Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Handford Greatrex and Co

From Graces Guide
1916. From the Walsall Chamber of Commerce Year Book

of Whittimere Street, Walsall, Staffs (now West Midlands). Telephone: Walsall 2178-9. Cables: "Bark, Walsall"

  • 1897 The company was registered on 30 November, to take over the business of Handford, Greatrex and Brother, tanners of Walsall and Paris. [1]
  • 1908 Notebook of Robert Scott of Walsall, leather dyer at Handford Greatrex and Co, leather goods manufacturers, containing formulae for dying leather. [2]
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Hide Leather Manufacturers. Specialists in Motor, Furniture, Case, Bag Hides, Gloving and Clothing Leathers, Bridle and Harness Leathers; also Dressed Splits**. Specialities Flexible and Case. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 409) [3]


  • Note: **
    • Split - a single thickness of a split hide, having the same finish on both sides. [4]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. [1] National Archives: A2A
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair p128
  4. Chambers English Dictionary