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Job Wheway and Son

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October 1929.

of Green Lane, Walsall, Staffordshire (now West Midlands). Telephone: 3171/2. Telegraphic Address: "Wheyway, Walsall.

1790 Company established by William Webster.

1840 Taken over by Job Wheway who greatly enlarged the company.

1914 Hame** and Chain Manufacturers and Malleable Iron Founders. Specialities: electrically-welded steel chains, hames and gear work.[1]

1917 Correspondence with Secretary of the Treasury, Whitehall, London, re registration as a private company of Job Wheway and Sons', Walsall. Original letter from Slater and Co Solicitors to Sydney Benjamin Wheway of Job Wheway and Sons enclosing copies of 2 letters sent to and from Treasury. 5th-8th March, 1917. (These documents are held at Walsall Local History Centre).[2]

1925 Patent - Improvements relating to harness hames. [3]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Chains, hames, Spring Hooks and all Saddlery Requirements. Pulley Block and Lifting Chains. Plough Traces. Timbering and Logging Chains. Cow Ties. Bottle Carriers. Milk Crates. Non-skid Chains. All Chains Guaranteed. (Stand No. B.704) [4]

1945 Patent - Improvements in and in the manufacture of spring snap hooks. [5]

  • Note: **
    • Hame - one of the two curved bars of a draught-horse's collar. [origin: Dutch/Lower German] [6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. [1] National Archives
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair p433
  5. [3] Wikipatents
  6. Chambers English Dictionary