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    Thanks Lesley.. I appreciate your thank you message. I seem to get told off quite often when trying to help/post a message, so I now
    hesitate in doing so! Jill

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilian rowland View Post
    Thanks Lesley.. I appreciate your thank you message. I seem to get told off quite often when trying to help/post a message, so I now
    hesitate in doing so! Jill
    Hi Gillian,

    My post was not meant as a personal criticism merely an observation to help others who may go to click on the link as I did, and as advice/a reminder to all users of the site regarding URL links to commercial sites.
    I've been smacked on the wrist a time or two for forgetting the rules.

    Please don't hesitate to help or post messages.

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    You're right, Grisel. The 1820 London directories show Thomas Gill's place of business as 20 Little Tower St!

    Joseph was a busy boy at that time - I found a pamphlet that he published ("by authority of Parliament") in 1814 describing himself as "successor to the late Dicas & Co". Dicas were a Liverpool company making hydrometers. Curiously, the 2 Dicas daughters tried to keep the firm going into the 1820s...

    This time yesterday, I was considering admitting defeat - thanks everyone!

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    Hmmm. I have spent some of the afternoon checking the newspapers of the 1820s, and it looks as though Joseph didn't buy the Dicas business - he just infringed their patent...

    Gotta stop this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Robertson View Post
    Hmmm. I have spent some of the afternoon checking the newspapers of the 1820s, and it looks as though Joseph didn't buy the Dicas business - he just infringed their patent...

    Gotta stop this!
    😁😁We all do it!

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