Birmingham, J. H.Richards and Company, Advertising Medal
G.W. de Saulles, chief engraver at the Royal Mint was apprenticed to Wilcox the die sinker from about 1880 -1884.
W. J. Carruthers was Managing Director of the Birmingham Tramways Company. Carruthers Wain and Mr Joseph Smith were two of the key founders of the Tramways Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
J H Richards was founded in 1880 by Job Richards, but registered in the name of his son John Hartland Richard, who later took over the company.
The company started by manufacturing white metal alloys for the railway and rotating machinery industries, but in the early part of the twentieth century started supplying bearings for the blossoming motor industry. It could soon list Austin, BSA, Thorneycroft, Morris, Rover, Riley and Alvis amongst its customers. JH Richards also started to refurbish white metal bearings for a wider industrial market.
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