Records, 1828-1867.


Records, 1828-1867.

The records of Betts & Seal cover the operation of the foundry from 1828 to 1867. the result is a rare time-capsule look at the workings of a small but innovative foundry during the first phase of American industrialization.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6761576

Hagley Museum & Library

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