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Brown, Bayleys Steel Works

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Brown, Bayley's Steel Works of Sheffield

1888 The company was registered on 28 June, to take over the business of Brown, Bayley, Dixon and Co. [1]

1901 Railway Spring Manufacturers. [2]

1914 Steel manufacturers. Speciality: railway material such as tyres, axles, springs etc. [3]

Acquired Farnley Iron Works

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history

1937 Steel manufacturers. "Hotspur" Stainless and Heat Resisting Steels. "Twoscore" Stainless and Heat Resisting Steels. "Weldanka" Stainless and Heat Resisting Steels. [4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1950 Incorporation of Brown Bayley Steels Ltd

1951 Brown Bayley Steels Ltd was nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[5]

1955 Brown Bayley's Steel Works agreed to purchase from the Holding and Realization Agency the whole of the share capital of Brown Bayley Steels Ltd; afterwards, the company's shareholders would be offered the chance to buy shares in Brown Bayley Steels Ltd[6].

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Alloy and Stainless Steel bars and forgings. [7]

1968 The Brown Bayley parent company, which owned Hoffman and Brown Bayley Steels, was taken over by the Industrial Reorganization Corporation with a view to rationalization of the sectors of roller bearings and alloy steels[8].

1973 Brown, Bayley Steels was acquired by Dunford and Elliott[9]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1901 White's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham, p979
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. Hansard 19 February 1951
  6. The Times, 7 June 1955
  7. 1963 Motor Show
  8. The Times, Mar 20, 1969
  9. The Times Nov 22, 1973