Business, Trade, Industry & Commerce

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Appeal for calm during riots

BIRMINGHAM, JULY 18. BIRMINGHAM, July 16, 1791. Friends and Fellow Countrymen, IT is earnestly requested, that every… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Appeal for information about forged handbill

Birmingham, August 22 1791 WHEREAS it now appears, that amongst other insidious and unwarrantable Practices made use… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Dudley Cheese Fair

DUDLEY CHEESE FAIR. WHEREAS great Complaints have arisen from exposing of Cheese to Sale, and weighing the… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Employment Advert

WANTED in a Gentleman’s Family, near Birmingham, immediately, or at Michaelmas next, a sober industrious Woman Servant;… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s about Dr. Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham. Friends and Fellow Townsmen, IT is with extreme concern… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s Gazette about Dr Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Rev. Dr. PRIESTLEY. Quid minus utile fuit quam ulcus hoc tangere? REV. SIR, TO deplore… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Proclaimation by the King on the Birmingham Riots

By the KING. A PROCLAMATION. GEORGE R. WHEREAS it hath been represented unto Us, that a great… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request from Dr. Priestley for return of letters lost in riots

To the Printer of the Birmingham Gazette. SIR, I DO not now write to complain of my… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request to return property looted in riots

WHEREAS it is well known that divers Persons still withhold Books, Paper and other Property belonging to… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Runaway Wife

Newport, Aug. 13, 1790. Eloped from her Husband, WHEREAS Susannah, Wife of Wm, Hollingshead, of Newport, in… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – SONG, on obtaining the BIRMINGHAM and WORCESTER CANAL BILL

SONG, on obtaining the BIRMINGHAM and WORCESTER CANAL BILL. Come, now begin delving, the Bill is obtain’d,… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Trial and Execution of Rioters

On Saturday the Commission for holding the Assize for this county, was opened before Mr. Baron Hotham,… read more »

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Arundel Brush Works, Sheffield

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 Local Studies and History,… read more »

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Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford

Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer containing eighty-three copper plates, illustrative of his professional… read more »

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Bank of Deposit, London

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

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Bankers and Public Companies in Birmingham

Image from: Bisset’s Magnificent Guide or Grand Copper Plate Directory for the Town of Birmingham, 1808 [From Birmingham… read more »

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Bark Peeling Tools

Image: Barking irons, Wyre Forest [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 3. Bark Peeling Tools Bark peeling was a task… read more »

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Benjamin Richardson, Flint Glass Manufacturer, Stourbridge

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 The manufacture of glass… read more »

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Benjamin Smith and Son, Manufacturer of Printing Ink, London

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

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Biography of Dud Dudley

Image: Front page of Dud Dudley’s Metallum Martis (Reprint of 1665 edition) Text: Malcolm Dick Image from: Local Studies and History, Birmingham… read more »

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Birmingham

Image: Hinks, Wells & Co, Steel Pen Manufacturers, Buckingham Street Pen Works, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory… read more »

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Birmingham

Image: William Spurrier, Electro Silver Plate Manufacturer, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of… read more »

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Birmingham

Image: John Rubery, Umbrella, Parasol, Furniture and Steel Frame Manufacturer, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men… read more »

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Birmingham Fire Office

Image from: Bisset’s Magnificent Guide or Grand Copper Plate Directory for the Town of Birmingham, 1808 [From Birmingham… read more »

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Birmingham: “The Toyshop of Europe”

Image: Matthew Boulton by C F Von Breda, 1792. Oil on Canvas. Boulton was the most famous of Birmingham’s… read more »

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Bland’s Brunswick Hotel, Sheffield

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

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining.

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Brass founders from Bissetts

The Brass House, Broad Street, Birmingham from Bisset’s Magnificent Guide, or Grand Copperplate Directory….(Birmingham, 1808). The Brass… read more »

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Image from: Picturesque Views and Descriptions of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions and other Objects of Interesting Features in… read more »

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Britannia Railway Carriage Works, Birmingham

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

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Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey was taken over by Henry VII in 1538 and fell into a picturesque ruin. The… read more »

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C.P. Swinburn & Son, Gun, Rifle and Pistol Manufacturers, Birmingham

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

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Caddy Spoon

Silver caddy spoon, probably by Samuel Pemberton, c.1800.

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Calico Printer

Calico is a type of cloth, heavier than linen and made of cotton. A calico printer drew… read more »

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Candelabrum, c. 1755-60

Rococo double candelabrum in form of a flowering tree crowned with a nesting bird. The applied flowers… read more »

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Carpenter and Tildesley, Patent Lock and Curry Comb Manufacturers, Willenhall

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

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Carpet Maker

The picture shows a carpet weaver at his loom. The loom consists of two long planks of… read more »

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Carpet Weaver

“The art of weaving carpets is carried on to a great extent in England at the present… read more »

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Catherine the Great and her non-visit to Soho House

Image: Death of Catherine the Great. Double-headed eagle and bust of the monarch. 1796. Designed by Conrad Heinrich… read more »

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Catherine the Great’s Medals

Image: Death of Catherine the Great. Double-headed eagle and bust of the monarch. 1796. Designed by Conrad Heinrich… read more »

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

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

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Chance Brothers & Co Glass Works, Smethwick, Registered Designs for Ornamental Modern Window Glass, 1867

Chance Brothers of Smethwick reassessed their manufacture of coloured and decorative window glass in the 1860s. In… read more »

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Chance Brothers and Company

Image: View of a Crown Glass House. Title page of William Cooper, Crown Glass Cutter & Glazier’s Manual (1835). The… read more »

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Chance Brothers Glass Works, Smethwick, near Birmingham, Designs for Coloured Ornamental Windows, 1853

Text: Malcolm Dick Robert Lucas Chance purchased the British Crown-Glass Company in Smethwick, near Birmingham in 1824.… read more »

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Charcoal and its Uses

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The photograph shows a completed clamp ready for firing in the… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The charcoal burner is building a clamp during the early stages… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. A man is raking out a clamp with a “rauble” or… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two men are filing sacks with charcoal from an oak spade… read more »

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