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David Brown Foundries

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of Penistone Works, near Sheffield

1934 David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd bought a 27 acre site at Penistone for a new foundry; the site had been previously occupied by English Steel Corporation and before that by Cammell, Laird and Co[1]

1935 David Brown Foundries began making high grade steel, and steel castings.

1944 Advertised their understanding of the science of metal casting[2]

1952 Steel and Bronze castings

1954 A third of the alloy steel produced was used for making components for the oil industry[3]

By 1962 was the foundries division of David Brown Industries[4]

1988/9 Acquired by Hi-Tec Integrity Castings, part of William Cook[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Monday, Mar 04, 1935
  2. The Times , May 31, 1944
  3. The Times, Jan 26, 1954
  4. The Times May 31, 1962
  5. The Times, May 31, 1989