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1918 Directory of Manufacturers in Engineering and Allied Trades: National Factories

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Note: This is a sub-section of 1918 Directory of Manufacturers in Engineering and Allied Trades

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Abbey Wood National Filling Factory (King's Norton Metal Co.), Abbey Wood, Kent. Phone : 46 and 47 Woolwich. T /A : National, Abbeywood. Area No. 7.

Ailsa Craig National Projectile Factory, Chiswick. Phone : Chiswick 1760 and 1761. T /A : Ailsotor. Area No. 7.

“ Alsne ” National Projectile Factory, Renfrew. (Babcock & Wilcox.) Phone : 48 Renfrew T /A : Shrapnel, Renfrew. Area No. 9.

Banbury National Filling Factory, Banbury. Phone : 69 and 122 Banbury. T /A : Lydban, Banbury. Area No. 4.

Barnsley National Shell Factories (No. 1 Factory), Hilton Street, Phone : 446. (No. 2 Factory), Sackville Street. Phone : 258. Office : 33, Church Street. Phone : 150. T/A : Shells, Barnsley. Area No. 3.

Basford National Ordnance Factory (Coventry Ordnance Works, Ltd.), Nottingham. Phone : 4652. T/A : Ordnance. Area No. 4.

Beddington National Box Factory, Beddington, Croydon. Phone : 2123 Croydon. T/A : Area No. 7.

Belvedere Non-Returnable Box Depot, Cory’s Wharf, Erith, Kent. Phone : Erith 224. T /A : Conversion, Erith. Area No. 7.

Berwick National Saw Milling Factory, Berwick, Scotland. Phone : 153. T /A : Kiln, Berwick. Area No. 8.

Birmingham National Small Tools Factory, (Chatwin, Thomas, Ltd.), Birmingham. Phone : Midland 2530 (3 lines). T /A : Chatwin, Birmingham. Area No. 4.

Birmingham National Shell Factory, Washwood Heath, Birmingham. Phone : East 954. T /A : Munorgize. Area No. 4.

Birtley National Projectile Factory. Maurice S. Gibb, Birtley. Co. Durham. Phone : 29 Birtley. T/A : Anglobelge, Birtley. Area No. 1.

Blyth National Salvage Depot, Blyth. Phone : 154. T/A : Area No. 1.

Bradford National Munitions Factories|National Munitions Factory, Valley Road, Bradford. Phone : 5990 and 5994. T /A : Munitions, Bradford. Area No. 3.

Brentford Foundry (National Factory), Brentford. Phone : Ealing 1509. T/A : Area No. 7.

Bury National Shell Factory, Bank Street, Bury. Phone: T/A : Area No. 2,

Cardiff National Shell Factory, Ferry Road, Cardiff. Phone : Cardiff 5194. T/A : Shells, Cardiff. Area No. 5.

Cardonald National Filling Factory (Nobel’s Explosives Co.), Cardonald, Glasgow. Phone : 368 Govan. T /A : Filfac, Glasgow. Area No. 9.

Cardonald National Projectile Factories (Messrs. Beardmore & Co.). Head Office: 62, Robertson Street, Glasgow. Phone : (Office) Central 3870. T/A: Natprofact, Glasgow. Works : Mile End. Phone: Bridgeton 3114. And at Cardonald. Phone : Govan 645. And at Mossend. Phone : Bellshill 55. Area No. 9.

Castleford National Box Factory, Castleford, Yorks. Phone : 25 Castleford. T/A : Shelves, Castleford. Area No. 3.

Chittening National Filling Factory, Chittening, Henbury, near Bristol. Phone : 5372 Bristol. T/A : Charger, Henbury. Area No. 6.

Coats’ Machine Tool Co. (National Factory), 14, Palmer Street, Westminster, London, S.W.l. Phone : 2518 Victoria. T/A : Coats, Palmer Street. Area No. 7.

College Park National Projectile Factory, 843/5, Harrow Road, College Park, W'lles-den. Phone: Willesden 1709. T/A: Area No. 7.

Coundon National S.A.A. Factory, Coundon, Coventry. Phone : T/A: Area No. 4.

Coventry National Filling Factory (Messrs. White & Poppe), Coventry. Phone : 1161 Coventry. T/A: Motors, Coventry. Area No. 4

Croydon National Gauge Factory, Thornton Road, West Croydon. (The Vidal Engineering Co.) Phone : Croydon 1738. 1 /A : Area No. 7.

Darlington National Projectile Factory (N.E. Railway Co., Ltd.), Darlington. Phone: T/A : Area No. 1.

Deptford National Box Factory, Pier Wharf, Deptford. And at Kent Wharf, Knot Street, Deptford. Phone : New Cross 305. T /A : Area No. 7.

Derbyshire National Factory, (Derbyshire Munitions Committee), Derby. Phone : 1083 and 1084. T /A : Shell, Derby. Area No. 4.

Dumfries National Saw Milling Factory, Dumfries. Phone : 193 Dumfries. T/A : Timber, Dumfries. Area No. 9.

Dundee National Shell Factory, 51, Mains Road, Dundee. Phone : 2347 and 2348, Dundee. T /A : Shells, Dundee. Area No. 8.

East Cumberland National Shell Factory, Strand Road, Carlisle, E. Cumberland. Phone : Carlisle 470. T /A : Munitions, Carlisle. Area No. 2.

Erith National Filling Factory, Erith. Phone : Erith 184. T/A : Area No. 7.

Fairfax National Gauge Factory, Fairfax Yard, Kilburn, London. N.W.6. Phone : Hampstead 4419. T/A : Area No. 7.

Fuze Filling Factory (George Kent, Ltd.), No. 80 Fuze Department, Dunstable Road, Luton. Phone : T/A : Area No. 7.

Gainsborough National Filling Factory, Gainsborough. Phone: 132 and 133 Gainsborough. T/A : Filgain, Gainsborough. Area No. 4.

Glasgow National Box Factory, 121, Salamanca Street, Park-head, Glasgow. Phone : Bridgeton 1076. T /A : Sheds, Glasgow. Area No. 9.

Glasgow National Salvage Depot (No. 4), Renfrew. Phone /Renfrew 60. T/A : Salvage, Renfrew. Area No. 9.

Gloucester National Saw Milling Factory, Gloucester. Pl one : 243 Gloucester. T /A : National Saw Mill, Gloucester. Area No. 6.

Government Cartridge Factory No. 1 (The Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co., Ltd.), Blackheath, Birmingham. Phone : Oldbury 241 and 242. T/A : Area No. 4.

Government Cartridge Factory No. 3 (King’s Norton Metal 00.), Blackpole, Worcester. Phone : 113 Worcester. T/A:: Area No. 4.

Government Rolling Mills Woolston, near Southampton. Phone : Southampton 1528. T /A : Govromil, Southampton. Area No. 6.

Greenford National Filling Factory, Greenford. Kent. Phone: T/A : Area No. 7.

Grimsby National Shell Factory, Victoria Street, Grimsby. Phone : 607. T /A : Shells, Grimsby. Area No. 1.

Hackney Marshes National Projectile Factory, Hackney Wick. Phone : East 4477 (4 lines). T /A : Platelayes, Hackwick, London. Area No. 3.

Huddersfield National Shell Factory, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Phone : 12. T/A : Shell, Huddersfield. Area No. 3.

Immingham Salvage Depot, Immingham Docks, Grimsby. Phone : 40X., Immingham. T/A : Area No. 1.

Inverness National Saw Milling Factory, Inverness. Phone: 13. T /A : Walker, Inverness. Area No. 9.

Keighley National Shell Factory, Dalton Lane, Keighley. Phone : 360 and 161 Keighley. T/A : Shells, Keighley. Area No. 3.

Kent Smith, Ltd. (MS/M) Casting Shop, Attercliffe, Sheffield. Phone : 982 Central. T /A : Sequence, Sheffield. Area No. 3.

Kilmarnock National Saw Milling Factory, Bonnyton Road, Kilmarnock. Phone : 199. T /A : National, Kilmarnock. Area No. 9.

Lancaster National Projectile Factory (Messrs. Vickers, Ltd.), Lancaster. Phone : 572 Lancaster. T /A : Projectile, Lancaster. Area No. 2.

Leeds National Box Factory, F Castle Street, Leeds. E Phone: 24780. T /A : Divans. Area No. 3.

Leeds National Filling Factory I (Textile Stores), Wellington Street, Leeds. Phone : 20151 and 20153. T/A : Area No. 3.

Leeds National Ordnance Factory C (No. 1, Newlay N.P.F.), Hotel-de-Ville, Leeds. Phone : 20701. 1 /A : Shells, Leeds. Area No. 3.

Leeds National Ordnance Factory (No. 2, Hunslet, N.P.F.), Hotel-de-Ville, Leeds. Phone : 20701. T /A : Shells, Leeds. Area No. 3.

Leeds National Ordnance Factory ( (No. 3, Armley Road, N.S.F.), 1 Hotel-de-Ville, Leeds. Phone: 20701. T/A : Shells, Leeds. Area No. 3.

Leeds National Ordnance Factory ( (No. 4, Armley Fuze Factory', 1 Hotel-de-Ville, Leeds. Phone: 20701. 1 /A : Shells, Leeds. Area No. 3.

Letchworth National Box Factory, Letchworth, Herts. Phone : 74 Letchworth. T /A : Woodworkers, Letchworth. Area No. 7.

Liverpool National Box Factory, Brasenose Road, Bootle, ] Liverpool. Phone : 821 Bootle. T /A : Area No. 2.

Liverpool National Filling Factory, 1 Aintree, Liverpool. Phone : 351 Walton. T/A: Area No. 2.

Liverpool National Filling Factory (Amatol), Aintree, Liverpool. : Phone: T /A : Area No. 2.

Llanelly Rectification Factory, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. Phone : 81. T /A : Shells, Llanelly. Area No. 5.

Llanelly Shell Factory, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. Phone : 81. T /A : Shells, Llanelly. Area No. 5.

Luton National Saw Milling Factory, Luton, Bedford. Phone : 539. T/A : Area No. 7.

Manchester National Shell Factory, (Corporation Tramways Department), Blucher Street, Hyde Road, Manchester. Phone : 7800 City. T /A : Trarasway, Manchester. Area No. 2.

Manchester Salvage Depot. Trafford Park, Manchester. Phone: T/A : Area No. 2.

MSM. Manufacturing Warehouse. 50, Porter Street. Sheffield. Phone : Central 2783. T /A : Sequence, Sheffield. Area No. 3.

Morecambe National Filling Factory, Morecambe, Lancaster. Phone : 231 Lancaster. T/A : Filshel, Morecambe. Area No. 2.

Moss End National Projectile Factory (Messrs. Beardmore & Co.), Head Office: 62, Robertson Street, Moss End. Glasgow. Phone : 3870 Central. T/A: Natprofact, Glasgow. Works Phone No. BeUshaU 55. Area No. 9.

National Aero Engine Factory, Hayes, Middlesex. Phone : Southall 109 ; Hayes 56 and 57. T /A : Naef, Hayes, Middlesex. Area No. 7.

National Aero Engine Factory (Clement Talbot), Kensington, London, W.IO. Phone : Park 5000 (4 lines). T/A: Area No. 7.

National Aeroplane Factory, Aintree, Liverpool. Phone: T/A : Area No. 2.

National Aeroplane Factory, Heaton Chapel, near Manchester. Phone : 461, 462 and 463 Heaton Moor. T /A : Flying, Stockport. Area No. 2.

National Aeroplane Factory, Waddon, near Croydon. Phone: Croydon 2410, 2411, 2412 and 2413. T /A : Cube, Croydon. Area No. 7.

National Balloon Factory, Finchley, London, N. Phone : Finchley 844, 845 and 846. T /A : Balloons, Finchley. Area No. 7.

National Cartridge & Box Repair Factory, Alexandra Docks, Newport, Mon. Phone : 3907, 3908 and 3909. T /A : Munsaidep. Area No. 5.

National Cartridge & Box Repair Factory, Dagenham Docks, Essex. Phone : Rainham 96 and 97. T /A : Munsaidep, Dagenham. Area No. 7.

National Concrete Slab Factory, Yate, Gloucester. Phone : Chipping Sodbury 26. T /A : Concrete, Yate. Area No. 6.

National Filling Factory (No. 2) Aintree, Liverpool. Phone: Walton 351 (6 lines), f /A : Mumfuze, Liverpool. Area No. 2.

National Filling Factory (No 1) Crossgates, near Leeds. Phone : 20901. T /A : Explosives, Leeds. Area No. 3.

National Filling Factory (No 7) Hayes, Middlesex. Phone : 50 Haves. T /A : Fillfac, Hayes. Area No. 7.

National Filling Factory (No. 3), Park Royal. London, N.W.10 Phone : Willesden 2430. T/A : Fillfac, Harles, London. Area No. 7.

National Filling Factory (No. 18) (Explosives Loading Co.,Ltd.). Pembrey, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire. Phone : Burry Port 47. T /A : Elcomp, Burry Port. Area No. 5.

National Filling Factory (No. 14), Rotherwas, Hereford. Phone : Hereford 1500. T/A : Amapic, Hereford. Area No. 6.

National Fuze Factory (Messrs. Cubitt & Co., Ltd.), Phoenix Place, Gray’s Inn Road, London, E.C. Phone : T /A : Cubit, Kincross, London. Area No. 7.

National Fuze Factory (Messrs. Bean & Son), Tipton, Staffs. Phone : 134 Tipton. T/A : Area No. 4.

National Ordnance Factory (Cammell, Laird & Co., Ltd.), Nottingham. Phone : 2686. T / A : Cammel laird, Nottingham. Area No. 4.

National Projectile Factory (Messrs. Bean & Son), Dudley, Worcs. Phone : Dudley 2457 (3 lines). T /A : Projectile, Dudley. Area No. 2.

National Projectile Factory (Messrs. Beardmore & Co.), 101 David Street, Mile End, Glasgow. Phone: 3114/5/6/7. T/A : 3117 Bridgeton. Area No. 9.

National Projectile Factory (Firths, Ltd.), Templeboro, Sheffield. Phone: 41 Attercliffe. q-m : Projectiles, Sheffield. Area No. 3.

National Radiator Factory, Sudbury, Suffolk. Phone: 57. T / A : Nerleak. Area No. 7.

National Rifle Factory. No. 1, Lench Street, Birmingham, Phone : 1271 Central. T/A : Calibre, Birmingham. Area No. 4.

National Saw Milling Factory, No. 5, Elgin, Morayshire. Phone : 43. T/A : Watson, Elgin. Area No. 8.

National Saw Milling Factory, (No. 1), Plough Road, Rotherhithe. London, S.E.16. Phone : New Cross 2135. T/A: Area No. 7.

National Shell Factory, Vulcan Foundry, Carnarvon. (North Wales Board, County Offices, Mold.) Phone : 13. T /A : Shell Factory, Carnar-Area No. 2.

National Shell Factory, Boston : Lodge Works, Portmadoc. (North Wales Board, County Offices, Mold.) Phone : 54. T /A : . Area No. 2.

National Shell Factory, Wrexham. (North Wales Board, County Offices, Mold.) Phone : 226 Wrexham. T /A : Shelfac, Wrexham. Area No. 2.

National Radiator Factory, Greet, Birmingham. Phone: T/A : Area No. 4.

National Tool Factory, East Street, Gateshead. Phone : 647 Gateshead. T /A : Tools, Gateshead. Area No. 1.

Newall National Gauge Factory, Walthamstow, London, E.17. Phone : 830 Walthamstow. T /A : Telltale, Walthill, London. Area No. 7.

Nottingham National Shell Factory, Commercial Street, Lenton, Nottingham. Phone : 5760 and 5761. T/A : Shells, Nottingham. Area No. 4.

Paisley National Box Factory, Caledonian Saw Mills, Paisley. Phone : 3142 Paisley. T /A : Cases, Paisley. Area No. 9.

Partick National Saw Milling Factory, 45, Milton Street, Partick, Glasgow. Phone: 813, 814, Western. T /A : Trees, Glasgow. Area No. 9.

Pollokshaws National Box Factory, Pollokshaws, Glasgow. 1 Phone : 172 Pollokshaws. T /A : Boxmaking, Newlands. Area No. 9.

Ponders End National Projectle Factory, Ponders End, Middlesex. Phone : T/A: Area No. 7.

Poole National Saw Milling Factory, Hamworthy, Poole Phone: 128 Poole. T/A : Area No. 6.

Rawtenstall & Bacup National Shell Factory, Irwell Mill, Bacup. Lancashire. Phone: Bacup 1581. T/A : Height Bain Mill. Phone : 70 Bacup. T/A : Area No. 2.

Renfrew National Projectile Factory (Ypres N.P.F.), Renfrew, Scotland. Phone : Renfrew 47. T /A : Shell, Renfrew. Area No. 9.

Ridham General Salvage Depot, Ridham Docks, Sittingbourne. Phone : 79. T /A : Salvage, Sittingbourne. Area No. 7.

Rochdale National Shell Factory, Municipal Tram Works, Mel-lor Street, Rochdale. Phone : 552. T /A : Munifac, Rochdale. Area No. 2.

Rotherham National Shell Factory, Brinsworth Ironworks, Imperial Buildings, Rotherham. Phone : Mexborough 154. T/A : Area No. 2.

Rotherham National Shell Factory, Rotherham Iron Works, Rotherham. Phone : 83. T/A : Area No. 2.

Royal Aircraft Factory, South Farnborough. Phone : 108 North Camp, and 123 Aldershot. T/A: Area No. 6.

Scottish National Filling Factory, Georgetown, Renfrew. Phone: T/A : Area No. 9.

Sheffield Tinsley National Ordnance Factory (Hadfield’s, Ltd.), Sheffield. Phone: 3175 and 3176. T /A : Hadnafac, Sheffield. Area No. 3.

Southampton National Saw Milling Factory, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire. Phone : 16. T /A : Casewood. Area No. 6.

Steel Billet Breaking Plant, Trafford Park, Manchester. Phone : 820 and 821. T /A : Billets, Manchester. Area No. 2.

Swansea National Shell Factory, Landore, Swansea. Phone : 504 Central. T /A : Shells, Landore. Area No. 5.

Warrington National Saw Milling Factory, Warrington. Phone : 320 Warrington. T/A : Area No. 2.

Watford National Filling Factory (No. 1), Watford. Phone : 446. T/A : Area No. 7,

Watford National Filling Factory (No. 2). Watford. Phone : 228 and 229 Watford. T/A : Area No. 7.

Willesden National Box Factory, Park Royal. Willesden. London. Phone : 2282 and 2283 Willesden. T /A : Woodworker, Phone, London. Area No. 7.

Willesden National Non-Returnable Box Depot (The), Willesden. London. N.W.10. Phone : 2282 Willesden. T/A : Area No. 7.

Woolwich National Box Factory, Trinity Wharf, Woolwich, London. Phone : Woolwich 196. T /A : Torrance, Woolwich. Area No. 7.

Woolwich National Gauge Factory Upper Market Street, Woolwich, London, S.E.18. Phone : Woolwich 624 and 427. T/A : Area No. 7.