Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Myer Myers

From Graces Guide

of Birmingham

c1837 The business was founded, initially based at 8 Newhall Street.

After trading on his own account for a while Myers entered a partnership with Philip Phillips, who in the early to mid 1840s, had his own business at 2 Newhall Street, but Phillips dropped out after a few years.

1849 Merchant, jeweller, silver smith, and steel pen manufacturer, of Bull Ring, and New Hall Street, Birmingham[1]

1849 Directory: Listed as Steel Pen Manufacturers

1852 Patent to Myer Myers and Maurice Myers, trading as the firm of Myers and Son, and William Hill, Manager to the said firm, Steel Pen Manufacturers, all of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, for the invention of certain improvements in pens and penholders.

1854 The firm moved to a purpose built works in Charlotte Street.

1861 A further patent to the 2 Myers and Hill (see M. Myers and Son)

1901 Manufacturer of pens.

1914 Public company - M. Myers and Son


1801 Myer Myers was born in Prussia

1841 Myer Myers 40, pawn broker, lived in Moon street, Birmingham with Rebecca Myers 40, Henrietta Myers 12[2]

1871 Myer Myers 70, pen manufacturer, lived in Edgbaston with Rebecca Myers 72, and his niece Bloomah Frankel 20[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1849 Post Office Directory of Birmingham
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1871 census