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Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.
May 1931.
April 1933.
June 1933. Clipper stair carpet holders.
December 1933.
April 1935.
January 1936.
October 1953.
April 1954.
April 1954. Clipper.
June 1954.

of Beacon Works, Hospital Street, Birmingham. (1945)

of Beacon Works, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, Staffs. (1951)

Manufacturers of 'Clipper' and 'Beacon' products.

1901 Company founded.

1909 Private company.

1961 Stampers and pressers, manufacturing brass, aluminium and plastic curtain rails, stair carpet holders, horticultural brass ware and brass chain. [1]

1974 Wednesbury factory employed 500 people with a further 70 being employed at an associated works in Cannock. 1,500 separate catalogue items in regular production in brass.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Engineer 1974/05/02