Hi, Your question was raised some time ago but I'll respond anyway. My paternal family were Ivory & Bone Turners in the mid 19th century. My Gt.Gt. Grandfather, Samuel Drew, was a Master Turner with G & W.S. Minshull of Bradford Street for over 26 years. His sons were also in the trade and worked locally. The women of the family would also often work in the trade. A principle product would have been shaving brushes. Information is a bit sketchy but the handles would have been turned on lathes and the women would apply the hairs to the brushes. After Samuel Drew, my Gt.Gt. Grandfather died I have found adverts in the local Birmingham papers calling for Bone Turners and also offering tons of "unadulterated" bone powder for sale. details of the family are at Drew Family Tree (1) 662 People on the Ancestry Web Site. I have drawn a blank on Sam's Baptism Record circa 1803 Bimingham so any help there would be much appreciated!I'm trying to find out more about how a bone and ivory turner and a whipmaker operated in the early 1800s. I know a turner used a lathe but not much more. These were the occupations of my Birmingham ancestors. Any information would be appreciated.