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Business established by John Bibby
The business also had copper-rolling works at Garston, Liverpool
1868 NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore
subsisting between the undersigned, James Jenkinson Bibby, John Bibby the younger, and Richard Gilbert, as Merchants of Silver, Copper, Brass, Lead, and other metals, at Liverpool, as Copper Smelters at St. Helen's, and as Copper and Yellow Metal Manufacturers at Garston, all in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of John Bibby Sons and Company, was dissolved, as regards the said Richard Gilbert, on the 27th day of November, 1868.—Dated the 10th day of October. 1874.
Jas. J. Bibby. John Bibby. Richard Gilbert.
1872 the partnership between James Jenkinson Bibby, Frederick Richards Leyland and John Bibby, Junior as Ships' Husbands and Commission Agents, at Liverpool, under the firm of John Bibby, Sons, and Co., expired by effluxion of time on the 31st day of December, 1872.
1873 The steamship business of John Bibby, Sons and Co was acquired by Frederick Leyland, and the company name changed to Frederick Leyland and Co; the metals business was continued under the name of John Bibby, Sons and Co
1874 The partnership of James Bibby and John Bibby trading as John Bibby Sons and Company, was dissolved on the 10th day of October, 1874.
1878 James Pitcairn Campbell left the partnership with John Bibby the younger and Edward Bibby. as Merchants in Copper and other Metals, and as Commission Merchants, in Liverpool, Copper Smelters, at St. Helen's, and Copper Rollers, at Garston, under the firm of John Bibby, Sons, and Co.
1883 Edward Bibby left the Partnership with John Bibby, Merchants and Copper Smelters and Copper Rollers, carried on by them at Liverpool, St. Helen's, and Garston, in the county of Lancaster, under the style or firm of John Bibby, Sons, and Co.
At some point became the copper rolling works at Garston became John Bibby, Sons and Co (Garston); the smelters at St Helens were a separate concern. On the death of his father, John Bibby, Junior, in 1898 his son John Hartley Bibby took on the management of both concerns
1907 Close association established with Broughton Copper Works
1933 Broughton Copper Works (1928) was acquired by ICI Metals Division
1943 Company liquidated; the assets were taken over by ICI Metals Ltd.