Bradshaw & Blacklock

This firm was founded by George Bradshaw in 1829 and William Blacklock became a partner in about 1835 after joining as an apprentice. They took out a licence from Baxter in 1849 and Charles Hall from Baxter's workshop supervised the process. Blacklock retired from the business in 1850 one year before they published their first work by the process, 'Bradshaw's Guide through London' which contains an interesting account of the printing method. Their best work 'The Pictorial Casket of Coloured Gems' was published in 1853, the year of Bradshaw's death, and contained 33 colour plates on embossed mounts.

Crossing the Brook' from their Pictorial Casket and two strips of needlebox prints 'Constantinople' and 'Ben Nevis' 

They issued many small prints to illustrate the boxes of needles which were particularly popular at that time. The firm used the process into the 1890's and produced a moderate amount of quality colour printing. The firm is most well known for it's series of Railway guides and time tables which were issued well into the 20th century.