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Light Metal Forgings

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Light Metal Forgings Ltd. of Oldbury, Birmingham.

1935 Private company.

1937 Manufacturers of aluminium, copper, magnesium and light metal (alloy) forgings. [1]

1950 Reconstruction of J. Stone and Co to be a holding company; the existing 50 percent holdings in Light Metal Forgings Ltd in partnership with Hughes-Johnson Stampings would be maintained, as would the 50 percent holding in Stone-Fry Magnesium Ltd. [2]

1961 Drop forgers and stampers in light alloys. 180 employees. [3]

Subsidiary of J. and H. B. Jackson

1967 Acquired the plant and equipment of the forge department of James Booth Aluminium [4] with a view to rationalization of the light metal forging industry.

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