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of Sherbourne St, Birmingham
c.1834 Charles Askin went into partnership with Messrs H. and T. Merry to manufacture German silver, an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc.
1835 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned Henry Merry, Theophilus Merry, and Charles Askin, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Manufacturers ot German Silver, was dissolved this day by mutual consent.- Dated this 2d day June, 1835. HENRY MERRY, THEOPHILUS MERRY, CHARLES ASKIN. Witness to the signing by all parties....'