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James Royston, Son and Co

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Nov 1919.

of Shroggs Wire Mills, Halifax

1797 Company established.

c.1807 James Royston built the West Parade Wire Works.

1816 Royston and Heap listed as card makers (Pigot's Directory).

1822 James Royston listed as a card makers and manufacturer of iron card, brass, and bobbin wire in Baines's Directory.

1845 James Royston and Son.

1853 James Royston, Son and Co.

1857 The company made a large portion of the wire required for the first Atlantic cable.

1876 New works premises at Shroggs, near Lee Bank.

1897 Company established.

1898 The company was registered on 3 March, to take over the business of wire manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [1]

1914 Manufacturers of all kinds of iron and steel wire, tinners and galvanizers. Specialities: steel wire for ropes; all classes of cast steel, hardened and tempered steel mild steel, Bessemer charcoal, iron wire. Employees 300. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • Industrial Heritage Online - West Parade Wire Works