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Engraving - Soho Manufactory Handsworth - The Soho Manufactory near Birmingham Belonging to Messers Boulton & Watt

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965V221.81
Collection:Topographical Views
Date:1797 - 1800


When Matthew Boulton created his Soho works, just two miles outside the city of Birmingham, he claimed to have created the largest manufactory in the world. Using revolutionary production techniques such as the division of labour, he produced a wide variety of consumer goods such as 'small toys', buttons, buckles, boxes and japanned wares.

Presented by of R L Lloyd.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Medium:Engraving on paper.

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Height:268 mm
Width:188 mm