This Indenture Witnesseth, that


         Percy Russ
of      27 Clifton Hill, St John’s Wood
in the parish  of  St Marylebone
son  of  Mrs Emily Russ, widow
of the above address
of his own free will and accord, and by and with the consent and approbation of
his   mother   testified by his executing these Presents, doth put  him self
Apprentice  to  Frank Praill
Trading as Edward Praill
of  12 New Inn Yard Tottenham Court Road
in the parish of  St Pancras
to learn the Art, Trade or business of    Cabinet Making

and to be with him after the manner of an Apprentice from the   fifteenth
day of   October One thousand eight hundred and ninety-  four
until the full end and term of  four years from  thence next  following
and fully to be complete and ended ;  during which time the said Apprentice his
Master   faithfully  shall  serve,   his  secrets keep and his  lawful  commands
obey  ;   he  shall do no  damage to his  said  Master   or his  goods, nor  suffer
it to be done by others, but shall forthwith give notice to his said Master  of
the same when necessary;--  he shall not waste the said Goods, nor lend them
unlawfully,  nor  shall he do any act  whereby his said Master may sustain any

loss with his own goods or others during the said term ; he shall not buy nor sell during
his Apprenticeship, nor absent himself from his said Master’s service day or [night]
unlawfully ; but in all things as a faithful Apprentice shall behave himself towards his
said Master and others during the said term

and the said Frank Praill in consideration
of the sum of thirty pounds premium  -
Fifteen pounds on the execution of these presents
And the remaining fifteen pounds this day
Six months – shall pay to the said Percy Russ
First twelve months – Two and sixpence per week
Second twelve months  - Five shillings per week
Third twelve months – Seven and sixpence per week
Fourth and last twelve months – ten shillings per week

And the said Frank Praill

his said Apprentice in the Art, Trade or Business of  Cabinet Making

by the best means in his power shall teach and instruct or cause to be taught and instructed

The said Percy Russ

[finding the said Apprentice sufficient Meat, Drink, Lodging and all other necessities during the said term]

All the branches of what is known as
Cabinet making

And for the true performance of all and every the said Covenants and agreements the said
Parties bind themselves by these Presents   IN WITNESS whereof they have to this
Indenture interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the sixteenth day of January
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety – five


in the presence of  

W G Schoof

Percy Russ         

Emily Russ 

Frank Praill