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Pigot & Co's Directory (North Wales) 1835
Bark merchants, coopers, and curriers

  The entry for Machynlleth
As is usually the case in 19th century Trade Directories, the gentry and clergy are listed first because of their prominent place in society at that time.

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Some of the trades which were common in 1835 have almost disappeared from many towns today.
The trade in bark was important because it was used in the tanning of leather which was very widely used before man-made materials became common.
The curriers listed here were also involved in the leather making process. Likewise most towns had coopers or barrel makers, as wooden barrels were used for carrying almost anything liquid.

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