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Float, Thomas (1747-1784)

Float, Thomas

14 Long Lane, West Smithfield, London; gilder, turner and frame maker (fl. 1747–84)

trade card
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British Museum

Trade card of Thos. Float, Picture Frame Maker, Gilder, Oval & Round Turner, No. 14 Long Lane, West Smithfield, London, c. 1747 [Heal,96.6]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Float was named in newspapers in 1747. He employed one non-freeman for eight months in 1768.

He purchased a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for £200 of which £100 accounted for utensils and stock [Guildhall Library City Licence books, vol. 6; London Metropolitan Archive, Sun MS vol. 293, p. 296].

Source: DEFM

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