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Arthur Balfour and Co

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Makers of Balfalloy, of Capital Steel Works, Sheffield.

1865 Company founded as Seebohm and Dieckstahl

1899 Became private company. Arthur Balfour became managing director.

WWI Name changed to Arthur Balfour and Co as anti-German feelings increased

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

1949 Arthur Balfour was replaced as managing director by his son Robert Arthur Balfour; Arthur Balfour continued as chairman.

1950 Public company floated; other directors included Francis Henry Balfour and Gerald John Balfour[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