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Typical J. & J. Cash bookmark

J. & J. CASH

It is little recognised that whilst Thomas Stevens started in the mid 1860's, and W. H. Grant in the mid 1880's, the Coventry weavers of J. & J. Cash can trace their history back to an earlier period. It is also significant that Cash's are still weaving in Coventry today, having absorbed W. H. Grant (in March 1961), and possibly other weavers detailed elsewhere on this site.

The earliest record of Cash is in 1846, with the registration of their Hereford Street address. It is not known when they made their first picture or bookmark, although I have recorded a silk ribbon or bookmark titled " H.R.H. Prince Consort ", with the woven J & J Cash name, which dates to circa 1862. Stevens of course registered his first bookmark design also in 1862.

In keeping with the tradition of the Coventry silk weavers, Cash still produce woven products today, as Cash's (UK). Early weavings were in silk, whilst now they are woven in man made fibres, although their current production items are just as elegant in their own right.

Cash's production over the years has been both prolific and diverse, and at present this site's records are incomplete. Catalogue Numbers have not been allocated, only File Reference Numbers, which are allocated sequentially as each new title is added.

It seems to have been a policy of Cash's to issue a tapestry as both a Greetings Card and as a picture. Individuals too seemed to have framed these Greetings Cards. You will find in the categories below that most of these are now recorded only as a Greetings Card, so please scrutinise both areas.

produced by J. & J. Cash:-

BOOKMARKS (now 70.1% complete, and last updated 1 July 2024)
PICTURES (now 97.8% complete, and last updated 1 July 2024)
GREETING CARDS (now 88.6% complete, and last updated 24 October 2023)
OTHER WOVEN ITEMS (now 100.0% complete, and last updated 20 March 2024)

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