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Charles Green and Son

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of 8 Tenby Street, Birmingham, 1. Telephone: Birmingham central 2615. Cables: "Signet"

Established 1824[1]

1836 Dissolution of the Partnership between Charles Green and John Newman, at Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, as Gold Platers, under the firm of Charles Green[2].

1840s Charles Green, Senior lived in Birmingham where he ran his businesses, making gold jewellery

1851 The business employed four men and four boys.[3]

As Birmingham's jewellery trade expanded, so did the Greens' business and the workshop was relocated, first to Brearley Street West, and later to Augusta Street, where they specialized in making gold signet rings.

1863 Charles Green (1844-1906) became a partner in the firm

1876 Dissolution of the Partnership between George Green and Charles Green, carrying on business as Ring Manufacturers and Jewellers, in Augusta-street, Birmingham, under the style or firm of Charles Green and Son[4]. Charles became sole proprietor of the family jewellery firm

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of an extensive range of Diamond and Gem Set Rings, Gold and Stone Signets and all Varieties of Wedding Rings. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1730) [5]

Note: (09/08)

  • The company is now in the sixth generation of the Green family, and has its own web site: [1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. company website
  2. London Gazette 6 December 1836
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 7 April 1876
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair p123
  • Biography of Charles Green (1844–1906), ODNB