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Charles Ryland and Son

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of 6 and 7 Exchange Buildings, Birmingham (1881), formerly of the Mount, Handsworth.

Metal Brokers, Pig Iron and Mineral Agents.

1830 Business founded by Charles Ryland

1881 Agents for: 'Granville' ; 'Brymbo'; 'Leeds'; Three Stars; Cwm Avon Iron Co; Hematite.

1882 Charles Ryland died in King's Norton[1]

1923 Incorporated as a limited company.

1927 on Sunday March 6th, Mr Frederick Chesterfield Ryland, the managing director and chairman of Charles Ryland and Son, iron and steel merchants and agents, of Birmingham died. Mr. Ryland, who was sixty-nine years of age, was well known on the Birmingham Exchange, of which he was one of the most respected members. He was President of the Exchange from 1919 to 1925, and had been a member of the Committee for a long period of years. The firm of which Mr F. C. Ryland was associated was founded in 1830 by his father, Mr. Charles Ryland, and on his death Mr. Ryland succeeded to the business, which he conducted until 1923, when it was converted into a limited company, and he become managing director and chairman.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. The Engineer 1927/03/11