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Craig, Andrew (1801-38)

Craig, Andrew, Newcastle, cm and bellows maker (1801–38). From 1801–06 at Postern. At this stage bellow making was an important part of the business and in 1803 he advertised ‘bellows for forgers, smelt-mills, anchor-smiths, black and white smiths’. At the same time however he advertised for a turner and four cm, suggesting that this side of the business was also very active. In 1811 at Old Flesh Market and from 1824–38 at Forth St. From 1824 the business is described as cm and mahogany merchant. By 1833 his son had joined him in the business and it is described as Andrew Craig & Son. [D; Newcastle Courant, 23 April 1803, 29 March 1806]

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