Cherry Street, Birmingham
William Dowler entered two marks, both 'WD', with the Birmingham Assay Office, as a military ornament maker, on the 11th June 1857.
Dowler William, button maker, 42, Cherry Street; resd, Soho hill
Source: Corporation General and Trades directory of Birmingham - 1861
MILITARY AND NAVAL ORNAMENT MANUFACTURERS
Dowler, W. 42 Cherry-st.
Source: William's Manufacturers' Directory - 1864
Dowler, William (military and naval ornaments) 42, Cherry-street
Source: Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory - 1869
Dowler, William, 42, Cherry Street.
Source: The Commercial Directory and Shippers' Guide - 1872
Dowler, Wm. Military button and ornament manufr., 42, Cherry Street (noted at same address, Dowler & Co., manufacturing jewellers.)
Source: The Birmingham and District and Sheffield and Rotherham Commercial List - 1876
Dowler Wm. military ornament & button ma. 42 Cherry st.
Source: The Post Office Directory of Birmingham - 1878