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Swaine, Alport & Lothian (London, England)

[Billhead of Swaine, Alport & Lowthian, distillers, London, recording gin purchased by Thomas Tebbitt, 1828]

Additional Title(s):

Bot. of Swaines, Alport & Lowthian

Bought of Swaines, Alport & Lowthian

London : Swaines, Alport & Lowthian, 1828.
Physical Description:
1 sheet : illustration, 11 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Eph Fo 26
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
The engraved billhead, featuring a small image of a distillery furnace, reads: "Bot. of Swaines, Alport & Lowthian, distillers, No. 1, Holborn Bridge. Importers of foreign wines, brandy, rum, &c."
The engraving is signed: "Silvester sc., 27, Strand." The engraver Richard Silvester was active at this address (see British Book Trade Index).
Completed in pen and black ink.
The billhead records Tebbitt's purchase of 82 ounces (?) of gin, at 10/6, costing £43/1/0. To this figure is added "cash 1/16/-", bringing the total to £44/17/0. The bill is made out to "Mr. Thos. Tebbitt" and dated "London, 11 May 1828 [?]".
Subject Terms:
Beverages -- Great Britain.
Distilleries -- Great Britain.
Distilling industry -- Great Britain.
Gin -- Great Britain.
Gin industry -- Great Britain.
Liquors -- Great Britain.
Swaine, Alport & Lothian (London, England)
Tebbitt, Thomas.
Blank forms.
Engravings -- 1828.
Silvester, Richard William, 1769 or 1770-1842, engraver.

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