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of Alma and New Alma Works, Darlaston
1825 Business established
Enoch Horton assisted his father as a nut and bolt forger
1849 The 2 Hortons entered into partnership,
1864 The partnership was dissolved
1870 the first portion of the Alma Works was erected; the New Britannia Works, which were adjoining, were subsequently added.
1888 Hawk's Lock-nut and bolt 
By 1905 Employed more than 600. The business was one of the largest in the nut and bolt trade in the United Kingdom.
Post WWI: acquired by Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds