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Shelton Iron and Steel Co

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December 1889.
1964. Casting plant.
1964. Changing a Kaldo vessel.
1964. Kaldo vessel inverted for tapping.
1964. Ladle at casting machine under test ready for commissioning.
1964. One of the roller straighteners.
1964. Stack of bars about to be lifted off stacking machine.
1964. First roughing stand of mill.

Shelton Iron and Steel Co of Stoke-on-Trent

1889 The Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Co 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

By 1946 Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Co was a subsidiary of John Summers and Sons[2].

1961 the company was still part of John Summers and Sons Ltd[3].

1967 Became part of British Steel Corporation

1968 Experimental spray steelmaking equipment. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 3 December 1945
  3. The Times, 11 January 1961
  4. The Engineer 1968/01/05 p17