James Carver - Nottingham Lace Machinery 1800's

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Hi All

Just thought I'd post this little beauty I came across recently.

This is a small brass "banjo" Oil can. It is marked James Carver - Alfred Street Mills - Nottingham.

From what I have been able to find out James Carver owned a lace making machinery company around 1860's and was a sherriff of Nottingham also. The Alfred Street Mills I believe were situated in Ashforth Street.

If anyone has any further info would be nice




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Hi malbw and a warm welcome to this great site,

nice piece of Nottingham history you have there, try getting in touch with the Industrial museum at Wollaton hall, they have all sorts of lace machinery and tools of the time, keep us informed if you find owt out


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  • 11 years later...

Welcome Sammy Jane. And a couple of interesting links.


The person who made the original post - malbw - never made any other posts and hasn't been back here since May 2009.


Somehow I don't think you'll get a reply but I'd love to be proved wrong.

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