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of King's Norton Metal Works, King's Norton, Birmingham
1890 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 21 February. 
1914 struck coins for the colonies.
1914 Manufacturers of Naval and Military Ammunition, Rolled Metals, Wire. Specialities: Cartridges for Small Arms, Naval and Field Guns, Fuses, Primers, Specialist Metals, e.g. Cupro-Nickel, German Silver, Patent White Metals "Knalba I", "Knalba II", Soft Steel. 
1918 Explosives Trades Ltd was formed to merge together the UK explosives industry including Nobel Explosives, G. Kynoch and Co, Curtis's and Harvey, Eley, Kings Norton Metal Co and Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co.
1920 Name changed to Nobel Industries
1926 Became part of ICI
c.1932 Company closed.
1962 Kings Norton was reorganised as part of Imperial Metal Industries Limited .
JB on 4th January 2011 writes: 'I came across a medal struck from metal made at the Kings Norton metal company. This medal was given to every employee at the commencement of a new century June 29th 1901. It has Queen Victoria on the front with the dates 1837-1901, on the back of the medal is, Edward VII. RI and Alexandra, also on the rear is the words, Medal struck from metal manufactured by the Kings Norton metal Co ltd.