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Cox and Danks

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Dec 1921.
Jan 1947.
February 1959. Profile cutting.

Iron and Steel Merchants/ Metal dealers of 168 Regent Street, W.1.

Manchester - Arcade Chambers, St Mary's Gate / Midlands - Richard Green Ltd of Cradley Heath, Staffs.

1920s Mr. Cox founded the company when he was engaged to raise the scuttled German battle fleet in Scapa Flow.

1925 Address changed from 39, and 40, Arcade Chambers St. Mary's Gate, Manchester, to Parsonage Chambers, 3 The Parsonage, Manchester.[1]

1933 Metal Industries acquired the salvage undertaking of the company at Scapa Flow

1949 Metal Industries acquired the company. Had operations throughout Britain; dealer in ferrous and non-ferrous metals; collector and disposer of metals; also dealt in new and reused steel, and in reused plant and machinery[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1925/03/27
  2. The Times, Sep 04, 1952