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J. A. Reynolds and Co

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of Stuart House, Edmund Street, Birmingham

see James Alfred Reynolds

1891 Bankrupt. 'Re James Alfred Reynolds, trading as J. A. Reynolds and Co., 43, Colmore Row, manufacturer and importer of drawing materials...In August, 1885, the debtor joined a Mr. Thornton in partnership in the business of a manufacturer and importer of drawing materials, which had been commenced about ten months previously, at 47, Colmore Row, Birmingham. When the partnership was entered into the stock was valued at about £500., and the debtor paid Mr. Thornton £250. for the half share. This amount he borrowed.... They traded together under the style of A. G. Thornton and Co. until the 30th June, 1886, when the partnership was dissolved, the debtor paying Mr. Thornton £80. in cash and £131. 19s. 2d. in bills as his share of the capital. These bills were provided for out of money borrowed. The debtor continued trading at 47, Colmore Row, as J. A. Reynolds and Co., until September, 1886, when he was compelled to remove to the present premises. This caused an increased expense in respect of rent....'[1]

1937 Drawing office stationers.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 02 September 1891
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries