John Baine (Edinburgh)

Baine's types were first associated with Williamsburg in the 1950's¹ in but it took James Mosley's reference for this information to be discovered and used at Colonial Williamsburg. Baine dissolved his partnership with Alexander Wilson in 1747, ² and moved to Edinburgh. In the 1780s (probably around 1787) Baine and his grandson came to America and set up a foundry in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, very little else seems to be known about Baine and only a singular specimen of his type survives. ³


A sample of Baine's type.

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