Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ingall, Parsons, Clive & Co. Ltd.


Ingall, Parsons, Clive & Co. Ltd. was a brassfounder and coffin manufacturer and was regarded as a leading funeral supply company in the UK in the 20th century. The business was established in Birmingham in 1888 following the amalgamation of fifteen companies in the city.

In 1928, Ingall's had 600 employees and was the largest firm in the coffin trade, with branches in most of the larger cities in the UK. The company is now dissolved but it seems to have traded until at least the early 1980s.

Advertisement from 1945


by Mark Matlach

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  1. My mother who is now 81 worked here as her first job out of school as a 15 year old, she initially applied to sew the silk in the coffins but that job was taken and ended up as a lacquer sprayer of the coffins. She recalls a song that was used as an advertising ditti for the company. More info is available for anyone interested.

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