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C. H. Pinson

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C.H. Pinson, Reliance Works, Moat St, Willenhall

Manufacturer and retailer of locks, of Willenhall

1846 Charles Henry Pinson born in Willenhall

Set up business as a lock latch and key maker.

1876 at 23 Cannon Street

1888 2 Moat Street where he lived; listed as a padlock maker, employing 6 men and 6 boys[1]. He had two sons, William Morley (b. 1873) and Charles Henry junior (b. Cannon Street 1875).

1896 By this time Charles Henry Pinson junior had established his own business, C.H. Pinson Junior.

1913 Charles junior purchased the firm of John Minors in Union Street

1913 Charles senior died; Charles junior took control of his business interests. From then on the company address seems to have been Union Street.

1916 Bought a controlling interest in the firm of Beddow and Sturmey.

1934 Charles died.

1937 Incorporated into Heenan, Beddow and Sturmey

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Sources of Information

  • A Gazetteer of Lock and Key Makers by Jim Evans
  1. 1881 census