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of Birmingham, 12. Telephone: Birmingham Calthorp 3171. Cables: "Kirby Birmingham". Also at Arundel House, Cornwall Gardens, London, SW7 and at Redditch, Worcs.
1855 Exhibited pins, needles and fishooks at the 1855 Paris Exhibition
1947 British Industries Fair Advert (in pictures) for: Best Brass Pins; Kirby Grips; Hair Curlers; Invisible Hair Pins; Standard Hair Pins; Needles; Rustless Safety Pins; Rustless Brass Pins; Commenda Safety Pins. (Fancy Goods Section - Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. F.1908) 
1951 Patent - An improved container for pins, needles or other small articles. 
1953 Patent - Improvements in and relating to safety pins.