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Print of Thomas Coster


Print of Thomas Coster, 18th century.

Thomas Coster was a wealthy merchant. He inherited a copper works, which would have sold much of its output of brass pots and pans to slave traders. Brassware made up a large proportion of the trade goods carried to Africa. Coster was also involved in the slave trade as co-owner of six slaving ships. He was Tory MP for Bristol from 1734 to 1739.

Date: 18th C

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:M777

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