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British Metal Corporation

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1921. Silver plate awarded to James Carter Gray OBE for his services to BMC.
1921. Inscription on silver plate awarded to James Carter Gray OBE for his services.
1940. Selenium Canadian 'CCR'.
1940. Cadmium.
1940. Tellurium Canadian 'CCR'.

British Metal Corporation, of 93 Gresham St, London.

1918 Established to regain and retain British interests in non-ferrous metals usurped in recent years by German organisations; the corporation had representatives from the major metals companies and from the Treasury. As well as financial support it would also carry on research[1]

1921 Silver salver presented to James Carter Gray OBE by his colleagues for his services to the company.

1930 Formation of Amalgamated Metal Corporation by amalgamation of British Metal Corporation and Henry Gardner and Co[2].

1946 Imperial Smelting Corporation and British Metal Corporation made substantial investments in Wolverhampton Metal Co when it became a public company[3]; the two investors intended to play an active part in the management of the business.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Saturday, Nov 23, 1918
  2. The Times, 4 April 1930
  3. The Times, 27 August 1946