In 2014 I visited the Jewelry museum. I only can recommend this to anyone who is interested in history and crafts. It was amazing. When this manufactory closed in the Eighties, the workers just left but left everything there. There are even still teacups and their work clothes and everything. A woman showed us how the machines worked, and we each got a little golden dog punched out. And all those old file folders and type machines in the office! Loved it.
Birmingham has a so called "Jewelry quarter" where lots of manufactories and shops can still be found. Even whistles for the Titanic had been made here. The workers were watched carefully to not hide any gold and take it home. Even when washing their hands, the water would be collected and the gold dust re-used. It was a very interesting tour.
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