James Russell and Sons
of Crown Tube Works, Wednesbury, near Birmingham.
1825 Firm was titled James Russell and Sons
1840 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned James Russell, John James Russell, and Thomas Henry Russell, carrying on the trade or business of Patent Gas Tube Manufacturers, at Wednesbury in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of James Russell and Sons was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 20th day of December 1840, so far as regards the said James Russell. All debts due to and owing from the said late copartnership will be received and paid by the said John James Russell and Thomas Henry Russell, by whom the said trade or business will in future be carried on, at Wednesbury aforesaid
1862 Exhibited at the 1862 Exhibition
1862 Installed a regenerative furnace at the works for bonding the wrought iron strips for making the tubes, which performed well
1881 Advert. Inventors, Patentees and First Manufacturers of Wrought-Iron Tubing.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1925/07/03
- London Gazette 20 January 1843
- The Engineer 1862
- Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
- The London Gazette 16 December 1904
- The Times, May 18, 1938
- History of Wednesbury Tubes