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C. H. Leng and Sons

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as C. H. Leng and Sons, of Sherborne Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. (1922) Brush makers

as Christopher Leng and Sons, of Hazelwell Brush Works, Birmingham, 30. Telephone: Birmingham, King's Norton 1101 (6 lines). Cables: "Stronghold, Birmingham". (1947)

1861 Christopher Leng was a brush maker, living with his parents in Birmingham[1]

1900 of Reliance brush works, Oxford St, Birmingham[2]

1905 of 24/25 Oxford Street, Birmingham[3]

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for British Brushware. Manufacturers of Paint and Varnish Brushes, Domestic Brushware and Brooms, Industrial Brushware, Shaving Brushes, Brushes of Steel Wire, Stable Brushes, Brooms of all kinds. (Stand No. B.35) [4]

1937 Brush manufacturers. [5]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Distemper Brushes, Varnish and Enamel Painting Brushes, "Vulkaset" in Rubber, Domestic Brushware, Stable Brushes and Brooms, Steel Wire Brushes for Foundries and Ships, Camel Hair Brushes, Shaving Brushes, etc. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1269) [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1900 Kelly´s Directory of Birmingham
  3. 1905 Kelly´s Directory of Birmingham
  4. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert cxl; and p48
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  6. 1947 British Industries Fair p165