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Arthur Balfour and Co

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Makers of Balfalloy, of Capital Steel Works, Sheffield.

1865 Company founded. Formerly Seebohm and Dieckstahl

1899 Became private company

WWI Became Arthur Balfour and Co as anti-German feelings increased

1937 Steel manufacturers. "Balfalloy" Steel Products. "Capital" Steel Products. "Griffin" Steel Products. [1]

1950 Public company floated[2].

1961 High grade steel manufacturers and processors and small tool makers. [3]

1961 Balfour and Darwins was formed by merging Arthur Balfour and Darwins Group of Sheffield. About 75 percent of the products were similar[4]. Initially a private company, by September was publically quoted.


1967 One of the larger makers of high speed and tool steels not subject to nationalisation[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. The Times, 11 December 1950
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, Jul 07, 1961
  5. The Times, Apr 26, 1967