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Broster, William (1766-69)

Broster, William, Castle St, Liverpool, cm and toyman (1766–69). Announced in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 10 April 1767 that he was declining trade as cm, proposing ‘only to follow the Toy & Hardware Business’, and ‘to open a large commodious AUCTION ROOM at his own House, where all Manner of Goods will be taken upon Commission, which will be sold to the Highest Bidder’. Sale of household goods and stock in trade advertised in the same paper on 11 September 1767, comprising ‘Some exceeding good Household Goods & Hardware Goods & Brass Foundry Goods; with some Jewellry Goods, Toys, & a large Quantity of Scotch Carpets.’ [D]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.