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Webley and Scott

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December 1927.
March 1933.
January 1939.
November 1951.
December 1955.

of the Premier Gun Works, Lancaster Street; of Weaman Street and of Slaney Street, Birmingham

1790 A business was established by William Davis who made bullet shot and was the father-in-law of Philip Webley

1896 Company created by the merger of P. Webley and W. and C. Scott.

1897 Public company. The company was registered on 18 October, as the Webley and Scott Revolver and Arms Co, to take over the businesses of P. Webley and W. and C. Scott and Son and Richard Ellis and Sons. [1]

1906 Name changed.

1907 Selling Hispano-Suiza

1910 Producers of gun, rifles and revolvers. [2]

1914 Manufacturers of military and sporting guns, rifles, revolvers and automatic pistols. [3]

1937 Signal pistol manufacturers and general engineers. [4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1958 The R. H. Windsor holding company acquired a majority interest in Webley and Scott, general engineers and gun makers; Webley and Scott in turn acquired a majority holding in R. H. Windsor; the merger would provide extra capacity for Windsor machines[5] [6]; as part of this, Webley and Scott also acquired Klaxon Co[7]

1959 Moved from Weaman Street to new factory at West Bromwich[8]

1959 Acquired by Arusha Industries Ltd[9].

1961 General engineers, manufacturing sporting guns, air pistols and air rifles, revolvers and humane killers. Also manufacture aircraft components. 370 employees. [10]

1965 Webley and Scott acquired the gun-making side of W. W. Greener[11], maker of the "Greener" gun which was used by riot police.

c.1967 was owned by General and Engineering Industries[12]

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Sources of Information

  • AA. [1] Image courtesy of Aviation Ancestry
  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Birmingham Engineering and Mining Journal Volume 9 for 1910-11
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. The Times, Oct 17, 1958
  6. The Times, 1 December 1958
  7. The Times, Jun 19, 1959
  8. The Times, Oct 03, 1959
  9. The Times, 4 February 1960
  10. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  11. The Times, 1968
  12. The Times, Dec 16, 1967