About this object

This handcart was used by Clayton and Dorsman Ltd a firm of decorators, joiners, builders and contractors based at 4 & 6 St. Bridge Street, L8. The business was started in 1879 by John Clayton who then joined up with Francis Dorsman in 1912. In the publication ‘Liverpool of Today’ in 1887 Clayton is described as managing ‘his business with more than average utility, is well known and highly respected by the trade, and is very popular with the local community.’

The handcart is though to have been made by local firm Bakers and was sign painted by James Gannon. The company closed in 2001after 111 years in business.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Two-Wheeled Handcart, Clayton & Dorsman Ltd.
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Wood; Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    1000 mm x 1050 mm x 1910 mm
  • Related people
    Bakers (Artist/maker) ; Clayton and Dorsman Ltd (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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