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St. Davids Tinplate Co

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of Loughor, Swansea, South Wales

An iron foundry in Loughor dating back to the 1730s.

By 1869, the St. David's tinplate works was well established.

1903 Installed engine from Daniel Adamson and Co

1914? Installed an engine from Cole, Marchent and Morley

1927 Incorporation of St. David's Tinplate Co (1927)

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. Tinplate and Blackplate. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.328)

1957 A regrouping of Bynea Steel Works and its subsidiaries took place such that the company owned the whole of St. Davids Tinplate Co, Glynhir Tinplate Co and Gorse Galvanising Co, as well as a controlling interest in Webb, Shakespeare and Williams Ltd [1].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 June 1957
  • [1] Wikipedia
  • 1937 British Industries Fair Advert pp666 and 667; and p409
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6