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John S. Tregoning and Co

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of Llanelly, Wales

1851 Company established.

1851 A two mill tinplate works was built by Octavious Williams, for Messrs John S. Tregoning and Co. [1]

1909 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Tinplate manufacturers. Specialities: tinplates for gas meters and dairy work; for stamping, decorating and food packing; blackplates for enamelling, deep stamping, trunk and bucket making. Employees 375. [2]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. As part of Richard Thomas and Co. Tinplate, Blackplate and Terneplate**. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.328) [3]

1951 Continued active involvement in South Wales steel industry up to this date when Bynea Steel Works, in which the company had a substantial shareholding, was nationalised[4].

1957 Bynea Holdings was formed by John S. Tregoning and Co Ltd in conjunction with Ductile Steels Ltd and Robert Benson, Lonsdale and Co Ltd to purchase Bynea Steel Works from the Holding and Realization Agency[5]. A regrouping of Bynea Steel Works Ltd and its subsidiaries took place such that the company owned the whole of St. Davids Tinplate Co, Glynhir Tinplate Co and Gorse Galvanising Co, as well as a controlling interest in Webb, Shakespeare and Williams Ltd[6].


Note: **

  • Terne - an alloy, chiefly of lead and tin[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Carmarthenshire Archives
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair p425
  4. The Times, 1 June 1957
  5. The Times, 17 June 1960
  6. The Times, 1 June 1957
  7. Chambers English Dictionary