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Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Co

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May 1896.

of Stoke-upon-Trent

1889 The company was registered on 6 December, to take over the Shelton collieries and ironworks of Earl Granville and the business of the Shelton Iron and Steel Co. [1]

1911/12 Built two steam locomotives with parts probably supplied from Andrew Barclay, Sons and Co

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history

1934 Henry Summers was chairman of the company, and of John Summers and Sons and others[2].

1946 Was listed as a subsidiary of John Summers and Sons[3].

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[4]

1954 Public offer for sale of shares in John Summers and Sons by the Holding and Realization Agency[5].

By 1961 Shelton Iron and Steel Co was part of John Summers and Sons Ltd[6].

1967 Became part of British Steel Corporation

1968 Experimental spray steelmaking equipment. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 17 March 1934
  3. The Times, 3 December 1945
  4. Hansard 19 February 1951
  5. The Times, 11 October 1954
  6. The Times, 11 January 1961
  7. The Engineer 1968/01/05 p17