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R. Timmins and Sons

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56 Hurst Street, Birmingham. (1839)

1790 Established. [1]

1832 Advertisement. Richard Timmins and Sons, 56 Hurst Street, thanking people for their help in a recent fire at their premises.[2]

1849 Directory: Listed as Heavy Steel Toy and Tool Makers [3]

1850 Re premises. 'HURST-STREET, BIRMINGHAM. Lot 2.— All those two roomy three-story double HOUSES, being Nos. 55 and 56, Hurst-street, with Entry between, and extensive ranges of well-lighted Shopping, large Yard, Out-offices, Pump, and Premises, now in the occupation of Messrs. Timmins and Sons, Heavy Steel-toy Manufacturers, who hold the same on Lease for 21 years from the 25th day of March, 1846, at the yearly rent of 49l. These Premises are held (as to part "thereof") under Lease dated the 28th of July, 1792, from Sir Thomas Gooch to Edward Adkins for 105 years from the 25th of March, 1792, the yearly rent of 2l 5s. 10d.'; and as to the remainder thereof, under a Lease of the same date from Sir T. Gooch to Benjamin Kite, for the like term, at the yearly rent of 21. 5s.'[4]

1850. Announce new warehouse connected with existing manufactory but entrance is now on Pershore Road.[5]

1850 Mention of the late Richard Timmins, Sherborne Road, Balsall Heath and of Richard Timmins and Sons.[6]

1887 Takeover of R. Timmins and Sons. 'TRADE CHANGE. The old-established steel-toy business of Richard Timmins and Sons, of Pershore Street, has been sold to Messrs. W. and C. Wynn and Co., of Commercial Street, who propose extending their works with a view to the eventual concentration of the amalgamated businesses at one place.'[7]

Becomes Wynn, Timmins and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1839 advert.
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 06 February 1832
  3. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849: Heavy Steel Toy and Tool Makers
  4. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 11 February 1850
  5. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 17 August 1850
  6. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 28 December 1850
  7. Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 08 July 1887