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