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Wrights Ropes

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March 1946.

of Universe Works, Birmingham 9

1770 Established by William Wright

Continued by his sons John and Edwin Wright

c.1927 Adopted the name Wrights' Ropes

By 1929 was amongst the largest rope-works in the country, manufacturing heavy wire ropes and fine aeroplane cables, large hemp and manila ropes and fine cords and twines.

The works were in two portions - Garrison Street works and the new works at Fawdry Street.

1937 Steel ropes for all purposes.[1]

1937 Supplier of Tru-Lay Ropes[2]

1937 Acquired Rollason Wire Co[3], in order to have an in-house supplier of the material used to make ropes

1960 Steel ropes.[4]

1963 British Ropes acquired Wrights Ropes, and its subsidiary Rollason Wire Co.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. The Times, Jul 15, 1937
  3. The Times, Nov 20, 1937
  4. Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p753