This book is made up of five biographical studies ranging across the trades of nineteenth century Birmingham. As well as the lead chapter about the pen maker Joseph Gillott, there are essays on the brass founder Robert Walter Winfield, the glass manufacturer Rice Harris, the button and electroplate manufacturer James Deykin and the rule manufacturer John Rabone. The antiquarian J.A. Langford – himself once a chair maker - was much impressed by a description of what was manufactured in...[Show more]
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