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Bromford Tube Co

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of Rocky Lane, Aston, Birmingham - Sales Office. Telephone: Office - Aston Cross 3030; Works - East 1311. Telegraphic Address: "Tubrom, Birmingham". (1937)

c.1920 Bromford were suppliers of hollow blooms to Tubes and Accles and Pollock as well as hot drawn weldless tubes[1].

1921 Tubes Ltd floated Bromford Tube Co as a separate company; Tube Investments subscribed for a large part of the shares [2]

1921 Bromford Tube Co was one member of Tube Investments[3]

1927 Advert for steel tubes [4]

1928 Patent - Flanged tubes.

1930 Patent - Pipe joints.

1930 Two large tube makers Stewarts and Lloyds and Tube Investments entered into an agreement to reduce duplication [5]. Although this was to “facilitate exchange of information and technology” it resulted in Stewarts and Lloyds gaining a half interest in the Bromford Tube Co of Erdington, Birmingham and then acquiring the other half in 1945; and in Howell and Co Sheffield, this being given up in 1938.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Hot Finished Weldless Steel Tubes, ¾in. to 15in. bore, for all purposes. Lighting Standards. Transmission Poles. Loose Flange and Carlton Joint Tubing. Bromford Pit Props. Export Sales - see British Tube Sills (Export) Ltd. (Stand Nos. D.709 and D.608) [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 9 December 1920
  2. The Times, 8 December 1921
  3. The Times, Mar 25, 1941
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p114
  5. The Times, 11 October 1930
  6. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 342