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1902 at the age of 77 years. His portrait shows a strong and resolute face, with firm eyes, a straight nose and the well-trimmed beard of his period.
    So, in person, the last of the Haywards quits this chronicle. The name remains as that of a company known all over the globe. It is seen daily by thousands through the length and breadth of the land and will be found in China, India, Australia, Russia, South America, the Fiji Islands and other far corners of the world.
    The collaboration between William Hayward and Eckstein had qualified the latter to carry the burden left by the withdrawal of the former to private life. Energetic and indefatigable though he was, Eckstein fully realised that "Two heads are better than one" and further that three heads may be better than two. With this fact in mind, shortly after the departure of his old partner, Eckstein approached the old-established firm of Cottam and Willmore, of Winsley Street, the proprietor of which, J. A. Willmore, was personally known to him in the Indian Civil Service.
    This gentleman already had over thirty years' experience. He had been apprenticed in 1859 to a firm of engineers and mill-wrights, neighbors of Hayward Brothers, in Southwark. The premium paid, ninety-nine pounds fifteen shillings for a term of six years, shows the esteem in which such a skilled trade stood. As little as ten pounds might purchase indentures in other older trades. J. A. Willmore, then a lad of fourteen, bound himself not to "contract Matrimony within the said term." The indenture continued "he shall not play at cards dice tables or any other unlawful games... he shall neither buy nor sell he shall not haunt taverns or Play houses nor absent himself from his said Masters service day nor night unlawfully but in all things as a faithful Apprentice he shall behave himself towards his said Masters and all theirs during the said term."
    Founded in 1818, and originally trading as Cottam and Company, the firm of Cottam and Willmore had gained an enviable reputation as manufacturers of stable fittings and ornamental