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Holtzapffel and Deyerlein

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1794 Formed by John Jacob Holtzapffel and John George Deyerlein

1801 Advertisement. 'TURNING LATHE AND TOOLS - A Variety of SUNDRY IMPLEMENTS, With some hard wood, the property of a Gentleman, Apply at Holtzapffel's Tool Manufactory, No. 118. Long-acre. N.B. An assortment of New Engines, Portable Lathes, Rose Engines, Portable Furnace, and Grinding Apparatus.'[1]

1808 Listed as 'Holtzapfel and Deyerlein, Tool and engine manuf, 118 Long-acre'[2]

1810 Fire. 'A dreadful fire broke out last week at the house of Messrs. Holtzapffel and Deyerlein's engine and lathe manufactory, in Long Acre, which consumed the whole of the premises, and communicated to the adjoining house belonging to Messrs. Kempsten and Fairburn, leather sellers, which was also burnt the ground. The Crown public house was also very much damaged. The engines arrived as soon as the alarm was given, but no water could procured for near an hour, on account of the frost. The inmates house escaped with great difficulty'[3]

1811 Ornamental turning lathe preserved in Australia. Photo here.

1812 Advert. 'Capital Turning Lathes ..... by Holtzapffel and Deyerlein ... May been seen at Mr Squibb's Great Room, Saville Place'[4]

1815 Advert. '.....Holtzapffel and Deyerlein beg to inform Parents and Guardians that they have at present a great variety of Turning Lathes, Tool Chests, or single Instruments, etc. calculated for the above purposes; with many useful or Fancy Articles. Apply at No. 10, Cockspur-street, Charing cross'[5]

1818 Advert. 'Mechanical Implements - Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, Engine, Lathe and Tool Manufacturers, No. 10, Cockspur-street, 2 Charing-cross, beg most respectfully to acquaint their numerous Friends, that they have for the present season added considerably to their Stock, Mechanical Apparatus and Working Tools, consisting of Lathes and other Machinery, Work Benches, and Chests of Tools for general purposes, for home consumption and for exportation, the quality of which they flatter themselves is sufficiently known. Dealers in Hardwood and Ivory. Mechanical Laboratories for Amateurs completely fitted up in town or country.'[6]

1820 Advert. Holtzapffel and Deyerlein of 64 Charing Cross Road, opposite the King's Mews, late of Cockspur street.[7]

1822 Listed as 'Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, 64 Charing Cross, London' [8]

1823 Advert. 'Mechanical Tools. Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, 64, Charing-cross, late of Cockspur-street. Manufacturers of Engines, Lathes, Mechanical and Edge Tools, beg most respectfully to inform the Public, and such of their customers who have not yet visited their present House, that they have added many articles to their already extensive Stock in the General Tool line. Also Cutlery in all its Branches, warranted equal in quality to their Edge Tools, at reduced prices, for ready money. Merchants supplied as usual. Dealers in Foreign Wood and Ivory. Catalogues with present prices, may be had on application to 64, Charing-cross.'[9]

1825 Theft. 'John Jackson was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November, 1 vice, value 5s.; 1 piece of ivory, value 6s.; 2 sets of letters, value 12s.; 1 opera-glass, value 5s., and 1 snuff-box, value 4s., the goods of John Jacob Holtzapffel, and Johana Gorg Deyerlein , his masters.'[10]

1827 Became Holtzapffel and Co after the death of Deyerlein

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Post - Wednesday 08 July 1801
  2. 1808 Post Office Annual Directory
  3. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 27 January 1810
  4. The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Monday, April 20, 1812
  5. Morning Post - Saturday 23 December 1815
  6. Morning Chronicle - Monday 25 May 1818
  7. The Morning Post, Thursday, October 26, 1820
  8. 1822 History, Directory and Gazetteer of Yorkshire
  9. Morning Post - Thursday 18 December 1823
  10. [1] Old Bailey on-line