Miscellaneous Professions and Businesses in Birmingham with Emblems of their Trade
Twenty-one businesses are described in each shield and two other businesses are labelled on banners. A notable feature is that emblems of their activities surmount each shield.
Miller and Baker: a sheaf of wheat.
Ivory and Hard Wood Turner: an elephant.
Scale Beam, Steelyard and Screwstock Manufacturer: a set of scales.
Manufacturer of Copper and Money Scales and Gold Machines: weighing scales.
Barge and Boat Builders: a boat.
Curer of Evils, Cancers and Scorbutic Complaints: a crab.
Clock and Watch Maker: a pocket watch and timer.
Saddlers, Collar and Coach Harness Makers: a horse in harness.
Whip Makers: two whips.
Tortoiseshell Box, Ivory and Horn Comb Makers: a comb.
Anvil, Axletree, Hammer and Vice Maker: an anvil.
Spring Gardens: a potted plant.
Nail Factor: two bound bundles of iron rods ready to be turned into nails.
Plater and Harness Maker: a horse in harness.
Plane Maker: two planes.
Astronomical and Musical Clock Maker: a clock.
Scotch Muslin Warehouse: a thistle.
Manufacturer of Scale Beams, Steelyards etc: an arm holding a hammer.
Auctioneer and Appraiser: a hand holding an auctioneer’s mallet.
Proprietor of the Improved Antiscorbutic Drops, Dr Anderson’s Scotch Pills, Worm Cakes etc: a bottle of medicine. Antiscorbutic medicines treated scurvy.
Clock and Weather-glass Maker: a barometer.