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George H. Hughes

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George H. Hughes of St. Stephen's Wheel Works, Aston Manor, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: Aston Cross 1515/18. Telegraphic Address: "Hughes, Birmingham". (1937)

1869 Company established.

Specialised in the manufacture of wheels for prams, hospital equipment and invalid chairs.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Wheels, rubber Tyring and Axles for works' trucks, trollies, sack barrows. Portable Machinery Wheel Barrows, Hospital Appliances. Water Barrows. Baby Carriages. Tricycles. dinner Wagons, Street Orderlies, Rickshaws, Toys, etc. (Stand Nos. D.815 and D.714)

1958 Maker of pram and industrial wheels, merged with Wolseley Engineering to become Wolseley Hughes.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  • 1937 British Industries Fair Page 376