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Cardiff Foundry and Engineering Co

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Drain cover. See in Plymouth in 2019.

of Bute Docks, Cardiff, South Wales. Telephone: Cardiff 5914 and 4752. Telegrams: "Castings, Cardiff"

By 1914 Edward Curran was the owner of Cardiff Foundry Co - presumably that was this company.

1921 Ironfounders, engineers and patternmakers; output 200 tons per week; Edward Curran was chairman and managing director.

1932 Maker of illuminated posts for guiding traffic

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for traffic directional equipment. "Pillar of Fire" bollards. Road Signs, Bollards, Beacons. Aerodrome Boundary Lighting.(Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand Nos. A.709 and A.608)

1937 Ironfounders and engineers. "Pillar of Fire" Aerodrome Beacon.

1946 Patent - Improvements in or relating to clutch operating mechanism for power driven machine tools.

1947 New company established: Cardiff Foundry and Engineering Co (1947) Ltd

By 1950 was part of BSA Tools Ltd

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