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Brass Pot

An AMS member recently acquired a heavy cast brass pot some 6″ tall with traces of a vertical casting seam between the two handles. A device is cast proud inside the rim of the...

The Journal, Vol. 24, 2016

Contents: 1 – Chairman’s Introduction / Editor’s Introduction – Christopher Green / Frances Parton and Angus Patterson 2 – From Pigs to Dragons: English and Welsh Japanned Metalware 1730 – 1780 – Yvonne Jones...

Aaron Peever and Robert Delzier

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...

William Packer

The brass founder William Packer advertised his move from Bristol to Newcastle in the Newcastle Courant newspaper on 3rd April 1725:

Robert Robson

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:

English Key with Continental Coronet

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: height 14 cms. Place of Origin: England. Date: c 1710. Maker: unknown. Present Location: private collection. Explanation: This finely engraved, early 18th century key, whose pierced bow takes the form of...

Automatic Candle Extinguisher

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: N/A. Place of Origin: Britain. Date: 18th century. Maker: Unknown. Present Location: private collection. Explanation: Automatic extinguishers, devices that extinguish a candle at a pre-determined time, are rare survivors. This example...

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