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Memo 1879

Hardware wholesalers John Benson, Newall Street Birmingham request the balance of an order for Japanned padlocks from Richard Hodson and Son Willenhall (est. 1794). Thousands of such documents have survived for this small lock-making business in Willenhall, making it possible for historians to 'map' their customers, distributors and subcontractors.

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Area: Willenhall

Theme: Locks and Safes

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