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A Catalogue of Commerce and Art: Bisset’s Magnificent Guide for Birmingham, 1808

Image: Title page of Bisset’s Magnificent Guide or Grand Copper Plate Directory for the Town of Birmingham The… 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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Advertisement: W. and G. Peters, Importers of Foreign Wines and Spirits

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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Anna Seward and Lichfield Society

Image: Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace, Lichfield Lantern Slide, Birmingham Central Library 2. Anna Seward and Lichfield Society So, how… read more »

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Answer to Dardanus’s

Image: Plan of Birmingham, drawn by J. Sherrif of Oldswinford, late of the Crescent Birmingham. J Bisset, Bisset’s Magnificent… 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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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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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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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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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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Frontispiece to Bisset’s Magnificent Directory

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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Hart’s Patent Economizing Gas Burner, London

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

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Inland Navigation, An Ode. Humbly Inscribed to The Inhabitants of Birmingham, And Proprietors of the Canal

Image: Factors or Commercial Agents in Birmingham with a view of the Crescent and Wharf. J Bisset, Bisset’s Magnificent… read more »

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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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John Taylor and Matthew Boulton

Image: Advertisement for J Taylor, Gold and Silversmith, Jeweller, Tortoiseshell and Ivory Box and Toy Manufacturer, Birmingham. J… read more »

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Laings and Company, Household Goods, Birmingham

Advertisement, Men and Things of Modern England… The New Illustrated Directory… (Birmingham, M Billing, 1856)

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778

Directions to Mr Boulton for making a Tea Vase. Friend Boulton take these ingots fine From rich… read more »

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Needle-Making Illustrated and Explained: A Guide through Washford Mills, Redditch

Front cover of Needle-Making Illustrated and Explained: A Guide through Washford Mills, Redditch Title page of Needle-Making… read more »

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Plan of Birmingham, drawn by J. Sherrif of Oldswinford, late of the Crescent Birmingham

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Prime and Sons, Magneto Plate Works, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 ELECTRO-PLATING It would be… read more »

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Signet Matrix: heart-shaped Seal Matrix featuring Roses

A heart-shaped seal matrix made of clear white glass, bearing a design of roses. This signet matrix,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Classical head

An oval signet matrix made of clear white glass, dating from c 1800. The matrix is stamped… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Cupid, Hope and anchor, with inscription

A rectangular signet matrix made of amber glass, c 1800. This matrix features the female figure of… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Dog next to tomb, with inscription

A rectangular mauve glass seal matrix, created c 1800, with a design of a dog near a… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring dog, with inscription

A rectangular mauve glass seal matrix, created c 1775. The matrix is decorated with an image of… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Early type of railway locomotive

A rectangular signet matrix of opalescent white glass, featuring a design of an early type of railway… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Early type of steamship

A rectangular seal matrix of opaque pale blue glass, dating from c 1825, and bearing a design… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Head of Queen Victoria in her youth

An oval seal matrix of amber-coloured glass, with a design of the head of the young Queen… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Horses

A rectangular seal matrix of clear white glass, with a design of horses, created c 1800. Seal… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Joseph Priestley

A seal matrix of octagonal shape, made of purple glass with a design of the head of… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Joseph Priestley

A rectangular signet matrix of purple glass, featuring the head of Joseph Priestley, facing right. The matrix… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Joseph Priestley

A seal matrix, rectangular in shape, of dark green bloodstone. It features the head of Joseph Priestley,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Male figure, with inscription

A circular blue glass seal matrix, bearing a design of a male figure with his arms raised,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Mirror, with inscription

A rounded rectangular signet matrix made of purple glass. This matrix bears an image of a mirror,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Plough, with inscription

An octagonal clear white glass signet matrix, dating from c 1800. The matrix bears a plough design,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Sailing ship, with inscription

A circular seal matrix of clear white glass, with an image of a sailing ship and the… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Signet, with inscription

A rectangular seal matrix of purple glass, bearing a design of a signet and the inscription ‘PUSH’,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Thistle, with inscription

A rectangular seal matrix of clear white glass, featuring a thistle design encircled by an inscription. This… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Thistle, with inscription

A rectangular seal matrix of purple glass, bearing a thistle design. The inscription, which encircles the thistle,… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Tree, with inscription

A rectangular mauve glass seal matrix, with a tree design and an inscription above it. This matrix… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Triple head, with inscription

An oval seal matrix of clear white glass, created c 1800, featuring a moulded triple head design… read more »

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Signet Matrix: Seal Matrix featuring Two hearts upon an altar, with inscription

This signet matrix is of blue glass, and has a design of two hearts upon an altar,… read more »

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