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N. Hingley and Sons

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1881
1911.
1957. N. Hingley and Sons associated with Ring Springs.
1957.
1960.
1965.
A sack trolley barring the N. Hingley and Sons 'Netherton crown' insignia.

of Netherton Ironworks, Netherton, Dudley, Worcs.

1820 Company established by Noah Hingley making chains and cables.

1852 New British Iron Co sold Netherton works to Noah Hingley and Sons.

A few years later Hingleys also acquired Dudley Wood works.

1861 Employing 1,000 men and boys.[1]

1866 Chain cables and anchors' proving establishment. [2]

1890 Boiler explosion at the works[3].

1890 The company was registered as a limited company on 9 September, to acquire the business of the firm of the same name.

1890 Incorporated as a Limited Company. This was one of the family's partnerships - the other subsequently became Hart Hill Iron Co[4].

1893 Purchased Manor Mines, Halesowen, from Viscount Cobham[5].

1894 The company took over the goodwill and trade-marks of the New British Iron Co. [6]

1905 Purchased surface and mines at Netherton from the Earl of Dudley[7]

1907 Acquired G. Hartshorne and Co Marine Works, Netherton

1910 Exhibited the largest anchor (15.5 t) in the world at Engineering Exhibition in London[8].

1914 Ironmasters, Chain and Anchor Manufacturers. Production of South Staffordshire Wrought Iron Bars including "Marked Bars" and the "Netherton" Brand. Manufacture of large Cables and Anchors for all the leading Steamship Lines and Navies of the world.[9]

1914 Acquired Samuel Taylor and Sons (Brierley Hill) Ltd

1917 Halesowen Brick and Tile Co was incorporated.

1920 Acquired John Bradley and Co (Stourbridge) Ltd; acquired E. Baylie and Co Ltd., Chain Works, Stourbridge[10].

By 1922 Owned John Bagnall and Sons Ltd., Wednesbury, and Harts Hill Iron Co Ltd

c.1926 Owned B. Perkins and Sons Ltd., Audnam Anchor Works, Stourbridge

1926 International Furnace Equipment Co Ltd incorporated.

1926 Acquired Henry Wood and Co, Ltd., Saltney.

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history.

1927 Also see Aberconway for information on the company and its history.

1927 Owned Midland and Coast Canal Carriers, Ltd., Broad Street, Wolverhampton

1930 Owned H. P. Parkes and Co Ltd., Tipton

1932 Wye Foundry Co Ltd was incorporated

1946 Established Midland Research Co

1948 Public issue of shares[11]. 24 subsidiary and sub-subsidiary companies. The business was engaged in:

  • Production of chains, ships cables, anchors, forgings, davits
  • Production of wrought iron and rolling of wrought iron and steel bars and sections.

1953 Acquired Thomas Perrins and Co

1955 Purchased John Bagnall and Sons from the Iron and Steel Holdings and Realisation Agency.

1961 Acquired M. and W. Grazebrook[12].

1963 Death of Cyril Lloyd, age 86, who been invited to join the company 50 years before and had risen to be chairman. He was a descendant of the Lloyds banking family, and also contributed his experience in later life to F. H. Lloyd and Co which was run by relatives[13].

1966 Acquired by F. H. Lloyd and Co[14]. Proposal to recast that company as the holding company and rename N. Hingley and Sons, Ltd as F. H. Lloyd[15].

1970/71 F. H. Lloyd was reconstructed as a holding company; Hingley's (renamed F. H. Lloyd?) became one of its principal subsidiaries through which various of the old Hingley subsidiaries (and some other businesses) were controlled[16].


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The Engineer of 11th May 1866 p346
  3. The Times, Apr 17, 1890
  4. National Archives [1]
  5. National Archives [2]
  6. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  7. National Archives
  8. The Times, Sep 02, 1910
  9. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  10. National Archives [3]
  11. The Times, Jun 29, 1948
  12. The Times, Aug 28, 1961
  13. The Times, Feb 26, 1963
  14. The Times, Jul 09, 1966
  15. National Archives [4]
  16. National Archives [5]