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The Pontypool Works
Sheet and Tin Plate Works, Pontypool.
Early 1720s Pontypool produced tinplate on a commercial scale for the first time in Britain. Edward Allgood (1681-1763) was John Hanbury's principal agent in the ironworks and responsible for many improvements, including in japanning which formed the basis for his own business.
c.1770 Pontypool Forge and Tin Works, owned by G. C. Leigh, was one of 8 charcoal forges in the area
1912 Brands - PONT POOL; O.F.P.P.; ALYN; OSBORNE; P.P.M.
1920 Amalgamation of various companies to form Partridge, Jones and John Paton