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Beddow and Sturmey

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lock makers, of Willenhall

1879 One of 4 Willenhall lock makers who protested that American-made locks supplied to the Admiralty had mostly been produced in Willenhall and had been supplied at higher prices than would have charged by the makers[1]

1916 C. H. Pinson bought a controlling interest in the firm of Beddow and Sturmey.

1937 Prospectus published to raise capital for a new business Heenan, Beddow and Sturmey Ltd[2] established to acquire the Newton Heath part of Heenan and Froude, constructional engineers, as well as 2 old established businesses: Beddow and Sturmey Ltd of Willenhall (designer and manufacturer of locks), and C. H. Pinson and John Minors and Sons of Willenhall (manufacturer and retailer of locks) which had been carried on in association with Beddow and Sturmey[3]. The issue was heavily oversubscribed.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 24, 1879
  2. The Times, 21 January 1937
  3. The Times, 14 January 1937