The company was established in 1860 in Birmingham. Selling printed matter and writing materials.
In 1920, it was named The Chad Valley Co. Ltd. and started making toys. Like board- and card games, tin trains, dolls and Teddy bears.
Chad Valley’s first Mah Jongg set appeared in 1923. Joining the global hype and resulting in huge success in the British Empire. The last set by Chad Valley is from 1957.