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Crown Foundry Co

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Grey metal founder, of Northampton

Specialised in casting the iron frames for pianos

c.1907 Company founded by Mr Mobbs, father of Noel Mobbs

Became part of M. L. Engineering Co

1958 Supplied c.70 percent of all the piano frames required by UK piano manufacturers

1981 Crown Foundry was loss-making; the parent company hoped for a turn-around[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 06, 1981
  • The Times, Dec 01, 1958