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J. Wood Aston and Co

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of Stour Works, Stourbridge

formerly Wood Brothers

1871 Partnership dissolved. 'In consequence of the recent deaths of Messrs. Thomas and Henry Wood, partners of the firms of Wood Brothers, of Stourbridge, Chester, and Cardiff, Henry Wood and Co., Liverpool, and George Wood and Co., London, it is announced that the following arrangements have been made for carry on future the business of the late firms. The bridge business will be carried on by Mr. James Wood Aston, under the style of J. Wood Aston and Co.'[1]

1877 Advertisement. J. Wood Aston and Co, Stour Works, Stourbridge. Manufacturers of Chain Cables and anchors, Rigging and Crane Chains.[2]

1879 Maker of chains, anchors, cables, forgings and large tools

1895 January. Company acquired by Isaac Nash and Sons.[3]

1895 September. William Griffin (successor to Messrs. Wood Aston and Co., Cradley Heath.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Saturday 12 August 1871
  2. Lloyd's List - Thursday 02 August 1877
  3. Worcester Journal - Saturday 26 January 1895
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 19 September 1895