Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,085 pages of information and 235,416 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Copper Refiners

From Graces Guide

Subsidiary of British Insulated Cables

Only copper refinery of its kind in Britain, with an output of 150 tons of high-conductivity copper per day. A reverberatory furnace using pulverized fuel produces the copper from blister "pigs" imported from Rhodesia, the molten metal being tapped into a ladle and poured into moulds carried on a revolving wheel for the production of wire bars. Directly above the furnace is a waste-heat boiler producing process steam at 150 lb. per sq. in., which is supplied to the parent company.

Became part of BICC

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650