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Gibbons (Dudley)

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Maker of refractories, of Dudley

1834 Company founded.

1919 Public company formed.

1925 Gibbons (Dudley) Patent - Improvements in or relating to the manufacture of gas retorts or other pipes from clay or the like.

1955 Reduced demand for silica refractories and firebricks due to spread of alternative types of furnaces counteracted by increase demand for special high grade refractories, especially insulating bricks. The main subsidiaries were[1]:

Also an associate company G. W. B. (Furnaces)

1960 Wellington Tube Holdings made a bid for Gibbons (Dudley) Ltd which was accepted[2].

1961 Manufacture refractory materials, coal carbonising plants, tunnel kilns, industrial furnaces, gas producers, process plant for oil and chemical industries, burners and spray booths, cremators, incinerators, ovens for stoving enamels, tin printing and core drying. 2,000 employees. [3]

1963 Gibbons (Dudley) Patent - Improvements relating to ceramic articles and methods of producing same.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 22 June 1955
  2. The Times, 26 August 1960
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE