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Mills Munitions

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Mills Munitions Ltd. of 192, Bridge Street West, Birmingham.

1915 William Mills (1856-1932) set up a company in Birmingham, the Mills Munitions Factory, making the Mills Bomb hand grenade (until then, grenades had often proved as deadly to the thrower as to the intended target). This was separate from the Grove Street Works aluminium works - see William Mills (of Birmingham).

1922 Directors: Wm. Mills, J. H. G. Mills. Manufactured Mills' patent bombs, grenades, sportsmen's seats, wind screen cleaners, roller skates and general engineering work.

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