Trades, Industries & Manufacturing

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A Glass Blower

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A Ladies Dress Maker

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A Merchant

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A Paper Maker

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A Pin Maker

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A Portrait of Jedediah Strutt

Jedediah Strutt: Industrialist and Philanthopist Text: Olga Baird Jedediah Strutt (1726-1797) was one of leading pioneer industrialists of… read more »

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A Portrait of Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood: Industrialist Josiah Wedgwood was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1730 into a family of long… read more »

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A Portrait of Samuel Galton jnr

Samuel Galton Junior: Industrialist Samuel Galton junior was born in Birmingham in 1753, the son of the… 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 Rope Maker

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A Sadler

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A Stocking Maker

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A Tin Plate Worker

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A Watch Maker

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A Weaver

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A Wire Drawer

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Advertisement: J. Darwen and Son, Saddlers, Harness Makers, Bridle Cutters, etc, 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: Kendall and Son, Perfumers, Cabinet Case Makers, and Importers of Foreign Fancy Merchandise, London

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

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: Stock and Sharp, Glass and Lead Warehouse, Birmingham

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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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An Innovative Metal Industry: Pewter and Mass Production in Bewdley

Text: Malcolm Dick Image: A reconstruction at Bewdley Museum of an 18th century dining room with pewter plates stored… read more »

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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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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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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

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Benjamin Smith and Son, Manufacturer of Printing Ink, London

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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: “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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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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Britannia Railway Carriage Works, Birmingham

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

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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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