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Danks of Netherton

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H. and T. Danks of Netherton, Dudley, iron boat and boiler makers.

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1807 Joseph Danks was born in August; he became a blacksmith, who manufactured industrial boilers and iron canal boats

Joseph and his wife had Elizabeth had 3 sons, Edwin, Henry and Thomas, and 3 daughters. The sons all trained and worked as boilermakers [1]

1840 Company founded.

1850s It appears that Edwin had a dispute with his father and brothers during the mid 1850's, was given £3000 and told to go and farm sheep in Australia. When he returned he established Edwin Danks and Co in direct competition with his brothers.

1896/7 Directory: Listed as makers of iron boats [2]

1896/7 Directory: Listed as makers of steam boilers [3]

1907 Private company.

1937 Name changed.

1940 Advert. Boilers

1945 Advert. Installations of foundations, boiler houses, steelwork etc. 'From green fields to production'

1961 Engineers and boiler makers. 300 employees.

1984 Taken over by Edwin Danks and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p152
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p186
  • 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • History of Wellman Robey [1]