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Hart and Son

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of 53-58 Wych Street, London

Manufacturing Ironmongers

1817 Joseph Hart started in business[1]. Presumably traded as Joseph Hart as his son Charles was not yet born.

c.1841 Business became Hart and Son presumably when Joseph Hart's son Charles Hart reach the age of 21 years. Manufacturing art metal for ecclesiastic and domestic use.

1852 Partnership change. Dissolution of the Partnership between Joseph Hart, Charles Hart, and George Hart of Wych-street, Strand, Wholesale and Retail Ironmongers, so far as respects the said George Hart.[2]

1853 Hart was joined by Thomas Peard.

1855 Exhibited door furniture at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

1860 Peard left to found his own business

1861 Charles Hart was recorded as an iron and brass founder, and manufacturer of the firm of Hart and Son, employing 84 men and 97 boys[3]

1861 Joseph Hart died

1866 Merger of Hart and Son with Peard and Jackson to form Hart, Son, Peard and Co.

1868 Richardson, Slade and Ellson advertised themselves as (presumably supplying materials) "from Hart and Sons, Wych Street"

1870 Hart, Son, Peard and Co were at Wych Street[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Who's Who in Business: Company H
  2. London Gazette 16 July 1852
  3. 1861 census
  4. London Gazette 15 February 1870
  • [1] Sydney Living Museums