- Also known as
primary name: Orchard, Robert
other name: R O
- individual; merchant/tradesman; manufacturer/factory; English; Male
- Other dates
- 1790-1804 (active)
- No. 34 Greek Street, Corner of Church Street, Soho, London
- Manufacturer of Chocolate and Cocoa. Grocer & Tea Dealer. Issued tokens. Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,68.217) advertises "Robert Orchard... Grocer and Tea Dealer..." Engraving of recto & verso of a trade token issued by Robert Orchard in Heal Collection (trade cards Heal,68.218). This token, illustrated with the portrait bust and warehouse of Orchard and dated 1804, is in the BM Collection No. SSB,192.58.3. Heal's annotations on mount of engraving: "Various tokens were issued by Orchard - see Dalton & Hamer. A fine mezzotint portrait of Robert Orchard dated 1803 is in the A.H. collection of Portraits of Tradesmen [BM collection]. D. Gowers delin: W. Barnard sculpt. This portrait is fully described by W. Eliot Hodgkin, see 'Notes & Queries' 25 March 1882." Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.2333) advertises "Robert Orchard, Grocer & Tea Dealer... Manufacturer of Chocolate & Cocoa on a new & improved principle. Wholesale, Retail & for Exportation." Bill-head in Banks Collection (D,2.2338) states "Bought of Robert Orchard, Grocer and Tea Dealer... Manufacturer of Chocolate & Cocoa, on a new & improved principle. Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation." The bill is dated 1802. Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.2378) advertises "Robert Orchard, No.34, Greek-Street, corner of Church-Street, Soho, London, Grocer and Tea-Dealer, And at Sawbridgeworth, Herts, Manufacturer of Chocolate and Cocoa, on a new & improved Principle,Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation."