Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Folkes Group

From Graces Guide

John Folkes of Lye Forge, near Stourbridge.

1699 Company founded.

1939 Private company.

1953 Company made public.

1958 Name changed.

1961 Forgemasters and general engineers, manufacturing ships propeller shafts and crank shafts, piston rods, valve guide rods, connecting rods, shafting, axles, drums and rollers. [1]

1967 One of the larger steel companies not subject to nationalisation[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Apr 26, 1967