Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Smith and Hawkes

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1856 pillar box at Westgate, Warwick
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1856 pillar box at Eastgate, Warwick
Pillar Boxes. Exhibit at Oakham Treasures.

of Eagle Foundry, Broad Street, Birmingham

See William Hawkes and his brother Timothy Hawkes

1847 advert shows them making a wide variety of iron products, including cranes, bridges, fences, heating apparatus, garden and field rollers, stoves

1849 Directory: Listed as Engineers

1849 Directory: Listed as Ironfounders

1862 At the London Exhibition

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