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British Industrial History

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Zachariah Parkes

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of Digbeth (Birmingham) (grinding mills), and West Bromwich (augers and edge tools)

Iron Masters and Manufacturers

1818 Makers of steel mills (for foodstuffs). See advert[1]. Note that in the same directory, Thomas Reynolds (Birmingham) was advertising mills, using illustrations which were practically identical, apart from the replacement of 'Invented by Z. Parkes' by 'Invented by T. Reynolds!

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Sources of Information

  1. Wrightson's New Triennial Directory of Birmingham, 1818