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Steel and Co

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April 1952.

Steel and Co of Paley Street, Sunderland

1879 Business founded by Lancelot Steel

1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Founders

1923 Converted into a private limited company: Steel and Co Ltd

Renamed Steel and Co (Holdings) Ltd, engineers, ironfounders, metal workers and builders merchants. Manufactured castings for the shipbuilding and allied engineering industries, and supplied road contracting and public works engineers.

The business concentrated on its outside engineering work - heating, ventilation, air conditioning and domestic engineering.

By 1937 Directors included brothers John Eric Steel and James Steel

1937 Steel and Co was incorporated as a public company [1] to acquire the undertakings of 3 companies, one of which was Steel and Co (Holdings) Ltd, engineers, ironfounders, metal workers and builders merchants of Sunderland[2].

1952 Owns Archibald Low and Sons.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 24 March 1937
  2. The Times, 23 March 1937
  3. See 1952 Advert