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Copper Miners Tinplate Co

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of Tinplate Works, Cwmavon, Glamorgan, South Wales

Successor to Governor and Co of Copper Miners in England presumably after the company closed in 1876.

1877 Mr. James Shaw and some associates acquired the extensive establishment of the Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England, better known as the Cwm Avon Ironworks.[1]

1877 Shortly after this the tinplate works were sold, recovering almost all of the money that Mr Shaw had spent in acquiring the company[2]

1898 Copper Smelting ceased at Taibach (was that the same facility?)[3]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. Tinplates and Blackplate. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport - Stand No. D.328) [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of James Shaw
  2. The Times, October 20, 1877
  3. [1] Historic Port Talbot
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert pp666 and 667; and p352