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Aston Chain and Hook Co

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January 1948.
August 1948.

of Whitehouse Street, Birmingham

1904 Company formed by George Heaton Dugard and William Henry Dugard, to provide capacity greater than available in their existing plant, largely for making turbine blading; this company made the blading for the RMS Mauretania and RMS Lusitania and other steamships.

Made the 'Victor' chain with a figure-of-eight link. Also did metal rolling.

c.1904 William Henry Williams became managing director

1912 New factory at Bromford Lane, Erdington, Birmingham.

1913 Added a casting shop

WWI Made submarine blading

1937 Employing around 500 persons

Subsequently part of Delta Metal Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0