Seanor's Match Manufacturing in Liverpool.


Richard Seanor began making matches in Rothwell, near Leeds.


The full story of this company can be found in Victorian Matches Made by Seanor and Sons, Rothwell in Leeds 1840 – 1901 by S B Gwyn Smith. 1989.


Splint cutting works opened at 64 Bedford Place, off Brasenose Road, Bootle by Frederick John and John Richard Seanor.


Splint cutting continued at Brasenose Road, the premises formerly W J Menard's steam saw mill.

About 1889

Match production starts.

Figure 1 A view of the factory about 1890

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Figure 2 A well known Seanor showing the Liverpool address

About 1901

Match manufacturing by the company ceases; but firelighters continue to be made.

About 1909

Company ceases production.



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