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T M Bennett and P Ellis

An advertisement posted in the Chester Chronicle on Friday the 21st of December 1792 gives information on the brass and bell founding partnership between P Ellis and T M Bennett. Whilst Bennett appears to...

George Hedderley

The bell founder George Hedderley posted an advertisement in the Derby Mercury on Thursday the 6th April 1786.  He stated that the Old Bell Foundry in Parliament Street Nottingham had been in business for...

Richard Hoyland

Richard Hoyland posted an advertisement in the Newcastle Courant newspaper on Saturday the 23rd of August 1746 to promote his new brass foundry business in Newcastle.

Pat Foley

Pat Foley placed an advertisement in the Dublin Evening Post on Wednesday the 25th of May 1789 to promote his brass foundry business at No 57, High Street, Dublin. However, by late 1794, his...

Joseph Robinson

An advertisement appeared in the Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware’s Whitehaven Advertiser, on Wednesday the 1st of April 1789, for the sale of Joseph Robinson’s brass foundry in Penrith. Joseph’s widow Elizabeth appears to have...

Brass Welsh Miner’s ‘Twist’ Storage Tin

Materials: brass with thin sheet iron inner compartment. Dimensions: height 15 cm / 6 in, diameter 6.5 cm / 2.5 in. Place of Origin: UK. Date: late 19th to early 20th century. Retailer: Daniel...

Baron Scheffer

An interesting article appeared in the Newcastle Courant on Saturday the 30th of March 1754.  Although Baron Scheffer was a Swedish diplomat and not directly involved in the production of metalware, he made an...

Noah Bloomfield

Noah Bloomfield was a bell-founder in Ipswich during the 18th century.  He posted an advertisement in the Ipswich Journal on the 29th of October 1763 pointing out that he had purchased the Ram (possibly...

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