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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.

of Caroline Street, Birmingham; also at 5 Goldsmith Street, London, Telephone: Central 9884. (1929)

1810 Company founded.

1849 Directory: Listed as Needle and Fish Hook Manufacturers. [1]

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. [2]

1901 Private company.

1929 Advert for Safety Pins. Manufacturers of Pins, Safety Pins, Hair Curlers, Imitation Jewellery, Gilt and Rolled Gold Collar Pins, Brooches, etc. (Textiles and Clothing Section - Stand No. S.49a) [3]

1953 Patent - New or improved means for attaching a button to a garment or the like.

1956 Patent - Improvements relating to safety-pins.

1961 Manufacturers of safety pins, metal smallwares, zinc high pressure and thermo plastic diecastings. 700 employees. [4]

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