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Isaac Nash and Sons

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Giant commemorative spade. Image kindly sent in by David Atkinson.
Giant commemorative fork. Image kindly sent in by David Atkinson.
Detail. Image kindly sent in by David Atkinson.
Sugar shovel, c.1930, pointed for digging into sticky, dense mass of raw and semi-refined sugar. On display at the Museum of London Docklands

of Wollaston Mills, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Telephone: Stourbridge 5161. Telegraphic Address: "Nash, 'Phone, Stourbridge". (1937)

1888 Isaac Nash and Sons, of Belbroughton in Worcestershire, took over Hyde Mill (an iron slitting mill, built in 1629 by Richard Foley) in Kingswinford, Staffordshire (now West Midlands). The mill survived as a spade works until about 1912 and the buildings became derelict.

1895 Report. 'no effort should be lacking on their part to find abundant employment for their workpeople at Belbroughton. They had recently purchased the old established business of Wood, Aston, and Co., tool makers, of Cradley, and they had likewise bought the well-known and very old-established business of Fussell and Co., edge tool makers, of Mells, near Frome, Somerset. Ultimately their purchase of the business would lead to a considerable addition to their Bellbroughton business. The Chairman (Isaac Nash)further proposed the toast of Mr. W. Higgs, senior clerk of the firm, with which he had been connected more than 30 years.'[1]

1909 Private company

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. General Garden Tools, Spades, Shovels, Forks, Rakes, Hoes, Scythes, Hooks, Hay Knives, Bill Hooks, Axes, Shears, Trowels, Small Forks. All types Small Garden Tools, Plantation and Contractors Tools. Anvils and Vices. (Stand No. A.706) [2]

1961 Scythe and edge tool manufacturers. [3]

Became part of Spearwell Tools.

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Sources of Information

  1. Worcester Journal - Saturday 26 January 1895
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair p393
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • [1] Kinver Historical Society