In many parts of England and Wales, the historical usage was similar. However in the areas where ironware and nails were manufactured, particularly the Black Country, it signified a manufacturer operating under the domestic system, who put out iron to smiths, nailers, or other metal workers, and then organised the distribution of the finished products to retailers.
See also Ironmongers
Into the future: the CPD Programme - continuing professional development in England. (The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers' program modeled after the Accreditation & Maintenance Program of the Door and Hardware Institute)
Nov 01, 1994; During an internal meeting between The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and DHI, the discussion included the...
GAI: the DHI of Britain; the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - the official representative body for British ironmongery companies. (Special International Issue 1992)
Mar 01, 1992; 1992 marks an important year for architectural Ironmongers in the United Kingdom. At midnight on December 31, 1991, the...