Henry Hartley’s trade card identified him as a “Smith to His Majesty” working in Bruton Mews which was near New Bond Street in London. The coat of arms is that of George III which...
Trade cards, advertisements, articles and other temporary documents relating to historic metalware manufacturers.
Thomas Moore, an Ironmonger from Stamford in Lincolnshire, published an advertisement in the Stamford Mercury on 24th April 1729 in which he listed what was probably the entire range of his stock:
An obituary notice was posted in the Dorset County Chronicle on 5th March 1835 regarding the passing of Mr John Rudhall of Gloucester, bell-founder. It appears that Abraham Rudhall established the family bell-founding business...
Aaron Peever, a founder from Newcastle, moved to Edinburgh and advertised that fact in The Caledonian Mercury on 7th October 1740. Three years later, Aaron Peever appears to have been working in partnership with...
The brass founder William Packer advertised his move from Bristol to Newcastle in the Newcastle Courant newspaper on 3rd April 1725:
Robert Robson of Wigton in the county of Cumberland posted the following advertisement in the Newcastle Courant newspaper on Saturday the 20th of February 1725:
On Friday the 23rd of September 1808, the Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal published the following article about the Whitchapel bell foundry:
The estate of the bell founder George Davis in Bridgwater, Somerset, was advertised for sale in the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette on the 5th of June 1800.