1816-1830

1817
Death of Richard Lovell Edgeworth.

1819
Death of James Watt.

1820
Death of James Keir in West Bromwich. Introduction of the Jacquard loom into the Coventry silk weaving industry.

1825
Establishment of the Birmingham Female Society for the Relief of Female Slaves.

1828
Chance Brothers took over the glass firm of Thomas Shutt and Partners in Smethwick and gradually built up a huge business for the manufacture of sheet, optical and plate glass.

1829
Stephenson’s Rocket was built.

Articles in this time period

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“Allin’s Cabinet of Curiosities”

The site of the Municipal Hall, corner of Congreve Street Old and New Birmingham: A History of… read more »

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A Glass Blower

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A Ladies Dress Maker

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A Letter from a Mechanick in the busy Town of Birmingham, to Mr. Stayner, a Carver, Statuary, and Architect, in the sleepy Corporation of Warwick

Image: South-West Prospect of Birmingham, 1829, attributed to Frederick Calvert. Watercolour on Paper. Image from: Birmingham Museums & Art… read more »

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A Letter Press Printer

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A Merchant

Image from: The Book of Trades or Library of the Useful Arts, 1806

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A Paper Maker

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A Perspective View of Ludlow Castle for the European Magazine, and article on The Late Storms

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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A Philosopher, Conduit Street

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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A Pin Maker

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A Portrait of James Keir

James Keir: Chemist, Geologist, Industrialist and Inventor James Keir was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1735. He… read more »

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A Portrait of James Watt

James Watt: Inventor James Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1736. His father was an instrument… read more »

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A Portrait of Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth: Author and Educationalist Text: Kate Iles Image: Birmingham City Archives Maria Edgeworth was born in Oxford in… read more »

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A Portrait of Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Richard Lovell Edgeworth: Inventor, Educator and Reformer In 1744, Edgeworth was born in Bath into a landowning… read more »

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A Portrait of Thomas Telford: Civil Engineer

Image: Portrait of Thomas Telford (1757-1834). Frontispiece of Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer containing eighty-three… read more »

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A Portrait of William Murdoch

William Murdock: The Incomparable Mechanic William Murdoch (1754 -1839) was one of most creative and least known… read more »

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A Prize Bull

First half of the 19th century, Edmund Bristow (1787-1876, b. Eton – d. Eton). Wolverhampton Art Gallery.… read more »

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A Rainy Day

Watercolour undated, David Cox (1783-1859, b. Deritend, Birmingham – d. Harborne, near Birmingham). Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Gift… read more »

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A Rope Maker

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A Sadler

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A Sorry End: The Priestley Riots of 1791

Image: Ticket for the French Revolution Dinner, Birmingham 14 July 1791. The Dinner began the chain of events… read more »

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A Stocking Maker

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A Tin Plate Worker

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A View of Shrewsbury from the South-West

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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A Watch Maker

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A Weaver

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A Wire Drawer

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Acorn Commercial Hotel, Birmingham

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Advert for Martin Billing, Letter-Press, Lithographic and Copper-Plate Printer

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advert for Regent Hotel, Leamington

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advert for Stanley’s Family and Commercial Hotel

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advert for The White Hart Hotel, Birmingham

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advert for Woolpack Hotel, Family and Commercial Inn, Warwick

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advertisement: Batty’s Circus, Shrewsbury, including the ascent of Mr Hughes on his head on top of a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 4 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Charles Radenhurst, New Royal Hotel, New Street, Birmingham

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Advertisement: Iohn Traies, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Birmingham

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Advertisement: J. Darwen and Son, Saddlers, Harness Makers, Bridle Cutters, etc, Birmingham

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Advertisement: Kendall and Son, Perfumers, Cabinet Case Makers, and Importers of Foreign Fancy Merchandise, London

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Advertisement: Messenger and Sons, Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Tripods and Lamps

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Advertisement: Mrs Graham’s Ascent: the first ascent of the Only English Female Aeronaut

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Opening of Hughes’ s Great Mammoth Equestrian Establishment, Shrewsbury

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Radclyffes and Co, General Printers and Stationers, Birmingham

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Birmingham, Manufacturer of Articles

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Vice Consul and Knight Chevalier

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Advertisement: Stock and Sharp, Glass and Lead Warehouse, Birmingham

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4784-0

Advertisement: The Last Appearance of Mr Harper, Black singer and comedian

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Adverts for John Yates & Sons, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Alfred Harrop and Co, Orange Street Works, Sheffield

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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