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of Washford Mills, Redditch, manufacturer of needles.
1730 Company established.
*Note: c1830 Who was the "Maine Agency"? (see photo)
1889 The company was registered in December, to acquire the business of needle, fish-hook and fishing tackle manufacturers of the firm of the same name. 
1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Silver Medal for metallurgy. 
1914 Manufacturers of needles, fish hooks and fishing tackle. Speciality: the Calyx-eyed needle. Employees 1,300. 
1937 Needles and accessories.