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The Ickleford Industries of Applied Arts

Olney & Newbury

The Cambridge Tapestry Company Ltd

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Around 1923 the Witter Family decided to hand over the metalwork side of the business to Francis Olney & Tom Newbury. These two men were two of the first apprentices to train with "The Ickleford Industries of Applied Arts".

In the early days of their business Olney & Newbury used the stamp on the left on their work. After some time the stamp was changed to say 'Hand Beaten, Olbury, English Made' and it has been suggested that this became their trademark, Olbury being a contraction of Olney and Newbury. We have now received confirmation of this by a descendent of Walter Witter (July 2012).

We are gathering together photos found on the internet of items shown in the Olney & Newbury catalogue. There is a clickable link under the cataloge pages where we have examples. If you know of other examples please contact us at the email address shown at the bottom of the page.

olney and newbury stamp
graphic courtesy of Vin Calcutt
http://www.oldcopper.org/
example of Olbury stamp
graphic courtesy of Vin Calcutt
http://www.oldcopper.org/

Catalogue of Designs

Olney & Newbury Limited introduction Introduction continued
 
selection of bowls
page 1
bowls 2
page 2
Bowls 3
page 3
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Trays
page 4
more trays
page 5
more trays
page 6
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Hinges
page 7
inkstands, boxes, ashtrays
page 8
lanterns
page 9
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mirrors
page 10
planters
page 11
Gates
page 12
     


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