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Brass Knitting Sheath

This brass knitting sheath originates from the Durham or North Yorkshire region.  In his excellent book ‘North Country Folk Art’, Peter Brears gives detailed information and fine drawings of knitting sheaths, most of which were...

New Links Added

Two new links have been added to the “Links” page. They are related to Neil Bollen’s article in the Spring 2020 Newsletter. The first link points to the Barnes Collection in the USA that...

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.

The Ingenious Mr Phelps, Whitechapel Bell Founder

Published in The Derby Mercury, 24 Aug 1738 Yesterday (18 Aug 1738) died the ingenious Mr. Phelps, the noted Bell Founder, in Whitechapel, having followed that business upwards of 40 years, and acquired a...

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....

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