Hall and Pickles
Hall and Pickles of Sheffield (works), of 64 Port Street, Manchester (offices), and Trafford Park (warehouse).
1812 Company founded.
1843 John Hall died; his wife Elizabeth (nee Byfield) seems to have continued the business in conjunction with others.
1850 Dissolution of the Partnership between Elizabeth Hall, James Pickles, and George Hall, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, as Iron Merchants, under the firm of Hall and Pickles, so far only as regards the said George Hall, who retires from the partnership. All debts will be received and paid by the said Elizabeth Hall and James Pickles, by whom the business will be continued at the warehouse in Port-street, Manchester, under the same firm of Hall and Pickles.
1920 January. Issued booklet on 'Hydra' tool steels 
1924 Private company incorporated by John Hall and Ernest Byfield Hall
1935 See Hall and Pickles:1935 Review
1937 Steel manufacturers. "Hydra" High Speed Steels. "Hydrex" Stainless Steels. "Vampire" Alloy Steels. "Vital" Alloy Steels 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1961 Steel tool and wire manufacturers and steel stock holders 
1967 One of the larger makers of high speed and tool steels not subject to nationalisation
By 1969 was part of Hall Engineering (Holdings)
1999 Company name changed to Carrington Wire Ltd.
Sources of Information
- London Gazette 7 January 1851
- The Engineer of 9th Jan 1920 p53
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- The Times, Apr 26, 1967
- 1999 Annual report