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Crown Copper Co

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Crown Copper Co, works at Neath, South Wales, head office 36 Cannon St, Birmingham.

c.1797 The Crown Copper Works was erected on the right bank of the River Neath about half a mile downstream of the Mines Royal Works. The Crown Copper and Spelter Co was a co-operative partnership of Birmingham people, similar to that of the Birmingham Mining and Copper Co[1]

1804 the Rose Copper Co of Birmingham were in occupation of the works.

1823-4 Crown Copper Co was established in Birmingham[2]. The smelting houses were in Neath.

1839 The Crown Copper and Spelter Co ceased to operate the works

1847 Still in production

Later taken over by Williams, Foster and Co.

1881 Copper production ceased on the site

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Morgannwg, Vol. 23 1979 Enterprise and capital for non-ferrous metal smelting in Glamorgan, 1694-1924 [1]
  2. History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire, 1830
  • Producers of copper[2]
  • Copper industry in Neath Valley [3]