His son, John, extended the business to four properties, where he carried on electroplating, spoon making, pewtering, brassfounding
, and the manufacturing of beer pulls and bar fittings.
Not that brassfounding
remained his trade for long.
demonstrations and activities, from sweet-making and glasscutting, canal ropework and horse-grooming to chainmaking and brassfounding
He later went on to join the family brassfounding
business of Sheppard, Pettigrew and Co of Garrison Lane, Bordesley Green, which eventually closed in 1958.