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Thorn, — (1764)

Thorn, —, at ‘The Beehive & Patten’, John St, Oxford Mkt, London, cricket bat, turnery and patten warehouseman (1764). Trade card gives long list of stock including floor cloths, cradles, baskets, butlers’ trays, tea boards and chests, spice cupboards, backgammon tables, close stools, ‘Chairs of all Sorts’, ‘Tin'd Fire Screens’, ‘Japan'd Coal Scoops’, bellows and coal tubs, bowls and platters, plate racks, washing tubs and stools, clothes horses, wig stands and boot jacks, shop stools, rocking horses and chairs for children. Thorn was the earliest recorded London maker of cricket bats. [Heal]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.