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Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).

Anderton, Henry, Liverpool, cm and upholder (1811–19). In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson.

Elliott, Charles, London, cm and u (1752–d. 1832) and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c.

Fisher, John, Cumb., cm (1783–1811). Recorded at Curwen St, Workington in 1811.

Haworth, Thomas, near ‘The Angel’, High St, Doncaster, Yorks., u and cm (1766). Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 28 June 1766, as ‘Some years foreman to Mr.

Kent, Bartholomew, Side, Newcastle, u (b. 1727–d. 1803). App. to William Smith of Newcastle whose daughter he later married. After receiving his freedom traded in London and Bath, Som. for seven years.

Kent, Thomas, Newcastle, u and cm (1824–27). In June 1824 announced that he had commenced trading from ‘the commodious WARE ROOMS lately occupied by MR. JOSEPH FELL, AUCTIONEER, FOOT OF DEAN STREET’.

Leadbetter, Thomas, Liverpool, u (1767–d. by 1772). Free 24 November 1767 but did not trade for long. In December 1772 an auction sale of the remaining stock of the late Thomas Leadbetter was announced.

Long, William, London, cm and carver (before 1785). From 1785 trading at an address in Union St, Philadelphia, USA. Claimed to be ‘Late of London’.

Lowndes, J. & W., 18 Haymarket, London, military and camp equipage warehouse (1827). Trade card in Banks Coll., BM. Offered ‘Marquees, tents & all Sorts of Camp Furniture … Camp Bedsteads … Mahogany Writing Cases, Dressing do.’ [D]

McDouall, James, at ‘The Royal-Bed’, Strand, near Durham Yd, London, cm, u and appraiser (1766–70).

Mears, John, Liverpool, cm (1790–1822). Addresses given at 12 Queen St, Oldham St, 1790–96; 4 Upper Milk St with shop at 37 Smithfield St, 1807–14; 5 New Milk St in 1815; 6 Upper Milk St in 1816; 77 Stanley St in 1818; and 26 Gt Crosshall St in 1821.

Miller, John, Worksop, Notts., cm, u, builder, joiner and carpenter (1816–35). Trading at Common, 1822–28, Low Town and Bridge Pl. in 1832, and Bridge Pl. in 1835.

Owen, John, Liverpool, u (1790–d. 1830). At 12 St Peter St, 1790–96 and 1813–14; but from 1804–11 the number was 41. In 1813–14 at 32 Standish St, and from 1816–21 at Gloucester St.

Porter, John, London, cm and u (1827–39). At 25 Welbeck St, Cavendish Sq., 1827–29 and 5 Bartholomew Pl., Hertford Rd in 1839. In 1829 the business was described as Porter & Co. invalid chair etc., maker. [D]

Pratt, Samuel & Henry, London, u, invalid furniture and camp equipage manufacturers (1833–40). Traded from 19 Cockspur St and 47 New Bond St, 1833–35 but may have later concentrated the business solely on the New Bond St address.

Roberts, James, Lancaster, u and cm (1759–d. by 1805). Warerooms recorded ‘under the Assembly Room’ in 1804; and trading at Market St at his death in 1805. Admitted freeman, 1759–60. The Gillows Ledger, 1763–68, shows a large account with Roberts.

Robinson, Joseph, Liverpool, chairmaker and cm (1790–1832).

Seabrook, —, 5 Corner of St Paul's, next Cheapside, London, trunk-maker (1840). Amongst the items stocked were writing desks and dressing cases and camp beds. Also had a manufactory at St Martin's Pl., St Martin-le-Grand. [V&A archives]

Shackles, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm and u (1796–1834). In 1802 had a residence at Hedon, near Hull, but by 1803 living at Lowgate, probably the house previously occupied by John Shackles.

Swan, John, Cambridge, cm, u, auctioneer, appraiser and estate agent (1824–45). Living in Jesus Lane, parish of All Saints, 1824–26 when two of his children were bapt.

Taylor, Charles, 27 Basnett St, Liverpool, cm and upholder (1821–24). Sale of stock on declining business ‘on account of ill health’ advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 14 May 1824.

Thompson, Messrs, St James St, Liverpool, cm (1813).