Abel Morrall



1877: Priory Works, Studley, England

before 1921   Clive Works, Redditch and Priory Works, Studley

1927   Clive Works, Redditch


Before 1921   20 Gresham Street, London and 17 Piccidilly, Manchester

1927   10 King Edward Street, E. C. I. off Newgate Street, (opposite G. P. O.), London and 31 Tib Street, Manchester


Trademarks: demi-griffin, Cross Fox, Clive, Aero (until 1995)


1861   registered demi-griffin trademark at Stationers’ Hall

1898   amalgamated with Lewis & Baylis

1933   introduced Aero brand and grey coating for aluminum

1983   Abel Morrall became part of the Needle Industries

1995   Aero trademark was assigned to Rump & Prym, Germany


From WIlliams, Sheila, The History of Knitting Pin Gauges

In 1898 Morralls amalgamated with Lewis & Baylis … the Morrall name and Griffin trademark were well-regarded assets and it was agreed … to merge under the Morrall name…. The running of the company, however, was firmly in the hands of the Lewis family

demi-griffin, Cross Fox and Clive were all trademarks of Lewis & Baylis before the merger with Abel Morrall.

Lewis & Baylis owned the Clive Works in Redditch.