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Ludlow Brothers

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Ludlow Brothers Ltd. of Lye, and Palmer Street, Birmingham.

of 202 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, 5. Telephone: Victoria 1941. Telegraphic Address: "Ludlow, Birmingham"

1868 Company established by Joseph Ludlow and Thomas Ludlow.

1871 Employing about 40 hands.[1]

1897 Edward Thomas Barton and Thomas Edwin Iles joined the firm.

1905 Incorporated as a private limited company.

1913 Public company: Ludlow Brothers (1913) Ltd.

1914 Manufacturers of tinned iron goods and hollow ware. Specialities: galvanized hollow ware in all its branches including tinned iron fry pans, bake pans, basins, hollow ware, galvanized iron buckets, baths, chamber pails, japanned wrought iron tea kettles, coal scoops etc. Employees 530. [2]

1930 Patent - Improvements in or relating to domestic coal boxes, or scuttles.

1933 Patent - A new or improved strainer for culinary purposes.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Galvanized and Aluminium Hollow-Ware; Top-All Poultry Appliances. Paint Cans. Dust Bins. Watering Cans. Buckets. Skeps. (Hardware, Ironmongery and Brassfoundry/Farm and Garden Equipment Section - Stand nos. A.421 and A.316) [3]

1957 Private company.

1961 Ironfounders and galvanizers, manufacturing tins, japanned and painted. [4]

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