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DeniseP

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Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« on: January 07, 2015, 01:47:00 PM »
I have uncovered 2 original full size posters dated possibly around the early 1940s.
One is from Buswell & Sweeny Ltd who appear to have made engineering parts.
The other is from C H Mountford who made small tools they had an address which was
68 Nechells Park Road.
Can anyone shine a light on the history of these companies?

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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 02:36:57 PM »
Hi Denise

Welcome to you, I have had a quick look at both of these companies and I don't think there is anything historically significant about either of these two companies and they are both dissolved now as far as I am aware.

Buswell and Sweeney's premises were at the junction of Watery Lane & Bolton St Bordesley near to the canal wharf. CH Mountford's premises were the old White Swan public house on the corner of Nechells Park Rd and Cheatham St that must have been taken over by them when I suppose it closed shortly before the war.
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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 04:09:17 PM »
Thanks for that Phil....is the pub you mention still there?

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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 04:34:57 PM »
Denise

Sorry, no the pub, the premises and the business have long gone, Here is a photo of The White Swan and a photo of the café that must have took over after C H Mountford quit the premises. A sort of before & after.
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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 01:49:30 PM »
Thanks for that Phil.

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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 08:55:18 PM »
Does anyone remember a company called Morton and Crowders in the 50s they used to do drop stamping it was in the Aston area near Russel St

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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 09:09:23 PM »

I didn't know the company but this is an extract from the 1950 edition of Kelly's Trade Directory.

MORTON & CROWDER LIMITED, giit & rolled gold jewellery, studs, links &c. manufacturers;
also " TENAX" specialities, 208 to 232 Brearley street 19. TA "Maze;" TN's Aston Cross 0104 & 0105
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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 02:56:47 PM »
also " TENAX" specialities, 208 to 232 Brearley street 19. TA "Maze;" TN's Aston Cross 0104 & 0105

I used to own a Zeiss 'Tenax' camera; it's interesting that the two companies seem to have been using the same word without needing to resort to litigation. O0
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenax_I
 
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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 03:22:48 PM »
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As the word tenax is Latin and has many meanings mainly "grasping, stingy, clinging, frugal, obstinate" I doubt there is little control over who uses it. A quick check on the internet shows many company's using Tenax as a part or whole of their trade name.
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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2015, 07:49:34 PM »
I didn't know the company but this is an extract from the 1950 edition of Kelly's Trade Directory.

MORTON & CROWDER LIMITED, giit & rolled gold jewellery, studs, links &c. manufacturers;
also " TENAX" specialities, 208 to 232 Brearley street 19. TA "Maze;" TN's Aston Cross 0104 & 0105

I worked in Morton &Crowder Brearly St Aston

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Re: Buswell & Sweeny Ltd + C H Mountford
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 09:15:20 PM »
Hi Eithne

Welcome to you, it was Sheppy who was making enquiries about Morton & Crowders, perhaps he will contact you.
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