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Thomas Smith's Stamping Works

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May 1901.
January 1902.
1902.
1917.
1926.
November 1926.
August 1933.

of Aston (1901)

of Red Lane, Coventry (1908).

of Ribble Road, Coventry, Warwickshire (now West Midlands) (1937). Telephone: 3151/2. Telegraphic Address: "Force, Coventry"

Manufacturers and suppliers in Great Britain.

Metal processing and manufacturing - springs, drop forgings etc.

1896 The company was registered on 2 July, to acquire the business of Thomas Smith and Co, manufacturers of stampings and forgings in steel and other metals. [1]

By 1922 Proprietors of J. and W. Marshall and Co., Walsall

1920s A large interest in the company was acquired by United Steel Companies

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history

1937 Drop forging manufacturers. [2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop Forgings in Steel and Aluminium Alloys, for aeronautical, automobile engineering work, etc. Plant suitable for the production of both large and small parts. Fully equipped testing plant and laboratory. (Stand No. D.518) [3]

See Smiths Stamping Works (Coventry)



1896-1966: minute books, time books, financial records, ledgers, seal books, journal, attendance books, property register in National Archives


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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives