Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,415 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

London Aluminium Co

From Graces Guide
1913.
Dec 1921.
May 1931. Koopa, non-electric carpet cleaner.
1938.
Dec 1939.
Sept 1940.
1950. Diamond Aluminium Ware.
1951.
Oct 1956.
1957.
1957.
Oct 1960.
1961.
Oct 1962. Including Edward Rose (Birmingham) and Smiths Sections accessories and rolled sections.
Oct 1966.
October 1967.

of 26 Tabernacle St., London, E.C.

of Westwood Road, Witton, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: East 1156/8. Telegraphic Address: "Aluminium, Birmingham". (1937)

of Bridgnorth Rd., Wombourn, near Wolverhampton, manufacturer of hollow-ware.

1897 Company founded in London.

Rapid growth in the use of aluminium led to the establishment and subsequent extension of works in Birmingham.

1927 The company was the largest firm in aluminium hollow-ware but it only employed 400 at Witton

1937 Sheet metal workers in aluminium and aluminium alloys.[1]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Diamond Aluminium Utensils, domestic and hotel type. Hotplate Ware and Electric Element Articles, Sheet Metal work for numerous engineering plants. Anodised finishes. Aircraft Parts in Sheet Aluminium. Hospital Ward Equipment. (Stand Nos. A.511 and A.408).[2]

1938 Patent - A new or improved process for the formation of patterns on sheet metal.

1939 Patent - Improvements connected with the attachment of handles to hollow-ware or like utensils.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1940 of Witton[3]

1946 Public company.

1951 Midland Metal Spinning Co agreed to provide technical and managerial services for 3 years to reorganise the works and institute a cost-management system; Midland Metal's owners, South Western Industrial and Water Corporation received share options[4]

1953 South Western Industrial and Water exercised its options and a closer link between the companies was agreed

1953 London Aluminium Co and Midland Metal Spinning Co established a joint venture Midland Aerosols Ltd to manufacture and sell in Britain Aerosol products, a new type of pressure container, and provide a packaging service to users such as makers of drug, cosmetic and toiletry products. London Aluminium Co also formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, London Aluminium (Containers), to manufacture extruded aluminium containers; Midland Aerosols would be an important customers of their products.[5]

1961 Manufacturers of aluminium ware and large pressings in all metals, including deep drawn pressings; anodising, spinnings, light welded fabrications and motor car components. 519 employees.[6]

1961 Move to the factory at Wombourn disrupted production[7]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Aluminium and mild steel pressings. Linked with Smith's Sections.[8]

1963 Acquired by Midland Aluminium[9]

1969 Midland Aluminium sold its subsidiary London Aluminium Co to Associated Engineering Group[10]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. * 1937 British Industries Fair Page 384
  3. The Times Mar. 12, 1940
  4. The Times, Jun 17, 1953
  5. The Times June 18, 1954
  6. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times Nov. 11, 1961
  8. * 1963 Motor Show
  9. The Times Apr. 27, 1964
  10. The Times, Jul 30, 1969