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Hodgetts, Richardson and Pargeter

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Hodgetts, Richardson and Pargeter, of Wordsley Glass Works, Stourbridge

1854 Benjamin Richardson and his brother Jonathan went into partnership with their nephews, Philip Pargeter and William James Hodgetts.

1863 John Thomas Haden Richardson left Richardsons to join the Tutbury Glass Co as a managing partner. Benjamin and Jonathan between them had lost their three oldest sons to other companies. So they turned to their nephews, Philip Pargeter and William James Hodgetts Parageter who returned to the firm.

1863 the two nephews with their Richardson uncles formed a new partnership of Hodgetts, Richardson and Pargeter.

5 designs registered from 1865 to 1870

1869 the partnership was dissolved. Pargeter remained for two more years as the Manager.

1871 Philip Pargeter left to take over the Red House Glassworks. Benjamin Richardson talked his son Henry Gething Richardson into coming back to the firm. A new partnership was formed known as Hodgetts, Richardson and Sons.

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