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From: Jim Polson <>
Subject: Re: What is a "Bats M Dealer"?
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 07:43:10 -0700
Well, Tony--where do you think Batman bought his car? --although
1881 is a bit early for Batmobiles.
Seriously, if you use the advanced search feature you turn up lots
of strange things--a naturalist named Bat, someone with a Bat of
Arts from Dublin U., someone from Bat, Somerset, someone from
the 2nd Bat of Grenadier Guards, a Bat Boy (named Joseph, not
Robin), someone whose first name is Bat, a Bat Trap Maker, and a
Labourer in a Bat Factory.
I think the likeliest possibility is that he was a Cricket Bat Maker
and Dealer, although there were a few Tennis Bat Makers around
> Greetings, oh knowledgeable ones
> I'm hunting on the 1881 for mygrandfather. He was a pottery moulder
> in 1919 and a leather factory labourer in 1925. One possible from
> the 1881 is a "Bats M Dealer" at 123 Portobello Road.
> Any idea what this might be?
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