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Ash Petit and Co were at Navigation Street, Birmingham from 1850-1862.
Joseph Petit was responsible for the workshop as a tool maker and manufacturer. Ash is believed to have been responsible for the financial side of the business.
Ash disappeared and the partnership was dissolved in February 1862.
1861 The company's agent in Vienna was Carl Kuhn and he became worried when no pens arrived from Ash Petit. He sent his son-in-law Charles Brandauer over to Birmingham and he agreed to finance and build a new factory in New John Street West if Joseph Petit would run it for him.
C. Brandauer and Co produced steel pens from their purpose-built factory for over a hundred years. The Petit family have managed and owned the company to this day.