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

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Adverts for John Yates & Sons, Birmingham

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Alfred Harrop and Co, Orange Street Works, Sheffield

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Arundel Brush Works, Sheffield

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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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Brassworking Skills in Birmingham

Caption: First page of William Tonks, Sons & Co., Catalogue of the Various Kinds of Work (1880). The image shows… read more »

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Britannia Railway Carriage Works, Birmingham

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

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

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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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Charles Bage and Iron Construction

Image: The ground floor of Charles Bage’s Ditherington Mill showing the iron columns used in construction. The picture… read more »

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Derby Porcelain: William Duesbury II and Robert Bloor

Image: Old China Works, Derby, showing kilns for firing the porcelain. John Keys, Sketches of Old Derby… read more »

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George Dowler, Medallist and Die Sinker, Birmingham

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Globe Department: the Glass Blower

Image: Photo taken about 1940. It shows the right foot of the glass blower ready to press the… read more »

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Glory Hole (1852-54) for Crown Window Glass Production

Image from: Photo taken during 1945-1946 demolition. It depicts the glory hole which is integral to the rectangular… read more »

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Harrop and Hague, Norfolk Street, Sheffield

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Interior of Britannia Railway Carriage and Wagon Works

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Ironbridge

The Ironbridge Gorge from Lincoln Hill showing the River Severn, the town of Ironbridge and evidence of… read more »

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James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield Plated Wares

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James Haywood, Jun, Phoenix Foundry and Engineering Works, Derby

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John & Samuel Roberts, Swan and Small Heath Foundries, West Bromwich

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John Dawes & Sons, Bromford Iron Works, West Bromwich

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John Mitchell, Metallic Pens and Pen Holders, Birmingham

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John Yates & Sons, Patent Electro Plate Works, Birmingham

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Joseph Gillott, Metallic Pen Maker, Birmingham

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Joseph Taylor, Engineer and Machinist, Birmingham

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Labour and Genius: or, the Mill-stream, and the Cascade. A Fable

Image: View of Matthew Boulton’s Soho Manufactory in Handsworth near Birmingham. J Bisset, Bisset’s Magnificent Guide or Grand Copper Plate Directory… 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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Made in Kidderminster: the History of the Carpet Industry

Image: Brinton’s Carpet factory, 1870 Brinton’s Carpet Factory, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, 1870. Print taken from a watercolour. By… read more »

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Mander Brothers, Varnish Manufacturer, Wolverhampton

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Matthew Harvey, Malleable Iron Founder, Walsall

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Messenger and Sons, Corrugated Ship & Railway Lamps, Birmingham

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Metallic Bedsteads

Image: Richard and Edward Peyton, Brass and Iron Bedsteads, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and… read more »

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Needle Making

Image: Milward’s Needle and Fish-Hook Manufactory, Redditch Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern… read more »

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Optical Department: Open Pots after Cooling

Image: Photo taken about 1940. The photo shows two full open pots after cooling and just prior to… read more »

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Optical Department: Pot being set into a Furnace

Image: Photo taken about 1940. The same furnace as on photo 2. This shows an empty pot… read more »

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Optical Department: Two Pot Furnace

Image: Photo taken about 1940. This two pot furnace accommodated 38” diameter covered pots. The furnace number is… read more »

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P. Aitchison and Co, Brass Founders, Sheffield

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Prime and Sons, Magneto Plate Works, Birmingham

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Princess Ekaterina Dashkova’s Visit to Soho, Handsworth

Image: Soho Manufactory. William West, Picturesque Views… of Staffordshire(Birmingham, 1830). Engraving by T Radclyffe was based on a drawing… read more »

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R. F. Sturges, Manufacturer of Electro Silver Plated Wares, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 Electro-Plating The origin of… read more »

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Rectangular Chimney built for Glory Hole

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 during the demolition of Number 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. It shows the… read more »

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Rectangular Chimney for Glory Hole and Circular Chimney

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 during the demolition of Number 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. The rectangular chimney… read more »

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Richard Bach and Co, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineers, Birmingham

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