Happy Birthday, Theodore Turley, Blacksmith, Brass Founder and Pump Maker, b. 10 April 1801

Theodore Turley was born on this day in 1801 in Birmingham, England.  In 1825, Theodore and his family emigrated to Upper Canada, where he worked with metals in a blacksmith shop.

Here is one of the advertisements Theodore Turley placed in the Colonial Advocate on 8 Oct 1829 in Toronto, Upper Canada:

1829 10 08 Theodore Smith & Brass Founder Ad 1.jpg1829 10 08 Theodore Brass Founder Ad full page.jpg

Earlier, on 1 January 1829, he placed this add:

1829 01 01 Theodore Beer & Cider Pump Ad 11829 01 01 Theodore Beer & Cider Pump Ad full pageIn 2013, Rick Turley and I visited the spot where Theodore’s Blacksmith Shop once stood.  Here is the intersection of Yonge and King Streets in Toronto where Theodore’s shop was located:2013-6-19 Toronto Research Trip (3)2013-6-19 Toronto Research Trip (5)2013-6-19 Toronto Research Trip (7)IMG_4654IMG_4656IMG_4658


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