The Rise and Decline of the Birmingham Cut-Nail Trade, c. 1811–1914

@article{Sjgren2013TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Decline of the Birmingham Cut-Nail Trade, c. 1811–1914},
  author={Guy Sj{\"o}gren},
  journal={Midland History},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={36 - 57}
}
Abstract This article examines the Birmingham cut-nail trade, the less well-known and far less-studied branch of a great west midland manufacturing tradition. It is set at three levels. At one level, its purpose is to add to an understanding of the ‘general hardware’ sector of the Birmingham economy. At a second level, it aims to help redress the balance of the history of the iron trade — a history recently described as ‘obdurately supply-sided’, with historians focusing on the technological… Expand
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