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Birmingham Battery and Metal Factory

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of Selly Oak

1836 Took over the old premises of William Jenkins and Son. Started making wire, brass-foundry and 'battery' products

1871 Equipped new mill at Selly Oak

1902 Brass and copper wire [1]

Made brass condenser tubes

1922 Commissioned a new tube mill

1933 The mill started to produce copper plates for locomotive fire-boxes

See Birmingham Battery and Metal Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Kelly’s Trade Directory 1902
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0