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Claudius Ash and Sons

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of 8 and 9 Broad Street, Golden Square

1820 Claudius Ash inherited his father's silversmithing business and renamed it C. Ash and Sons. It later became one of the earliest companies supplying dental appliances[1]. The firm became highly successful and supplied the dental profession in Britain and many other parts of the world.

1851 Great Exhibition - exhibited mineral teeth, with gold tubes.

1854 After the death of Claudius, the business was continued by two of his sons, George Claudius Ash and William Ash.

1878 Dissolution of the Partnership between George Claudius Ash, William Ash, William Henry Ash, Henry Claudius Ash, Claudius James Ash, Arthur Edward Ash, and Edward Claudius Ash, carrying on business at Nos. 7, 8, and 9 Broad street, Golden-square, in the county of Middlesex, No. 63, Mount pleasant, Liverpool, No. 82, Grosvenor-street, Manchester, and at other branches in England, and on the Continent, under the style or firm of Claudius Ash and Sons, as Manufacturers of Mineral Teeth and Dental Materials, as regards Edward Claudius Ash. The business was continued by the remaining Ash family members under the same name[2]

1905 Claudius Ash, Sons and Co (1905) was registered to acquire the businesses of merchants and manufacturers of dental materials of Claudius Ash and Sons, and of manufacturers of mineral teeth of Ash and Co. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 15, 1920
  2. London Gazette 3 January 1879
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  • Biography of Claudius Ash, ODNB