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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.