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of Star Tube Works, Birmingham
1889 'A company under the name of Taunton, Delmard, Lane, & Company (Limited), has just been formed for the purpose of acquiring, amalgamating, and carrying on several businesses among them that of Taunton & Hayward manufacturers of iron and steel tubes and war materials. These companies are all old-esbablished going concerns and the new company will have the advantage of the same management as before. The trade of the new company will be in tubes steam boilers, and other articles in daily demand, and also in special manufactures in which the competition is limited. The prospectus states that Delmard's patent shells have been thoroughly tested by the British Government, and found to be highly successful; and since Messrs Taunton & Hayward have been in a position to manufacture these shells, about three years ago, they have been continually receiving important Government orders. The directors have reason to believe that the trade in shells made by Delmard's patent process is capable of considerable extension, both at home and abroad and that the income derived from this branch of the buBineaa will be much increased.'
1893 Company in liquidation