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Barker and Allen

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of Spring Hill, Birmingham 18. Telephone: Edgbaston 2182/3/4. Telegraphic Address: "Allensil". (1937)

1840 Company established by Stephen Barker.

1882 The business was purchased by James and Samuel Allen.

1883 It became Barker and Allan

1896 Opened a new factory at Springhill where they had a rolling mill for wire and for metal sheets

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail. [1]

1899 Incorporated as a private limited company on 28 January.

1914 Nickel and German silver metal and wire manufacturers. Specialities: nickel, German silver, copper and brass sheet metal, wire, tubes etc. Employees 300. [2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Nickel Silver, Brass, Copper and Phosphor Bronze, in all. [3]

1958 Acquired by Enfield Rolling Mills[4]

1963 Delta Metal Co acquired Enfield Rolling Mills.

1991 Became part of EIP Metals (Evered Industrial Products) when the new company was formed

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