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C. Akrill and Co

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of Gold's Green Foundry, West Bromwich

See also Charles Akrill and Co.

1880 Supplied 3 ft diameter rolls, 16 ft long, each weighing 16 tons, for armour plate rolling in Sheffield.[1]

1902 The company was registered on 23 January, to acquire the business of ironfounders and engineers of a firm of the same name. [2]

1942 British Rollmakers Corporation established to merge 3 rollmaking companies: R. B. Tennent Limited of Coatbridge; C. Akrill and Co Limited of West Bromwich; and Thomas Perry and Son Limited of Bilston[3].

After 1951, work was gradually transferred to the new Midland Rollmakers plant at Crewe and the West Bromwich plant was closed.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer, 29 Oct 1880
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Competition Commission report: [1]