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From: Jackie <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Re: harness maker
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 06:18:09 +1000
At 12:49 PM 11/9/01 -0500, wrote:
><<What is a brass &c. founder? Is it the sort of place that would have
>employed a Harness Maker?>>
My 4 X Grt Grandfather was a Coach Plater by trade. He did all the fancy
brass work on the horse drawn coaches.
His son was a Brass Founder. He owned his own Brass Foundry.
Now his Son, Grandson and Grt Grandsons were Brass Moulders. They created
moulds in some cases and poured the brass into the moulds, then they tidied
up the end product for use or sale.
During my research I found a business in the trade directory....
1825/26 Trade Directory - London area.......
Coach Builders & Harness Makers
Adams & Co.
3 Marshall St. Gldn Sq.
It is possible that your ancestor worked in a similar business. Possibly
one that produced all items to create the end product (the harness) for
sale as well as other brass items.
I hope this helps.