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Stubs, Wood and Co

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wire drawers and pin manufacturers, of Warrington.

1814 founded to manufacture brass pins, with Joseph Wood, a salesman for the file company of Peter Stubs, as acting manager. The production process had numerous stages, including wire drawing and cutting, pointing, head cutting, pin heading and whitening (applying a coating of tin). The firm occupied a number of different premises in and around Warrington

1824 Pin heading was moved to a factory at Runcorn, in Cheshire.

A large number of juvenile workers were employed. Some staff came from traditional pin manufacturing areas like Birmingham and Gloucester.

1829 The business was given up.

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Sources of Information

  • This historical account is based on T.S. Ashton, ‘An eighteenth-century industrialist: Peter Stubs of Warrington’ (1939) and E. Surrey Dane, ‘Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry’ (1973).