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George Prices Safe Co

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of Cleveland Safe and Lock Works, Church Lane, Wolverhampton.

1840 Company established by George Price.

1858 Advertisement: 'GEORGE PRICE
BOILER MAKER, PATENTEE AND MANUFACTURER
WROUGHT-IRON FIRE AND THIEF-PROOF SAFES, IRON DOORS AND FRAMES, ORNAMENTAL PALISADES AND GATES, BUILDERS' IRONWORK, &c., CLEVELAND SAFE WORKS, WOLVERHAMPTON.
The ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT is under the management of Mr. W. DAWES, C.E., for five years Chief Engineer to the Coalbrookdale Company, and Inventor of the Equilibrium Piston for Horizontal Steam Engines.
ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. SPECIFICATIONS, and ESTIMATES prepared for Steam Engines, Iron Roofs, Hydraulic Presses, Suspension and Girder Bridges, and every description of Wrought and Cast Ironwork.
MIDLAND COUNTIES AGENCY OFFICE for the SALE and PURCHASE of MANUFACTURERS' and IRONMASTERS' BUSINESSES and WORKS, STEAM ENGINES, MACHINERY, BOILERS, &c. GEORGE PRICE, AUCTIONEER AND MACHINERY VALUER.'[1]

c.1877 George Price, a well known lock and safe maker in Cleveland Street, produced a range of bicycles. The more expensive model was the London; the cheaper model Liverpool sold for £9.10s[2]

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [3]

1914 Under the style George Prices Safe Co the company manufactured safes, steel doors, strong rooms, tubular and steel plate shelving and were general bankers' engineers. Specialities: patent safe and strong room doors, patent self-locking safe and strong room doors, patent adjustable tubular steel shelving for strong rooms for insurance companies etc. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Journal, 20 March 1858
  2. Prices Cycles[1]
  3. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book