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- ‘Most collectors interested in culinary copper will have heard of the famous London braziery retailer Benham and Froud.’
- ‘In most cases, there is no grip on the inner surface of the conduit, which is therefore generally smooth, coming straight from the braziery.’
- ‘These mills employ between eighty and ninety hands in making sheathing for ships’ bottoms, braziery sheets, locomotive plates, sugar-pans, air-pumps, rods, and all kinds of hammered and flat work.’
- ‘The job was quite difficult because the statues weighed tonnes, and they needed to be moved back and forth: first lowered from the top of the cupola, then taken to the braziery, and finally they had to be replaced.’
- ‘A mid-19th century braziery run by Mohamed Tahir, where all sorts of brass and copper wares were sold, gave Armenian Streets its Chinese name, Pak Thang-Ah Kay (Copper Worker's Street).’
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