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Richard Sykes and Son

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Makers of ship chains, cables and anchors, of Cradley Heath; telegraphic address 'Sykes'

1898/9 Patents and specifications for improvements in anchors

1904 Company incorporated[1]

1905/6 Patents and specifications for improvements in anchors

By 1948 was owned by N. Hingley and Sons

1953 Acquired Mole and Beddall

1956 Registration of the trade mark Britannic in respect of anchors

The name of this company was subsequently transferred to H. P. Parkes and Co Ltd.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 29, 1948
  • National Archives [1]
  • National Archives [2]