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Maker of pit props, of Nottingham.
1900 Private company, engaged in the textile industry.
1938 Ceased trading.
1953 Began developing hydraulic mining roof supports.
1956 Dobson's shares were distributed to Hardwick shareholders.
1959 Dobson acquired Hardwick - presumably it became Dobson Hardwick, a private company.
1961 Hydraulic engineers and manufacturers of hydraulic pit props and "Dobson" Mark V hydraulic props. 250 employees.