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Pontypool Works

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The Pontypool Works

Sheet and Tin Plate Works, Pontypool.

1703 Established.

1720 John Hanbury established tinplate making at the Pontypool Ironworks[1]

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[2]

c.1805 Watkin George joined Hanbury Leigh at the Pontypool Ironworks.

1859 Listed under Newport and Tin Plate Manufacturers. 'Pont-Y-Pool Works. Emmanuel Holdsworth - Agent'.[3]

1900 Pontypool Works Ltd was incorporated as a company with John Paton as a director.

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

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1931/05/08
  2. The Engineer 1886/05/14
  3. 1859 Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops, & Wales