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Benjamin Bunch and Sons

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of Staffordshire Iron Works, Walsall

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail

1909 'AFFAIRS OF BENJAMIN BUNCH AND SONS. A meeting of the creditors of Benjamin Bunch and Sons, iron and steel makers, Staffordshire Ironworks, Walsall, was held in Birmingham on Thursday. We understand a statement was presented to the meeting showing unsecured creditors to the amount of nearly £10,000, and a second liability to the bank of about £17,000. The assets of the business as a going concern showed a surplus of about £5,000, while it was estimated that on a forced realisation of the assets there would be a deficiency of about £5,000. A committee of three was appointed, and the meeting was adjourned for three weeks to receive there report.
The business carried on by Messrs. Booth and Sons is one of the oldest and best-known in the South Staffordshire iron trade, and their propucts comprise marked bars, unmarked bare, strips, hoops, angles, and steel angles and strips. Nearly five years ago the firm acquired the business carried on by Messrs. William Barrows and Sons, Bloomfield Works, Tipton, which is one of the five Midland marked bar houses.— Birmingham Daily Post.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle - Saturday 15 May 1909