Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

English Steel Corporation

From GracesGuide

Jump to: navigation, search
1933. New Steel Furnaces of the English Steel Corporation Ltd.
1934.
1935.
1936.
1939.
May 1939.
1940.
1940.
1943.
‎‎
1946.
November 1947.
1949. Twist Drill Works, Openshaw Manchester.
1951.
1951. Laminated Spring Manufacture.
1958.
1960.
1960.
1965. English Steel Corporation and Darlington Forge.

English Steel Forge and Engineering Corporation of River Don Works, Sheffield and North Street Works, Openshaw, Manchester

1928 A merger of companies in the steel industry was announced, involving parts of Vickers, Vickers-Armstrongs and Cammell, Laird and Co [1]. This would involve all of the steel interests of the 3 contributing groups, except for interests in guns, ammunition and tanks. A new company would be created to take over these interests: the English Steel Corporation Ltd. The constituent parts from Vickers-Armstrongs were:

  • River Don works, Sheffield
  • Attercliffe works, Sheffield
  • Holme Lane works, Sheffield
  • Openshaw works, Manchester
  • Drop forging plant at Elswick

and from Vickers:

and from Cammell, Laird and Co:

  • Cyclops Steel and Iron works, Sheffield,
  • Grimesthorpe works, Sheffield, and
  • The Yorkshire Steel and Iron works, Penistone

1929 Became a public company.

1934 New company Firth-Vickers Stainless Steels formed to acquire the stainless steel interests of Thomas Firth and John Brown and the English Steel Corporation, which would jointly own the new company[2].

1935 See English Steel Corporation:1935 Review

1937 Steel manufacturers. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1940 Advert. Engineer's tools. [4]

1945 Advert. Small tools. [5]

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain [6]

1954 Vickers Ltd and Cammell, Laird and Co agreed to purchase this company which was their former steel making subsidiary from the Holding and Realization Agency [7].

1961 Parent of 20 subsidiaries. Employ 16,000 persons. Of River Don Works, Sheffield. [8]

1967 English Steel Corporation was nationalised and incorporated in British Steel Corporation. Compensation of £21.75M paid to the owners Vickers (75%) and Cammell, Laird and Co (25%) [9].

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 18 December 1928
  2. The Times, 12 July 1934
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p148
  5. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p182
  6. Hansard 19 February 1951
  7. The Times, 15 June 1954
  8. 1961 Guide to Key British Enterprises
  9. The Times, 30 January 1968
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6