Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,528 pages of information and 233,958 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
of Merridale Works, Wolverhampton
1840 Charles Mander, having decided to concentrate on varnish making, sold his japanning business to William Shoolbred on the condition that it be removed from Mander's premises in John Street: Mander needed the room to expand the varnish business.
Henry Loveridge joined the business
1848 Built new works in Merridale Street
1855 A catalogue of 1855  was issued in the name of Loveridge and Shoolbred. The catalogue included an extensive range of tinplate goods as well as japanware.
1866 Details of work on improved cooking kettle
1860 Shoolbred sold the business to Loveridge
By the third quarter of the 19th century Loveridge's was one of the biggest firms of japanners in the country. It made both tin and paper japanwares but was said to have concentrated on articles of utility rather than ornament, though it was well represented in the latter field by the artist Richard Stubbs.
1903 It became a joint stock company.
Later went in for brass and copperware.
By 1920 their products were advertised in the order of: brass, copper, iron and japanned wares.
1927 The business closed