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ironfounders and manufacturers of cast iron, tinned and enamelled hollow ware, of Foundry Street, Stourport-on-Severn
1788 Thomas Baldwin (1751-1823) moved from Shrewsbury to Stourport to take advantage of its location on the emerging canal system and established an iron foundry. At some point, Thomas established the company Baldwin, Son and Co
1828 Iron founders and whitesmiths, Foundry Street
1835 Iron merchants and founders.
1840 After George Pearce Baldwin's death, Enoch went into partnership with his two eldest nephews, Pearce (1813–1851) and William (1817–1863), dealing in tinplate, later forming E. P. and W. Baldwin.
c1857 George's youngest son, Alfred Baldwin (1841-1908), at the age of sixteen, became a partner in Baldwin, Son and Co which also operated worsted spinning mills at Stourport. Enoch's second son, Enoch (1823-1905), was also involved in the business from the start of his working life. Other members of the Baldwin clan ran a carpet manufactory at Bridgnorth, and a paper mill at King's Norton.
1863 The businesses were split. Control of E. P. and W. Baldwin passed to Alfred Baldwin and his two surviving brothers, George (1826–1881) and Stanley (1828–1907). However, the latter's bad management and drinking, combined with a trade depression, brought the firm close to bankruptcy in the late 1860s. It is presumed that Enoch Baldwin took on the senior role at Baldwin, Son and Co.
1870 Alfred Baldwin raised £20,000 and bought out his brothers to take sole control of E. P. and W. Baldwin which by then also had operations at Wilden Ironworks. He moved to Wilden House overlooking the forge. Subsequently he was responsible for the rapid growth of the firm and established a reputation as a benevolent employer and as a patriarch of the Wilden district.
1881 Manufacturers of cast, turned and tinned holloware, hinges and builders ironmongery..
1885 Enoch Baldwin left Parliament.
1886 Dissolution of partnership of Enoch Baldwin, Alfred Baldwin and Edward Arthur Baldwin trading as Baldwin, Son and Co, holloware manufacturers and enamellers. Presumably then registered as a limited company.
1937 Cast-iron butt-hinge manufacturers