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John Bagnall and Sons

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February 1931.

John Bagnall and Sons at Toll End, Tipton, maker of I B Crown brand of iron

of Lea Brook Iron Works, Wednesbury, Staffs. (1914)

1800 Company established by John Bagnall

1828 John admitted five of his sons into co-partnership including John Bagnall, junior, Thomas Bagnall, William Bagnall and James Bagnall

Edward Talbot (1798-1871) was works manager and developed improvements in iron production referred to as "boiled pig iron"[1]

1840 On the death of his elder brother, John, William Bagnall became the senior member of the firm

1848 250 tons of iron were made weekly.

1863 William Bagnall died

1873 Incorporated as a limited company.

1881 Golds Hill furnaces

1882 Thomas and Isaac Bradley acquired the 3 blast furnaces at Caponfield from Messrs Bagnall[2]

1914 Ironmasters. Speciality: "Bagnall" brand of iron. Employees 400. [3]

By 1922 Was owned by N. Hingley and Sons

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[4]

1955 Purchased by N. Hingley and Sons from the Iron and Steel Holdings and Realisation Agency.

1966 Became part of the F H Lloyd Group

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1863/12/11
  2. Birmingham Daily Post Apr. 23, 1888
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. Hansard 19 February 1951
  • A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) by Samuel Lewis