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appreciated them, and in order to show our appreciation, slept in till 10 o'clock. At 10.30 we tasted & paid for, the Institute's eggs & toast and then proceeded along Corporation St in search of the premises of Messrs Sames, piano makers & salesmen, to whom Alan had a card of introduction from Palings.

We found the retail city shop & thence were directed to the factory & arrived at the latter at 12.15 & were cordially welcomed by Mr Sames Sen. & his two sons & after being shown over the premises, were taken into town again in Mr Leonard Sames' car & had dinner (a little turkey etc) at the "Midland's" Hotel.

In the afternoon we went for a tour in the car around the suburbs of B'ham, seeing among other

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