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Kingswood Heritage Museum

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One of the earliest Douglas motorcycles
Malleable iron fish-bellied rails and cast iron chairs from the local 'Dramway'
Rare double chair from the Dramway
Boot-making machine by British United Shoe Machinery Co
Model of the revolutionary zinc smelting furnace patented by William Champion in 1738
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Part of reproduction of French drawing at museum, showing Champion's zinc furnace, from Anneles des Mines
Various products made locally by Douglas of Kingswood. The machine was used for pressing out leather shapes for boots and shoes


Windbore (the lowest section of pump suction pipe, with strainer), from a Newcomen engine, found when excavating the Avon Ring Road. The maker was John Jones and Co of Bristol. The label states that the date 4/3/1777 is chiselled into the casting (highlighted in white)

Tower Lane, Warmley, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8XT. Museum Website.

Located on the extensive former 18th century works of the Warmley Brass Co.

Nearby attraction: Avon Valley Railway

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