Links

Needless to say, the links below are far from comprehensive and are in addition to the links that appear in the existing chapters of Prosser The Engineer. Further links will be added as appropriate and on completion of the other stories.

If you would like us to include a link to your organisation's website please contact us and we would be very grateful to be "linked" in other websites.


ARCHIVES and other resources (General)

The British Newspaper Archive:
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

The British Library:
http://www.bl.uk/

The National Archives:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Library of Birmingham Archives:
http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/archives

History West Midlands:
http://historywm.com/

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
http://www.oxforddnb.com/

Grace's Guide to British Industrial History:
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Main_Page

Ancestry - Genealogy:
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

Familysearch - Genealogy:
https://familysearch.org/

Phyllis Nicklin Collection - photos of 1950s and 1960s Birmingham:
 http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/chrysalis.html

Measuringworth -  "a service for calculating relative worth over time":
https://www.measuringworth.com/

National Records of Scotland: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/

Hathi Trust Digital Library: https://m.hathitrust.org/

 

NAILS and NAIL MACHINERY

Guy Sjrogen - The rise and fall of the Birmingham cut nail industry:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UfnFzu9cZXI

Staffordshire Record Office (Britannia Brewery site documents):
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/archives

A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent - Charles Dickens:
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/dickens/charles/d54rp/chapter11.html

 

STOVES

Heritage Group Website of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers:
http://www.hevac-heritage.org/

 

THE DUST-PRESSED PROCESS

The Minton Archive:
http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce:
https://www.thersa.org/about-us/


BUTTONS

National Button Society (USA):
http://nationalbuttonsociety.org/Home.html

British Button Society:
http://www.britishbuttonsociety.org/home-page

Emaux de Briare - museum of the Bapterosses manufactory (French):
http://www.emauxdebriare.com/museefr.php

Baubles and Buttons - "china" button collector's site (USA)
http://baublesandbuttons.com/


TILES

Hans van Lemmen - tile historian & author:
http://www.hansvanlemmen.co.uk

Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society ( TACS):
http://tilesoc.org.uk/tacs/

The Jackfield Conservation Studio (Lesley Durbin - conservator and author):
http://www.jackfieldconservation.co.uk/

Designs for Mosaic and Tessellated Pavements by Owen Jones (Ebook):
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GFdJAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=owen+jones+designs+for+mosaic+pavements&hl=en&sa=X&ei=En3YU-faOsWYPcP9gYAP&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=owen%20jones%20designs%20for%20mosaic%20pavements&f=false

Plans etc. of the Alhambra - Goury and Owen Jones (Ebook):
https://archive.org/stream/Planselevations1Gour#page/n14/mode/1up

Jackfield Tile Museum - Ironbridge :
http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/jackfield-tile-museum/

Gladstone Pottery Museum - Stoke on Trent's principal tile museum:
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/visit/gpm/

Stoke on Trent History:
http://www.thepotteries.org/

Tile Heaven (Jake Ellis) - antique tile online retailer:
http://www.tileheaven.uk/

Craven Dunnill Jackfield Limited - period tile manufacturer:
http://www.cravendunnill-jackfield.co.uk/

The Pugin Socety:
http://www.thepuginsociety.co.uk/

The Pugin Socety ( Birmingham):
http://www.birminghamheritage.org.uk/pugin.html

The Crystal Palace Foundation
http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/

Osborne House:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

Somerleyton Hall:
http://www.somerleyton.co.uk/

 

BRICKS

British Brick Society:

http://britishbricksoc.co.uk/

 

A Rudimentary Treatise on the Manufacture of Bricks and Tiles by Dobson

(Ebook):

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zJcOAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

 

 

TUBES

 

The narrative of Tubes: A Wealth of Trouble includes links (indicated by

underlining) to other relevant websites. The links below include a few

additional ones.

 

Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufacture and Mines 1867 (pp. 939 to 949) 

(W.C. Aitken’s article)

 

Bev Parker - A History of Wednesbury website article

 

Mechanics Magazine October 1840 article on RP 1840 patent

 

Tubes & Pipes Cyclopædia of useful arts, mechanical and chemical, manufactures, mining, and engineering: Tomlinson, Charles 1854 

 

William Carpmael -Law Reports of Patent Cases (Vol. 1) 1843

 

Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men by E. Edwards 1877

(Includes Henry Van Wart, Robert Walter Winfield and George Frederick

Muntz)