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M. and W. Grazebrook

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January 1953.

of Netherton Iron Works, Dudley.

1750 Company founded.

1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between William Grazebrook, Michael Phillips Grazebrook, and John Phillips Grazebrook, carrying on business as Iron and Coalmasters, at the Netherton Iron Works, Dudley, under the firm of M. and W. Grazebrook, by the retirement of the said William Grazebrook; the business would be carried on by Michael Phillips Grazebrook and John Phillips Grazebrook, under the same firm of Messrs. M. and W. Grazebrook[1]

1914 Private company.

1926 December: The blast-furnace of the company which had been idle since July owing to the coal strike, was restarted in the first week of December.[2]

1947 Brettell Lane Foundry Ltd, of Brierley Hill, was incorporated; it ceased trading 1968-69; dissolved 1976[3].

1950 Company made public.

1961 General heavy engineers and ironfounders. Manufacturers of all types of welded fabrications, oil and chemical plant, rail tank wagons, machining, homogenous lead lined vessels and iron castings. 250 employees. [4]

1961 Acquired by N. Hingley and Sons[5].

1964 The general engineering and marine deck equipment activities of R. C. Gibbins and Co and Welin-Maclachlan Davits were transferred by owners N Hingley to the Grazebrook Group[6]

1966 Acquired by F. H. Lloyd and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 1 Dec 1865
  2. The Engineer 1926/12/03
  3. National Archives [1]
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Aug 28, 1961
  6. The Times Oct 01, 1964