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J. H. Hopkins and Sons

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of Birmingham

Founded by John Head Hopkins formerly with Griffiths and Hopkins

1850 Legal dispute. '...my late Partner, Mr. John Head Hopkins,having commenced business with his Son, [John Satchell Hopkins|Mr. John Satchell Hopkins]], under the Firm "J. H. Hopkins and Son," as Tin Plate Workers, etc., in this town, and they having erroneously added to the name of their Firm the Words 'late Griffiths and Hopkins' in their Pattern Books, Cards, Labels, etc....shall have the words 'late Griffiths and Hopkins' erased...Thomas F. Griffiths.'[1]

1850 Mentioned 'John Head Hopkins and Son, Birmingham, apparatus for heating water for baths and other vessels.[2]

1876 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Satchell Hopkins and Alfred Nind Hopkins, carrying on business as Tin Plate Workers, at Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, under the style or firm of J. H. Hopkins and Sons, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 31st day of December, 1875. In future the business will be carried on by the said Alfred Nind Hopkins,...'[3]

1885 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership formerly subsisting between the undersigned, Alfred Nind Hopkins and William Hopkins Tomson, as Tin Plate Workers and Braziers, at Granville-street, Birmingham, under the firm of J. H. Hopkins and Sons, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 31st of March last. The business will be continued by the said Alfred Nind Hopkins...'[4]

1896/7 Listed as tin-plate workers, Granville Street Works, Birmingham More detail

1898 Company wound up. '...the Company cannot by reason of its liabilities continue its business and that it is advisable to wind up the same...'[5]

1899 Joseph Sankey and Sons acquired the company, an established hollow-ware and hardware business, and moved the plant and machinery to Bilston[6].

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