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John Palmer and Sons

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1876.
Clyburn-type spanner with ratchet handle
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Palmer & Sons of Lightwood Works, Beech Lanes, Warley, near Birmingham.

Makers of tools including hammers, adjustable wrenches, spanners, hammers, screwing tackle

Tools were usually stamped Palmer & Sons above a crown symbol

Company established by John Palmer and later joined by his sons Thomas Palmer and John Palmer, Junior

1860 Advertising for staff. 'Palmer and Sons, Lightwood Works, Beech Lanes.[1]

1866 Listed as 'Persons of whom the company or partnership consists. Palmer John. Light wood Works, Beech Lanes, near Birmingham, heavy steel toy maker; Palmer Thomas. Lightwood Works, Beech Lanes, near Birmingham, heavy steel toy maker; and Palmer John, jun., Light wood Works, Beech Lanes, near Birmingham, heavy steel toy maker.'[2]

1880 Listed as 'Persons of whom the company or partnership consists. Palmer, John, Palmer, Thomas, and Palmer. John, jun., Lightwood Works, Beech Lanes, Harborne, Birmingham, heavy steel toy makers.'[3]

1891 Business for sale. 'ESTABLISHED 1832, To Engineers and Ironmongers. To be disposed of on account of falling health of the present proprietor, a very old-established. well-known. and thoroughly genuine Engineer and Ironmonger's Business, close to the docks and city. Full particulars may be obtained upon applying to J. Palmer and Sons, Lightwood Works, Beech Lanes, near Birmingham; or J. R. Dickson, Brassfounder, Plumber's Row, Whitechapel, London.'[4] Note: this may refer to the business of J. R. Dickson and not John Palmer and Sons

1902 Company taken over by Wynn, Timmins and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 30 June 1860
  2. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 17 February 1866
  3. Worcester Journal - Saturday 28 February 1880
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 28 May 1891