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Peter Stubs (1756-1806)

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Peter Stubs (1756-1806) toolmaker and innkeeper

1777 Peter Stubs was in business manufacturing files on a small scale by 1777.

By 1788 he had acquired the White Bear Inn in Bridge Street, Warrington, and was combining file manufacture there with his business as an innkeeper, brewer and malt maker.

1802 the file business moved to a larger site at Scotland Road, in the Cockhedge area of Warrington, where a works including file cutting shops and forging shops had been built.

1803 He gave up the White Bear concerns.

1806 After Peter Stubs’ death the business, Peter Stubs, was developed by his sons, John, William and Joseph Stubs.


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