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Armstrong, Stevens and Son

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1958. Lion brand drop-forged C-clamps.
February 1959. Eyebolts. Marked 'AS & SW'.

Armstrong, Stevens and Son of Whittall Street, Birmingham, and Willenhall.

1835 Company founded.

1891 Legal case. Armstrong, Stevens and Son v. Patent Automatic Advertiser Co re work done and goods sold.[1].

1914 Directory: Listed as Drop Forge manufacturers. 300 employees; expansion because of substantial increase in trade[2].

Part of Amalgamated Stampers.

1920 Became private company when Sheffield Steel Products acquired the business of Armstrong, Stevens and Son Ltd[3].

1936 Sheffield Steel Products created a new public company Armstrong, Stevens and Son Ltd which it sold to Messrs Victor Riley and John Harper Bean who then sold shares to the public[4].

1945 Spanner and wrench manufacturers.[5]

By 1959 the drop forged products were marked A.S.& S.W. in a diamond-shaped frame (see advert)

1961 Manufacturers of drop forged spanners and wrenches. Also suppliers of high grade drop forgings of steel, brass, iron and alloys. [6]

1960s Heenan Group acquired Armstrong, Stevens and Son[7].

1965 Introduced high-energy rate drop forging (one of the first in Britain), using a press made by Fielding and Platt, also a member of the Heenan Group., under licence from General Dynamics of USA[8].

1972 Warne Wright acquired Armstrong Stevens from Redman Heenan[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 03 March 1891
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  3. The Times, 29 July 1936
  4. The Times, 29 July 1936
  5. The Times, Jun 26, 1945
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times, 19 December 1967
  8. The Times, Dec 01, 1965
  9. The Times, Jan 13, 1972