Figures are for for Birmingham and the Black Country: In the census takers found that In it was found that 51 establishments employing 2, workers remained in the trade in Birmingham and the Black Country. The size distribution of these is given in Table 4. The four largest plants were self-contained concerns, using considerable machinery and probably some form of line production. In jewellery, the other trade traditionally associated with Birmingham, the convenience of the gas engine and better trade had produced some large concerns by but the large unit was still exceptional in , though not as exceptional as some authorities seem to consider. Walton, said to be the largest watch-key, and gold and silver chainmakers in the world, employed as many as in , fn. Certainly, the small factory as opposed to the mere workshop was spreading, scale varying with the article made. Wedding rings were still made by outworkers in and even in twenty workers constituted a large firm in this line.
There are a number of methods by which a rifle can be dated, or at least bracketed between certain years of manufacture. For the latter, dates of introduction of military arms can be located within the Government “List of Changes” LoCs as can dates of obsolescence and of modification or upgrade to later marks. You may not necessarily find specific date information within the text of particular pages, but often the images of advertisements or catalogue entries contain some dating ‘give-away’, such as the year in which a particular rifle achieved a notable competition score by someone, but which data is in graphic format and therefore not “searchable” by a text search engine.
Do not briefly glance over a page and assume that the information you require is not there. It may not be immediately obvious, but careful observation may provide you with the information for which you are looking.
The socket bayonet first appeared in the s and continues in use today. The following pages barely scratch the surface, but provide a type-specific approach to the socket bayonets included on this site.
Toponym[ edit ] The area was first known as Corn Cheaping in reference to the corn market on the site. The name Bull Ring referred to the green within Corn Cheaping that was used for bullbaiting. The ‘ring’ was a hoop of iron in Corn Cheaping to which bulls were tied for baiting before slaughter. Martin’s Church , St. Martin’s Square, the shopping complex and Selfridges building. Seven years later, another document described another mercer in the area.
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Flintlock Longarms Click on image for a larger view. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: The Regulation Model lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with its original lock components and both of its sidebolts. Very good barrel with generally sharp contours, dark, untouched surfaces and a fine touch-hole.
Very good lock in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing.
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Wed Mar 21, 8: In the beginning only one silver standard was used normally of very high fineness. Later two, sometimes three standards were use 1st standard Grote keur and 2nd standard Kleine keur Some cities like Gouda have used an uncrowned city mark for 2nd standard silver. As of the 1st standard for objects; maker’s mark, city mark crowned together with a province standard mark crowned and a year-letter.
DATING YOUR RIFLE. Yes, of course take it out for the day, and lift its skirts, because this means it not being ‘stood up’ .. in a dusty corner of your gun cabinet.
All items on the site are original and backed by a money back guarantee. I would be most happy to buy similar, original Home Front items, either single items or entire collections or come and see me at many of the leading militaria fairs. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Excellent, clean condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, very slight rusting of staples.
Boxed roll of ” Pelmex ” ARP window strip. This transparent sellotape type of material was designed to be stuck to windows to cut down on the dangers of flying glass in the event of bomb blast. Good, used condition, with bruising and marking to box. Auxiliary bomb disposal unit and the L. Troop 7th Bn, intelligence, weapons and general history. In good, overall condition with slight marking to boards.
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. A scarce and interesting trio comprising of the star with contemporary Mons bar correctly named to Pte. He landed in France on the 27th August Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division and took part in the following engagements; The battalion moved to Italy to strengthen Italian resistance after a recent disaster at the Battle of Caporetto.
The Division was positioned along the River Piave. Returned to France arriving at Doullens;
Aug 26, · City guild marks as of the middle ages towards The city guild’s Dean and Wardens played an important role in essaying & testing of precious metals & upholding certain agreed silver standards, to take care of the responsibility marks; like the qualifications of newbie gold & silversmith (apprentice) and the registry of a maker’s mark, the city marks, date letters and standard marks.
Click here to move directly to the list of machine-made dating questions. Machine-made bottles will exhibit most or all of the diagnostic characteristics explained and illustrated below. It should be noted that features 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are primary indicators of machine-made manufacture. Feature 2 mold seam diameter is not as strongly diagnostic as the primary indicators as mouth-blown bottles sometimes can have very fine mold seams.
Feature 7 describes a couple glass related features that are quite consistent in machine-made bottles, but not diagnostic, i. Click on the machine-made beer bottle picture above to see an illustration of this bottle showing the major diagnostic characteristics of a typical machine produced bottle. Vertical side mold seams which usually see the Note box below point 3 for an exception run up to the highest point of the finish and often onto the extreme top finish surface i.
The statement about machine-made bottles may seem contradictory finer but more visually distinct but is a function of the higher machine blowing pressure. Most machine-made bottles have mold seams about the thickness of a hair while most visible mouth-blown mold seams tend to be several times as thick, higher, but more rounded. Mold seam thickness and how high it protrudes [height] is of only moderate use in telling a machine-made bottle from a mouth-blown bottle, though if a bottle fragment has a hair fine mold seam, it is highly likely to be from a machine-made bottle.
There are at least two additional finish related mold seams – one at the top of the finish which encircles either the bore or sometimes the outside of the upper lip portion of the finish sometimes both of these seams are present and a horizontal seam immediately below the finish which circles the extreme upper neck called a “neck ring parting line”.
Click on the picture to the left to view an illustration which shows both of these seams or click machine-made finish to view an image which shows well the seam below the finish. Both seams are quite diagnostic of machine manufacture and are usually visible, though the seam at the top of the finish can be hard to see on some bottles – especially if the finish was fire polished. In the glassmaking trade, these seams along with the side mold seams within the finish or just below are referred to as “neck ring” or “neckring” seams since they were formed by the separate neck ring portion of a machine mold Tooley
Gun Barrel Proof Marks
Proof Marks — dating your gun Why have proof laws? Proof marks from a pin-fire showing marks; the first time the bore was stamped at proof. This gun shows proof marks only used between and Proof marks will sometimes be found on the tubes like this, but more commonly on the flats. These marks show proof marks. Birmingham nitro proof under rules.
Chart: Syntax of Birmingham proof date codes. London, England: LP over 2-digit year; beginning in Chart: Syntax of British proofmarks over time. Gardone, Italy: Month and Year in Roman numerals until Sans-serif Roman numerals from until , then a two-letter code surrounded by a small rectangle as per the chart below.
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This has the new serial number method of dating in it. The decision is yours alone to make. It is your gun, fingers and face.
M y s t e r y M a r k s 2. This page includes marks from M – Z. Please Click here to go back to Mystery Marks I (marks from A – L).. Click here for a numerical list of Mexican “Eagle” Marks.
Note that although the year codes start with A, that by itself is not evidence that these codes were actually in use by Actual observed marks on actual observed guns suggests that the year code system was not in universal use that early. So, just when did the Eibar proof house switch from the older stamps to the newer ones? It looks like the big year was Guns proofed in might have either the older or newer stamps.
Of course dating the older stamps can be an exercise, as they don’t have a date code. Other information such as the serial number of the gun must be used to estimate the manufacture date, which puts limits on the proofing date. Obviously, errors are possible. But so far, is my best guess for the transition date.
Everything above is general for Spanish handguns, and applies to Beistegui Hermanos guns as well as Unceta.
Man loses £2,000 after buying ‘Lord of Little Barr, Birmingham’ title online
Earl of Bradford Richard Bridgeman Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A Birmingham solicitor has clawed back cash for 20 people who have splashed out on aristocratic titles, only to see the deal go peer-shaped.
That figure may soon be 21 after the Sunday Mercury was contacted by the new Lord of Little Barr, Birmingham — a nobleman with the distinct feeling that he has been nobbled. We have scoured maps and cannot find the place. Birmingham expert Michael Baxendale, of Newhall Solicitors, is at the vanguard of the battle to stem the tide of tatty titles.
A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. Regulation length, 42 inch, round, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, caliber barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/ breech-top with two Board of Ordnance proof marks and the regulation Pattern lock with two screws behind the .
The blade is that of a Russian M , mated to a socket that is dimensionally identical to those used with the British Martini-Henry rifle. The cut from severing the M bayonet elbow results in a distinctive shield-like ricasso when the M blade is welded to the new socket. The blade bears the Ishevsk Arsenal bow-and-arrow trademark, indicating that it was manufactured prior to It also has the characteristic screwdriver point. The socket length is 3.
This example has an odd shape to the inside of the bridge, as if the rifle’s front sight was off-center, while the outside of the bridge is symmetrical so is not merely damaged or bent. Several examples of this uncommon bayonet have turned up I know of four , the first in All bear the Russian serial number on the blade and three of the four bear the Ishevsk trademark. In any case, the markings are not Russian nor are they British.
Glass Bottle Marks- 5
Flintlock Longarms Click on image for a larger view. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: The Regulation Model lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring.
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The forks are a pleasing weight, and very good quality, they have a lovely feel. The forks are engraved with an interesting family crest, a leopards head with an arrow in its mouth, this is unusually engraved on the back of the forks. We welcome any assistance with identification of the family crest. The spoon has the traditional measuring spoon shape, with circular spherical bowl and long flat handle.
The spoon has an interesting triple rat-tail joining the bowl to the handle. The hallmarks are on the front of the spoon, and are well struck, they could not be better. The detail on the sterling lion passant and London town mark leopards head is fantastic, please see the photographs. The butter spade has a bone handle, the blade is shield shaped as opposed to usual triangular shape, The armorial centre cross with 4 crosses is topped with an engraved lion rampant where the blade joins the handle.
The bone handle is connected with a silver ferrule. The hallmarks are well struck and clear. Butter spades are described by Ian Pickford as “quite rare” Silver Flatware pg , we have not seen another armorial example. The forks are finely decorated with flowers, scrolls and acanthus leaves, on a matted hand engraved textured surface, the central portion have a diamond engraved pattern with grooves, to improve grip. The steel prongs are long and elegant, sharp and slightly splayed.