Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham
Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham. The film considers the Lunar Society, the Assay Office and the civic culture of the town.
KEYWORDS: Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, Steam Engine, Steam, Soho, Birmingham, Lunar Society, Lunar Men, James Watt, Assay Office, Coins, Buttons, Silverware, Enlightenment
Matthew Boulton: a Revolutionary Player explores the life and importance of the industrialist and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), a central figure in Britain’s Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. He promoted new technology and manufacturing techniques to produce buttons, buckles, silverware, ormolu, coins and medals in his Soho Manufactory and Mint near...
Malcolm Dick, Sally Hoban, Peter Jones
Soho House Museum, Film Birmingham, The Birmingham Assay Office, Toye & Co, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Ironbridge Institute, The NEC Group