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Cox's Foundry

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Taunton Penny Token.
Cox's Iron Foundry. 'A pound note for 240 tokens.'

of Castle Green, Taunton

See William Charles Cox

1787-1817. 'The token issued at Cox's Foundry, Taunton, belongs to a much later date, and to a large and distinct class. These were issued between 1787 and 1817, when there was again a scarcity of copper money. The one referred to is copper, and of penny size...' [1]

1823 Partnership dissolved between William Cox and William Charles Cox, of Taunton, Iron and Brass Founders and Manufacturers. Business will be continued by William Charles Fox.[2]

1832 'Braziers, Smiths, etc. of Mr. W. C. Cox's Tangier Manufactory....this part of the procession consisting of about 90 men...' Taunton celebrations on the passing of the Reform Bill.[3]

1834 Announcement that W. C. Fox removes his business from Market Place, Taunton, to the his manufactory in Castle Green.[4]

1834 Advertisement. Improved Winnowing Machine. Mr. W. C. Cox's Foundry, Castle Green, Taunton.[5]

1836 Mr. W. C. Cox' Tangier Works, Castle Green, Taunton.[6]

1838 'The workman of the Tangier Iron and Brass works, in the employ of Mr. W. C. Cox, about 70 in number.'[7]

1838 'The great foundry and brush making establishment in Tangier'[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 22 February 1899
  2. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 07 January 1824
  3. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 25 July 1832
  4. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 19 November 1834
  5. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 05 November 1834
  6. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 30 March 1836
  7. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 04 July 1838
  8. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 26 July 1882