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Darlington and Simpson Rolling Mills

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of Rise Carr Rollings Mills, Darlington.

Joint venture set up between Crittall Manufacturing Co and Dorman, Long and Co for manufacture of metal windows[1]. Presumably successor to Darlington Rolling Mills Co

1930 First mill for production of section for metal windows opened at Darlington

1935 Public company incorporated[2].

1944 Acquired Bromford Ironworks and invested in rail mill at Darlington[3]

1946 High volume mill introduced[4].

1951 Company nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[5].

1954 50 percent of the shares in the company were sold back to the previous owners Crittall Manufacturing Co by the Iron and Steel Holding and Rationalization Agency; the remaining 50 percent remained with Dorman, Long and Co [6].

1967 One of the larger steel re-rollers not subject to nationalisation[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 17 March 1955
  2. The Times, 17 March 1955
  3. The Times, Aug 17, 1944
  4. The Times, 17 March 1955
  5. Hansard 19 February 1951
  6. The Times,18 March 1954
  7. The Times, Apr 26, 1967