Punch,  46 (1864), 41.

The London and Suburban Iron and Mud Miners' Company (Limited)

A Swindler


Advertisement, Spoof


Industry, Manufactories, Commerce, Metallurgy

    Offers shares in a company which, inspired by the work of 'certain members of our Scientific bodies', seeks to recover 'the large amount of metal deposited by wear and tear of tires of wheels, horse-shoes, &c., in the Mud of the London streets' for use in such iron manufactures as armour plates and Armstrong guns. Lists the principle 'veins' discovered by the company, which include '"The Wheal Oxford", running the whole length of Oxford Street'. Notes that because scavengers collect mud from the streets, the company will not require any staff or a need to raise capital, but that there will be prospects of 'enormous' profits.

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