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Matthew Boulton : selling what all the world desires

Author: Shena Mason; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.
Publisher: [Birmingham, England] : Birmingham City Council ; New Haven [Conn.] ; London : in association with Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how Boulton, a Birmingham "toy"--Maker producing buttons, buckles and silverware, went into business with James Watt and exported Boulton & Watt steam engines all over the world. His determination to discourage counterfeiters led to a contract to manufacture British coinage at his mint, and his ormolu ornaments decorated aristocratic drawing rooms.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matthew Boulton; Matthew (Unternehmer) Boulton; Matthew Boulton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shena Mason; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780300143584 0300143583
OCLC Number: 243602134
Notes: "Accompanies the Matthew Boulton Bicentenary Exhibition, Selling what all the world desires, organized by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery at the Gas Hall Exhibition Gallery from May to September 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 258 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction / Rita McLean --
Matthew Boulton and the Lunar Society / Jenny Uglow --
"The Hôtel d'amitié sur Handsworth Heath" : Soho House and the Boultons / Shena Mason --
Picturing Soho: images of Matthew Boulton's manufactory / Val Loggie --
The context of neo-classicism / Nicholas Goodison --
Matthew Boulton's silver and Sheffield plate / Kenneth Quickenden --
"I am very desirous of being a great silversmith" : Matthew Boulton and the Birmingham Assay Office / Sally Baggott --
Ormolu ornaments / Nicholas Goodison --
The Solo steam engine business / Jim Andrew --
"I had L[or]ds and Ladies to wait on yesterday ..." : visitors to the Soho manufactory / Peter Jones --
Matthew Boulton's mints : copper to customer / Sue Tungate --
"Bringing to perfection the art of coining" : what did they make at the Soho mint? / David Symons --
A walking tour of the three Sohos / George Demidowicz --
How do we know what we know? The Archives of Soho / Fiona Tait --
Catalogue entries 1-404.
Responsibility: edited by Shena Mason.
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Matthew Boulton was an 18th-century designer, inventor, and industrialist, a consummate businessman, and co-founder of the influential Lunar Society. This book explains how Boulton, a Birmingham  Read more...

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