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April 1903.
July 1907.
May 1930.

of Grand Junction Works, Darlaston, Staffs., Bolt, Nut, Rivet, and Heavy Ironwork Manufacturers

1840 Company established.

1890 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1897 The company was registered on 2 March, as E. and T. Wilkes, to take over the business of bolt, nut, and fencing manufacturers of Wilkes. In August, the name was changed back to the original title. [1]

1898-1933 of Grand Junction Works, Darlaston[2]

1903 "Late Simpson and Co" (see advert)

1914 Manufacturers of Bolts, Nuts, Rivets and Heavy Ironwork. Specialities: Railway and Tramway Fastenings, Constructional Ironwork. Employees 350. [3]

1922 of Darlaston

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Coventry Archives
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book