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Hughes-Johnson Stampings

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November 1912. Drop Forgings.
January 1920.
November 1926.

of Langley Green, Birmingham. Telephone: Broadwell 1361/2/3. Telegraphic Address: "Engines, Langley, Worcs." (1937)

1877 Company founded by by James Hughes and Edward Johnson, foremen at Tangyes

1897 Public company. The company was registered on 31 March, to acquire the business of manufacturers of stampings and forgings of Hughes, Johnson and Co. [1]

1899-1946 Annual reports in Coventry Archives[2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop Forgings for Automobile Parts and Motor Cycles, Aircraft Engines. General Engineering and Machinery Tools. Speciality: Drop Forgings in Alloy Steels and Aluminium Alloys. Valve Forgings and Heat Treatment. (Stand No. D.518) [3]

1937 Drop forgers and stampers.[4]

1950 J. Stone and Co held 50 percent of Light Metal Forgings Ltd in partnership with Hughes-Johnson Stampings[5]

1961 Manufacturers of drop forgings for aero-engines, aeroplanes and motor industries. 410 employees. [6]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Drop forgings. [7]

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