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Bentley and Playfair

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of Summer Lane, Birmingham

1845 Company formed by Thomas Bentley and Charles Playfair.[1]

1849 Directory: Listed as makers of guns and / or gun components.[2]

1911 Amalgamated with Isaac Hollis and Sons to form Hollis, Bentley and Playfair.

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  2. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849: Guns