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1955 Public company incorporated to effect a split of South Western Industrial and Water Corporation, grouping the interests in companies involved in aluminium and other metals and engineering into this company; the pottery companies were in a separate group. Products included Tower and Presto brands of domestic cookware, and Glow Worm Boilers; recognised that other R&D products had been less successful
1956 Continued to own a large interest in London Aluminium Co, manufacturer of equipment for breweries, dairies, and chemical plant, and developing into work for atomic plant; also owned Midland Metal Spinning Co, Glow Worm Boilers and the Aerosol Group
1961 Some of the Wolverhampton operations were moved to Wombourn