George Baglin, Horse Shoe Manufacturer,
19 Chester Street, Whitmore Reans.
We should like to call attention here
to the business of Mr. George Baglin, horseshoe
manufacturer, which had its origin in the year 1860. The
premises occupied by Mr. Baglin at the above address
comprise a private house and works at the rear. These latter
are fully equipped with the best appliances known to the
trade, and will meet all requirements.
hands are employed by Mr. Baglin, who undertakes every
description of smiths' work, and has a special reputation
for the manufacture of horseshoes, in which line he is in a
position to compete with any one in the trade, both in
respect to quality and price. This, no doubt is accounted
for by the fact that his long experience in the trade is
brought to bear on all transactions for raw materials, and
that he is able to give all operations his close personal
supervision. All orders are executed in a speedy manner, and
the proprietor enjoys the respect of all with whom he has
M. Bagnall, Patentee and Manufacturer
of Trunk Handles, Fittings, Washers, Bucket Ears, etc.
Manufacturer of the "Winona" Cycles and Cycle Fittings,
For many years Mr. M. Bagnall has been
well known in Wolverhampton industrial circles as a patentee
and manufacturer of trunk handles, fittings, bucket ears,
washers, etc., doing an excellent and widespread trade by
reason of the great utility of his inventions, and the
general first-class quality of all his productions. In
recent years he has added cycle and cycle fitting
manufacturing to his other business.
The "Winona" is the
name given to the machines made by Mr. Bagnall, and so
considerable is the demand for them, that to meet the orders
already in hand, for the coming season of 1897, the premises
have had to be enlarged just recently. He makes both ladies'
and gentlemen's safeties, juvenile safeties, racers,
tricycles and tandems, which are fitted with the standard
makes of tyres, gear cases, and other fittings and
accessories to order. Mr. Bagnall is employing a good number
of hands in the different departments of his business, and
is able to execute all orders in the most prompt and
Barford & Newitt, Artists,
Lithographers, and Steam Printers, 27 Queen Street.
A firm which has gained considerable
reputation as lithographers, and steam printers, etc., is
that of Messrs. Barford and Newitt. Their premises, located
in Queen Street, are well suited to the trade, and are
equipped and arranged in a manner to meet all requirements.
This firm has been established about 30 years, and have
succeeded in building up a very valuable connection
throughout the district. Messrs. Barford and Newitt are
enabled to execute all orders in the most prompt and skilful
manner, having at their command a large staff of the most
experienced workmen. Their samples in lithography are of
very high merit, and classes this firm among the most able
exponents of the craft. They have also long been noted for
their well-made account books and direction labels. In
conclusion, we predict, with every confidence, a continuance
of prosperity for this excellent and well-conducted concern.
Beaumont Cycle Company.
The Beaumont Cycle Company has been
established in Wolverhampton about six years, and in this
comparatively short period of time, has made astonishing
progress, in so much that recently extensions have had to be
made in their works, and increased plant and machinery laid
down to enable the firm to meet the increased demand. The
premises utilised are located in Cleveland Road and Vane
Street, and comprise a good-sized works, well-equipped with
the very latest machinery and other appliances
to attain the best results, and every convenience is
possessed to meet the requirements of the business.
machines manufactured by the Beaumont Cycle Company are
known throughout the country for their high-class qualities,
and numerous voluntary testimonials have been received by
the firm from professional and amateur cyclists, who regard
the "Beaumont" as unsurpassed for lightness, strength, and
speed. In addition to the cycles made for gents and ladies,
the firm have produced machines specially adapted for
youthful riders of either sex, and constructed with the
The Beaumont "Roadster" is a remarkably
taking machine, the frame is of genuine weldless steel
tubes, with D section back stays, high tension, tangent and
part-plated spokes, cork or felt handles, rat trap or rubber
pedals, Brampton's No. 56 saddle, and hardened steel link
chain, detachable brake and mudguards, wheels, 28-in. or to
order, finished in brilliant black enamel, and usual parts
heavily plated, weight, 32 lbs. The firm are equally
successful in ladies' machines, and never fail to give
satisfaction to their patrons. A considerable number of
hands are employed, and the enterprise is conducted upon
lines that reflect the highest credit on the firm, who are
to be congratulated upon their eminent success.
William Beddows & Co., British and
Foreign Timber Merchants, Sawing, Planing and Moulding
Mills, Union Mill Street.
This business is of very
old-established standing, and in its own special lines has
one of the largest trading connections in Wolverhampton. The
premises utilized by Messrs. William Beddows & Co. (who have
owned the concern for the last twenty years) are in Union
Mill Street; they are conveniently arranged and have a good
canal frontage; while the extensive sawing, planing and
moulding mills are fitted with specially designed machinery
and plant for sawing, planing and preparing moulding to any
In their large yard, Messrs. Beddows & Co. have a
splendid stock of British and foreign timber of all sorts,
including a large assortment of dry red and white deals, for
joinery, under sheds; while the entire collection is
carefully selected, so as to ensure the satisfaction of
customers. Mouldings, skirtings, prepared flooring, match
boards, spokes, felloes, shafts and colliery timber are
supplied, the output from the mills of manufactured goods
being an extensive one. The excellent facilities enjoyed by
this firm, who employ numerous workmen, enable them to
execute orders with due despatch, and to meet in a most
satisfactory manner the busy trade that is in their hands.
The concern is capably and energetically managed, good
organisation being noticeable throughout.
Beech and Onions, Melbourne Carriage
Works, Dudley Road.
This business dates its founding back
to the year 1854, a fact which is sufficient to confirm the
following remarks. Previous to the present proprietors
taking over the possession, this concern was controlled by
Mr. W. Allen, and we may say at once that it would be
difficult to find a house of this character in Wolverhampton
which can be said to hold a higher reputation. The premises
utilised at the address named are of large dimensions. The
firm design and build every description of two and four
wheel carriages, light spring traps, carts, vans, floats,
pleasure brakes, etc., and great care is exercised to ensure
that none but properly seasoned timber and best materials
are employed in all work undertaken. Second hand vehicles
are kept in stock, and a speciality is made of repairs and
smiths' work in general. In all transactions this firm will
be found exceedingly prompt, courteous, and reasonable.
A. E. Beardmore, Chemist and
Druggist, West End Drug Stores, 365 Newhampton Road.
The establishment at 365, Newhampton
Road, Wolverhampton, conducted by Mr. A. E. Beardmore, and
popularly known as the West End Drug Stores, has been in
existence for a considerable length of time, and each
succeeding year serves to emphasise its importance and
reliability. Mr. Beardmore maintains one of the
best-selected stocks of patent medicines in the town, also
proprietary articles of well-recognised repute, toilet,
nursery and sick-room requisites, surgical appliances, etc.
All the drugs and chemicals he employs in his compoundings
are derived from the most reliable sources and are of the
purest quality. He personally presides over the dispensing
department, and his long experience in the business
eminently entitles him to a position of high standing in the
profession. Mr. Beardmore has several specialities which
have won their way to popular favour, notably, his
"Rheumatic Mixture," which has been found so efficacious in
Rheumatism, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Tooth-ache and
Neuralgia. This is a mixture to be taken internally, it has
been a boon to many, and is deservedly popular.
other specialities deserving of mention are "Beardmore's
Wulfruna Skin Lotion", "Wulfruna Hair Restorer", New Life Syrup, and Maternity Syrup. These
and many others have established themselves among all
sections of the community and there is a great demand for
them. Mr. Beardmore enjoys a high reputation as a chemist
and also for his skill in extracting teeth painlessly; he
also supplies artificial teeth, perfect in fit and
manufacture, and at strictly commendable prices, in fact, in
each department this is a distinctive feature of the
establishment. The West End Store comprise an elegantly
appointed shop, with all facilities for conducting a
high-class trade. The establishment in its entirety is
admirably and enterprisingly conducted and reflects credit
upon its esteemed proprietor.
Blenkin and Ward, Superior Printers and
Account Book Manufacturers, Cleveland Printing Works.
In the town of Wolverhampton the
printing trade and kindred branches is represented by a
number of eminent firms, but one occupying what we may
certainly term a distinctly high position is that of Messrs.
Blenkin and Ward, proprietors of the Cleveland Printing
Works, situate in Cleveland Road. This firm make a special
feature of superior printing, and in this branch have
achieved a reputation of which they have every reason to be
proud. A remarkable run of success has attended the
operations of this firm since the founding of the business
two years ago. The growth and development of the trade has
been almost phenomenal, for in the short time named the firm
have advanced to a leading position in the trade in
Wolverhampton, and their works are now one of the hugest in
No expense has been spared in the equipment of the
lithographic and letter press departments – the most modern
machinery and appliances being in use, and it is evident
from the beautiful work turned out that all operations are
conducted on the most advanced lines. To the production of
high-class cycle lists, Messrs. Blenkin and Ward have
devoted special attention, with the most gratifying results.
Their connection in; this particular class of trade are very
considerable, and it is safe to say that no firm in the
country turn out better designs.
All descriptions of first
class letterpress printing (plain and coloured) is
undertaken, and for both quality and price this firm occupy
a foremost position. Account book manufacturing is another
very important feature of Messrs. Blenkin and Ward's
operations, and all their productions in this branch are
unsurpassed for superior material and workmanship and
excellent finish. Foremost amongst their specialities is
cheap embossing, which is executed by an entirely new
process of their own, in any design, and has made a
"hit" with the cycle trade, particularly for catalogue
covers, &c. A large number of hands are employed, and all
orders receive the promptest attention. Both partners in the
firm are gentlemen of thorough experience in the trade, and
the signal success they have achieved is only commensurate
with the ability and well-directed enterprise they have
G. Herbert Brotherton, Corn, Seed,
Manure, and Implement Merchant.
There is no name better known in
Wolverhampton in connection with the corn, seed. and manure
trade than that of Mr. G. Herbert Brotherton who has offices
in Merridale Road, and commodious warehouses in Horseley
Fields. Mr. Brotherton commenced business here about four
years ago, and from the first his connection has grown at
all unusual pace, till, already it is one of the largest and
most, valuable of its character in the town. The warehouses
have been fitted up and arranged to meet all the special
requirements of the trade, and are heavily stocked with
manure, corn, and seeds of every description.
possesses exceptional facilities for procuring his supplies
from the best growing centres, and though of course it is
impossible for him to give any warranty as to the growth,
description, or truthfulness of any kind of seed, yet it is
well known that he exercises the most scrupulous care and
watchfulness to secure for his customers the best article
obtainable, and his success is evidenced by the confidence
reposed in him by his patrons. He makes a speciality of calf
food, and horse and cattle spice, and holds agencies with
some of the leading manufacturers for all kinds of
agricultural implements and machinery. A large trade is also
done in brewers' barley, Wrinch's "Premier" barley and
Brotherton's special Wiltshire, Somersetshire, and
Lincolnshire Chevalier, and Goldthorpe barleys being in great request.
In this branch Mr. Brotherton has valuable trade connections at
Burton-on-Trent, and with many prominent brewers in the
country. We may add that at the Horticultural Show in July,
1893, Mr. Brotherton was awarded a Bronze Medal and
Certificate of Merit for exhibits of garden furniture. All
orders receive the most prompt and careful attention. The
telegraphic address is "Barley, Wolverhampton."
John W. Brotherton, Coal, Coke and
Breeze Merchant, Victoria Coal Wharf, Commercial Road.
A goodly share in the coal trade of
Wolverhampton is in the hands of Mr. John W. Brotherton, who
is justly credited with supplying his customers with
high-class quality fuel on the most advantageous terms
possible. His depot is at the Victoria Coal Wharf,
Commercial Road, where he occupies convenient and adequate
The stock of coal on hand, and suitable for
manufacturing and domestic purposes, is an extensive one,
and is representative of the output of many of the leading
collieries with which Mr. Brotherton keeps in close touch.
He is also well-known as a coke and breeze merchant, and has
a large quantity of this class of fuel at his command.. His
wide experience enables him to supply his customers with
exactly what they reqmre, and his prices (which
may be had. on application) are thoroughly moderate. He has
a capital connection, and his trade continues to develop.
George E. Brown, Builders' Factor and
Ironmonger, Sanitary and Electrical Engineer, Practical Plumber, Gas and Hot Water
Fitter, The Padlock, 2 Snow Hill.
Among the ironmongers, plumbers, etc.,
of Wolverhampton, a prominent place must admittedly be
allotted to Mr. George E. Brown, who commencing business
about three years ago, at 2 Snow Hill. His energy and
ability secured unqualified success in the various branches
of trade carried out by him. His premises are known as "The
Padlock," and consist of a fine front shop, (which has two
windows), and of warehousing and other essential
Mr. Brown's stock of all kinds of
ironmongery, including all goods usually sold by builders'
factors, is an exceptionally fine one, representing as it
does the productions of the most reliable manufacturers, and
being selected with care and discrimination. The trade of a
plumber in all its branches knows no more competent
exponent than Mr. Brown, who is conversant with modern
methods and well posted in the latest improvements in
sanitary work. He makes specialities of the fitting and
fixing of baths, water closets, electric bells, speaking
tubes, spouting, etc., and in fact all kinds of work in
sanitary and electrical engineering, practical plumbing, and
gas and hot water fitting, are skilfully executed by him,
and in this connection we may mention that he has the
authority of the Wolverhltmpton Corporation.
promptly supplied, and as an ample staff is always at Mr.
Brown's disposal he is able to deal with all jobs without
delay, while he exercises over his men that practical
supervision which is of so much value. Every department of
this varied business is in a flourishing condition, as the
public see that Mr. Brown has the strongest possible claims
on their custom. We are glad to see his ability and
enterprise so well recognised, and trust that still further
success will attend his efforts.
Hermann Brugger, Watchmaker, Jeweller,
etc., 31 Dudley Street.
A notable establishment in
Wolverhampton is ably conducted by Mr. Hermann Brugger watchmaker and jeweller, at 31
Dudley Street. The enterprise is of very old standing, and
its reputation exceptionally good. The three-storied
premises occupied consists of a double-fronted shop and
workshops. The window display is eminently attractive, and
the interior equipments quite up-to-date.
The stock of
Jewellery is very select, and comprises rings of
every description, bracelets, bangles, brooches, and kindred
articles; also a fine selection of English and foreign gold
and silver watches, elegant time pieces, and a
variety of goods in silver and electroplate of a useful and
ornamental character. Mr. Herman Brugger employs an adequate
staff of skilled hands to assist him in his operations. He
gives the execution of repairs the most careful attention,
and in each department is extremely moderate in his charges.
His business throughout is conducted on the most
conscientious lines, and he never falls to afford the most
complete satisfaction to his numerous clientele.
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