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Gallery: Images from The Making of Birmingham..., c. 1897

Andrews General Stores, Saltley, c. 1897

@iamtimbo / 7 years ago / 428 views / comments

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Image taken from 'Illustrated Midland Business Review and View Album. Special edition for the district of East Birmingham, with part of Aston, etc'

The Business Review listing for Andrews Stores reads:

"R. W. Andrews, Wholesale and Retail Iron monger, Stationer, Bookseller and News-agent, general and furnishing ironmongery ; lamps, gas-fittings. tenders, and fire-irons, galvanised hollow-ware, stoves, tools of all kinds, builders' and carpenters' requisites, nails screws, locks, hinges, and every variety of household utensils.

The stationery, bookselling, and news-agency department is represented by a wide selection of goods and in this, as well as in the ironmongery branch, the prices are as low as can be obtained at any house in the city or district, Mr. Andrews has a capital connection in Saltley and the surrounding districts, and in the wholesale trade has every facility to ensure the prompt delivery of orders By all who know him he is highly respected'as a most enterprising and deserving tradesman."

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