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1881 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, [[David Brown (2)|David Brown]], [[William Brown (2)|William Brown]], and [[William Weaver Vaughan]], carrying on business in. partnership, at the London Works and also at the Cape Works, both situate at Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, as Iron Manufacturers, under the style or firm of the [[London Works Iron Co|London Works Iron Company]], has been dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said David Brown, who has retired from the firm. All debts due and owing to and by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said William Brown and William Weaver Vaughan, who will continue on the business in partnership under the same style...'<ref>[https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24980/page/2820 The London Gazette Publication date:31 May 1881 Issue:24980 Page:2820]</ref>
1881 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, [[David Brown (2)|David Brown]], [[William Brown (2)|William Brown]], and [[William Weaver Vaughan]], carrying on business in. partnership, at the London Works and also at the Cape Works, both situate at Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, as Iron Manufacturers, under the style or firm of the [[London Works Iron Co|London Works Iron Company]], has been dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said David Brown, who has retired from the firm. All debts due and owing to and by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said William Brown and William Weaver Vaughan, who will continue on the business in partnership under the same style...'<ref>[https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24980/page/2820 The London Gazette Publication date:31 May 1881 Issue:24980 Page:2820]</ref>


1884 [[William Weaver Vaughan]] was in sole charge of the works, trading as the [[London Works Iron Co]]
1881 [[Patent Nut and Bolt Co]] was still using the works
 
1884 [[William Weaver Vaughan]] was in sole charge of the business trading as the [[London Works Iron Co]]


At some point the London Works site was acquired by [[Nettlefolds]] who later transferred production there<ref>Wikipedia - Smethwick [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smethwick#Industry_and_commerce]</ref>.
At some point the London Works site was acquired by [[Nettlefolds]] who later transferred production there<ref>Wikipedia - Smethwick [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smethwick#Industry_and_commerce]</ref>.

Latest revision as of 16:43, 26 May 2022

The London Works Iron Company, Smethwick, near Birmingham.

c.1860 The Patent Nut and Bolt Co moved to the London Works, Smethwick

1865 Patent Nut and Bolt Co and Watkins and Keen and Thomas Astbury and Co occupied the works; Watkins and Keen and Astburys then seem to have vacated the premises.

1867 Advert: London Works Iron Co, Smethwick; manufacturers of angle, tee and other sections of iron, coach axles and wrought iron boxes, manufacturers of military gun barrels.[1].

1868 Advertising for employees as London Works Iron Co[2]

1873 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Beasley, William Weaver Vaughan, and William Brown, as Iron Manufacturers, trading under the style or firm of the London Works Iron Company, at the London Works, Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, has been dissolved by mutual consent, as on and from the 25th day of March last, so far as regards the said William Beasley; and all debts will be received and paid by the said William Weaver Vaughan and William Brown, who will continue to carry on the business on their own account at the London Works...' [3]

1876 Patent. '690. To William Brown and David Brown and William Weaver Vaughan, all of Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, Iron and Coal Masters, for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of unwelded or open jointed steel and iron tubes."'[4]

1881 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, David Brown, William Brown, and William Weaver Vaughan, carrying on business in. partnership, at the London Works and also at the Cape Works, both situate at Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, as Iron Manufacturers, under the style or firm of the London Works Iron Company, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said David Brown, who has retired from the firm. All debts due and owing to and by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said William Brown and William Weaver Vaughan, who will continue on the business in partnership under the same style...'[5]

1881 Patent Nut and Bolt Co was still using the works

1884 William Weaver Vaughan was in sole charge of the business trading as the London Works Iron Co

At some point the London Works site was acquired by Nettlefolds who later transferred production there[6].




1967 London Works Steel Co was one of the larger steel re-rollers not subject to nationalisation[7]

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