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The Whalebone Manufactory
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Museum - Not Currently on display
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Brief Description:
Handbill for the Whalebone Manufactory, South Street, Hull, owned by John Bateman and Robert Bowman. It advertises the products available which include: sieves and riddles, agricultural nets, 'slays for weavers', 'trelices or guards' for windows, ornamental blinds, cloth, bed bottoms, carriage backs, chair and sofa backs, stuffing for chairs, and brushes. Small print at the bottom has an extract from an address given to the Board of Agriculture by Sir John Sinclair on 7th June 1808 which states that the 'whalebone sieves, and nets for confining sheep, invented by Mr. Bowman, are evidently much more durable, and in other respects greatly to be preferred, to any article of the same sort now in use'. The handbill was printed by Myrton Hamilton, Silver Street, Hull.


Type Height Width Depth Diameter Weight
332[mm] 208[mm]