Person    | Male  Born 1873  Died 1939

Omar Ramsden

Categories: Craft / Design, Sculpture

Countries: USA

Silversmith. Born Sheffield but spent some of his childhood in America.  Had studios in Chelsea and then Fulham, with a staff of up to 20. He was a designer and businessman. There's a suggestion that he didn't actually work the silver himself. The web provides a good display of Ramsden's designs in an Art Nouveau style. Credit for the Beit plaque is given to Ramsden on the Imperial College timeline but it seems an odd item in his body of work.

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Omar Ramsden

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Sir Otto Beit

"The munificence of his benefactions" - we just don't write plaques like that...

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Roger Payne
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Phil Baines

Phil Baines

Typographer.  Hagg Bridge has an interesting interview with Baines about his work on the 7 July memorial. 

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1 memorial
David Birch

David Birch

In 1985 working with the London Pottery (96 Kingston Road, London Pottery, SW19). And in 2022: MD at The London Pottery Co Ltd, MD at The London Design Studio Co Ltd, (now at the Kingston Road addr...

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1 memorial
Worshipful Company of Plumbers

Worshipful Company of Plumbers

Ordinances 1365, Grant of Arms 1588. The Plumbers' Hall used to stand in Chequer Yard, where Cannon Street station now stands. The first hall was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Rebuilt, it co...

Group, Craft / Design, Liveries & Guilds

4 memorials
Murad, son of Abdullah

Murad, son of Abdullah

Gun maker active in 1524. The inscription reads "Turkish gun made by Murad, son of Abdullah, Chief Gunner in 1524" but that doesn't make it clear who was the Chief Gunner: Murad or Abdullah. We gue...

Person, Craft / Design, Turkey

1 memorial