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Thomas Francis and Co

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of Sydenham Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham

1740 Company established by Thomas Francis - T. Francis

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [1]

1914 Manufacturers of nails etc. Specialities: patent fence spikes and patent combined wall nails; boot protectors, bailing studs and all kinds of nails and castings. [2]

1914 Company directed by Thomas Francis, descendant of the founder.

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