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Stevens History

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Page 1. Retail Price List from 1875-6.
Letter from Thomas Stevens - October 12th. 1877.
Advertisement Brochure from New York - (Probably 1870's)
HT Williams New York - Distributor Pamphlet back page - 1880's
Typical Envelope used to wrap Stevengraphs in 1887.
Envelope - Columbian Exhibition
Ladye Godiva - Original Plate used to produce SPC26 Postcard
Post Protector for Stevens's New Silk Edged Perfumed Cards
Henry T Williams Catalog - 1877 - back page
Coventry Evening Telegraph Article Nov 29, 1969
Coventry Evening Telegraph Article 1970's
Possible Relative
Stevengraph Dating

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Stevens Factory

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Stevens No 2 Works-Coventry
Stevens No 2 Works-New Extension-Coventry
Stevens Governing Director-George Hill
Stevens General Manager-Stanley Hill
Stevens No 1 Works - Looms, Winding - Coventry
Stevens Family Tree

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Articles & News Items

Various News Articles and Stories have been written over the years because of the great influence that Thomas Stevens and the weaving industry had on the city of Coventry, which is an old walled city in the center of England. In the mid 1800's, about 45% of the population was connected to the weaving trade and Coventry grew to be a great center for engineering and manufacturing.


Check List of Stevens Silk Pictures
Thomas Stevens And His Silk Ribbon Pictures.
The Fascinating World of Stevengraphs.
First....Some Pre-Stevens History of Coventry Weavers:-
Stevens Time Line

Click on the above image to see samples of Thomas Stevens work as he progressed from the 1860's onwards. The factory was eliminated during the Second World War when it was demolished in one of the German saturation incendiary bombing raids on Coventry.


Evening Hymn - 419 No 52 in Oct 'Bookseller' 1862
Princess Alexandra Rosette Favour - complete with box - 1863
- from Godden Collection

Ich Dien - God Bless the Prince of Wales - 498 - 1863
No 88 in March 'Bookseller' 1863

Jesus Said Suffer Little Children - 516 Registered 5th June 1863
Scott - Kenilworth Castle - 656 - 1863
Richmond 1865 - E Pluribus Unum General U S Grant President - (See 632) Unrecorded
Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition Opened July 1866 - 821
Hope The Anchor - 492 Catalog 1869-1870
Many Happy Returns of the Day - 551 Registered 1st May 1871
from Godden Collection Carded

New Years Wishes - 592 Registered Design 30th June 1871
Little Boy Blue - 531 Registered 18th May 1874
Little Bo Peep - 530 Registered 9th June 1874
Little Jack Horner - 532 Registered 9th June 1874
Sash - Ancient Order of Foresters - 1875 - 2nd version
Book Cover - Poems by Thomas Campbell - Pre 1876
Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess 1739
- 148 Woven in the York Exhibition 1879

The Struggle - 159a - Only 4 horses - no background - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879 - from Godden Collection

The London & York Royal Mail Coach - 186 - Woven in the York Exhibition 1879
- from Godden Collection

Stephenson's Triumph - Sixty Miles an Hour - 193 -1879
Woven in the York Exhibition 1879 (Type 1)

The London & York Mail Coach (186) + (193) Stephenson's Rocket - 200 - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879

The London & York Mail Coach (186) + (148) Dick Turpins Ride to York - 201a - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879

Iroquois - Winner of the Derby 1881 - 162
A Present from the Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886 - 119a
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester 1887 - 121
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1887 - 122 - from Godden Collection
1837 Jubilee 1887 Victoria Queen of an Empire -- 520
The Good Old Days - 187 - The Manchester Exhibition 1887
- from Godden Collection (black coats)

South Africa 1900-1901- Unrecorded
Coronation King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra - 1901Reg # 381279 - 9th Oct 1901
HM Edward VII - Registered Design No 383854 - 29th Nov 1901
The Forth Bridge - 143 Calendar 1933


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