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Hundreds of masters and thousands of workmen are engaged in providing the infinite variety of articles that come under the designation of jewellery. It is estimated that when trade is good from £600,000 to £700,000 worth of gold, and from £100,000 to £150,000 worth of silver are used in a year. It includes all kinds of articles and trinkets, a list of which would fill pages. It is difficult to name any establishment in particular, but we shall not be wrong in directing the reader who wishes to see how jewellery is made to Messrs. T. and J. Bragg’s, in Vittoria Street; but as an enormous number of jewellers are located in this neighbourhood, the visitor can easily make a choice for himself.
Source: The Foresters’ Guide to Birmingham and Its Neighbourhood. Presented by the Demonstration Committee to the Delegates In High Court Meeting, Assembled in Birmingham, August, 1883.Specially Prepared For the Occasion by John Alfred Langford, LL.D; F.R.H.S. Birmingham: James Upton, Baskerville Printing Works, Great Charles Street. 1883