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Ensar, George (1686)

Ensar, George

Tamworth, Staffordshire; turner (c. 1686)

Mentioned in Plot's History of Staffordshire, 1686 as having ‘contrived an engine to turne wreath work’ (i.e., spiral turning) by which he was enabled to ‘make not only of two but of three or four twists, and that in so little time that he can turn twenty of these while one is cut or raspt the only way they can make such at London and Oxford that I could by any means hear of.’

Source: DEFM

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