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Baker and Finnemore

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Bak-Fin Works.

of 1 James Street, Birmingham

of 199 Newhall Street, Birmingham (1951)

1844 Joseph Finnemore was connected with Hinks, Wells and Co

c.1850 Company established. This small pen manufacturer operated from its Bak-Fin works in Newhall Street, Birmingham and was run for some years by the Barnwell family. Bak-Fin became a registered trademark and the series of pens bearing this name was known worldwide.

1901 Manufacturer of pens

Company is still trading and making fasteners and precision pressings

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  • [1] The Pen Room