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Taunton, Kesterton and Hayward

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January 1872.
June 1872.

Star Tube Works, Heneage Street, Birmingham. [1]

Iron tube specialists.

1862 Richard Hobbs Taunton acquired the Star Tube Works

1872 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Richard Hobbs Taunton, Henry Kesterton, and George Hayward, trading under the firm of Taunton, Kesterton, and Hayward, as Tube Manufacturers, at the Star Works, in Heneage-street, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, so far as regards the said Henry Kesterton. All debts due to and owing by the said firm will be received and paid by the said Richard Hobbs Taunton and George Hayward, by whom the said trade will in future be carried on, under the style or firm of Richard H. Taunton and Hayward...'[2]

Became Richard H. Taunton and Hayward

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