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Tapping a Blast Furnace, print by R.S. Chattock (1825-1906) Tapping a Blast Furnace, print by R.S. Chattock (1825-1906)

One of a series of prints of the Black Country completed around 1872. In 'tapping' newly smelted iron is released at the base of a blast furnace to flow into troughs of sand - shown in the foreground of the picture - to form slabs of iron called 'pigs'.

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Box of Brass Nettlefolds Screws Box of Brass Nettlefolds Screws

box of screws with GKN branding printed in blue on the top part of the box. The top part of the box lifts off. There is a yellow sticker on the front of the box that reads on the left hand side "SLOTTED BRASS, RAISED, ART 51" on the right had side of the sticker reads "200 NETTLEFOLDS WOOD SCREWS 6 x 3/4

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Wolf Motorcycle Wolf Motorcycle

Wolf motorcycle, manufactured by the Wearwell Cycle Company of Wolverhampton, 1936. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Sad Iron Sad Iron

Cast iron, manufactured by J. & J. Siddons, West Bromwich.

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Living Above the Shop Living Above the Shop

Interior of one of the living rooms above Old Birmingham Road, period setting ca.1939.

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Character Certificate World War One Character Certificate World War One

Issued in 1/3/1918 to 42647 Private William Clarke, Worcestershire Regiment and Royal Defence Corps, enlisted 28/9/1914 discharged 1/3/1918. The certificate gives a character reference and states that William ‘Bears a good character and is well conducted’. The reverse of the certificate gives particulars...

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Black Country Black Country

Etching, signed by H. Eccleston, 1937.

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Cannon Saucepan Cannon Saucepan

cast iron sauce pan, with lid and hollow handle. On the base of the pan is stamped ' No.1, 1 PINT, MADE IN ENGLAND, CANNON, DEEPFIELDS'.

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Paper Knife Paper Knife

Detail of a brass paper knife handle, by Victor Castings of Dudley Port.

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Sidebotham's Trap Shop Sidebotham's Trap Shop

Inside Sidebotham's animal trap works, originally built in Wednesfield in 1913.

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