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Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott

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April 1943.

of Horseley Works, Tipton, Staffs

1780 Predecessor company founded.

1873 Public company as Horseley Co.

1916 Company incorporated as Horseley Bridge and Engineering Co Ltd[1].

1924 The Horseley Bridge and Engineering Co Ltd of Dudley Port, Tipton, Staffs, appointed Mr. L. Harper to fill the position of London representative of the company in place of Mr. H. L. Batting who retired early on March 31st due to ill health and after 40 years of service to the firm.[2]

By 1930 Thomas Piggott and Co was a subsidiary

1933 Name changed to Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott on amalgamation with Thomas Piggott and Co.

1937 Structural engineers. "Lamella" Steel Hangars. "Piggott's" Pressed Steel Tanks. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1961 Constructional engineers and iron founders, specialising in bridges, piers, pipes, jetties, cranes, tanks, gas plant, steel works, pressings, stampings and castings, and transmission towers. 1,000 employees. [4]

1968 Taken over[5] by John Thompson; merged with the Pressure Vessel Division to form Thompson Horseley[6].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 15 March 1920
  2. The Engineer 1924/03/28
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. History of Clarke Chapman: [[1]]
  6. The Times, 18 April 1969