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Albion Drop Forgings Co

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of Foleshill, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 8091. Telegraphic Address: "Albion, Coventry". (1937)

1900 Company established in Lockhurst Lane.

1900 Became public company.

1914 Specialities: diesinking, stamping and smith's work, engineering motor railway work, iron, steel and brass stamping and drop forgings. [1]

1937 Drop forgings manufacturers. [2]

1937 Sold by J. Brockhouse and Co[3]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop Forgings for the motor, aircraft, railway and general engineering trades, in high grade ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Heat treatment and tests on modern scientific lines. Approved Air Ministry. (Stand No. D.518) [4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1960 Acquired by J. Brockhouse and Co and merged into the Brockhouse Group[5]

1961 Manufacturers of drop forgings for aero, motor and engineering trades. 250 employees. [6]

1967 Drop forging was stopped and the work was moved to Brockhouse at West Bromwich[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, Dec 09, 1937
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair p326
  5. The Times, Feb 03, 1960
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times, Nov 24, 1967