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These advertisements are from some of the well known businesses of the Black Country and date back to the 1930's.

This advert was issued by The Earl of Dudley's Baggeridge Colliery Ltd, Round Oak Offices, Brierley Hill in 1936.

An advert from the 1940's for Tom Carrington & Co Ltd, Lyndon Tool Works, West Bromwich.

This advert is from 1943. Please see the following link for some very interesting information about the history of the company: http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/Engineering/brockhouse/brockhouse01.htm

The origins of Lee Howl & Co Ltd began in 1880, when Lee, Howl, Ward & Howl became established in Tipton. They were manufacturers of pumps and examples can be found in England and Wales. This advert is dated 1946 and provides an insight into their work.

The first part of the Wellington Tube Works was opened on the Broadwaters branch canal in 1872 (Information from www.British-History.ac.uk). This advert is from 1950.

John Waine & Sons, Britannia Works, Willenhall. Advert circa the 1950's.

This advert is from 1953. There is a lot that can be written about this company so I will add some information as soon as possible.

This is a fascinating advert from 1954. Accles and Pollack has been trading for over one hundred years and continues to be a world leader. Please see the following link which documents the company's history: http://www.caparoacclesandpollock.com/history.asp

"Servis was founded in Darlaston in 1929 and became one of the region’s biggest employers before falling into difficulties in the 1980s. The “partnership” with Italian firm Antonio Merloni began in 1991". (Information from the Express and Star dated October 18th 2008).

This advert is dated 1957. Beldray Housewares was made by Bradley & Company Ltd who were in Bilston. It is a familiar name for many households including myself. 

"This company, founded in 1872, was originally called Bradley & Co. Ltd., but changed its name to that of its famous trademark, becoming Beldray Ltd..  It closed in 2005.  It mainly made domestic holloware, branched out into art metalware, became famous for its ironing boards and finally added safety equipment to its range." Extracted from the following website: http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/metalware/beldray/beldray00.htm 

Another interesting link is here: http://www.englishmetalware.com/Beldray.htm

An advert by The Halesowen Gas Company with showrooms at 3, High Street, Halesowen. The reverse of the card is below. The detail on this card is fascinating and an excellent example of the Social and Economic history of the 1940's/1950's.

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