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W. E. and F. Dobson

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Maker of pit props, of Nottingham.

1900 Private company, engaged in the textile industry.[1]

1938 Ceased trading.

1951 Hardwick Industries acquired W. E. and F. Dobson.

1953 Began developing hydraulic mining roof supports.

1956 Dobson's shares were distributed to Hardwick shareholders.

1959 Dobson acquired Hardwick - presumably it became Dobson Hardwick, a private company.

1961 W. E. and F. Dobson was registered as a private company which allowed its parent, Dobson Hardwick, to be registered as a quoted public company.[2] One of 3 suppliers of mining props to the NCB.

1961 Hydraulic engineers and manufacturers of hydraulic pit props and "Dobson" Mark V hydraulic props. 250 employees. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 20, 1961
  2. The Times, Jun 30, 1961
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE