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of Mincing Lane, London.
Factories at Barking; Trafford Park, Manchester; and Canning Town.
Later became one of the largest UK manufacturers of steel drums.
1948 Victor Blagden (Manchester) subsidiary acquired, manufacturer of steel drums at Trafford Park, Manchester.
1958 Victor Blagden (Barking) incorporated as a subsidiary reconditioning steel drums.
1960 Victor Blagden and Co incorporated to take over the chemicals business.
1961 Steel drum manufacturers and repairers and chemical merchants. 300 employees. 
1968 Blagden and Noakes merged its steel drum and plastics interests with those of Rheem International of New York, to form a new subsidiary Rheem Blagden.