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18th Century Copper Token - Soho Manufactory, Birmingham

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1939N155
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1797 - 1797

Maker Information

Maker:Peter Kempson - View biography for Peter Kempson


This copper token depicts the Soho Manufactory. It is one of a set with views of Birmingham issued by Peter Kempson in 1797.Matthew Boulton began building the Soho Manufactory in the early 1760s in Handsworth, Birmingham. The manufactory was situated near to Boulton's home, Soho House. Boulton's former home is still there today and is now open to the public. Items made at the manufactory included buttons, buckles and japanned wares.

Presented by Wilfred Bragge.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:18th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

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Diameter:29 mm