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British Industrial History

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of Freeth Street, Birmingham. Their showrooms were at Broad Street.

Also of Oxford Street, London.

1807 Company established.

1849 Advert shown. [1]

1869 Advert as manufacturers of crystal glass chandeliers, candelabra, table glass etc. [2]

1892 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition. Lighting. [3]

1902 Crystal glass. [4]

1906 Private company. The company was registered on 14 July, to acquire the business of the firm of the same name, glass manufacturers, carried on at Birmingham, London, Calcutta and Bombay. [5]

1911 Producing glass.

1914 Manufacturers of glass and all kinds of electric fittings.[6]

1961 Manufacturers of electric light fittings, electrical motors, cable, switches, switchgear, pumps, and lifts. Also export their products throughout the world. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1869
  3. 1892 The Practical Engineer
  4. Kelly’s Trade Directory 1902
  5. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  6. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0