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Catton and Co

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January 1888.

Yorkshire Steel Crucible Casting Foundry, Dewsbury Road, Leeds.

1958 G. and J. Weir and Catton and Co combined their (steel and non-ferrous metal) foundry operations in a new company Weir-Catton which would acquire Cattons and Argus foundry from Weirs[1]

1959 G. and J. Weir Holdings Ltd held 50 percent interest in foundry company Weir-Catton of which Catton and Co Ltd of Leeds was one of 2 operating subsidiaries[2].

By 1968 was a subsidiary of Weir

1971 Opened a new foundry in Leeds[3]

1986 Acquired by William Cook[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 17, 1958
  2. The Times, May 09, 1959
  3. The Times, Jul 01, 1971
  4. The Times, May 31, 1989