Creator: Bethan Stanley
Introduction: At first glance, JW Evans, Silverware Factory,appears to bean unprepossessing group of houses amongst other accommodation. However, behind these four Victorian terraced houses is a treasure trove of drop stamps, presses, furnaces, tools, archives and records from over 120 years of a manufacturing silverware factory. Located in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter in the West Midlands, it was a family owned and operated business designing and manufacturing silver tableware components. The completeness of the business, the minutiae of manufacturing and its unique ambiance made clear that this was an incredibly important property ‘one of the most complete surviving examples of a Jewellery Quarter’.
Reference: Bethan Stanley, ‘An Expensive Luxury? Conserving the JW Evans Silverware Factory’, Big Stuff 2013
|Stanley, Bethan. (2013). An Expensive Luxury? Conserving the JW Evans Silverware Factory. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087229|