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Capon Heaton and Co

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January 1904.
September 1905.

of Hazelwell Mills, Stirchley, Birmingham. Telephone: King's Norton 1192/3. Telegraphic Address: "Capon, Stirchley". (1937)

Hazelwell Mill was established in the late 17th century to grind corn for the sub-manor of Hazelwell in Kings Norton.

In about the mid 18th century it was converted to the boring of gun barrels. The boring and grinding of gun barrels continued into the latter half of the 19th century.

Company established 1835

1892 Partnership dissolved, Capon, Heaton and Co, india rubber goods manufacturer[1].

1892 Harry Heaton junior gained a patent for pneumatic or hollow elastic tyres for cycles, etc[2]

Presumably around this time formed a joint venture Tubeless Pneumatic Tyre and Capon Heaton Ltd.

1895 Capon Heaton moved from the second mill at Lifford and extended the buildings considerably.

By 1904 the earlier watermill had been demolished.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Moulded, Mechanical and other Rubber Goods. Special technical advice available for any unusual applications of rubber required by customer. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.629)

1964 Company acquired by Avon India Rubber Co.

1978-9 The Stirchley Industrial Estate was built over the original mill and mill pool site.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Standard 3 September 1892
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 9 September 1892