The Victorian Ironmonger
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The Victorian Ironmonger

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The Victorian ironmonger's shop was the nineteenth-century equivalent of the modern department store and a vast range of goods could be bought there. If the Victorian housewife needed knife-cleaning powder, candles, a saucepan or wallpaper, she would visit the ironmonger. Other tradesmen relied on the ironmonger for their tools and materials: cheese knives for the grocer, coffin handles for the undertaker, tools for the carpenter and gardener, even builders' supplies. Installing kitchen ranges, gas-fitting and bell-fitting were also within the ironmonger's repertory. This book describes the Victorian ironmonger's varied stock and also explains the purchase of goods, keeping accounts, giving credit and the prompt delivery service.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 146 x 206 x 4mm | 100g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0747804567
  • 9780747804567
  • 1,385,125

About Cecil A. Meadows

The late Cecil A. Meadows was apprenticed in the 1920s to one of the last great furnishing and general ironmongers in Norwich. Thhe older members of staff still remembered the ways of the trade in the nineteenth century.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Origins of the name and trade Trade signs The growth and decline of the furnishing ironmonger Supplies and inventions Purchasing methods Trading and delivery Price codes and stock marking The office Manufacturing The stocks Bygones Places to visitshow more

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