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Central Wagon Co

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of Stoke-on-Trent

of Wigan

1911 Business established

1911 Incorporated as a Private Limited Co.

1920s: Was a subsidiary of Hall, Lewis and Co

1931 After the parent company was put into liquidation, it was proposed to re-arrange the Central Wagon Co, as the main wagon company, and convert it into a public company[1]

1947 Private company formed.

1952 Name changed.

1953 Company made public.

1961 General engineers, manufacturing railway rolling stock, building, repairing and equipment, steel forgings, steel fabrications, ferrous and non-ferrous castings, iron and steel merchants and demolition contractors. 800 employees. [2]

1969 Subsidiary R. G. Brown and Co acquired steel stockholders William Elwell and Sons of Tipton from Cope Allman and Co. Brown was owned jointly with Derby and Co; had also acquired M. F. W. (Valves)[3].

1970 Interests in[4]:

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 23, 1931
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Dec 12, 1969
  4. The Times, May 19, 1970