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Thomas Crompton and Sons of Ashton-in-Makerfield / of Haydock, Golborne - near Wigan
1931 General Trade Catalogue. 
1934 Patent - An improved hinge. 
1950s Delivery vehicles for the hinge and lockmakers parked in York Road, Ashton, in the early 1950s. 
1954 Private company.
1954 Trade price list for catalogue No 6-54. Thomas Crompton and Sons Ltd, Wigan, Maker of Hinges, Locks and Builders Ironmongery. 
1959 Patent - Improvements in or relating to door catches. 
1961 Steel and brass hinge and lock manufacturers; malleable and grey ironfounders, platers and galvanizers; bar and strip rollers. Manufacture casement stays, fasteners, shelf brackets, hasp and staples, stair carpet clips and door bolts.