Tourist's Guide to Warwickshire

Tourist's Guide to Warwickshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...throughout the globe, although of late years they have had to meet a terrible competition at the hands of American rivals, who produce them quite as well and more cheaply. The following brief list will be of use to the visitor in showing him the locale of a very few leading houses in each of the trades named. Glass works: Chance, Smethwick and Spon Lane; F. & C. Ostler, Broad Street. Machinery: Tangye & Co. (Lim.), Cornwall Works, Soho; Soho Foundry. Steel Pens: Gillott & Song, Graham Street; Perry & Co., Lancaster Street; Brandauer & Co., New John Street West; Mitchell, New Hall Street. Electro-plating and Gold and Silver work: Elkington & Co., New Hall Street. Bell-founding: Blews & Co., Bartholomew Street. Pin-making: Taylor & Co., George Street; Phipson & Son, Mott Street.-Button-making: Green, Cadbury & Richards, Great Hampton Street; Watts & Manton, Clissold Street, Gilt Toy and Chain-making: Aston & Son, Regent Place; Bragg, Vittoria Street. Papier-mache: M'Callum & Hodson, Summer Row. Brass-founding and Bedstead making: Winfield & Sons, Cambridge Street; Peyton & Peyton, Bordesley. Stained Glass: Hardman & Co., New Hall Street; Jones & Willis, Temple Row. It is no wonder, with all these industrial advantages, that the population of Birmingham has grown so rapidly. At the beginning of the last century it numbered 15,032; at the beginning of the present it was 73,670; since which time each decade has shown amazing growth, viz.: --1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 (wj 188185,755 106,722 146,986 182,922 232,841 295,955 ) 377,833 456,221 thiLfltOE -! 1 " To look back over the period of forty years--from the development of corporate life in Birmingham as it now exists, to the feeble beginning of it in 1838, is like a feat of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662075
  • 9781236662071