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of Sydenham Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham
1740 Company established by Thomas Francis - T. Francis
1914 Manufacturers of nails etc. Specialities: patent fence spikes and patent combined wall nails; boot protectors, bailing studs and all kinds of nails and castings. 
1914 Company directed by Thomas Francis, descendant of the founder.