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Spring 2020 Newsletter Published

The Spring edition of the AMS Newsletter has been published and is available on this website for members to view. Logged-in AMS members should follow this link to read the Spring 2020 Newsletter.

J. W. Evans: A Snapshot in Time

A new link has been added that leads to an interesting article on the J W Evans Silver Factory. Follow the link that is located towards the bottom of the Links page on this...

Coming Up in the Journal – Summer 2020

Work on the next edition of the AMS Journal is now proceeding quickly and it is hoped that, once the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, it will be published this summer.  Although the editor...

Ronald Macdonald

  Ronald Macdonald published an advertisement in The Caledonian Mercury on 9th Jul 1741. It would appear that, before he emigrated to America and went into the catering business, he was a manufacturer of...

Potato Rakes

Materials: Examples in iron, brass and copper. Dimensions: Iron example: 33cm, 12.75in. Brass example: 44cm, 17 in. Copper example:43cm, 16.75in.s Place of Origin: Believed UK. Date: 18th/19th centuries. Maker: unknown. Present Location: private collection....

Miniature Candle Holders

Materials: Sheet iron, originally black lacquered. Dimensions: Height 6 cm (2.5 inches); width 2 cm (0.75 inch). Place of Origin: Probably Liverpool or London, UK. Date: Believed 1890 – 1910. Maker/retailer: Price’s Patent Candles...

Ale Warmer or Ale Muller

Materials: Sheet iron, tin plated. Dimensions: Max height 30 cm (12 inches); max width of cone 12 cm (4.75 inches). Place of Origin: Worcester, UK. Date: Appx second quarter of the 20th century. Maker/retailer:...

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