The name of Robert Masefield (or Macefield ) has survived mainly because of the practice of inscribing the register plates of barometers with his name.

Otherwise his career as a cabinet-maker and upholder was documented only by the brief entries in the few extant printed trade directories of the period. No item of furniture (other than the barometers) was known to be by him, nor had any bills or correspondence come to light.


Private collection.

Soho House

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5LB
0121 348 8000

Opening times

Easter – end October
Sat, Sun, Bank holidays and Birmingham school holidays, 11am – 3pm
Wed – Fri for guided tours by appointment - please call 0121 348 8263 to book.

Nov – Mar
Open for guided tours by appointment and special events

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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