T Clowes (55 NJ) was living at 117 Main Street in Matawan, where he was occupied as an automobile accessories merchant, according to the 1920 Federal Census for New Jersey. His wife Ella (50 NY) and son Frank (23 NJ) lived with him.

Clowes was selling Michelin Tires in Matawan, according to an ad in the 8 Sep 1910 edition of The Matawan Journal. See my 4 Sep 2010 blog article on this and related subjects.


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