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Steel and Co of Paley Street, Sunderland
1879 Business founded by Lancelot Steel
1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Founders
1923 Converted into a private limited company: Steel and Co Ltd
Renamed Steel and Co (Holdings) Ltd, engineers, ironfounders, metal workers and builders merchants. Manufactured castings for the shipbuilding and allied engineering industries, and supplied road contracting and public works engineers.
The business concentrated on its outside engineering work - heating, ventilation, air conditioning and domestic engineering.
1937 Steel and Co was incorporated as a public company  to acquire the undertakings of 3 companies, one of which was Steel and Co (Holdings) Ltd, engineers, ironfounders, metal workers and builders merchants of Sunderland.