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Dave C27/09/2020 11:59:33
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Hi Guys

I am well aware that this is a long shot and not typically workshop related however My workshop walls are adorned with industrial signs and company name plates. Babcock and Willcox. Metropolitan vickers etc etc etc.

Since starting this addictive collection I have bought quite a few. My latest was what I thought an interesting copper plaque with a logo at the top. As you can see the directors are mainly named Chadwick.

Would anybody out there by any slim chance have any knowledge or idea as to the signs history.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Davecopper sign.jpg

Edited By Dave C on 27/09/2020 12:16:45

Circlip27/09/2020 12:14:48
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??????/ Shudagontospecsavers, looks like Chadwick on my monitor.

Regards Ian.

Dave C27/09/2020 12:18:10
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OOPs too many things on the go at once. Must Concentrate more sadcheeky

Cheers Ian

John Haine27/09/2020 12:27:05
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Try Grace's Guide

**LINK**

V8Eng27/09/2020 12:27:48
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The wife’s uncle worked in printing so this trade related item may be a long shot but worth a look.

Chadwick

Circlip27/09/2020 12:30:02
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What area did the sign come from? Have you tried "Glaces Guide" or companies house? With the key name Chapman OR Chadwick? Key is "To our friends of the Press". Printing connections?

Regards Ian.

 

 DOH! I've done it now, GRACES Guide.

Edited By Circlip on 27/09/2020 12:31:08

Dave C27/09/2020 12:34:20
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Ive tried graces guide. The sign was bought on EBAY and came from the Chichester area.

There is a lot of Chadwick references but I am struggling to get a definite connection to a company.

It was a long shot that somebody may have recognised the logo for something I was not familiar with.

Regards

Dave

Hopper27/09/2020 14:18:55
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Pretty likely it's Cobden Chadwick, as V8eng linked, makers of printing presses and ancillaries etc since 1905 or so. **LINK**

The tone of the wording seems like its pretty old. It's been a long time since any company gave that much of a rat's diddly about customer service. Make an appointment and talk to the managing director? Not likely in this century or the second half of the last.

Edited By Hopper on 27/09/2020 14:20:38

SillyOldDuffer27/09/2020 15:16:39
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My guess is Chadwick's were a News Agency.

A news agency depends on journalists bringing it stories, and journalists would want to negotiate top prices from one of the senior men. It fits the 'we love you as much as you love us' tone of the sign.

There are about 30 small news agencies running in the UK today. They mostly collect local news, but some specialise in sport. Rather than the press sending their Ace Boy Reporter to Bodmin on the off chance the Magistrates Court will have an interesting story, facts and pictures are collected locally and sent up the line.

The firm isn't in Graces Guide because they focus on Engineering.

Dave

Dave C27/09/2020 16:56:55
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Thanks guys

Thats given me plenty of ideas for research.

Much appreciated

Dave

Hopper28/09/2020 22:48:30
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 27/09/2020 15:16:39:

My guess is Chadwick's were a News Agency.

A news agency depends on journalists bringing it stories, and journalists would want to negotiate top prices from one of the senior men. It fits the 'we love you as much as you love us' tone of the sign.

There are about 30 small news agencies running in the UK today. They mostly collect local news, but some specialise in sport. Rather than the press sending their Ace Boy Reporter to Bodmin on the off chance the Magistrates Court will have an interesting story, facts and pictures are collected locally and sent up the line.

The firm isn't in Graces Guide because they focus on Engineering.

Dave

That would explain the tone of the wording for sure.

Are there any agencies left these days other than PA and the big internationals like AP and Reuters? Even AAP has closed down in Australia.

SillyOldDuffer28/09/2020 23:13:38
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Posted by Hopper on 28/09/2020 22:48:30:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 27/09/2020 15:16:39:

My guess is Chadwick's were a News Agency.

A news agency depends on journalists bringing it stories, and journalists would want to negotiate top prices from one of the senior men. It fits the 'we love you as much as you love us' tone of the sign.

There are about 30 small news agencies running in the UK today. They mostly collect local news, but some specialise in sport. Rather than the press sending their Ace Boy Reporter to Bodmin on the off chance the Magistrates Court will have an interesting story, facts and pictures are collected locally and sent up the line.

The firm isn't in Graces Guide because they focus on Engineering.

Dave

That would explain the tone of the wording for sure.

Are there any agencies left these days other than PA and the big internationals like AP and Reuters? Even AAP has closed down in Australia.

The big boys like Reuters are best known but I found about 30 small UK news agencies currently advertising on the web. May be less call for them in Australia because we have more people packed into a much smaller space - standing room only and plenty of gossip! I suppose the internet isn't good for News Agencies either.

Dave

 

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 28/09/2020 23:14:10

Dave C29/09/2020 07:56:24
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Thanks Dave

I have been struggling to find any definite links over the last few days. I think the chances of finding a definite connection will be pretty slim. Chadwick is quite a common name in Lancashire it would seem too.

The long shot was hoping somebody would recognise the logo. There is quite a few Mill owners Bleaching works etc etc. I was hoping there would be a link to one of these.

I won't give up just yet though as I am just too intrigued now.

Thanks for the help

Dave

KWIL29/09/2020 11:07:16
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If you do a birth search for the Chadwicks you will find that they could share a mothers name of Smith. If you then search birth location then that narrows it down the cheshire/staffordshire.

Assumptions are that they were born after 1911 if you use Mother's name appoach.

Just another idea for approaching your problem.

Roderick Jenkins29/09/2020 11:35:38
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I did an image search on the logo but Google was convinced it was a tattoo frown

Rod

Neil Wyatt29/09/2020 12:35:50
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Try Companies House and look for old companies...

Chadwicks (Liverpool) 1938

I'll let you search for the remainder of the 3,521 whose names don't start with 'Chadwick'.

Neil

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