Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,662 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Joshua Martin

From Graces Guide

son of Benjamin Martin, scientific instrument maker

1758 Joshua Lover Martin had been formally apprenticed to his father but apparently lacked his father's business acumen.

1778 His father changed the firm's name to trade as Benjamin Martin & Son.

c.1782 Joshua had invented a brass tube drawing engine, manually operated, which was patented but after the failure of the firm, being a bankrupt, he had to flee the UK and went to Naples.


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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Benjamin Martin, ODNB