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of Bredbury Steel Works, Woodley near Stockport.

1850 Company founded, presumably Mills and Roberts; probably involved James Mills, ironfounder.

1862 J. Mills exhibited at the London Exhibition

1871 Employing 60 men and 6 boys

1880 James Mills died and the company was run by the Executors of James Mills (see advert)

1897 Moss Iron Works closed

1900 Private company.

1930 Acquired by GKN who also made bright drawn steel products[1]

1935 See James Mills:1935 Review

1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. [2]

1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. "Mills" Freecutting Carbon and Casehardening Steels.[3]

1940 Maker of Ledloy (see advert)

1947 Mills' Ledloy.

1950 See Exors of James Mills

1961 Light machinists, steel rollers and manufacturers of bright steel and hot pressings. 2,100 employees. [4]

1967 One of the larger steel companies not subject to nationalisation[5]

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