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John Hands and Sons

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of Cardigan Works, Belmont Row, Birmingham.

1838 Business established

1879 Exhibited Vernon's turbine

1917 Advert for Power presses [1]

1919 Advert for Power presses [2]

George Nevill Guest was chairman and managing director

1922 Directors: F. G. Hands, A. C. Hands, H. V. Hands G. N. Guest (Managing).

Products: Power presses and shearing machines, patent percussion screw presses for hot brass pressing.

1927 A separate department traded under the name of Guest's Brass Stamping Company, producing pressings in brass, copper and yellow metals, using some power presses from the parent company.

1932 Ceased operation

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p191
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p227