Tudor Grange House – off Blossomfield Road, Solihull

A few good mould manufacturing factory pictures I identified:

Tudor Grange Property – off Blossomfield Road, Solihull
mould manufacturing factory
Image by ell brown
I’ve been meaning to get images of this property for a whilst. As it was where Alfred Bird of Bird’s Custard lived.

It is Tudor Grange Residence and it is off a side road off Blossomfield Road in Solihull

It is Grade II* listed.

I wonder if there is anyplace else that you can take it from? Not positive if you can see it from Tudor Grange Park or not.

Tudor Grange Residence and Steady Block – Heritage Gateway

A huge suburban property with attached steady block. It was developed and constructed in 1887 in a loosely Jacobean style by Thomas Henry Mansell of Birmingham for the industrialist Alfred Lovekin with panelling by Plunketts of Smith Street, Warwick. The property is of red stretcher bond brick with ashlar dressings and a tiled roof and has two storeys with attics and basement. The steady block is T-shaped in strategy and attached to the west side of the property.

EXTERIOR: The northern entrance front has a near-symmetrical centrepiece which is recessed at first floor level and above but which has a projecting three-bay porch to the ground floor with door to the proper. At either side are projecting, gabled wings and these and the central bay all have shaped outlines to their gables. The windows to the ground and 1st floors are mullioned and transomed, and there are projecting bay windows to the ground floor at either side. There are panels of carved stonework, especially around the porch, featuring strapwork and grotesque masks. A further bay to the east then joins to the low wall screening a service court and this in turn joins to the steady block. Extending to the west is a single-storey range of two bays added by Sir Alfred Bird with a square bay window and modest, elaborately-carved oriel capped by a battlemented parapet. The garden front is composed with deliberate asymmetry, possessing 5 bays with shaped gables to the left of centre and far proper and a canted and square bay, each and every of two storeys, as effectively as a single-storey bay to the far correct. At the west finish is a low screen wall which connects to the stable block. To the far east is a portion of walling, the southern side of which was formerly inside the conservatory. Attached to this are concrete containers attached to the wall which are moulded in immitation of rock. The skyline on each principal fronts has a quite full array of clustered octagonal chimneys with moulded caps. The balustrade at the prime of the wall has moulded balusters and the balustrade piers are surmounted by statues personifying a range of figures which includes Hercules, Brutus and William the Conqueror some of which have been carved by White’s, according to George Noszlopy, who has identified the overall scheme as primarily based on late C16 and early-C17 English engravings of heroes from Greek mythology, Roman Emperors and characters from English legend, some of which have been added by Sir Alfred Bird who employed Robert Bridgeman.

HISTORY
The opening of the Birmingham-Oxford Railway in 1852 triggered the initial expansion of Solihull’s urban area and all through the later C19 and a lot of the C20, the borough has expanded to turn out to be an affluent commuter suburb of Birmingham. Tudor Grange was constructed for Alfred Lovekin of Adie &amp Lovekin, jewellers and silversmiths in 1887. The firm manufactured a wide variety of silver fancy goods at the finish of the C19 and had a factory in Regent Street, Hockley. In 1894 they commissioned Mansell &amp Mansell to style a new factory for them at 23, Frederick Street, Birmingham which became identified as `Trafalgar Works’ (Grade II).
Lovekin’s wife died in 1900 and in 1901 the property was sold to Alfred Bird, son of the founder of Bird’s Custard Business. He enlarged the home, adding the library and a sizeable conservatory to the east, and had Blossomfield Road moved northwards, away from the entrance front, and constructed a new entrance lodge at the end of the re-configured drive. He also employed Robert Bridgeman to ornament the house with statuary and furnished it with an in depth art collection which integrated paintings and also with panels of C16 and C17 Flemish stained glass, which survive in situ. Alfred Bird became M.P. for Wolverhampton West in 1910. In 1920 he was knighted and in 1922, the year of his death, he was made a baronet. His widow lived on at Tudor Grange until her death in 1943 and the home is believed to have been used as a Red Cross auxiliary hospital throughout and after the Second World War. In 1946 the home was purchased by Warwickshire County Council and became a school for young children with special wants till 1976 when it became element of Solihull Technical College.

1980 Wilton Candles R2-D2 Factory Mold Detail
mould manufacturing factory
Image by Jafafa Hots
W&ampF Manufacturing of Buffalo, NY manufactured Star Wars candles for birthday cakes below the Wilton brand. The factory could not compete with imports and closed. All molds were sold to a smelter who melted them down. I bought these molds from him ahead of they had been destroyed.

Getting that they have been from the organization archives of molds where they kept only a single of each and every old item mold, these are most likely the only ones in existence.

A lot of nipples
mould manufacturing factory
Image by static416

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