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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:1996V145.79
Collection:Topographical Views - Wilkinson Collection
Date:1797 - 1797


Matthew Boulton claimed his Soho works, just two miles outside the city of Birmingham, where 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.

Wilkinson Collection. Transferred from Birmingham Reference Library, 1996.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
School/Style:Birmingham Topographic
Medium:Engraving on paper.
Material(s):Printed paper

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Height:193 mm
Width:263 mm