1896. Engineering Works, Snow Hill.
1897 . Chemical Works, Bagot Street.
1910. Kenyon Street Extension.
1911. Great Hampton Street, Warehouse Block.
1912. Great Hampton Street Premises.
1918. Engineering Works, Snow Hill after fire.
1918. Salop Street Works, Acquired after Fire at Snow Hill Works.
1925. Lacquer Works, Northwood Street.
1928. New Engineering Works, Great Hampton Row.
1930. London House, 77, St. John Street, E.C.1.
1930. Engineering Works, Great Hampton Row, Birmingham.
1930. Sheffield House, Sycamore Street.
1930. Lacquer Works, Northwood Street.
1930. A One-Compartment Lacquer Spraying Cabinet.
1930. Rod and Tube Polishing Machine for short lengths of Plastic Mouldings.
1930. 5,000 Amp., Dynamo with Double Commutator.
1930. 1,000 Amp., Motor Generator with Direct Coupled Exiter and Control Panel.
1930. Automatic Polishing Machine for Bumper Bars.
1930. Automatic Polishing Apparatus, for Holloware and Shaped Articles.
1930. Canning House, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.
1930. Nickel Plating Plant with Electrical Equipment.
1930. Using "Zonax" Metal Cleaner with Electric Current.
1930. Modern Motor Generator.
July 1935. Engineering Works, Great Hampton Row, after Extending.
1938. Administration Block, Great Hampton Street.
1939. Polishing Composition Factory, Constitution Hill.
1945. Warwick Road Greet, in Addition to the Engineering Works.
1946. Sheet Metal Works, Anne Road.
1950. Argyle Works, Mop and Brush Factory.
1956. A. Evans, The First Secretary of the Business.
1956. Company Members at St Paul's Club.
1956. Members of W. Canning and Co
, H. Walker (left) and W. Brealey (Right).
6V 100A Canning generator used in New Zealand
W. Canning and Co of 133-137 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham 18. Telephone: Central 3622. Telegraphic Address: "Materials". Also London and Sheffield
1785 Company founded.
1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail. 
1914 Manufacturers of complete equipments for electroplating and polishing. Specialities: polishing lathes, mops, buffs, compositions, lacquer and circular brushes. Employees 350. 
1920 Public company.
1927 Stand No' 257 at the 1927 Motor Cycle and Cycle Show at Olympia
1937 British Industries Fair Adverts for Equipment for Electro-Plating and Metal Finishing. Polishing Equipment, dynamos, Motor Generators, Resistances, Polishing and Plating Barrels, Polishing Motors, Lathes, Automatic Plating, Polishing Equipments, Chrome, Nickel, Cadmium Vats, Mops, Compo Wire Wheels, Brushes, Lacquers. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. Cb.317). 
1937 Electro-plating engineers and chemists. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers.
1940 See W. Canning and Co: 1940 Adverts
1956 Patent - Apparatus for supporting work-pieces during electroplating. 
1961 Manufacturers of plant, materials and chemicals for the plating, polishing and finishing of metals. Products include motor generators, dynamos, control gear for plating and polishing plant, electro-plating chemicals, nickel anodes and salts, lacquers, acids, drysalters and polishing mops and brushes. 2,000 employees. 
1967 Patent - Jigs for Supporting Workpieces in Treatment Baths. 
1974 Developed a system for effluent recovery and treatment for the metal finishing industry.
1974 Opened a polishing demonstration department in Birmingham for potential customers to see machines in action.
1998 W. Canning taken over by MacDermid Incorporated
- Note an album of the history of the firm is held in the SMC Library.
Sources of Information
- ↑ Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
- ↑ 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- ↑ Bicycling News
- ↑ 1937 British Industries Fair Advert pp610 and 611; and p345
- ↑ 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- ↑  Wikipatents
- ↑ 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- ↑  Wikipatents
- ↑ The Engineer 1974/06/13
- ↑ The Engineer 1974/07/25