Trades & Manufacturing


A Portrait of Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood: Industrialist Josiah Wedgwood was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1730 into a family of long… read more »

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Advertisement: Iohn Traies, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Bewdley Snuff Mill

Image: Close-up of the abandoned snuff mill, Golden Valley, near Tickenhill, Bewdley (early 20th century). [Image from: Bewdley… read more »

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Corkscrew Manufacturing in Birmingham: Charles Hull’s Catalogue c. 1865

Image: Improved Patent Power Corkscrew No 204, Manufactured by Charles Hull, Birmingham c. 1865 The simplest out and… read more »

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Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory

Image: An exterior view of buildings at Lowe’s rope manufactory. Much of the firm’s production took place in… read more »

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Image: Paper Maker, from The Book of Trades or Library of Useful Arts, part III, third edition (London Tabart… read more »

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