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Bilston Iron Co

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of Factory Works, Bilston, Staffordshire.

1862/3 Joseph Sankey went into partnership with Richard Chambers and John Page to buy a rolling mill and ironworks at Stonefield in order to gain closer control over supplies of tinplate and sheet iron - the Bilston Iron Co.

1871 Employing 60 men.[1]

1886 Partnership dissolved. ' the undersigned, Joseph Sankey and Richard Chambers, carrying on business as Ironmasters and Coalmasters, at the Factory Iron Works, Bilston, and at the Wightwick's Colliery, Tipton, and at the Waterloo Colliery, Sedgley. all in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of the Bilston Iron Company, has been dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

Brands of iron sheet and plate: B.I.C.; Swan; S.P.C.; Bilston; C.B.+Crown+Bilston.

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