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Wynn, Timmins and Co

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March 1929. Heart Brand.
One of the many adjustable hand tools patented and made by Wynn and Timmins.
Page from early catalogue.

of Century Works, Commercial Street, Birmingham.

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.'[1]

1892 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [2]

1914 Manufacturers of hand tools for all trades, iron and steel stampers, die sinkers, press work in sheet and metal. Employees 200. [3]

1914 Directors: W. H. Wynn, H. S. Wynn, W. L. Wynn.

1937 Tool manufacturers. [4]

1969 Taken over by Balfour and Darwins of Sheffield, and the works in Birmingham closed.

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