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W. and C. Wynn and Co

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formerly William and Cornelius Wynn and Co

W. and C. Wynn and Co of Suffolk Street, Exeter Row.(1813)

1844 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, John Cook Wynn and Robert Grove, both of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, as Tool and Steel Toy Makers, under the firm of W. and C. Wynn and Co was dissolved, on the 24th day of June last past, by effluxion of time; and that all debts owing to and due from the said late firm will be received and paid by the said John Cook Wynn, by whom the said business will in future be carried on under the style or firm of W. and C. Wynn and Co...'[1]

1849 Directory: Listed as Edge Tool Maker - W. C. Wynn and Co

1849 Directory: Listed as Heavy Steel Toy and Tool Makers - W. C. Wynn and Co

1860 Advertising for staff as W. and C. Wynn and Co, 142 Suffolk Street.[2]

1872 A new premises was built in Commercial Street.[3]

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.'[4]

1887 This was the year the business completed their hundredth year of commercial existence. They named their works 'Century Works' in commemoration.[5]

c1887 Purchased and added to the business, the old-established stamping and forging business of Andrew Wilson and Co.[6]

Becomes Wynn, Timmins and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:19 July 1844 Issue:20365 Page:2518
  2. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 10 March 1860
  3. Birmingham Daily Post 22nd Jan 1887
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 08 July 1887
  5. Birmingham Daily Post 22nd Jan 1887
  6. Birmingham Daily Post 22nd Jan 1887