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Hoskins and Sewell

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of Bordesley, Birmingham

1845 Company founded.

1897 Private company.

1914 Manufacturers of bedsteads, bedding, mattresses, tubes and ships' berths. Specialities: metallic bedsteads; make a special feature of "Hoskins" finish for brass bedsteads. [1]

1961 Manufacturers of bedsteads, ships berths, steel and wooden furniture. Makers of Knight brand bedsteads and equipment and Steelite metal furniture. 300 employees. [2]

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