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Invention & Design; Elkington of Birmingham The amazing story of the invention and commercialisation of electroplating in Birmingham in the 1840s. Filled with high impact and sometimes quirky photos of the small household items produced by Elkington including location shots at the Woodbrooke 1830s built family home in Selly Oak, now a Quaker study centre which retains original features and the pool. An ideal present for anyone interested in the history of Birmingham. Details ISBN: 0 9780952317999 Finishing: 230 mm x 240 mm, hardback, full colour throughout, 120 pages with 145 photos & illustrations. Author and photographer: Jonathan Berg, whose book Positively Birmingham has sold over 30,000 copies in 5 editions, since first publication in 1994. Jonathan spent three years researching the book and collecting the household items which are shown in the book. Book launch: There will be a book launch in central Birmingham on the Saturday 27th November and you can come. Email to request an invite here: How to purchase: Birmingham bookshops: It has not been easy to get Birmingham bookshops to stock this book. It is in currently in stock in Thinktank museum shop in Millennium Point and the Library of Birmingham foyer shop. From this website with the link above using bankcard or PayPal on our secure eShop. From internet book sellers: See front page of this website for best offers we have found here…..
Invention & Design; Elkington of Birmingham If you would like to attend the launch you are very welcome. 09:30 - 11:30 Speeches 10:30 - 10:45 Simply email us to receive you tickets Email:
Book launch: Stephen Hartland (Civic Society), Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Gary Newbon, Jonathan & Barbara Berg