Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Horton and Son

From Graces Guide
1884.
1892
1912.

of Alma and New Alma Works, Darlaston

1825 Business established

Enoch Horton assisted his father as a nut and bolt forger. See also Leonard Wilson Horton

1849 The 2 Hortons entered into partnership,

1864 The partnership was dissolved

1870 the first portion of the Alma Works was erected; the New Britannia Works, which were adjoining, were subsequently added.

1888 Hawk's Lock-nut and bolt [1]

By 1905 Employed more than 600. The business was one of the largest in the nut and bolt trade in the United Kingdom.

Associated with James Simpson and Sons, and Enoch Wilkes and Co[2]

1923 The company was put into voluntary liquidation[3]

Post WWI: acquired by Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1888/05/25 p430
  2. Obituary of Leonard Horton
  3. The London Gazette 16 October 1923